Here’s the chart for the Sagittarius New Moon:
New Moon in Sagittarius
November 29, 2016
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Sagittarius, ruled by the planet Jupiter, is a fire sign with a focus on adventure, idealism, and spiritual growth. There is an emphasis on learning, exploration, social activities, humor, and an appreciation of the great outdoors.
Issues involving ethics, morality, foreigners, foreign affairs, courts of law, judges, attorneys, literature, universities, publishing, advertising, propaganda, and international commerce become accentuated during the Sagittarius cycle.
Use this cycle to seek your truth. Broaden your horizons by looking at the world from different perspectives. Are you living up to your potential?
Sagittarius symbol: The Archer
Sagittarius is a mutable sign, associated with abstract intelligence; it rules the liver, hips, sciatic nerve, and thighs.
The key phrase for Sagittarius is “I Seek”.
Attune to the qualities of Sagittarius with a 3-minute tarot meditation on Temperance.
Temperance is the messenger of a simple spiritual truth – moderation is virtuous. It teaches that one is strengthened by self-restraint. It represents the act of tempering where substances are combined to form a new whole. Temperance conditions the quest for higher knowledge, offering concentration, creative energy, flexibility and adaptability as aids to direction.
Confer with Temperance to focus on a goal or to journey within to bring self-knowledge to consciousness.
Sagittarius Sits in the North by North-West on the Medicine Wheel.
The sign Sagittarius correlates to Strength, the third step on the Western pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. Strength is the ability to firmly maintain a position. The knowledge gained from introspection during the last cycle will give you the strength to stand in your power.
Sabian Symbol for 8º Sagittarius:
“Within the depths of the earth new elements are being formed.” This degree symbolizes a period of gestation after which there is a new level of awareness and response to life. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar
Highlights of the New Moon at 7º Sagittarius 43′:
This Sagittarius lunation cycle begins with the challenge of adjusting to a future yet unknown. It is a balancing act to discern reality from illusion and service from sacrifice. The task is made harder by too much or too little information (Sun & Moon square the Moon’s Nodes). This cycle is about figuring out where you stand between the needs of the individual vs. the needs of society. The creative solution involves healing relationships. Group cooperation is built by taking a novel approach (Venus square Uranus; sextile Chiron). Painful wounds, grand emotions, and philosophical enthusiasm set the fates in motion (Sun & Moon septile Jupiter; bi-septile Chiron).
Our advice for this cycle:
Apply the knowledge gained from introspection during the last cycle to seek a better understanding of yourself. There is always more to know. Explore your self-identity, self-expression, and your current state of self-realization. Aspire to a new point of view. Intuition is strong and much can be learned from engaging the sensitivity you encounter.
There is a lot of energy this cycle aimed at achievement of dreams. The challenge is to handle frustration and impatience in ways that do not impair your health or risk your well-being. Burn excess energy with vigorous exercise. Firing up your body will spark your motivation to act. The passion and persistence available to you now are best expressed through compassionate action or your personal creative expression. Build your strength by exercising your thigh muscles, eating a diet to support your liver function, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Questions you might explore for personal insight include:
- What are your long-range plans?
- Who or what has influenced your belief system, inspired you, or mentored you?
- How do you motivate and inspire others?
- When do you feel most adventurous?
- What does self-realization mean to you?
- What subject would you choose to study or what country would you visit if there were no obstacles?
- Where and with whom would life be easier if you were a little less self-righteous or a little more restrained?
Affirm: My philosophy is love.
The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal posts at each phase with tips on working with the current cosmic and lunar energies.
Sandra shares her personal moon phase journal, Sunny’s Days. We invite you to join her walk through the year. Declare your intentions – start your own moon phase journal. Share your images, words, colors, and goals for this lunation cycle in the comments below the posts.
Or, if you’re on Facebook you can get Zodiac Arts‘ and Sandra’s posts in your news feed and respond there.
Quote for this cycle:
“If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.”
~ Leo Buscaglia (1924 – 1998) American educator, author, and motivational speaker
A Mandala is a powerful meditation device for focusing sacred intentions. We encourage you to create your own mandala or print out and color the 2016 Sagittarius New Moon Mandala created by Sandra according to the geometric patterns prominent in the chart for the New Moon.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process. See her latest New Moon Mandala and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
In addition to her 2016 Lifecycle Forecast on our site, artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Jessica Shepherd at Moonkissd.com has a great article titled Sagittarius New Moon: Culture Shock, where she says, “You might want to befriend your inner traveller or journeyer at this New Moon, as cranky or weary as they are.”
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms. Read her post Sagittarius New Moon: Reluctant Pilgrim.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions in her post on the Sagittarius New Moon. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.
Elaine Kalantarian writes about The Sun in Sagittarius: The Fool
Ruby Slipper Astrology – New Moon in Sagittarius: The Elusive Start
Rachel Capurso – True Faith ~ New Moon in Sagittarius – November 29th, 2016
Christina Caudill – Sagittarius New Moon | Personal Myth
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