The New Moon, as every new Moon, is conjunct the Sun. This means that the Moon is sitting right next to the Sun and receives a power boost. The New Moon is a good time to seed a new intention, usually in alignment with the current placement of the Moon. This month, we have the New Moon in Sagittarius.
Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign so it is up for adventure, open to new beliefs and perceptions, and ready and willing to learn. Sagittarius is a Centaur; half-horse, half-human. The Centaur embodies the power and animalistic nature of the horse with the heart and mind of a human being. This means that we lead ourselves in a conscious direction and have the ability to set our goals and to use the power and desire to propel us to our destination. We do this by allowing the archer’s arrow point us in new directions that strengthen our positive sense of self – that give us more confidence and optimism to move toward our desired goals. We have the opportunity to realize our dreams this New Moon – so don’t be afraid to move towards those long-held dreams.
So, how do we hold true to our values and authentic sense of self at the same time as being open to change? Well, Sag is not asking us to drop it all for change to occur – sag is asking us to be open to alternatives and expand our sense of self. Maybe we’ve held some values that were rigid and kept us in tunnel vision, maybe these rigid values really were assumptions and rules about who we are and who others are and this did not serve anyone.
Conjunct Sun, Venus, Saturn, galactic center –
The galactic center is the black hole in the center of the Milky Way, Sagitarrius A*. You can read more about it here. Every galaxy has a black hole sometimes active, and sometimes not. The black hole is said to (by astrologers) to be the point of a galaxy’s birth – it’s the womb whence we came. Astrologers are commenting that the alignment of the New Moon, Sun, Saturn and Venus with the galactic center is where we can receive downloads of information and release of old Karma (Saturn) that will transform our lives. It’s about time, eh?
Saturn is time, karma, structure, limitation, mastery; Venus is love, what we value, beauty; Sun is our purpose, the light that shines within. When our values are aligned with our purpose, we move closer toward self-mastery. Saturn is having its long goodbye in Sag right now as it moves happily into Capricorn on December 19th. Saturn really put a damper on all our fun and now that we’ve learned our Saturn in Sag lessons, we can breath a bit deeper now. Saturn rules Capricorn. We will need place effort and work toward this area of our life — or face the consequences. So, if Saturn is moving through your 6th house of health and routine, it would be a good idea to start a healthy diet and exercise plan (you probably already have been thinking about it). A daily routine would be helpful — Saturn will assist you in getting it right. You can do it!
Trine Uranus in Aries – we may not have thought we were ready and yet we are unexpectedly propelled and excited to start moving toward our dreams. This could be from an unexpected surge of confidence or invitation that we never expected.
Square Chiron in Pisces – The challenge we face is to let go of our wounds, our maladaptive thinking, so we can exercise our free will and align with our true self. Just because you failed before or someone talked you out of following your dreams doesn’t mean you have to buy into it. Remember, a failure is only a learning lesson in disguise. You pick yourself up and start again using the new knowledge you’ve gained.
Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio – Mars is the ruler of Aries and Scorpio. When Mars rules Scorpio, we have an inner warrior ready to surgically remove that which impedes our authentic nature. Jupiter expands the goodness as we are able to remove our maladaptive thinking, go deeper, find our gifts and move toward our goals.
To sum it up: We have the opportunity to make strident changes in our lives by following our long-held dreams. As we come up against our negative thoughts, negative memories, past failures, we make the effort toward being more optimistic that the past does not need to repeat itself (not if we make conscious change to be more present and authentic with ourselves and others). We are getting a karmic reset and downloading new info on a cellular level. No, it’s not a sci-fi movie you are in – it’s your life. Own it!