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Happy holidays to one and all!
Monday, we had a sweet and sparkly New Moon in Sadge during the wee hours of the morning — 1:30 AM Eastern US time, to be precise, on Monday, December 18th. This New Moon is especially potent and powerful, because it marks the last time that the Sun and Moon will meet up in Sagittarius, while Saturn is also in Sadge, till 2044.
As we discussed last week, Saturn is wrapping up his trek through Sagittarius, and preparing to spend the next three years in down-to-earth Capricorn. In the New Moon chart (pictured below) we find the Lord of Karma sitting on the anaretic (i.e. final) degree of Sagittarius, tightly conjunct the Sun and Moon at 26 Sadge — and with Venus and Mercury not far off, at 15 and 21 degrees Sagittarius, respectively.
All these Sadge planets are conspiring to stimulate the Galactic Center, the soft underbelly of our Milky Way, which is located at 26 degrees Sagittarius. The Galactic Center is the “Sun” of our solar system, the axis around which the whole thing rotates.
Whenever the Galactic Center — along with its neighbors, the fixed stars Aculeus and Acumen (who reside at 25 and 28 degrees Sagittarius, respectively) — gets activated by any planetary transit, we find our extrasensory perceptions inexplicably heightened.
Visionary, “aha” insights abound. Everyone feels extra sensitive to surrounding energy, and because it’s FIRE we get passionately reactive. There may be a sense of cosmic static in the brain. Figure out some strategies to reboot your circuits: physical exercise can help, or journaling by candlelight.
When the chart is cast for Washington, DC, its Ascendant is at 14 degrees Libra, answering to Venus in Sagittarius, and exactly conjunct the US natal Saturn. Those of us in the United States, especially, are being asked to speak truth to power, to understand on a deeper level that We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For. Individually and collectively, WE have created the structures and strictures (Saturn) of the world we live in now. What do you desire (Libra) to make next?
Remember, Mercury is still retrograde till the end of the week, inviting us to review what we have made thus far, and assess our current trajectory. Like the ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, the psychopomp Mercury invites us to take a hard look at our past, present, and future — and revise accordingly!
Mercury is pointing out the parts of the Saturn-in-Sagittarius journey that we didn’t see accurately, assisted by the Wise One, Pallas Athena, who is stationing at 25 Aries, conjunct Uranus and trine to the New Moon. Like the ghosts of Christmas, Pallas Athena asks us to see the story from a different, clearer perspective.
“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” as Ebeneezer Scrooge learns, “but if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.” It’s not too late. Modify as desired.
This New Moon is excellent for effecting change. Do a releasing ritual Monday or Tuesday; or for bringing new stuff in, do your ritual Thursday or Friday.
And if you’d like more information about the New Moon chart and how to take advantage of its gifts, you might want to purchase the recordings and slides from my New Moon Manifestation Circle Webinar from Sunday night. There’s also a Saturn in Capricorn webinar coming up on December 28th. Come and learn how to work with Lord of Karma in his favorite sign.