by Maya White
2014 has been a significant year in the way that the New Moons have aligned with the days that the Sun changes signs. This gives each lunation a especially strong impact; two separate cycles, that of the changing of the Sun signs, as well as the beginning of the monthly lunation cycle both initiating at the same time makes for a total reset.
Every month, the New Moon happens with both the Sun and Moon in the same sign, but it’s quite unusual for them to be joined at the very beginning of the sign. (For example, the New Moon of February 28, 2014 occurred at 10 degrees Pisces; March New Moon was 9 degrees Aries).
This fall, the New Moons of October, November, and December all occur in the 1st degree of the Sun sign, effectively doubling the power of the reset.
Fiery, and mutable, Sag is a relief after the intensity of Scorpio. That’s the way it’s supposed to be! When the Sun is in Scorpio you get to figure out all the mysteries and feel the intensity of life. Then, as the Sun cruises into Jupiter ruled Sagittarius, having fulfilled the fires of transformation, you cruise along for the ride. At least, that’s the ‘pop’ theory.
Sagittarius is generally a lucky sign and you don’t need to be born Nov 22 – Dec 21 to tune into the energy. By learning to read the cosmic weather signs revealed by astrology, you sail into calmer waters and live your life ‘in the flow.’
How to Navigate the Season of Sag
- Explore your world; do something you’ve never done before
- Learn something new; take a class, visit a museum, expand your mind and your knowledge
- Travel to a new place that inspires you; it opens your vistas of what is possible and increases your worldview
- Keep moving, and get out in nature; the wilderness nurtures your Sagittarius side, and feeds your soul
- Give something away and see what is returned to you; observe the Universal laws of reciprocity and abundance in action. Jupiter in Leo is great for fun and finding LOVE!
This New Moon also has a peculiar tone around romance. Sagittarius is your time to re-set your world to one of your liking, to define and meet your spirituality on your own terms, and not beholden to any outdated beliefs. This New Moon is in a square or challenging aspect to Neptune, which adds fuel to the fire of spiritual authenticity.
You’ll likely be challenged to get in touch with YOUR truth on many different levels; it’s about not doing something or even buying into a lifestyle just because you’ve done it that way before. Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sag steps in to present the gift of the present – the power of NOW.
Even Venus, also in Sagittarius now, and the Sun square Neptune, this time is reverent, but not particularly romantic. And Mars and Pluto, now in Capricorn set a tone of seriousness. However, Jupiter in playful Leo is shining a love light into the situation, and I predict that partnerships begun now will be long lasting and devoted.
Romance Secret Tip: You’ll relate best to your partner now by getting out in nature rather than clinging to a cozy TV.
The house ruled by Sagittarius in your natal chart is where you need to expand your knowledge and is a part of your life that has been restricted through you ancestry or a previous lifetime. For example, someone with Sagittarius on the cusp of his or her 8th house needs to expand their personal power. The 8th house Sag person is most likely lucky in receiving legacies, but also must learn the value of things that money cannot buy, such as loyal friends, and time.
~ Sag ruling Houses 1 & 7 – must have self-expression, but not at the cost of commitment in relationship
~ Sag ruling Houses 2 & 8 – must have control of own time and will likely want to be self-employed or work in the travel industry
~ Sag ruling Houses 3 & 9 – a Preacher. Must speak your truth in a way that others can receive it; cannot accept doctrine or even unjustified rules
~ Sag ruling Houses 4 & 10 – may end up living overseas, or in a natural environment. Must grow up and get past issues around your parents
~ Sag ruling Houses 5 & 11 – productivity is a key to success; must buckle down and move beyond play and into creativity
~ Sag ruling Houses 6 & 12 – a wilderness guide and Sage. Whether by trade or by tradition; needs time to refresh and renew away from others.
Enjoy this time of seasonal change as you shoot your Sag arrows into the sky. Finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is the potential of Sagittarius. The rainbow symbolizes hope, positive endings, and new beginnings.
May the rainbow be your blessing of this season.