This New Moon in Sagittarius brings with it an opportunity to begin a new adventure. The New Moon is a fresh new start – the heart (Moon) unites with the conscious intent (Sun) to forge a new direction, and in Sagittarius the sky is the limit. Sagittarius governs travel, whether travel of the mind and the heart, or of the body through space and time. This is a time to expand and seek a new experience that opens up our hearts and souls to greater magic and wonder than we ever dreamed possible.
Sagittarius periods feel lucky, and this one is no exception with Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune, tightly aligned with the New Moon, amplifying even more the potential for greater awareness and opportunities. However, all is not perfectly rosy at this New Moon. Mars, the planet of aggression and desire, is in the spiritual yet potentially confusing sign of Pisces which can be somewhat challenging to begin with, and it aligns with Neptune as well which is a doubling of the desire for transcendence and perhaps even escapism which can cause confusion. The combination of Pisces’s yearning to transcend this mundane reality with the Sagittarius pull towards greener pastures can create problems if we fail to keep our feet on the ground.
Geeky astrological detail: While Pisces and Sagittarius form a natural square and are therefore in conflict with each other, they are also linked by Jupiter which rules both signs. Using Jupiter as the figurative North Star to guide us is the key to maximizing the potential of the New Moon.
However, this Pisces/Sagittarius influence is not necessarily negative – if it is channeled into creativity or if we absorb ourselves in experiences of beauty and music that expand the heart, or other rituals of spirituality, we will be more easily able to harness the great potency of the New Moon magic to expand our view of what we ever thought possible. In addition, a harmonious trine from Mercury (the mind and communication) to Chiron (healing of old wounds) will help to facilitate greater transformation of negative thought patterns.
Here are some ways to get the most out of this Sagittarius New Moon:
- Plan a travel adventure!
- See if there is a person or situation which is closing your heart, and visualize that space opening to allow for greater love and understanding.
- Perform a ritual to let go of the past and open a door to a happier future.
- Enjoy a few minutes of kirtan or chanting, such as the one in this video.