Date: December 11, 2023
New Moon in Sagittarius – Aiming with Reflection
As we embrace the darkness of the New Moon in Sagittarius, there’s an added layer of cosmic intrigue. This isn’t just any New Moon; it’s one where its ruler is taking a backseat, retrograding in Taurus. Picture this: a wise, old sage, not rushing forward, but pausing to reflect on the path taken. That’s the energy we’re getting here. This retrograde in Taurus brings a grounding effect, asking us to consider what we truly value and how we want to expand upon those values. It’s about building on what’s tangible and real, even as we aim for our lofty Sagittarian goals.
The Sabian Symbol: A Window into the Cosmos Now, let’s add another layer of mystical insight – the Sabian symbol for the New Moon’s position at 20 degrees and 40 minutes Sagittarius. This symbol speaks volumes: “A child and a dog wearing borrowed eyeglasses.” Imagine this scene – a child’s innocent curiosity and a loyal dog, both peering through lenses not meant for them. It symbolizes our quest for understanding, looking through perspectives that aren’t inherently ours. This New Moon is an invitation to view our goals and dreams through a different lens, to understand our ambitions not just from our narrow viewpoint but from a broader, more inclusive perspective.
Reflecting Before Leaping This New Moon, while still carrying the adventurous spirit of Sagittarius, is tinted with introspection and consideration, thanks to its ruler’s retrograde motion in pragmatic Taurus. It’s a reminder that sometimes, to aim true, we must first stand still, understand the wind, and reflect on our stance. Let this be a time of contemplation about your aspirations. How do they align with your deeper values? Are you looking at your goals through a lens that broadens your understanding or limits it?
Connecting to the Earth As you set your intentions, remember Taurus’s grounding energy. Plant your feet firmly on the ground, feel the earth beneath you, and then reach for the stars. This New Moon is not just about aiming high but also ensuring that our arrows are carved from the truth of our experiences and the strength of our convictions.
Mercury’s Retro Rodeo – Capricorn to Sag and Back Again Now, let’s chat about Mercury. This little planet is about to shake things up. Mercury stationing retrograde in Capricorn in December 13th means our communication planet is hitting the brakes, but in a sign that’s all about structure and discipline. Think delayed emails, crossed wires, and a general sense of “Why can’t I get my point across?!”
But wait, there’s more! This retrograde is taking a detour, dipping back into Sagittarius on Christmas Eve. Imagine Mercury donning a cowboy hat and joining the archer’s party for a short spell. This phase is all about rethinking our philosophies and beliefs. Got an opinion or a belief that’s not sitting right with you? Now’s the time to revisit and revise!
Wrapping It Up There you have it, cosmic friends! A New Moon that’s all about aiming high and a Mercury retrograde that’s a bit of a wild card. Embrace the chaos, keep your eyes on the prize, and let the stars guide you. Remember, the universe has a quirky sense of humor, so let’s laugh along and enjoy the ride!
Until next time, keep looking up and be kind to yourself!