The New Moon at 26 Degrees Sagittarius 31′ of December 17, 2017, arrives at 10:30 p.m. PST. The New Moon rises at dawn, sets at sunset: As the energy is deep within this could be an instinctive moment…listen carefully. A centaur symbolizes this mutable fire sign, a being that is half human and half horse. Are you feeling the need for freedom? Want the feeling of the wide open road before you? Is the wanderer in you constrained? This New Moon provides the atmosphere, whether you are feeling like spending time alone or with friends, for enjoying nature or outdoor activities. With the Sun and Moon in this fire sign, do whatever it is that lights a fire under you! “Nature always wears the color of the Spirit” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
For a couple of years, Saturn the teacher, while in Sagittarius the Seeker, has been lecturing where we needed to mature, create order, form, and discipline, set boundaries, as well as showing us where we feel the least secure and tend to over-compensate, and any hidden belief systems. This learning experience provided a new vision of the future and faith that hopes and dreams can become a reality. The New Moon has Saturn in the final degree of Sagittarius shifting signs two days later into Capricorn. You still have time to make last-minute changes: When Saturn moves into Capricorn, it will be in his sign of Rulership and very strong. The time for manifestation has arrived. Seriousness will replace the more jovial Sagittarius atmosphere and the words “get real” may replace “be happy.” “All things are difficult before they are easy.” ~ Thomas Fuller
A few days after Saturn’s move into Capricorn the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, 2017: The shortest day and longest night. The northern hemisphere is at its furthest distance from the Sun; thus, less light and colder temperatures. The Sun is at his lowest point in the sky known as The Death of the Sun. The Sun moves into Capricorn and conjoins Saturn. Release any attachment to the past: The knowledge you gained in Sagittarius is to be used wisely in Capricorn. “Inhale the future. Exhale the Past. Feel the Present.” ~ YogiQuotes
This New Moon creates an opportunity for you to plant the seed for the vision you have for the future. Specifically, what you learned while Saturn was in Sagittarius over the past few years can now be put to practical use. Letting go of what held you back or didn’t work for you in the past, and releasing excess baggage will prove useful as planets shift over the coming month into the taskmaster sign of Capricorn. Visualize a moving train with excess luggage flying out from all its windows as it slows down before coming into a station for inspection. The Cancer Full Moon of January 1, 2018, has the Sun, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. If that made you stand up and take stock, the Capricorn Full Moon on January 16, 2018, lineup is Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto! “You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing there will be no result.” Mohandas Gandhi
Letting go rituals can be as simple as writing on a piece of paper exactly what it is. You can then burn it. You may use a red candle to light the flame and visualize that you are entirely free of it. While there are more elaborate rituals that include circles and blessings, not everyone is comfortable with such; thus, this is a good beginner’s method.
Essential Oils of Rosemary, Sandalwood, Clove, and Geranium have a Sagittarius theme of a free spirit, joy, and other Jupiterian influences.
Happy New Moon Blessings,