We will be having a New Moon in Sagittarius on Friday, December 11th at 10:29am Universal Time. New Moons are the beginning of the 29.5 day moon cycle and signal a fresh start for the following month.
This is when there is no light on the Moon, but the beginning of when the light slowly starts to increase again, becoming visible over the following days. This is known as the beginning of the waxing phase, which lasts until the Full Moon and is associated with growth, expansion, and unfoldment.
New Moons are a great time to plant seeds, set intentions, or perform actions in relation to what you would like to grow or manifest over the upcoming cycle. It is best to do this as close to the minute of the New Moon as possible, but it can also be done over the following 24 hours (click here to find out for your time zone).
As the moon’s light grows and expands, your intentions and actions could continue to develop further. How everything unfolds for each person also depends on how one is being individually influenced by the astrology.
Sagittarius: Adventurous, Explorative, Idealistic
Sagittarius is a passionate fire sign ruled by Jupiter. It is associated with higher education, truth seeking, travelling, philosophy, spiritual beliefs, and the ‘big picture.’ Sagittarius is about freedom, expansion, big goals, and exploring beyond limitations.
A New Moon in this sign can usher in a new sense of optimism after the plunging into the dark depths of Scorpio. This sign is lucky, confident, and generous; however, it is also associated with overdoing, overindulging, and overspending. All of these are common themes during this time of the year leading up to the holidays.
T-Square With Jupiter Opposing Chiron, Saturn Also In Sagittarius
The New Moon is in a ‘T-Square’ aspect with its ruler, Jupiter, which is in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces. As mentioned above, Sagittarius is about freedom and exploration, but when its ruler is making a square in a sign like Virgo, we may find ourselves overwhelmed with work, details, duties, responsibilities, or even health and healing.
Chiron in Pisces in opposition to Jupiter in Virgo indicates a time where we have to confront issues around feelings of inadequacy, self-sabotage, or other types of personal suffering due to our wounds and negative beliefs. Or we may be pushed to move beyond our limitations to become more productive, efficient, and useful.
Saturn is also in Sagittarius (for the next few years), marking a time when we are redefining our beliefs and perspectives. Saturn can also bring some restriction, limitations, or new structure in our lives in relation to Sagittarian expressions of expansion, exploration, and travel.
Uranus And Mars In Aspect To This New Moon
Uranus in Aries in an opposition to Mars in Libra can manifest in different ways. It can be revolutionary for how we assert ourselves in our relationships but also has the potential to be explosive, rebellious, and create conflicts and/or separations.
Some people may feel a need to seek a new sense of personal freedom and/or move beyond any limitations that come from conflicting desires between two people or two parties.
However, because this New Moon is in harmonious aspects with the Mars-Uranus opposition, whatever occurs can be of great assistance with planting new seeds in our lives around reshaping our beliefs, ideals, and perspectives. It can open up new doors for growth.
Making Intentions For This New Moon And Other Suggestions
Sagittarius is associated with aiming for ‘high goals,’ and in combination with Uranus in Aries, may also have a theme for seeking a new type of freedom.
With its ruler Jupiter in Virgo opposing Chiron, it is a good time to consider what limiting beliefs, wounds, restrictions, and negative patterns are preventing you from reaching these goals or achieving freedom.
You can formulate a series of intentions related to healing and expanding beyond any specific blockages in relation to this.
Remember that it is best to set your intentions within the first 24 hours after the New Moon (click here to find out for your time zone).
You can declare them by speaking out loud, but even better is to either write them down in words or illustrate images which reflect what it is you intend. You can also do a combination of these techniques, or employ any other means which make sense to you.
If you are getting gifts for others during the holidays, Jupiter in Virgo is suggestive of gifting something that will be highly useful to the person receiving it. Some ideas include getting gifts that are good for one’s health or that can assist in making work (or routines) easier and more efficient.
Also, any type of gift that can help others move beyond limitations in some way and/or provide other types of healing would be appropriate.
The Virgo/Pisces polarity (with Chiron in the mix) is also related to helping and serving others in a selfless way, especially those who are most vulnerable.
This year you may want to opt out of overspending money on useless and over-marketed products and instead donate money or gifts to those who are in need.
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