Hello lovely ones and happy almost New Moon in Sagittarius!
This New Moon takes place at 10.30pm PST Sunday 17th December 2017 (adjust for your timezone) and falls at 26 degrees of Sagittarius (as always, use the chart calculator on the site to work out where this New Moon falls in your chart).
This is a powerful and poignant New Moon for each of us as the Sagittarius ruled parts of each of our lives has been subjected to trials and tribulations since December 2014 when stern cosmic life coach Saturn entered Sagittarius.
As those of you who closely follow cosmic activity probably know, Saturn is due to leave Sagittarius and enter Capricorn on December 20th 2017, literally three days after this New Moon.
And I am sure you are all aware that Mercury is currently retrograde in Sagittarius and his retrograde started at almost the exact same degree as Saturn stands at this New Moon.
Saturn is also conjunct this New Moon, which sits in a cosmic sandwich of Venus on one side and Saturn literally sat on top of the New Moon.
Soulstrology says this is no cosmic coincidence and that this New Moon is set up for each of us to make significant progress and move into a new chapter in the Sagittarius ruled parts of each of our charts.
Saturn's transits are notoriously challenging with the shadow of Saturn coming into play - feeling stuck, delayed, heavy, restricted and being shown in no nonsense black and white terms where we have not created proper structures in our lives, or where we have failed to do things by the book and need to take action to correct this.
The shadow of Saturn can feel like a ginormous cosmic bitch slap with a dose of depression added in.
It can be really rough but Soulstrology reminds us that we are not being punished by Saturn but rather that we are being pushed.
Pushed to be a better, more grown up, version of ourselves which in turn pushes us into the next stage and chapter of our lives.
The light of Saturn is success.
Plain and simple, it is about achievement (whatever that means for each of us).
Soulstrology says that whilst Saturn may put us through the wringer, when he leaves an area of our charts he rewards us according to our efforts.
We are rewarded with a change in status, 'power' and the manifestation of our most cherished ambitions.
We reap what we sow and the better we have integrated the lessons of Saturn's transit the better we can tap into his rewards.
Saturn in Sagittarius have been uncomfortable bedfellows.
Whilst Saturn looks at the glass as half empty and what needs to be done, focusing on the logical and practical, Sagittarius looks at the glass as half full and and often bypasses logic and rationality using faith as their fuel for manifestation.
As a Sagittarius I can hold my hands up and say that operating off pure faith alone isn't ideal and does not lead to the manifestation of all your desires!
You have to get your hands dirty and get real about the nitty gritty which is needed to achieve your goals.
Optimism alone cannot take you to where you want to go.
However, optimism and faith are both essential to navigating this crazy human existence of life and sometimes pure faith alone, ignoring facts and figures, is what manifests miracles in people's lives.
Think of the people that are given an awful medical diagnosis.
Who are told they are terminally ill, will never walk again, can never conceive a child, etc.
And think of those that defy these odds and the 'facts' totally defying science!
They have faith over fear. They believe in a miracle and so they experience one.
The shadow of Saturn is fear, and faith is the antidote to fear.
Turning now to the exact aspects of this New Moon.
At this lunar event with Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, we are asked to review where we have experienced struggles, delays, karmic lessons and more since December 2014 and we are asked to RESET ourselves and our goals in these areas of life.
We can do this with confidence which comes from the comfort that the harsher energies of Saturn will soon lift and the energy that we experience in this area of our lives will soften, allowing life to flow better.
With Venus on one side and Saturn on the other, this New Moon opens us up to abundance, love and harmony (Venus) which has structure and status (Saturn).
The intentions we set at this time can be both dreamy and creative (Venus) and be a tangible reality (Saturn).
Change agent Uranus makes a powerful aspect to this New Moon indicating that we may experience a seemingly sudden breakthrough in an area of life in which we have felt stuck or stifled, or experienced disappointments, delays or loss in (Saturn).
The energies of this New Moon are truly about liberation, a lightening of the pressure, freedom, creativity, love, abundance - all of which have lasting power.
It truly is a beautiful New Moon but Soulstrology tells us that the most important element of this New Moon is faith.
Faith that all is unfolding as it ought to, for our highest good.
Faith that a delay is not a denial.
Faith in ourselves.
Faith in others.
Faith in the bigger picture.
Faith in the universe.
Our faith is the fuel that will get us through the darkest days in our lives and the world.
Our faith will fulfill our desires.
Perhaps not how we expected, or in our timing, but for the highest good of all in perfect divine timing.
New Moon Mantra
I trust that all I have experienced, 'good' or 'bad' has been necessary for my soul's journey and my ultimate evolution.
I have faith in myself and my ability to overcome challenges and to achieve my goals
I believe in my ability to co-create with the Universe
I have faith that the Universe is benefic and wants my highest good
I choose faith over fear
I choose faith as my fuel
I know faith will fulfill my desires in divine timing
And with that, this Sagittarius who has been put through the wringer with Saturn, signs off to you all with so much love and faith that a sweet new beginning is beckoning for each of us.
So may it be.
With love and faith,