• New Beliefs
  • December 12 2023

New Moon in Sagittarius

The New Moon in expansive Sagittarius invites us on a journey. A journey within, or a journey outwards. And, as with all journeys, the first step is usually the hardest. Yet, we cannot ignore the call of our souls when it comes to this sign of the Seeker. Within us lies a yearning for the truth - our truth. These next several months may see many of us going on a pilgrimage of some kind to find this truth. It’s an expedition that may lead us to the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Or, we may end up at a dead end. 

If we wish to avoid the latter, we’ll have to remain grounded and realistic, practical and pragmatic. These qualities aren’t necessarily aligned with the spontaneous, risk-taking sign of the Centaur. Sagittarius always aims high towards the heavens, trusting that their arrows will fall on the most fertile target. This is a sign that leaps, knowing that they'll land, like a cat, always on their feet. 

Yet, this faith may not be rewarded this time if we don’t apply a touch of prudence. Neptune is tightly angled to the Sun and La Luna in an applying square aspect, warning us that our dreams may come to nothing if we don’t keep our feet on the ground. Disappointment may abound, once we reach the end of aforementioned rainbow. The cosmos is gently warning us to see things as they are, not as we wish them to be. Only then can we set intentions that will manifest in the way that we hope. Plans to travel, to study, to expand the depth and breadth of our knowledge, may come to naught unless we lay firm foundations. Foundations not built on sand. 

Mars, closely conunct to the New Moon, spurs us into heedless action, sparking reckless risk-taking and impulsive adventure. This is not altogether negative. If we truly believe in something, we can make it happen. Yet, with Sagittarian energy, it’s essential not to light too many fires, thus becoming scattered and excessive. Selecting our adventures mindfully instead of leaping into each and every opportunity is a smart strategy to help avoid disillusionment.

Jupiter, Lord of Sagittarius, lies in patient Taurus and in a constructive, practical angle to sensible Mercury in Capricorn. This is our saving grace in the wildfires of Sagittarius. Here, we apply methodical realism. Here, we avoid the wispy traps of nebulous Neptune. Opposing Venus, the cosmos warns us that excess only leads to regret. That what goes up, must come down. Sagittarius is the wisdom sign. Wisdom means knowledge combined with experience. This New Moon reminds us all to apply what we’ve learnt so that we may enjoy the journey we are about to embark upon, including the twists and turns, including the uncertainty. Because this is part and parcel of a pilgrimage. After all, as it’s said, the journey is as important as the destination.

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