It’s another new moon: when the magically minded make wishes and astrologers attempt to divine this cycle’s intentions. The wishes you make now may indeed be super-powered, but if you don’t have a strong relationship with the archetypes, don’t expect special favors. New Moons are potent times to forge alliances with the gods. Make an offering. Humans have been rendezvousing with these archetypes for thousands of years. When you call out to the gods, they do respond!
The challenges of last month’s Scorpio cycle were meant to strengthen your capacities for patience, perseverance and resilience. Perhaps you were reminded of your strength. You do know how to put one foot in front of the other and survive. But Sagittarius plays an entirely different game. Even if your work this month is similar, you’re meant to take it to a higher plane. In this expansive, Jupiter-ruled cycle, seek out the people, places, and texts that open your mind and get you excited about the future again. What questions have you been pondering? Where have you felt stuck? Surrender to Sagittarius and the Centaur will reward you. Now is the time to shift perspective, expand your horizons, and let your life become adventurous again!
Yippee. More items to add to your to-do list. Don’t worry. Opening to the adventurous Sagittarian deva is fun—like racing a horse across green pastures, giddy with the joy of movement. Sagittarian energy is big, buoyant, generous, and prosperous. Its concerns are honesty and wisdom. To attract the Centaur, assemble the following transcendent ingredients: Time and space to roam, a hunger for truth, the certainty that life means something.
Next: Ascend. Beam up. Climb the highest hill or building in your town, scan the horizon, let your lungs fill with fresh air, relax in this wide space. Or imagine you’re floating on the wings of an eagle, looking down on your world. Look again at whatever experiences may be challenging you. From this perspective, your luck can improve. If you’re feeling particularly frisky, lay back with open arms and shout “Take me, Sagittarius!” If this makes you weep with joy, you got the connection!
Or visit a university library. Preferably a big one. Walk through the book stacks with a quiet mind at a leisurely pace. Stop whenever you feel like it. Take a random book from the shelf and read a paragraph. Keep moving. Read the thoughts of more thinkers whenever intuition directs. Then go outside and commune with the horizon. Enjoy an exotic foreign drink when you’re done.
Or recite your gratitudes. Being thankful alters the mind much like reading books or sitting in higher spaces. It’s a powerful form of prayer. Make it a practice to list your daily gratitudes for 21 days and your world will transform. It’s not what you’re grateful for that makes the magic–it’s just the juice of gratitude itself. Thank the anonymous hands who built your house, who planted the trees on your street, who sat in a factory and made your shoes, for everything and everyone who brought you where you are today.
And finally, if you’re not feeling buoyant enough yet, buy some helium-filled balloons. Take them for a walk in the park, not knowing when the moment will come when you’re inspired to let them go, just so you can watch them sail into the sky and disappear. Of course, you’re always free to innovate. In whatever way you choose, at the Sag New Moon, call in the spirit of this expansive and prosperous sign.
Waiting for the response is the fun part. No way can I predict it for you. But in the next few days or even weeks, keep your eye out for Sagittarian visits. You might receive a surprise gift. Maybe an opportunity to travel. If you have an urgent question, you’ll likely receive a wise answer. Or a flash mob could suddenly sing the Hallelujah chorus in your local food court. A stranger may say your name with such a delightful foreign accent, it transports you to the other side of the world. The Sagittarius Centaur could arrive as a belly laugh, big and warm as Zeus. Or maybe it just hits you—that you’re in falling love with your life all over again. However the Centaur appears, let the meaning of the visit touch you deeply.
If you’d like to explore the archetypes in even greater depth, if you like to journal and/or muse on the positions of the Sun and Moon, you may enjoy my enrolling in my Moon workshop (by snail-mail or email). It’s designed to deepen your relationship with the guardians of natural time, the Sun, the Moon, and the zodiac.
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I often see an older Korean gentleman walking in my neighborhood while I am also out with my dogs. I’ve always smiled,nodded and said ‘Hello’ to him without getting much response back. This morning I did the same and to my surprise he walked right up to me with his hand raised and we exchanged a high five right there in the street. I laughed out loud and smiled all the way home. It was so perfect and jubilant that I’m still smiling about it even now. Who knows what he’ll do the next time we meet?!
Dana Gerhardt says
Well, if it’s a Capricorn Moon, the response may be quite different! It definitely sounds like Sag New Moon gesture… how sweet.
I really enjoyed reading your article. I’d like to share with you that releasing balloons, even “biodegradable ” ones has a negative impact on the environment. They fall back to earth as litter and are sometimes consumed by animals, including sea turtles. I hope you will retract this suggestion and offer one that is more friendly to our earth.
Dana Gerhardt says
Thanks, good point! Balloons are best enjoyed as a metaphor.
g d c says
sagittarius rising and rising and rising… already feeling it. love it! thank you dana!
Ready to go for climbing! Acropolis hill 🙂
Ashley Jasmine says
I love this time of year too,especially the cold weather,for me it’ refreshing and invigorating. I have Jupiter in Sagittarius in my 2nd H. Plus Nov 22 is my child’s birthday,my only child. For me it’s a magical and blessed time. And may this passed along.
Happy Sagittarian New Moon
luke phillips says
Yes, this is the energy I’m most at home with (Moonchild, Moon in Sagittarius) ~~~ that’s one reason I so love songs like “It’s Just the Gypsy in my Soul”. Joyful holiday & solstice season to you, celestial guru!
I loved this post. I feel the fresh arrival of Sagittarius already too! I have Mercy and Saturn in Sagittarius and though I sometimes doubt my abilities to soar above it all when life overwhelms. Jupiter always comes to.my rescue! Will be buying some balloons today and will write words of gratitude and wishes for world wisdoms to prevail. Many New Moon blessings to you Dana!