November 22, 2014
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the chart for the Sagittarius New Moon:
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sign of Sagittarius is associated with higher education, philosophy,
and religion. The
house that Sagittarius occupies in the natal chart shows an area of
life where one may be preachy, opinionated, tactless, careless, indulgent,
argumentative, and arrogant. It also shows the area where one is likely
to be enthusiastic, frank, optimistic,
congenial, clever, an
independent thinker, and an inspirational speaker.
fire sign with a focus on idealism,
adventure, and spiritual growth, Sagittarius is ruled
by Jupiter. There is an emphasis on learning,
social activities, humor,
the great outdoors. Issues
involving morality, foreigners, foreign affairs, courts of law, judges,
attorneys, literature, universities, publishing, advertising, and
international commerce become accentuated during the Sagittarius cycle.
Great expectations lead to unwise decisions. The
tendency is toward extremes.
Mental fantasies. Synchronistic
occurrences lead to false conclusions or inspired communication.
detour is required in order to promote your creative ideas to the
public. Responsible action requires adjusting one's loyalties.
hamper long-range goals. Moral and financial debts pose problems. Communications
are influenced by corruption and power plays.
obstacles to cooperative unity are exacerbated by a struggle between
the ideals of democracy and plutocracy. It is a conflict between the
individual's need for independence and freedom of expression versus
the governing powers' need to maintain control. Restructuring is necessary,
but the methods are in argument. At the worst it is a battle of wills.
More optimistically, it is a crisis of consciousness leading to an
exciting transformation of collective ideals.
is the sixth and next-to-last square in this long-term aspect. It is exact
at 12 degrees of Aries and Capricorn on December 15, heightening the energy
throughout this lunation cycle.
Sedgwick gives the following advice about working with this aspect:
the zone in which you perfectly function as a complete freethinking
spirit. No need to be roped in by social rules that fail to fit your
nature. No need to be so rebellious that you become revolting. Avoid
Plutocratic urges and invoke the generosity of Pluto. Reach out to those
who intend to make things better on the planet while following that
path yourself. Those who get shaken out of the Tower (a la the Tarot)
are those clinging to structures, situations and concepts that do not
further [humanitarian goals].
Astrology provides an in-depth look at the Uranus-Pluto square.
key phrases for Sagittarius are "I See" and "I Seek".
Our advice for this cycle:
correlates to Strength on the Medicine Wheel. Strength is the ability
to firmly maintain a position. Your Introspection during the Scorpio cycle
was about building your self-sufficiency into a reliable potency.
your strength by spending time in nature, exercising your thigh muscles,
and eating a diet to support your liver functions.
recommend using this cycle
self-knowledge. Examine your sense of purpose and direction.
Explore your self-identity, self-expression, and self-realization.
is not the time for giving or acting upon ultimatums. Own your responsibilities,
without giving in to pressure to do more. If feeling indecisive, withdraw
and take the time to filter through all the information. Beware
making or accepting promises as they are unlikely to be fulfillable.
through moments of frustration and longing by writing notes of gratitude
to those who have nourished and supported you.
you might explore for more personal insight include:
or what has influenced your belief system, inspired you, or mentored
do you feel most adventurous?
subject would you choose to study or what country would you visit
if there were no obstacles?
and with whom would life be easier if you were a little less self-righteous
or a little more restrained?
do you motivate and inspire others?
I seek truth and wisdom.
to the qualities of Sagittarius and this cycle with a 3-minute tarot
meditation on Temperance.
is the messenger of a simple spiritual truth - moderation is virtuous.
It teaches that one is strengthened by self-restraint. It represents
the act of tempering where substances are combined to form a new whole.
Temperance conditions the quest for higher knowledge, offering concentration,
creative energy, flexibility and adaptability as aids to direction.
with Temperance to focus on a goal or to journey within to bring transformative
self-knowledge to consciousness.
for this cycle:
know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind."
~ Antoine de Saint Exupery (1900 -1944) French writer and aviator
A Mandala is a powerful meditational device for creating sacred intentions.
We encourage you to create
and color your own mandala or color the Sagittarius
Mandala for this cycle.
are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala
Please check out Lynn
Keefer's Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors
every month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala
below or the link above to see a larger version of the Scorpio New
Moon Mandala she colored last month and read about her experience
with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle
into the next.
more on the nature of this
lunation cycle and how it relates to your
Sun sign in our What's
our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where
you'll find moon phase and sign information in your choice of 8 time zones.
If you use and like our calendar, please click on the Facebook icon in
the upper left corner of the time zone you use. Speaking of Facebook,
we invite you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases,
which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work
effectively with the current phase.
Drozda's LifeCycle Forecast
gives us an overview of the year 2014, which she calls the YEAR OF
THE VISION QUEST: Emerge and See. Keep up with her updates on her
and subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
In addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding
astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you
to visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:
Wright at Auntie Moon writes about The
New Moon in Sagittarius and 12
Things to to While the Sun is in Sagittarius.
Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com.
Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Shepherd at Moonkissd.com has a perceptive article about this month's
New Moon titled
New Moon: A Lighter Spirit.
Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current
cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her
New Moon: A Hat Full of Stars.
Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog
or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription.
She usually shares her insights on the new and
full moons. We also recommend her
Planetary Apothecary. Here's her post on the Sagittarius
Grace Lessaird offers a free journal prompts and the recording of
Sagittarius New Moon Teleclass.
your journey lead you to your truth,