SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON - 2 / 3 December 2013
Exact at 12.22am GMT Tues 3rd Dec, 7.22pm EST Mon 2nd Dec
This New Moon is like a breath of fresh air after the intensity of the past couple of months! The Libra New Moon on October 4th certainly kicked off a time of change, turbulence and inner transformation for many. Since that time we have had two eclipses in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and the fourth Pluto Uranus square to contend with. We now get to enjoy some uplifting, optimistic and jovial Sagittarius energy for a while and, to be quite honest, I think we've earned it! Sagittarius is a forward thinking sign who is all about broadening his horizons, which is great energy for a New Moon methinks! New Moons represent the time in the month when the Sun and Moon reunite in the heavens and we have a chance to take stock; to think about what we might want to create for ourselves and start planting the seeds. Our thoughts contain energy and have the potential to manifest in reality so it is important to be mindful and to make sure that we don't hold ourselves back through fearful, limiting or negative thoughts or beliefs. It is amazing how we do hold ourselves back from being all that we can be simply by not believing that it's possible. Well let me assure you, Sagittarius will have none of that! He brings to us the gift of hope, faith and utter belief in a positive outcome.
Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign who is known for being optimistic, enthusiastic, adventurous and lucky. My experience is that Sagittarius tends to create his own luck because he has such faith that whatever he does will work out that it generally does do just that! And if it doesn't then he will be able to see something positive in the lessons and experiences along the way! Sagittarius is the centaur who aims his bow to shoot an arrow into the heavens. He aims high, shooting for the stars and seeking higher meaning in life, and this is the kind of energy that we must emulate during this New Moon. We must look forward and contemplate what we really want for ourselves, making sure it is for our highest good and not be afraid to hope that it might actually happen! Sagittarius doesn't know the meaning of the word fear; he thinks big and lives by his intuition, inhabiting the higher mind. He loves to broaden his horizons in whatever way he can, so we must take a leaf out of his book and be open to new experiences in the coming weeks. We must be on the lookout for people who cross our path and the messages they have for us. We may well have messages for them too, so we must make sure that we maintain a positive attitude. Sagittarius is the traveller of the zodiac, and good travellers always keep an eye out for omens and messengers because they could lead them down a path they never even knew existed.
Uranus in Aries is forming a flowing and harmonious aspect to this New Moon, helping us to break through our limitations, freeing us from anything which may be holding us back from the truth of who we are. Uranus brings an element of excitement and uncertainty to our lives and tends to blast through blocks, creating situations which force us out of any situations or beliefs that are preventing us from growth. He has a deep disdain for stagnation or ruts of any description and takes great delight in rattling our cages and breaking any chains that may bind us! The good news is that during this Moon he is forming an easy, flowing aspect to the Moon which gives us the chance to recognise what needs to change and how we might like to go about it rather than having it forced on us. It merely holds the promise that if we are brave enough to envision something new for ourselves that we will be helped along the way. He may even give us a few flashes of inspiration and sudden insights which may allow us to see where we want to go. He just wants us to stand in our truth and be counted and will do what he can to make this happen. Combined with Sagittarius's tendency to think big, Uranus could definitely help us envision a brighter future and to step out of our comfort zones in order to achieve it.
In the meantime, a lovely water trine continues to build between Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio which offers us the hope of fulfilling our dreams. It also brings the possibility of meeting some very significant people, as Jupiter in Cancer helps us grow on an emotional level and connects us with our “tribe”, while Saturn is the Lord of Karma. People may cross our path who we have known before and who have some kind of lesson or gift for us, and us them. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and represents growth, faith and expansion, while Saturn is the master builder who helps us create something of real and lasting value. Combine the two together and we have the potential for realistic and concrete growth and expansion together with the possibility of building something that will actually survive. It seems like it is a really good time for new ventures and adventures and for joining forces with like minded souls who resonate with us on an emotional level. Jupiter has the faith and enthusiasm while Saturn grounds us and makes sure that whatever we envision has realistic potential.
The only possible dampener during this New Moon is Chiron, the Wounded Healer, forming a challenging aspect to the Sun and Moon. It makes sense to me however, because growth and change can't happen without stirring up a bit of pain and discomfort. Chiron shows where we are wounded and insecure and tends to highlight our more vulnerable parts, so it is quite possible that all of this thought of change and envisioning what we might truly want for ourselves could trigger our weak spots and make our confidence falter somewhat. We might feel a bit scared, confused and vulnerable when we contemplate a bigger and better future but we mustn't let that hold us back from changing our lives or moving forward. It is also possible that the people we come across during this time could trigger some old pain and open wounds that we didn't even know we had. Karmic connections can do that because they often involve unfinished business. This is a great healing opportunity and it is very important that we treat ourselves and others with compassion and kindness. Stepping into the unknown can be scary and growth can be painful, but at least we know we are alive!
This New Moon is the perfect opportunity to aim our bow and shoot for the stars! It seems like all of the planetary energy is helping us do just that; to set our sights on what we truly want for ourselves and dare to reach for it. We are only limited by our beliefs and conditioning, and Uranus is helping us to break free of anything that is holding us back, including false and limiting beliefs! Sagittarius season is upon us and it is a time to embrace all of his best qualities of joviality, faith, hope, optimism and joy! It is a welcome relief after the intensity of this Scorpio season so we must make the most of the respite while it lasts because Capricorn season will be upon us soon enough with some more lessons and challenges. New Moons are a time of new beginnings and we must take this opportunity to set some positive intentions for ourselves that are based on our most heartfelt desires. Don't be afraid to aim high! Have some fun, meet some new people and be open to the messages and signs along the way. We might end up wandering down a path we have never walked down before, and who knows what we might find there? This New Moon is all about broadening our horizons and breaking down and beliefs that are holding us back from achieving our full potential. If you truly believe it can happen it will happen! This is a time to step out of the prison of our own minds and envision life as we would truly like it to be. In the meantime, keep an eye out for those signs along the way!