The New Moon in Sagittarius is at zero degrees
It’s the second zero point New Moon in a series of four — let’s look at this; what can we learn?
New Moon in Sagittarius
Saturday, November 22nd
4:32 am PST, 7:32 am EST
They say that zero degrees of any sign is a jumping-off place.
Look, I don’t wait for the stars and planets to align to inspire me to recalibrate, renew, or restart, and I don’t advise you to do that either. You get to make those transformative, empowering, and liberating decisions in any moment, in any breath.
Paradoxically (on the surface, anyway), as a woman who lives connected to and respectful of the cycles, of the wheel of the Moon and of the seasons, I take each New and Full Moon as a special and sacred invitation to stop and connect with the energy of the season and the planetary positions and alignments. I consider each Dark Moon a perfect time to intentionally go inside, to go deep, and to do the clearing and releasing work that will let me set achievable intentions for this next lunation (Moon cycle).
Life hands out opportunities to claim sovereignty over how you react to the challenges, surprises, joys, and tragedies that can come at any time. In your business life, too, right? In the face of the unexpected, or the seemingly unendurable, how amazing does it feel when you plant your flag in faith, and take the time to stand in the zero point? They taught me in 12-step recovery that I can start my day over again as often as I need to do so. A zero point New Moon (and this one is the second in a series of four, so we will get to look at this for a while) invites you to take a quiet moment and ask:
- What do I need to do to restore balance and harmony (recalibrate)?
- What commitment can I make now (or make again) that will help me reconnect to the joy and inspiration that got me here in the first place (renew)?
- What small action can I take today to get my stalled project back into action (restart)?
Do the release work, set the intentions, and allow these zero point New Moons to usher you into new and more grounded physical, emotional, and spiritual realities.
First, relief, right? On the 22nd, the day of the Dark Moon, the Sun also enters Sagittarius, which for many will feel like an easing after Scorpio’s intensity. Sagittarius and its fire is ready to go!, to get out, to do, to shine. Feel your feet on the ground, keep reaching for the stars, and enjoy this time between the New Moon and the Solstice. On the shadow side, watch for the desire to just kick the everyday necessities of life to the curb in favor of the bright and shiny. Balance, beloved, balance.
I’d love to hear how this New Moon feels for you? Can you allow yourself to stand in the zero point? What are you being called to recalibrate, renew, and restart? Please let me know in the comments. Blessed be.
And on a personal note….
I’m writing this post on Sunday the 16th of November, the day that marks my mother’s 88th birthday. Trudy — my mother — passed in 2005, and she has really been with me today. In my spiritual tradition, we say “What is remembered, lives.” And my mom is alive in me, and remembered; I see her in the mirror every day. And today I get to honor her, and share a glimpse of her with you, across four generations.
I have always looked like both my parents, but as I age, I see only my mother looking back at me in the mirror.
The first photo is of my mom and my grandparents, Fannie and Adolph.
The second is Trudy on her wedding day.
That’s me with mom. It’s probably a sweater around my shoulders, but I prefer to see it as a superhero cape.
And finally, my mother and my daughter Rose, age 2-ish.