– New Moon at 7:42 Sagittarius at 7:18 am EST
– Sun in Sagittarius sesqui-quadrate Eris Rx in Aries, square nodal axis and conjunct Juno
– Venus in Capricorn sextile Chiron Rx in Pisces and square Uranus Rx and Ceres Rx in Aries
– Juno in Sagittarius square nodal axis
– Mars in Aquarius semi-sextile Pluto in Capricorn
The Sagittarius New Moon is the turning point in the period from the September eclipse to the February eclipse next year, which means we have to turn a corner now in regard to the seed message and the revelations brought forth by the September eclipse and this affects the role we play in our interactions with others and how we present ourselves in this regard, in particular so, because our self-interests are at stake.
With the South Node conjunct Neptune in Pisces and the North Node in Virgo, the fulcrum of the matter is that we need to understand we can only escape the past and the patterns we find ourselves trapped in time and again if we become aware of these dynamics and don’t allow ourselves to be victimized by them any longer, but aim to improve our situation by finding workable solutions that help us to do so.
A New Moon in Sagittarius is the perfect time to set intentions toward expansion, growth, purposefulness, generosity, tolerance and understanding. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign that follows the deep, dark waters of Scorpio. Thus, it is the time of the year when we seek to spread the light and warmth, qualities which are associated with the Sun, by decorating our homes and surroundings and getting in the spirit of the festivities we are so looking forward to. We’re filled with excitement and joviality, optimism returns and so does faith, while we open our minds and broaden our outlook on life, which is also the result of emerging from a struggle with our own shadow and psychic complexes we had to undergo during the Sun’s transit through Scorpio. Although it’s been quite a trial, we can rest assured that our efforts will pay off in the long run.
As Venus in Capricorn forms a sextile with retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a square with retrograde Uranus and retrograde Ceres in Aries, it seems as though we’re back to square one, where it all began, because we got too comfortable with the progress we made, even though it wasn’t really what we wanted or didn’t fill us with the contentment or sense of accomplishment we had hoped for. We settled without properly preparing for a different future or the newest trends; a realization we made after our current circumstances forced us to review this latest phase of our life.
Now that the Sun is approaching a square with Neptune in Pisces right at the beginning of this new cycle, we have to acknowledge that life is a learning curve and no matter how disillusioning things are at the moment, it is never too late to start anew. Therefore, Mars in Aquarius’ semi-sextile to Pluto in Capricorn indicates that we adjust our intentions accordingly to be able to manage our affairs more efficiently and constructively.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 7:42 Sagittarius states:
“Within the depth of the Earth new elements are being formed. Keynote: The alchemical fire, which both purifies and transforms the very substance of man’s inner life – a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”
Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page214)
Suggested by this symbolical picture is that in order to turn ‘lead or dark matter into gold’ we have to shape and enhance our self-image or sense of Self and this includes that we need to combine the right ‘ingredients’. After all we’ve been through we know that the ‘old and tried’ doesn’t work anymore. We have to use a different approach and reinvent ourselves in the process.
Tarot card of the day is the “Wheel of Fortune” indicating that the wheel has turned and we’ve entered a new phase of the cycle. We must accept that things can always turn around; that what goes around comes around. However, in every crisis lies opportunity. It’s not a time to be complacent; instead we have to actively follow this path now and go with the flow.