SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON – 18 DECEMBER 2017: Cosmopolitan spark


The New Moon takes place in the 26th degree of the Sign of Sagittarius. It affects the Mutable Signs (Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo) as well as Leo and Aries Signs that are born in the third decan or those having personal planets or their Ascendant near the 26th degree of these Signs.


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Moon joins the Sun on the 18th of December and this union, as with every New Moon, marks a new realization. The New Moon period is the right time to begin something since we have a fresh mood and we feel invigorated.

This New Moon in particular works refreshingly and has a positive overtone since it occurs in the Sign of Sagittarius, an amicable and jovial Sign, and is mostly accompanied by positive aspects.

Sagittarius is an optimistic Sign that has open horizons and broadened perception.

A New Moon in Sagittarius gives an appetite for exploration to our soul and to our spirit and makes us to eagerly looking forward for the new prospects that lay ahead. It brings us the desire to be open and true with ourselves and honest with others, since sincerity and straightforwardness are basic Sagittarius traits.

After the deep psychological digging of the previous New Moon in Scorpio, and the difficult efforts to communicate what we have unearthed with the Full Moon in Gemini, this New Moon at last brings, immediacy, renewal and revitalization.

We now are optimistic, and with Venus in conjunction with the New Moon, we come out not only with a positive aura but also with spontaneous shine and charisma. We know our value and we are in harmony with our feelings.  We feel likable and we are popular. We are tender, jovially friendly, exciting social, and most important craving for new experiences.


This New Moon is a cosmopolitan spark that becomes our inner trigger

for starting something new with enthusiasm.


Next to the two Lights, and also conjunct with Venus, Saturn materializes this new externalization of ourselves adding to it the necessary seriousness and lessening any exaggeration. We take ourselves seriously.

New relationships that we may make shall not be frivolous, and in any beginning or new resolution that we shall commit ourselves to, we are going have acknowledgement and respect for our efforts from our partners and close relationships.

Another positive characteristic of this New Moon is that Uranus from within the Sign of Aries is making a trine aspect with all the planets I have already mentioned.

This gives us the air and freedom for self-expression. Uranus trine with Venus brings pleasant changes in our social and love life and surprises us with opportunities for making new connections. These may start unconventionally or in original settings but there is a great chance they will evolve for a long term.

Jupiter and Mars are conjunct Scorpio and so every action and initiative, indispensable constituents for any new beginning, are favored. Add to this the fact that Neptune is making a trine with both planets and we can talk about inspired action with creativity.

This New Moon in Sagittarius favors new endeavors but at the same time we have to be cautious to moderate and slow down its exaggerated enthusiasm. Especially more in this case, where Jupiter, the ruling planet of enthusiastic Sagittarius, is making a square aspect to the Moon's Nodes. So we have to pay extra attention to excess and overreacting.

Another thing we must have in mind is that Mercury will still be retrograde for some days after the New Moon while at the same time it makes a square aspect with Neptune. This means we should think before taking action and be careful of our spontaneity so as to avoid mistakes, wrong judgments and / or unnecessary idealizations.

This New Moon on December 18th is the last lunation for 2017. And yes for some of you, depending on where it fells on your personal chart, it may it be an ideal opportunity to set in motion circumstances that would lead to an expansive 2018.

Sure thing is that it promises a festive season full of excitement and adventure!

I wish everyone a happy and creative holiday season & Merry Christmas!


Find out where the New Moon falls in your chart

and embrace its promise for renewal.

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Jupiter Pisces Sagittarius

JUPITER’S MYSTICAL RULERSHIPS

Jupiter Pisces Sagittarius

Jupiter when placed in its Signs of rulership, Pisces & Sagittarius, is operating in the same mutable mode but being in a different element expresses differently.

JUPITER IN PISCES (MUTABLE WATER)

In Pisces Jupiter expands Belief, expands the sub-conscious and reaches out towards universal energy and acceptance of the transient nature of reality. Here Jupiter calls on a quest for self-discovery, a broadening of the faculty of empathy that bestows understanding, compassion for others and elevates the psyche to the spiritual dimensions. The process of expansion is internal, not visible, hidden or mystical. The person with Jupiter in Pisces may be a spiritual guru or a deeply religious person, a pious with his faith in man’s inherent ability to love truly devout.

Jupiter here may be William Blake, the mystical poet, saying:


“If the doors of perception were cleansed

everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”

“If a thing loves, it is infinite.”


On his unskilled side Jupiter here may give a tendency to the person to easily believe and be beguiled, to give an excess of daydreaming, escapism or to make a person over-react towards the need of others.On his unskilled side Jupiter here may give a tendency to the person to easily believe and be beguiled, to give an excess of daydreaming, escapism or to make a person over-react towards the need of others.

JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS (MUTABLE FIRE)

In Sagittarius Jupiter expands Gnosis, expands the mind to reach out towards wisdom and acceptance of the different forms of reality, in the material world. Here Jupiter calls on a quest for self-discovery, a broadening of the mind and one’s horizons, is an accumulation of real life experiences through travelling, studying or reading.

The process of expansion is external and is lived as an outlet for the fiery passion of the sign. Travel and enjoy life, embrace new cultures, explore new opportunities, learn more and more, adopt a philosophy or a religious system, all are possible ways to expand gnosis, knowledge and yourself. Jupiter here becomes passionate and acts in good faith. A faith in Life. The person with Jupiter here may have deep ethics, religious views and be a real cosmopolitan, a passionate warm nature and be optimistic generous and enthusiastic.

On his unskilled side Jupiter here may give a tendency to wander unceasingly without rooting somewhere and accumulate an excess of experiences for the sake of experiences without judging their moral or ethical aspect.

Jupiter here may be William Blake, the painter, saying:


 “The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom”


P.S. Interestingly enough William Blake has Jupiter in Sagittarius!

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SATURN in SAGITTARIUS SQUARE JUPITER in VIRGO

Saturn square Jupiter

Saturn square Jupiter is an aspect that tests our faith.

The Whitman brothers in the movie "The Darjeeling Limited" start on a journey to find themselves and seek spiritual guidance. On their quest they travel through Kashmir and pay homage from one temple to the other, religious relic after relic. It is as if a higher power like an invisible hand pushes them towards a higher purpose, but they are too focused in the reality around that they miss any possibility of attaining spirituality.

Ironically, their enlightenment comes in a small village in the middle of nowhere when they share humane, personal, everyday moments with the villagers.

Yes, our faith in something higher, in ourselves, in our dreams, in the future, this period may actually be tested. But we can find faith where it gushes. Not in the high places, but where we serve ethically our purpose, in the humble and daily.

We only need to know that FAITH is within us. It starts from us and leads to us.

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