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Tuesday, Nov 26 at 7.07am PST
Every month the moon spins into the same constellation as the sun. This lunar-solar conjunction is what we call a new moon. This month the moon and sun sparkle together in vivacious Sagittarius. The moon will then enter Capricorn two days later on the morning of Nov 28. On the evening of Dec 2 she moves from Aquarius to Pisces in preparation for the quarter moon.
Though Mercury Retrograde will be over by this time, we should still expect minor delays, miscommunication or general confusion/frustration/mystery/nonsense. There is nowhere on earth that we can go to escape Mercury’s influence, but we can give ourselves extra time to do things or get somewhere. No matter what, the crux is how we react. Can we stay cool even if our circumstances are not?
The New Moon in Sag is all about moving in a new direction. This is the magic of Sagittarius: exploration and adventure. Sagittarius loves to travel both in body and in mind. The centaur is associated with spirituality and philosophy – or all that expands consciousness. Sagittarius also teaches the power of generosity, which expands our heart!
Though new moons usually make us feel tired, this is less true with Sagittarius. The centaur is known, among other things, for his high energy. I recommend physical exercise on this new moon. To really embrace this archetype, go somewhere you’ve never been before. If you’re not able to travel, this new moon is a good day to talk about the future; make a vision board; plan a vacation; sign up for a class; or make a bonfire! At this new moon, may we share; may we be hospitable, gracious, welcoming, and joyful.
Sagittarius energy stretches our life to incorporate new things. For example, you may be traveling for work right now, stretching time and distance. You may be going out more often, mingling in town. You may be dancing more regularly. This is the time of year when we get together and celebrate. How else would we make it through the winter? We do what our northern ancestors have always done: light a candle and gather round.
In the darkness of coming winter, we remember something: what is most important, what is most nourishing to the soul, is the company of loved ones. Together we are so much more; we give off more light. It is our laughter which carries us through each darkening day. The flames of Sagittarius also invite us to (re)incorporate more color and zest. As the flora wither and gray outside, we don robes of magenta and gold. We make art in violet shades and hang it proudly on the wall. We build fire in our bodies by hiking with friends. And the fire in our minds we kindle with inspiring conversation. This is the season to discuss moral, ethical and philosophical questions. At night when the candle is lit and we have taken our seats, a wise elder clears his throat and poses a riddle. This is the profound art of intellectual exploration that Sagittarius brings to the table every year. What will we learn next?
The fires of Sagittarius help us begin again. Throw it all in the flames; let it disappear into the sky. Honor and embrace the twilight; express your gratitude. Kind souls around the globe, feel this loving fire. Be festive and merry. Give big hugs, be good to one another. May this warm winter light fill your being.
If you want to open up your creative energies or feel that you are not really enjoying life right now, focus on the sacral chakra in meditation. If you are feeling angry or impulsive, focus on the solar plexus chakra. Keep it toasty with Sagittarius Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: every moment is a new horizon