7 December 2018
15 Sagittarius 7
02:20 am EST, 11:20pm (12/6) PST, 7:20pm GT
The Gemini Full Moon on 23 November reminded us of all the paths and ideas available to us at all times. Some we may like and some we may not, but they are all there, regardless. The Gemini quality of consciousness is like the diamond, reflecting whatever light that is present from different angles, while remaining still and solid. We all have the Gemini capacity to refine and capture a new perspective using the information that we are continuously taking in. Like a windsock, the Gemini part of us is attuned to the direction of movement. Gemini is our internal information collector, and the more we open our spirits, minds, and hearts, our ability to see quality in the data flow increases. This is what is meant by Satsang -being able to discern the quality. The Gemini – Sagittarius polarity takes us from the wide data flow to where we start to focus on individual pieces of information. These pieces become what we chose to focus on and as such they form our sticking points.
These “sticking points”-things we pay attention to- help define our individual journey. We set the general sticking points before we are born and we encounter these as our lives unfold. The story line we have each created is comprised of these sticking points (or karma), and they become evident when as we latch onto specific information generated through our Gemini consciousness. It is within the Sagittarius part of ourSelves that we find the courage and fortitude to work with and free up these sticking points.
Consider the sacred geometry of the fire triangle comprised of oxygen (air), heat (spirit), and fuel (matter). All are needed to create fire. There is no light or life without fire, and the Sagittarius quality of consciousness provides us with the most individualistic form of fire that we can muster. A symbol for Sagittarius is the bonfire, and bonfires were used as the earliest beacons used to communicate with others over water or land. A beacon is a signal, indicating safe passage or conveys a message such as: all is well; or pay attention, something is coming. We could just call this the choice between love and fear that we are continuously making. The Sagittarian part of us serves as a beacon, sending focused messages targeting our sticking points, which, whether we realize it or not, are also shared with others as they are projected outwards.
Hook Lighthouse, Churchtown, Hook Head, Co. Wexford, Ireland https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hook_Lighthouse_at_twilight.jpg
The good news is that Sagittarius is set up for victory. No matter what the message is, we are always set up for success when we recognize that our karma is something for us to work with instead of resisting.
A New Moon occurs when there is a conjunction with the Moon (how we feel) and the Sun (our core identity). The New Moon is at 15 Sagittarius, and is conjunct Jupiter 6 Sagittarius. Jupiter (where we access our social consciousness) is the depositor for Sagittarius. To have Jupiter involved creates the most expansive and benevolent New Moon experience that we can imagine. There can be a sense of releasing pent up emotion, as with a floodtide.
Mercury is stationing at 27 Scorpio and is conjunct Jupiter, adding extra depth to how we communicate and think about what presents as a new beginning during the New Moon. The New Moon is also conjunct the Great Attractor at 15 Sagittarius, which is extremely magnetic. This means that if there is something that we have been avoiding, because it may not have been clear or the topic was uncomfortable, it will be easier to address now, and the outcome will benefit all. There is an element of lightheartedness that is available as well. This New Moon is a moment to remember; as it is a turning point.
The New Moon is in a stepping stone (formerly a square) with Mars (how we are motivated to action) and Neptune (where we find self-realization) at 14 Pisces. The Mars/Neptune conjunction provides the energy and scope to inspire us to reconsider the way we feel about ourselves, and what potential options we may have been missing. This sets up the opportunity to explore new frontiers.
As well, the Moon is in a stepping stone with Orcus (where we access our sense of immortality) at 11 Virgo, providing a way to examine our beliefs about how we view wholeness. While we may say we believe in a unified self, are we really aware that our four components of consciousness: spirit, mind, emotional, and physical are always working in concert? It is easy to forget this while in a body and dealing with daily stuff such as those sticking points. If we tune in for a moment, we can remind ourselves of our inherent and eternal wholeness, and draw some inspiration.
These two stepping stones form an intersection (formerly a T-square) to the Light Bridge between Mars/Neptune and Orcus. Given the Great Attractor’s involvement with the Moon, it may be that we can gain new insight into some of our deepest myths, such as the story of Prometheus. Was fire (spirit) really stolen from the gods, and as such requires suffering to pay for the gift of warmth and light on Earth? Are we continually missing the point? Fire was not given to humans, it is part of the co-creation that all of us are authoring each moment. We have a choice on whether we see things just handed down to us by the unknown or seeing ourselves as a responsible co-creator. This is tough thing to comprehend, and it is easy to quickly step away from it. Pluto (where we transform ourSelves) at 17 Capricorn is in intimacy with the New Moon, signaling that if we want to change the story line of our lives, we can.
The Grand Power Crossroad (formerly a cardinal grand cross) that formed during the Gemini Full Moon is still operative during this New Moon. It is formed by the Light Bridge between the Soul Star (formerly North Node and our life purpose) at 27 Cancer and the Earth Star (formerly the South Node and our life legacy) at 27 Capricorn. This bridge brings up our self-nurturing practices and our response to authority. The Grand Crossroad is formed with the Light Bridge between Uranus (where we access revelation) 29 Aries with Haumea 26 Libra (where we create unity consciousness). Coloring the environment are Eris (our inner disrupter) at 23 Aries sitting close to Uranus and Arcturus (where we access divine justice) 26 Libra sitting near Haumea. During the New Moon this Grand Crossroad points to the need to move from self-care patterns that do not serve an empowering constructive perspective. Any path can be taken—or all at once to do this.
There is also a Grand Water Manifestation (formerly a Grand Trine), which facilitates the free flow of emotional energy. This manifestation is between the Soul Star at 27 Cancer with Chiron (where we whole ourSelves) at 28 Pisces and the stationing Mercury at 27 Scorpio. This manifestation supports all positive regard for the Self as it serves our life direction. The Mercury Station makes the use of this energy more purposeful as it helps with setting up new thought patterns.
Sagittarius is a wisdom sign (formerly mutable) as such supports change. The New Moon provides the energies we need to kindle new fires. Because of the influence of Jupiter and the Great Attractor, the outcome will be fine and it will be in our best interest.
English: Shiva dreaming. Digital art. Created for the NASA remix Challenge #12. The Heart Of Space; Heart of Orion by Nasa. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shiva_dreaming.jpg
Please read Stephanie Azaria’s daily blog and weekly write-up and Shelly Leal’s monthly report for a complete description of all the aspects occurring for this New Moon. If you have any comments, you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org