The Sun in Sagittarius continues to impact us up until the Capricorn Solstice on December 21. This occurs at 5:22pm EST. The first couple of weeks of December bring a number of shifts in the way we think and plan for the future. Mercury (communication) has been in retrograde motion since November and will move direct on December 6, the same day as the New Moon. Roadblocks will appear to be lifted as we begin to see signs of progress with recent plans. Clarity appears in increments, as the fog is lifts and the winged messenger races forward to catch up to speed.
The New Moon in Sagittarius(15˚7) on December 6-7 raises the bar with regard to our moral platform. What are your dreams and desires and how much faith do you have in a higher power helping guide you towards achieving them? We all make choices in every aspect of our life from our very earliest days. These choices create the foundation of our life. This is a period of potentially greater progress for those who hold fast to spiritual beliefs. This is an ideal time to connect with multidimensional Beings, on the other side of the veil, that can assist us in making a deeper connection to Source. The deeper we embrace the broader allegiance of light at our disposal, the more synchronicity occurs, the easier it is to see our way clear on the road ahead and, thus, make wiser choices.
Sagittarius is symbolized by the archer shooting his arrows upward towards great heights. This is the sign of adaptability, philosophical pursuits, travelers, optimists, teachers, ambassadors, and freedom-loving individuals. Wherever Sagittarius is in your natal chart may impact your level of desire now to step out of the proverbial box to take more risks. Jupiter, the planetary ruler of Sagittarius, is not far away from the New Moon lunation. This pumps up enthusiasm and confidence to achieve plans. Expansion is on most minds. However, patience and temperance are necessary in maintaining balance, remaining mindful that not everything that's bigger is necessarily better!
Saturn in Capricorn, the sign it rules, is another notable planetary placement during the New Moon. This brings an air of caution when navigating through challenges along with the need for a practical approach to achieve long term goals. On another trajectory completely, is the conjunction between Mars(War) and Neptune (illusion), both in Pisces, squaring the Sun and Moon. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces and in this particular alignment, may cloud boundaries. Determining fact or fantasy has become increasingly difficult in the world today, However, knowing that it is up to each of us as to reaffirm our values and continue to do our individual work has never been more imprtant.
Chiron has been in retrograde since July and will station direct on December 8, the same day the Moon and Saturn join forces. This temporarily throws a lead blanket on prevailing optimism. Stepping up to meet responsibility may be the only way to relief. As we attend to chores and stand in the power of our convictions we may find a great deal of progress in the coming weeks. Healing is Chiron's mission. The collective power to do so in the sign of Pisces, becomes apparent throughout the month. "Where two or more are gathered there is LOVE..."
Cancer Full Moon - December 22 occurs at 0˚ Cancer, the sign ruled by the Moon. In her fullest phase, she highlights the way towards completion and the culmination of something initiated around some previous significant lunar marker. Full Moons tend to embellish emotions, empowering whatever and wherever it impacts your natal chart. It's also a period of manifestation, so be very careful about what you think and where you are personally channeling your emotional energy. Chiron is only a few degrees away from squaring this lunation heightening the desire to heal personally and collectively so that we might begin to move ahead in a brand new direction. Saturn is not far away providing hope for the future. It's a perfect time to release what no longer serves our highest good. Cleanse, detoxify, release and let the tears flow...
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