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artist: Germaine Arnaktauyok
Monday, Dec 14 at 8:13am PDT
Happy new moon and happy solar eclipse! This total eclipse will be visible to all beings in southwestern Africa, most of South America, and Antarctica. Viewers in central/southern Argentina and Chile will have the best view. To learn more about the ecliptic path and explore some awesome visuals, click here.
Solar eclipses mean emotional rebirth. The moon swallows the sun – the heart engulfs the ego. Incubate this fire and water; fan this alchemical destiny. The spirit is subsumed, transmuted. This is happening in the ebullient constellation of Sagittarius, the last fire sign in the trilogy. The most recent solar eclipse was on the summer solstice in the sign of Cancer. An eclipse never comes alone. A solar eclipse always arrives two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. Two weeks before this Sagittarian solar eclipse, we have a full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini.
If Sagittarius were a magic potion, it would be one part curiosity, one part adventure, and one part silly goose. Sagittarius loves to travel in body and mind. The centaur rules spirituality and philosophy, or anything which expands consciousness. Sagittarius also radiates the power of generosity, which expands the heart!
Sagittarius is festive and full of energy. I recommend physical exercise to release restlessness. Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Let your mind wander into the future as you walk. Sagittarius stretches the mind with new plans and ideas. What do you want to learn more about? What sparks your interest?
This is normally a time of year when we get together and celebrate. We need one another more than ever. In our marrow, we remember what our ancestors have done every winter: build a fire, light a candle, and gather round.
In the depths of winter, we remember what is most important, what is most nourishing to the soul. As light slips through our fingers, we reach for inner light. Warmth and laughter carry us through each darkening day. Sagittarius invites us to (re)incorporate more color and zest. Flora wither and gray outside, so we wrap ourselves in auric robes of magenta and gold. We stoke the vibes with shades of fuchsia, violet, tangerine. We build heat in our bodies by moving and sweating. 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. 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. Let’s be good to one another. Let this warm winter light fill your being.
Good news: this new moon solar eclipse will form a friendly trine to Mars in Aries. The Sag sun will form this same trine a few days before on Dec 10. This feisty martial boost brings resolution and friendliness – but not without some sass and moxie first.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sag is all about moving forward. If you’re not happy, make a change. You know what you need to do. Of course we can make change whenever, but new moon solar eclipses are the perfect window of opportunity. Watch for mood swings and erratic energy. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. Keep it toasty with Sagittarius Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.