Friday, November 25, 2016

The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius New Moon 2016

The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius New Moon 2016

The Quest for Truth & Meaning

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World.” - Chief Arvol Looking Horse

The Sun entered fiery Sagittarius on November 21st until December 21st, emerging out of the darkness of our Shadows and our fears about death which we encountered in Scorpio into a more light-filled, optimistic energy that heralds the rebirth of the Sun's light and our inner 'light' on Winter Solstice. As the days shorten in the northern hemisphere, we are called to the hope, optimism and gratitude that Sagittarius is known for. 

After any death-and-rebirth experience, we emerge with an expanded vision of the possibilities of life. Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy and cosmic law—where the central truths of life and death are honored. This is the sign and the time to emerge out of our self-centered vision of life into a much broader view of life that includes others as well as the Earth and all her children. We are seeing that as patriarchy makes a last grab for power, the Divine Feminine is on the rise. It is the women of Standing Rock who lead with prayer and vision. The men are there protecting them. That is the true balance between men and women which patriarchy tried to overthrow.
Sagittarius is all about the Truth. Sagittarians are Truthspeakers and Truthseekers. Since they're also curious about life, they often wander off on travels that will help them understand the fullness of life. Restless as all fire signs are, Sagittarians always have a goal in mind. That's the arrow that this celestial archer aims at the heart of the matter.
Sagittarians see life as a quest for meaning, seeing endless possibilities and opportunities to go on adventures of discovery. So you can see why Sagittarians are so much fun—they want to break out of old molds and do something expansive and sometimes even extreme. Fun-loving and often very comfortable in their physicality, they don't mind pushing the limits both physically and mentally.

When we speak of Sagittarius, we think of the Centaur—the horse-man—whose constellation shines in the night sky. Sagittarius is the sign where we unit our animal nature with our human spirit. And while most of the Centaurs were wild, unruly beings, the most famous Centaur associated with Sagittarius is Chiron, who was the wise teacher of many of the Greek heroes. In fact, Sagittarius is associated with Spirit, the fiery essence within each of us that yearns to expand our awareness and our field of influence, for Sagittarians are also the teachers of the zodiac who want to motivate, inspire (in- "in" + spirare "to breathe") and 'light up' others. It is when Spirit finds a home in our human nature that we thrive.
But sometimes we forget that the image of Sagittarius is that of an archer who is aiming his arrow. In fact, Sagittarius' glyph is an arrow. So you'll find that Sagittarians often aim their arrows high, especially through their blunt and direct speech. They'll tell you the truth, whether you want to hear it or not. That's because Sagittarians are 'straight arrows' – sincere, honest, above board and bound by their promises.
Unfortunately, Sagittarians expect the rest of us to do the same, and when we don't, they get very depressed about hypocrisy and the state of the world. And when that happens, the initial generosity that prompted the promise leaks away and they get scattered. So it's important for that Sagittarian part of each of us to stay focused and concentrate on what's important to us. Find Sagittarius in your birth chart to see what aspect of life is shaped by this need for Truth and openness to possibilities.
Otherwise, the disappointment turns into Sagittarius' Shadow—dark despair and an inability to find their faith again. Or even worse, they believe they're the only ones who own the Truth and can become quite overbearing at times. Donald Trump has his Moon exactly on his South Node in Sagittarius—so with his South Node emphasis, he's apt to feel he's right while everyone else is wrong. His 'I'm the only one who can fix this' attitude comes from this old Sagittarian complex which can deny truths (such as Climate Change) which run counter to unconscious beliefs from past lives, like his grandfather's and father's belief that they could con the masses by blaming their detractors. Having the South Node on his Sagittarian Moon increases the possiblity of being lost in the negativity rather than in Sagittarius' natural optimism. (For an interesting read about the President-elect, read The Making of Donald Trump by David Jonston—winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for journalism.)
While the Sun travels through Sagittarius, remember to stay open to new ideas and possibilities for your life, since these will enhance the new light and life that we'll birth at Winter Solstice and all through 2017.

