Sagittarius New Moon: Light Up Your Life

Let the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 14th Light Up Your Life!

Just in time for the holidays, the Sag New Moon will infuse you with a sense of joy, freedom, and optimism; a perfect recipe for gathering with friends and family, either socially distanced or in the Zoom-isphere!

Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter, which the ancients called “the Greater Benefic,” believing its energy infused us with a sense of purpose, adventure, and happiness. In astrology, if you’re born with a prominent Jupiter in your natal chart, it’s said that you’re born under a lucky star. And really, wherever Jupiter appears in your birth chart, you’ll feel a little extra glow and ease in that area of your life.

When is the best time to tap into the upbeat, idealistic energy of Sagittarius?

When the Sun moves through the sign of Sagittarius each year from November 22nd to December 21st, we all have a chance to tap into that light-hearted vibe, regardless of our zodiac sign. Of course, that energy will be super-charged in the three days before and after the New Moon on December 14th, when both the Sun and the Moon are dancing cheek to cheek. Well, that might be a little tame for Sagittarius – they’re probably jitter-bugging instead!

New Moons in general are powerful times to plant seeds for the ideas, plans, and actions you want to grow over the coming weeks as the Moon itself waxes towards full again. Sagittarius is a fire sign (like Aries and Leo), so you’ll be drawn to create those intentions in dynamic, expansive ways. That energy is represented perfectly by the Archer, Sag’s symbol in astrology, looking ahead with a sense of purpose, setting your sights in that direction, and letting your creativity and focus carry you there, both in your life and in your relationships.

Are you getting the idea that this Sagittarius New Moon energy is pretty hard to suppress?

And there’s more. While it’s true that you’ll have a good time getting your Sagittarius groove on, there’s also a deeper side to this fun-loving sign. The same urge to “live large” also shows up as a thirst for experiences beyond your every-day life, to travel to new places, explore other cultures and philosophies, and generally expand your horizons spiritually and intellectually.

The biggest cautionary concern (and every zodiac sign has them) is to not go overboard in whatever area or activity you’re exploring during the Sagittarius cycle. Just add “over” to any of those Sag traits and you’ll get the picture: over-indulgent, over-confident, overly optimistic, over-active. Fortunately, that same energy also carries with it lots of charm and friendliness, so even if you offend or overwhelm someone, you’ll likely be forgiven quickly!

So, how can you harness the exuberance of the upcoming New Moon in Sagittarius on December 14th to create some heart-and-mind-expanding lunar magic for yourself? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Plan an adventure

Our capacity for high-powered adventures like skydiving or bungy jumping might be limited in these pandemic times, but don’t get discouraged. You can still capture the Sag spirit with something a little less dramatic. Maybe visiting a nearby outdoor art installation or an exotic animal park or one of those drive-through holiday lights experiences. Get creative!

  1. Make dinner an international experience

Sag’s gregarious, “out there” energy would love to get out to an ethnic restaurant, but if that’s not feasible, you can turn a quiet dinner at home into a multi-cultural food-fest. Moroccan tagine, Indian biryani, or a Chinese dish with five-spice powder are all fun ideas. For drinks, musky chai latte or spiced wine are good choices for your tangy Sag taste buds.

  1. Check out virtual comedy clubs or plan a Zoom karaoke party

In “normal” times, Sag’s restless vibe would propel you to head to where the action is. But believe it or not, you really can re-create that experience online! Just google “virtual comedy shows” and you can find something every night of the week. The same with throwing a karaoke party or even a virtual dance party.

  1. Create your own meditation space

Remember, this New Moon in Sagittarius is also designed to get you thinking about the deeper meaning of life. Most retreat centers are not open right now, but you can certainly create your own “contemplation corner” with a specially designed meditation pillow, beautiful music, and a book with daily readings to reflect on.

  1. Make a list of everything that’s working in your life and relationships

Whether you’re naturally a “glass half-full” kind of person or not, we all have times when we feel emotionally, spiritually, or physically drained. The Sagittarius New Moon can give you a hopeful, optimistic foundation to take a look at those challenges and to find the gifts there, but also to appreciate the big and little things you already have to be grateful for.

There are so many directions to go when you’re playing with any New Moon energy, and with Sagittarius in particular, the lunar magic offers even more variety.

– Deborah

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