11 Dec Getting High on Optimism ~New Moon in Sagittarius – December 11th, 2015
The year is not over yet, but on Friday, December 11th, the last New Moon of 2015 will appear at 19 degrees Sagittarius. A New Moon is always a momentous occasion to set new intentions in your life and to make fresh starts. Even the most general acknowledgement of the moon’s ebb and flow will help you synchronize your desires with the rhythms of the cosmos. When you use the time of the New Moon to set intentions, your life will naturally find more strength and support for your process of growth.
Some rudimentary ways to set New Moon intentions include: writing a letter, lighting a candle, or speaking your desires out loud!
Even without astrological knowledge, New Moon magic is powerful! But what about this New Moon being in Sagittarius? The sign of Sagittarius in the zodiac is all about the expansion of consciousness beyond the known universe, which is limited by a horizon line, finite dimensions, and is often bound to a prophesied doomsday.
Therefore, the intentions you set during this New Moon should include the desire for the dissolution of boundaries and limiting beliefs.
Ask yourself, “Where am I stagnating in life?” “How would I like to see that change?”
Sagittarius, the centaur, defiantly shoots his arrow up and away, beyond the sea, aiming for nothing less than eternity! It is under a Sagittarian influence that you may dream the impossible dream and inhale the vapors of optimism ‘til you are flying high. Remember that philosophy has never solely resided in the realm of cold hard facts, but has always lived on an ethereal plane of thought experiments. So experiment with your thoughts, finding that long lost inspiration!
A New Moon in Sagittarius heralds a remarkable opportunity for you to expand the limits of your known universe, liberating your imagination to stretch many miles beyond what you would have ever thought possible before.
What do you want to know before you die? Why did you ever stop asking so many questions?
If you have thought that your past accomplishments would remain the highlight of your life, this New Moon will offer you a chance to make new memories of joyous achievement, finding new ways to flourish and discover the beauty in your life.
Sagittarius is traditionally associated with foreign travel and higher education, so imagine your life being governed by a new intensity of evolutionary purpose, catalyzing you to cycle through the roles of inspired student, dreamy wanderer and meditative sage.
As the light of this Moon waxes, between now and Christmas Day, a profound realization of your autonomy and unexplored imaginative talents will begin to blossom. This New Moon, set your intention to re-discover yourself!
“Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.”
– Khalil Gibran
This New Moon will blossom in hard aspect to Sagittarius’ planetary ruler, Jupiter, which is currently transiting the earth sign of Virgo. As aforementioned, Sagittarian energy pushes for the expansion of consciousness to the outer limits. However, the Sagittarian attitude will be made more solemn by its square with Jupiter in Virgo, weighing down effervescent inspiration with responsibility, integrity and attention to detail. You will see through the eyes of a philosopher that knows the weary dissonance felt when human ideals are chewed up and swallowed by indifferent societal structures. Nevertheless, you must continue hold and protect your vision.
This means that in whatever you are manifesting with this New Moon, you are likely to encounter some obstacles that force you to be more attentive to your work.
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”
Ultimately, your progress will show a remarkable improvement in the quality of your character, your strength, and your creative output. With Saturn also in Sagittarius, this New Moon is a time to accept the hard lessons that will bring you out of paralysis and into an inventive creative mentality.
Your liberation from delusion and your realization of the self as eternal will be the priceless rewards for your efforts!
<3 Aeolian Heart <3