Sagittarius New Moon 2016

The New Moon in Sagittarius occurs on Tuesday, November 29th at 4:18am PST/ 7:18am EST/ 12:18pm GMT.

The Sabian symbol for both the Sun and Moon at 8* Sagittarius is: Within the depths of the Earth, new elements are being formed. This symbol is so apt for what is going on in America and around the world today. Unconscious forces are at work with our collective psyches, helping us find new responses and solutions to what is happening in our world. We are finally waking up to a new sense of ourselves as empowered citizens. All this is going on within our individual psyches, so pay attention to your dreams for they'll show you the way.
The asteroid Juno/Hera is conjunct this New Moon, so when you're planting that new Sagittarian seed, remember that it is our relationships which define us. The Greek goddess Hera was called the Perfect One and her consort was supposed to perfect her. When Zeus didn't, she raged. With Jupiter/Zeus now in Libra, the sign of partnership, perhaps he's finally willing to listen and engaged in equal partnership. The people at Standing Rock are showing us the right way to do things between the sexes.
This New Moon squares (challenges) Neptune and the South Node in Pisces, asking us to really discern what is true from what is delusion and to let go of the fears and victimhood that are such a profound part of the Age of Pisces. For those of you with a strong spiritual center, this aspect can also awaken your imagination to help you discover your truth.
Saturn and Mercury are also in Sagittarius, so question your beliefs and find your truth. Don't look outside yourself for the answers, but go within and listen!
Jupiter is considered the 'ruler' of Sagittarius, meaning his curiosity, his sense of expansive vision, his spiritual awareness of the cosmic laws of life align with Sagittarius' purpose. Jupiter is in Libra now, expanding our sense of fairness and justice—especially important in America as we see patriarchy fighting to hold onto control. This is the moment to take justice and fairness into our own hands and not be afraid to stand up against tyranny and oppression. We see it happening in North Dakota, as the 'security forces' the oil company hired are seriously injuring the peaceful protesters. Those 'new elements' gestating in our collective unconscious will help us stand up for truth. Mars in out-of-the-box Aquarius supports Jupiter in Libra's quest for fairness and justice. It's time to stand up for our ideals and grapple with the forces of regression and domination. 

Susan Seldon Boulet ~ Libra
Jupiter becomes part of the still dynamic energies of the Pluto in Capricorn/ Uranus in Aries square. Jupiter opposes Uranus, Eris and Ceres in Arie, showing us that when we are willing to be warriors for the Truth, we need to collaborate with like-minded individuals. When Jupoiter squares Pluto and Venus in Capricorn, we are pushed to shift our perspective about what is important to preserve in our society and what needs to be released. We do not need more oil pipelines (which keep bursting and polluting our water) when new sustainable energy technologies are becoming readily available. The pipelines only purpose is to feed corporate profit.
It's time to take responsibility for the world we live in, for our own authority—for who else is the 'author' of your life? Our choices and our actions speak to who we are. Are you happy with your choices? Did you make those choices in consideration of others' needs? We have to start thinking about 'us' rather than only about 'me'. We have to stop being selfish and entitled and grow up to our responsibilities.
These energies form a tense aspect called a T-square, meaning these planets are all in 3 Cardinal signs. The fourth leg, which can stablize the energy, is in Cancer, so if you have any planets from 15*-25* Cancer, work with this nurturing, feeling, feminine energy now to center yourself in these chaotic times. Find your center within yourself—find your soul.

Americans are celebrating our Thanksgiving this week, a time to be grateful for the gifts we have. Even in our dark times, we have been blessed. So take a moment and pray for those who are in need, in war, in famine and in pain. And most of all, pray for the Water Protecters who are facing horrific menace brought to them by North Dakota and our tax dollars. (Did you know that Trump owns $2 million stake in this pipeline? )

In these dark times, my wish for you is to walk in the Light.
Psalm 15 -- Mitchell Translation

Lord (and Lady of Life), who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.

(The Psalms, translations by Stephen Mitchell)


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