I enjoy new Moons–maybe it’s the opportunity to really see the stars, or delight in the shining smile of the waning and waxing crescents that bookmark the dark moon, or the metaphor and opportunity of starting fresh each month. I love the moon–it’s powerful and primal and also soft and silvery-sweet. Though I don’t profess to be one of those types that tracks the course of Luna daily through the month, I do find full and new moons, and eclipses when they occur, to be powerful times for setting intentions and connecting to the archetypes of whatever sign is activated.
December 2, at about 5:22 pm MST, the sun and moon will conjoin at around 11 degrees of Sagittarius. This is honestly a breath of fresh air from the intense energies of last month’s Scorpio extravaganza. The solar month of Sag–from 22 November to the 21 December–is a time for us to emerge from the inky depths of Scorpio fears and inner explorations and look out and up to where we can take what we’ve learned and move into a more uplifting and positive vibration. This is not to knock Scorpio, but with the transiting North Node, Saturn, Mercury, Venus a while back and so on all there, it’s been a wild ride, and I for one am ready for a little buoyancy!
Sagittarius is well-know for his “it’s all good” sort of take on life, and for the most part, the Centaur is focused on the exciting adventure of living and all the new horizons that lay before him. He’s a seeker, but in a more jovial way than Scopio. He wants to experience the world–other philosophies, countries, religions, cultures. He loves wisdom and a good discussion about Truth. He’s an explorer and a freedom lover, he likes a story and a laugh. This energy is available to us on the new moon, and for most of December. As we think about intentions for the next lunar cycle, get in touch with your understanding of Truth. Of freedom, and excitement, and the far horizon. Take a look up and out of yourself, and check out what is going on in the world. As you scan the magic of the universe around you, notice your body. What lights your fire, gets you excited? Who and what motivate you to take action, seek further knowledge, expand yourself? These are the people and things to pay attention to, to spend more time with, and will give you clues as to what you are looking to create inside your own world.
Mercury will travel into Sag from the 6th through the 24th of December, adding a curious and communicative boost to the solar and lunar energy. Follow the threads and breadcrumb trails of adventure that light up your soul! We’ve been working hard, now it is time to play.
Smile, be free, be open, be yourself.