new moon in sagittarius

december 17, 2017

Hope, growth, faith.  Oh how we need these. We need to feel that there is opportunity. That we can cultivate what we believe in, and that those beliefs and opportunities guide us as we navigate our lives.

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 11:30pm, this last New Moon of 2017 sits silently in the darkness of the night sky, reminding us that a new cycle of light will soon begin. This New Moon is highly significant as it falls within 1 degree of the Galactic Center.

The Galactic Center is the rotational core which contains a black hole in the center of the Milky Way. It is the Sun of our Sun and is the source of most of the gravitational energy present in our galaxy. At this time in history the Galactic Center is between 26 and 27 degrees Sagittarius. This is a powerful vortex and the New Moon in Sagittarius at 26 degrees, 31 minutes stimulates this powerful energy. This super energy force dials up the potential for each of us to create from our personal beliefs and values. To name our big dreams with optimism and plant the seeds of new beginnings with faith in life.

Sagittarius is a fire sign on a spiritual quest for the meaning of life. Who are we? What is our purpose? In life we learn what to believe in through family, friends, and society. We are at a time in history where the fabric of society and humanity is changing, and in change, our beliefs come up. Therefore, this is a time when we are able to reflect upon and find clarity about what we believe in. What our personal values are that we live from.

Sagittarius needs freedom and movement.  There is an innocent exuberance that at times can take off a bit too quickly.  A lack of judgement can create disappointments or mishaps. Move with trust and awareness of what you desire the outcome to be, as you make decisions and take actions.

Saturn in Sagittarius and Venus and Mercury retrograde also in Sagittarius are on either side of the New Moon. Saturn in the very last degree of Sagittarius reminds us that meaningful growth requires commitment and discipline.  Venus and Mercury emphasize that when we combine a loving purposeful heart with the wisdom found in thoughtful reflection, our creative process is in greater alignment with our dreams and the authentic growth that we desire.

Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius recently moved into the water sign of Scorpio until September of 2018.  Expansive and optimistic, Jupiter asks us to honestly face our innermost feelings. To trust the process of moving beyond comfort into the truth of who we are with love and intention. To dive deep and mine the old memories and unconscious wounds that undermine our joy and bring them out of the dark and into the light. This process done with a trusted loved one or professional provides valuable support in our healing, encouraging us to lovingly claim all of who we are.  Awakening us to the knowledge that we don’t have to live from our pain, but that we can learn to choose life from higher guidance and our true divine essence.

This is a very powerful time. There is still the ongoing backdrop of the unfoldment of transiting Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. Developing our meaningful inner authority and our changing authenticity that challenges us to claim courage in spite of our fears. Then when transiting Saturn moves into Capricorn on the 19th, our intentions from the past 3 years will begin solidifying into form requiring a sober eye, discipline and commitment to manifest.  On the 21st we begin the slow ascent into the light, guiding our path forward. And on the 22nd when transiting Mercury stations direct in Sagittarius it will be time to begin moving forward with ideas, plans, purchases considered during the retrograde period. Do take into consideration the 2 week shadow after Mercury begins moving forward. Things could still be a bit tricky, so be aware.

This extra potent New Moon kicks off this week of dynamic change calling us to create from our heart and stretch further into life. To consciously and actively participate in the process of setting our intentions for the dreams we hold dear.  My wish for you all is that this powerful New Moon in Sagittarius empowers you to believe, in yourself, in your hopes for the future and in life itself.

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Be Well ~ Be Love