Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius New Moon 2014
Sagittarius New Moon 2014
We enter the darkest time of year with a fire sign that wants to light up the sky. The Sun and Moon enter Sagittarius almost simultaneously on Saturday morning, November 22, and the New Moon occurs soon after. The light Sagittarius has to offer to the world is its mainstay—the Truth.
As we emerge from our Scorpio death, rebirth and initiation into Sagittarius’ new vision of Life, we get to confront the truths in our lives we’ve been avoiding. Truths we cannot avoid any longer.
On November 18th, the Sun joins Saturn in the last few degrees of Scorpio making us aware of the lessons Saturn has tested us with over the past 2 ½ years while it sojourned in Scorpio. What have you learned regarding sharing who you are with other people? With being open and honest with your feelings and needs? With sharing your resources with others? With weighing your values and seeking those with similar values?
Old emotional wounds regarding sharing yourself hopefully have been cleaned up and healed. Saturn in Scorpio tells us that it’s time to stop blaming others, the world and ourselves for the emotional pain we all suffer. Scorpio’s lesson to us is that pain is part of life. Our job is to handle that pain with consciousness and courage.
Saturn enters Sagittarius in December 23rd for the first time since 1986. (What was happening in your life back then?) It will retrograde back into Scorpio from June to September 2015, and then it begins our testing of Sagittarius’ goals—to know what our beliefs are and if we live by them. Never doubt we’ll be tested!
That’s why it’s important for us to see our truth, walk our talk, and share the vision of the possible human—an awake and responsible human being. This month before the Winter Solstice is celebrated as a time of visioning and hope, a time when the light comes from within each person as the outer darkness grows. What if we each became a light to the world this month? What if we shine out this month with our Truth, regardless of what others expect of us?
What beautiful Light we have within us! Bring it out and let it guide you through the darkness of these times.
A New Moon is the beginning of a new cycle, a time when a seed idea or feeling is planted in the unconscious so it can grow to awareness up until the next Full Moon.
A Sagittarius New Moon poises the question: What do you believe and do you have the faith to keep believing? What do you understand how following the Cosmic Laws of the Universe (uni=one—world) makes us whole?
Sagittarius is the sign of the seeker, the philosopher, the curious wanderer. Sagittarius wants to find the meaning of life, and so keeps looking over the horizon for a new way to see the world. Out of the dark rebirth of Scorpio comes a need to see the Light and understand the grace of that re-birth. Our mind projects outwards into the unknown and we open to unexpected experiences. We are on a Quest—the quest for the meaning of life. While our experiences define us, our ability to look at different perspectives sets the tone for the intuitive leap of understanding which is central to Sagittarius’ quest for meaning.
There is optimism and a sense of enthusiasm for new adventures that defines Sagittarius’ energy. This mutable fire sign wants the freedom to explore and expand our awareness until we can see into the cosmos and know we belong to it. Our life has meaning and we are not alone in our search.
We don’t need to travel to foreign countries to find a bigger perspective, although that is always fun, and Sags’ do love to travel. We can also travel in our minds with a good book, or just travel outside our daily habits. This is a great month to break old habits and develop new ones. Think and act outside the box!
Sagittarius New Moon 2014
The Sagittarius New Moon occurs on Saturday, November 22 at 4:32am PST/ 7:32am EST/ 12:32pm GMT.
The New Moon is joined by Venus, Ceres and Vesta in Sagittarius, bringing the feminine gifts of connection, nurturing and wholeness to the party. These feminine energies want to be integrated into whatever your new belief system is. This is a good time to begin to operate in a partnership mode—using both sides of the brain and working with men and women who share your vision and can expand on it.
The New Moon’s energy also squares Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. Both these planets are ending their retrograde phase and turning direct—Neptune on November 16th and Chiron on November 23rd. They challenge us to integrate other realms of consciousness into our new routines.
Meditation is always a good start. Stay open to the gifts of the imagination so you can’t be deluded by the manipulation of symbols by the corporate media. Weave creativity, imagination and intuition into your understanding of life. We have to become a more compassionate society, one in which is it not against the law to feed the hungry and find shelter for the homeless. We have to see the big picture as well as the details.
Neptune turns direct on November 16th at 5* Pisces: A Church bazaar. This is a symbol of giving the most mundane activities a spiritual basis. Spirit/God/Goddess is present in everything we do. Be joyful when you cook, be gracious when you shop, be loving when you deal with people. These spiritual values never go out of style. Pay attention to your dreams now that Neptune is moving forward again.
The Sabian symbol for the Sun and Moon at 1* Sagittarius is: Joyous reunion of Army veterans around a campfire. These veterans share a common vision and ideals, committing themselves to stand up for their beliefs and even to suffer hardships for the good of others and for those ideals. Let us also stand up for what we believe and not back down when it seems the darkness is growing. All darkness is dispelled by the Light. Be a Light to the World!
Other Astrological Happenings
Last week Mars reconnected with both Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. In April, Mars in Libra became part of the cardinal grand cross along with this Uranus/Pluto square.
On November 10th, Mars joined Pluto instead of squaring it as it did in April. In hardworking Capricorn Pluto and Mars join up to get some work done. Have you been sensing some urgency in getting yourself on track? With these two planets, we can develop the discipline, purpose and concentration to eliminate obstacles to develop skills that can transform our lives. Power struggles can occur but it isn’t about overthrowing external authorities but rather the internal patriarchal voice that criticizes and confuses us. This combination can give us the passion to make positive changes in habits. We have to learn to take care of our own needs, so we can really understand what others need.
On Wednesday November 12th, Mars squared Uranus in Aries instead of opposing it as it did last April. The surprises no longer come from outside ourselves, but now are more internal. These energies are rebellious and push us toward independence—helping us break free from our own expectations as well as those of others.
Pluto tells us the truth we’re reluctant to face, Uranus brings us the surprise of this discovery and Mars gives us the present moment in which to work things out. We can’t plead innocent about our responsibility. It’s up to us to embrace what we’ve been denying.
The 6th square between Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries is coming up in December. Look for more about it in the Gemini Full Moon Cosmic Story.
Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius is slowing down, preparing to turn retrograde on December 8th. It’s in Leo, so let it show you where you need to get more creative in your life and spend its retrograde period working on your project.
There is a brilliant grand trine in the sky between this New Moon & Venus in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries and Juno and Jupiter in Leo. With all that fire, don’t be afraid to light up your life with vision, inspiration and fun during the holidays!
Walk in the Light,