Sagittarius New Moon
20 degrees Sagittarius
December 12, 2023
3:32 PM PST
6:32 PM EST
This New Moon offers the promise of a new dawn, even if the path ahead may be filled with twists, turns and perhaps a bit of backtracking. Sagittarius is an enthusiastic fire sign. Hopeful and expansive it's ruled by Jupiter in Taurus who craves abundance of indulgences. Mars in Sagittarius is eager and impatient to embark on a great new adventure. A square to Neptune may distort our perspective or sense or proportion, however, as this lunation grows in light, the hope of Sagittarius leads to new heights.
Shortly after the New Moon aligned, Mercury stationed retrograde at 8 Capricorn, where it will begin a 3 1/2 week journey backtracking through Capricorn and Sagittarius, until it stations direct on the New Year, January 1. The Capricornian instinct for achievement may need to revisit the beliefs upon which these goals are founded. Until we have a clear 'why' we can't achieve the right aspirations that lead to our higher destination.
The Sagittarian archer may need to re-establish it's aim in order for the seagoat Capricorn to identify the mountain to climb. This may call for a change of plans or new information coming to light that calls for a re-orientation of direction. There's no better time than the New Year to form a future plan, however, Mercury retrograde calls for a review of the past in order to more clearly envision the future.
Neptune squaring this New Moon may bring a sense of confusion or even a sense of futility at first, especially as it comes to square the Sun on Dec 16. One dream must be surrendered to create the purified conditions for a new vision to be seeded.
This will be a period of holding onto hope while also deeply reflecting on the higher truths upon which we aim for a sense of higher purpose and a new vision. Dream big and allow lessons from the past to help revise a new future direction.