New Moon Monday, December 2nd, 10º59′ Sagittarius 4:22 p.m. Pacific
Dream big. Bigger! Sagittarius is the expansive, clear-seeing, truth-knowing visionary. Sagittarius sees the bigger picture. Past, present, future, Sagittarius sees things that others might miss, ignore or misunderstand. This is a New Moon that sets the stage for new beginnings, for this new day, and the coming new year.
Everything we experienced and learned — good and bad — during this last lunation — Scorpio energy and the most recent Mercury retrograde — can now be forged into Sagittarian arrows that lead us into our futures. What did you learn about yourself in the last month? Even the most humbling of truths about yourself can be transmuted into your new beginning.
Just as the phoenix rises from the ashes, Sagittarius takes what you’ve learned and soars it so high that you can now see it — everything — from a new vantage point. Sagittarius invites you to send your gift, your passion, into the world from your strengths (even if — or maybe even especially if — those strengths come from your most tender self-awareness).
And it’s a snapshot of what you can do in the new year.
Stay with this energy; don’t scurry back into how things were before this last Moon cycle (“oh now Scorpio’s gone and Mercury’s direct, phew!, back to the same old, same old”). Instead accept that everything that got shaken up got shaken up for a reason. That every lesson and truth you learned (whether you wanted to or not) is a pathway to your greater expression of your most sacred self, that part of you that is what you’re here for, that part of you that is the jewel through which you change, help and heal those you are meant to serve.
There are a couple excellent aspects for your powerful productivity right now, for getting all the details sorted out and moving forward on developing what you know you are meant to share. Industrious Mars in Virgo trines Venus in methodical Capricorn, both of which are sextile to the thoughtful and articulate communicator Mercury in Scorpio (until 12/4). And there’s a trine between Saturn in Scorpio (providing structure) and caring Jupiter in Cancer (which will take us all through the month — exact on 12/12). Remember, though, that these are trines. Trines are lovely, soothing and beneficial aspects, but all the results depend on you taking the actions, each and every day.
Suggestions for your New Moon ritual
Take some time, as close to the actual New Moon as you can to do this work (best done between Monday 12/2 and Thursday 12/5). Go to your sacred space — your altar, your favorite tree, by the seashore. Have a pen and paper with you. Do you have a divination tool you like? A tarot or other deck? Runes? Oracles? Or you can gaze into the flame of a candle. Or look at the stars in the Dark Moon sky.
Turn away from the world, from your problems, and drop inside, drop into your heart. What do you read in your heart that you want to give to the universe? What are you ready to release? Or is there a question you’d like answered?
Write, or draw, what you are giving away, and give it away. Burn or bury what you have put on your paper. Trust that you will get back every illumination and lesson you are meant to receive. This is a blessing. Know you are blessed.
What realization or release is your gift of this Sagittarius New Moon? Please let me know in the comments.
I am very grateful today
- I am grateful for family and community
- I am grateful for my beautiful daughter
- I am grateful for sunshine streaming in my windows
- I am grateful for this breath, and the next
- I am grateful for sinking into the silence and finding the gift in the mystery of each moment
- I am grateful for this body, it’s a strong survivor’s body
- I am grateful for hope, that thing that beats in my heart no matter how difficult my health challenges get and how much of my life’s activities I am kept from these days. Found this poem, which really spoke to me, by Stacey Yount:
I stand here naked
Looking in the mirror
My body is not what it used to be
It was once so tough
A dancer’s body both soft and strong
Now it has been weakened by this
It is not the body I know
Legs that won’t hold me up
Shape I wish I did not see
But it has survived
I am still alive
And one day I pray
It will be
My art again
Thank you, Stacey!
What are you grateful for today? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!