New Moons have combined solar and lunar energies, when what is within (the Moon) and what is without (the Sun) come together giving us an increased focus on the sign of the zodiac they are presently in. Today's New Moon is in Sagittarius, whose element is Fire - the fire of enthusiasm and optimism, as in "it'll be alright... there's an answer out there somewhere and I'm going to find it!"
The new moon energy is one of "planting seeds in the dark", we don't see the silver sliver of the crescent moon for 2 more nights usually. Now is the time to ask yourself, what is it I want to learn about myself in the world, where do I want to travel, why am I so excited about this prospect or that? Under the Sagittarius New Moon, we're aware that our feelings are beginning to be more hopeful and we're starting to feel better about the deep introspection just completed when the Sun moved through Scorpio and into Sag!
Sagittarius has the demeanor of seeking outside itself, to expand and include; it's one of the most future-oriented signs, along with Aquarius. This ninth sign of the zodiac has rulership over higher knowledge, philosophy and spirituality. It's an adaptable sign, able to apply what it learns while seeking and in true Sag fashion, sharing it with anyone who will listen! Other things under Sag's wings have to do with publishing, distant lands and travel. Sagittarians themselves (those born with the sun in Sag, from Nov. 22nd to Dec. 21st) need freedom to explore, think they have all the time in the world to do whatever they are presently enjoying and love a good party and laughter!
So, where do you want to direct your arrows slung from the Sagittarian bow? Are you seeking a new job, place to live, relationship or just needing more freedom in your life... these are the forward-looking questions this new moon is asking you to consider, beginning today. By the auspicious Full Moon lunar Eclipse on December 21st, also Winter Solstice and the day the Sun moves out of Sag into Capricorn, you'll have a clearer picture of how well you may have hit the mark - not that the seeking is over, just if you're headed in the right direction... more on that later!!
One word of caution... some people think the day of a new moon is like getting the green light to jump ahead and Sag energy would love nothing more than to take off like a shot. However, remember that we're planting seeds in the dark and start off with a clear understanding of what it is you want to achieve, so that you point your arrows in the right direction. One way of getting clarity is to sit down right now... (oh, you are?... OK...) and write your New Moon Wish list of all the Sagittarian quests, plans for the near and distant future and trips you want to take this coming year, keeping in mind that this is the energy of the next 30 days. I hope you use it well and enjoy your holiday events, sharing laughter with friends and loved ones near and far!
As always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!