Sagittarius New Moon – November 29, 2016
The New Moon forms at 07 degrees, 42 minutes Sagittarius at 4:18 am PST on November 29, 2016. The Sun and Moon square Neptune and the degree of the solar eclipse of 9/1/16. And just as we heard a very loud and old door slamming shut at that eclipse, we are hearing and seeing a new door open tonight. It’s been 3 months and there’s been a lot of illusions shattered and much water under the bridge. But in a weird way, we are at a new starting point. Sagittarius is the sign of the philosopher, the adventurer/world traveler and the rogue scholar. Heading into the darkest part of the year and the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius seeks truth and wisdom. Tonight we redefine our belief systems and make ready to step into our next reality.
Are you feeling crazy? Angry? Betrayed? Lied to? Confused? Lethargic? Weirdly energized? All of these all at once? Well, you have every reason to feel all of that and more. And that’s a good thing, after all. I mean if you can’t feel your feelings – what have you got? Not much. Neptune stationed direct on November 20. The next day a 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan near the epicenter of the 2011 9.0 magnitude Fukashima nuclear disaster and tsunami. Hello! Time to wake up! Neptune has been playing tricks on us for the entire year. Now you see it, now you don’t, now you’re not even sure you ever saw it. But this is the real deal now. And this Neptune station is a real bitch because for the first time in a long time we are actually seeing what is true; thanks in large part to Saturn’s tenancy of Sagittarius and his break- out of the square with Neptune. I know this hasn’t been fun for anyone. Truth is an interesting little detail and it’s rarely entertaining or fun. We’d rather dream or hope for rosier outcomes than sort facts. Reality can be stark and bleak. I know that no one really wants to be the one who has to point out that things have got to change dramatically… but believe me – this has got to happen. This process is necessary.
The veil has been lifted. In fact, here in the U.S., it’s more like the flooring has been ripped off the sub – basement of the American psyche, exposing just who and what lives down there. We are witnessing a literal transition of power and, as a result, a transition into a new way of living that no one, and I do mean no one, can quite grasp or envision. We simply don’t have a template for this. This is real uncertainty – complete unknowing. Serious decisions need to be made and they need to be made from the heart with strength and full consciousness. They need to be made in faith, strength, and love. And they need to be made in full knowledge that things are not going to go back to the way they were. It will be different. This is all happening for us. It is not happening to us. Easy to say and sometimes difficult to wrap your head around that statement. One thing is certain, though. Adopting a victim stance, feeling hopeless and powerless, or giving up will not get you through. It won’t help and it won’t get you to the other side. As always, what we see and how we see it is up to us.
Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius is in Libra now, occupying a more comfortable and useful position that he did when he was in Virgo last year. In Libra he can broker agreements, promote commonality and harmony, and connect disparate parties in service of an ideal or social philosophy. He is currently opposite Uranus in Aries and square Pluto and Venus who are conjunct in Capricorn. Back to the Cardinal energies which require action. Square require adjustments and change. Where can we assist Jupiter in this process? Ask yourself what you can do to promote social justice, freedom and harmony.
Sagittarius is the darkest time of the year. Yet this darkness yields philosophy, fidelity, idealism, brotherhood, unity, justice, and utopian visions of a better world. As we head toward the galactic center and the winter solstice, we dream in the darkness. We are beginning to see the long term vision. We get glimpses now and then. Listen to your heart. The heart will not lie. We are realizing what sacrifices and actions will need to be made in order to attain our new reality. We wake and work and live and love and move ever close to that dark edge of the new. Faith, strength, and love. Align with these and you’ll have no difficulty. Don’t expect the expected. And don’t look back.