Sagittarius New Moon – December 2-3, 2013
The New Moon forms at 10 degrees, 59 minutes Sagittarius at 4:22 pm PST on December 2, 2013 and at 12:22 am GMT on December 3, 2013. Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy, higher learning, long distance travel, and swift movement. Idealistic, optimistic and always ready to take a chance, the sign is ruled by Jupiter, King of the Gods. Natives of this sign are expansive in their outlook, generous with their worldly goods and wisdom, quick to sense adventure and opportunity and equally quick to move with those opportunities. But more than anything, Sag exists in a state of perpetual faith in possibility.
As we approach the Winter Solstice the days grow colder and the nights are longer. It is an excellent time of year to be an optimist! In the wake of November’s eclipses and planetary configurations, we are all still a bit breathless and wondering what might come next. The good news is that we’re going to get a lot of support and enthusiasm from the Sun and New Moon’s conjunction with Uranus in Aries. Uranus loves to innovate and revolutionize. His contact with the Sun and Moon in Sag will take us into a perspective of being able to imagine an expansive and perhaps even utopian future. This isn’t going to manifest right away. But no worries. The Fire signs are the true believers – the inspired intuitives of the zodiac. They know and believe in possibility.
These energies are taking us to a new threshold. This is a time of shifting belief systems. The cracks and rusted seams of the old guard are showing signs visible damage now. The events of November publicly exposed many governments, institutions, entities and persons as corrupt, unreliable and downright criminal. In the aftermath of those energies, we will enjoy a steadying and supportive boost from the planets. There is no energy here for entrenched positions, deadlocks and ultimatums. This is a time break down barriers and move toward reconciliation. With Saturn in Scorpio trining Jupiter in Cancer and The North Node in Scorpio trining Chiron and Neptune, we have an excellent tailwind to finish processing November’s events and to move toward reconciliation and even reform.
The key in all of this will be the square of Chiron in Pisces and the New Moon in Sagittarius as well as the ongoing Chiron-Neptune conjunction. How are we going to heal our wounds, be they political or personal or both? We cannot go forward in the same old way and expect a new result. We must identify our habitual patterns of familiar suffering and completely disassemble them. We must set aside our personal suffering in order to create the radical freedom of thought and feeling necessary to proceed from this new base camp we are establishing. If we cannot do this we cannot move on and we will forfeit our claim on the infinite possibilities presented by this New Moon and new threshold. Bear in mind that any adaptation, reconsideration, or reconciliation attempted now must pass before Saturn and the North Node still in Scorpio. Everyone and everything must be dealt with fairly and realistically. This will be the beginning of a major re-alignment and enactment of our philosophies and highest principles – the beginning of a new consensus of what is true now.
Rejoice with Jupiter and all Sagittarians everywhere. Thank them for brightening our long dark winter nights. Be brave enough to believe with them. Be wild enough to run with the centaurs. And don’t forget share their trust in endless possibilities.