Ok, there is a lot going on in terms of astrology right now Darlings. A potentially pivotal time in terms of aligning with our highest purposes. The Full Moon in Taurus gave us a chance to prepare ourselves, to clear out space ready to fill it with what serves us better. Now comes a chance set our aims for the year ahead; to plot our course and take aim. I don’t know about you but this energy feels really fucking palpable at the moment. Like we are on the cusp of something epic.
Lets break it down. First of all, New Moons are all about manifesting; identifying where you are, where you are headed and what will help you get there. Filling the cleared space with new things that better serve. The New Moon in Sagittarius brings a sense of looking ahead to the next adventure. Not boldly flinging ourselves but taking time to asses where we are, what resonates with our values and leaning into our intuition. Represented by the Centaur, Sagittarius holds deep knowledge of the great cosmic quest. He is an astrologer, hunter and teacher. He is all about expansion and growth, setting ones sights high and pursuing greater understanding. Ruled by the Element of Fire, Sagittarius asks us what action we will take? Where do you want to be heading next year? What do you feel called to do? Listen to your intuition, your spirit, what do you feel you were put here to do? How could you be doing more of that? What action can you take now to attract more of that to you? Sometimes it is as simple as changing a mindset or addressing our perspectives, sometimes we need to seek higher knowledge, heal an old wound to move on or step into our power. In fact, now is exactly the time to be considering what that power is and how to wield it for the greatest good.
The 4th of December also brings us a very exciting Solar Eclipse. Although more penguins than people will be able to see it, eclipses bring big catalyst energy (they can also feel very draining/intense). This Eclipse brings and end to the Sagittarius/Gemini cycle that began in May 2020. Think back to where you were then, how you felt about the state of the world, lockdowns, panic, loneliness, sense of identity and roles in the world. How you felt about your own journey, all the lessons learnt. We have experienced a collective trauma, some people say a ‘collective awakening’. I certainly put a lot of time into shadow work. It was fucking rough. I remember asking at the beginning why were we being given 10 years of lessons in 1 year (now more like 2 years)? Now I know it was to give us time to get introspective and face a lot of the shit we were hiding from. A chance to work on our generational trauma and question what our values really are. I feel like we are only now engaging from this new perspective. So, with that in mind how do you want to move forwards? What would serve you in finding greater alignment with those values? Now is the perfect time to ask for it.
There are also conjunctions between this moon and Mercury, planet of communication, intellect and trade and Neptune, ruler of inspiration, intuition and spirituality. These positive connections bring an opportunity to get really clear with ourselves and the universe about our inner desires and values and communicating them. Especially in areas around careers, boundary setting and our inner peace. Don’t settle for anything that doesn’t vibe with what you want to be doing. I know this is hard this time of year as capitalist christmas monster rears it’s head. It’s easy to get sucked in for the sake of keeping the peace but what about your peace? Your values?
Speaking of Neptune, He came out of retrograde on the 1st bringing us easier connections to our intuition, inner most desires and higher spirit. So whatever you manifesting, go big. What is your wildest dream? Ask for it now.
The presence of Chiron at this lunation will help us in putting all of this in motion. According to greek mythology Chiron was the Centaur son of Cronus, perhaps even the Centaur that represents Sagittarius. He was not related to the other centaurs and was depicted as being more gentle and civilised. Raised by Apollo and Artemis, Chiron was a master herbalist, healer, musician and teacher. Many famous warriors and kings were sent to study under his tutelage including Achilles, Ajax and Jason. According to the stories, he was accidently killed by one of Heracles poison arrows and despite his knowledge of medicine was unable to heal himself. Zeus (being his half brother) took pity on him and gave him a place in the stars. Chiron brings us healing, knowledge, wisdom and peace. With all of the changes abound and the amount of standing up for our values required, Chiron can be of help. Perhaps it is time to have those deep conversations with loved ones, you’ve been putting off. Perhaps you need to have some deep conversations with yourself. The issue with healing journeys is that we often focus on the outcome and overlook the hard work and pain that it brings up; old wounds opening and being purged before we are able to fully heal them. Neptune asks us to get really clear with ourselves, Mercury is here to support us in communicating what we need and Chiron is here to support us with his guidance and wisdom to move towards being healed.
This is the Last New Moon before Yule. This is a great opportunity to look ahead to what you want to be reborn when it arrives. We have done the letting go, what do you want more of in your life? What will support you in the new journey before you? Now is the time to set your intentions. Get really clear with yourself about why you want it. Does it serve your highest purpose or is it some hedonistic search for happiness? What will you no longer be allowing? Are you prepared to stand your ground on it? Do you feel the need to have conversations with others about your intentions to make change? Do you have some healing to do? When it comes to trauma, triggers and how to manage, them lean into the presence of wise Chiron ( Also have a look at my ‘rantings‘ section to support you).
While we are on the subject of Yule/christmas, just a heads up, there is a big clash between Saturn and Uranus ( insert frost giant dom joke here😂 ) coming on Christmas eve (I’ll be fucking avoiding that one). Saturn holds dominion over boundaries, responsibilities and authority whereas Uranus brings expansion, freedom and thinking outside of the box. There will be conflict between these two. Perhaps in terms of breaking through blockages, setting boundaries with those who want you to remain as you are are or an authority figure telling you that you can’t free yourself. Whatever it is, Lean into that Chiron energy. Find empathy and compassion, try not to take things personally but stand up for your values with love for yourself.
To Sum Up
Things have been painful. The process of letting go, shedding what no longer serves and welcoming transformation has felt pretty relentless for the last 18 months. This cycle has come to an end. Now is the time to look ahead to new adventures. Identify what your values are and how you want to live in better alignment with them. Aim high, work out some steps you can take from where you are now, even if they feel small, it is a start. Sagittarius is all about leaning into your intuition and taking action. Keep your eyes open for any clues, they will come in the form of opportunity, perhaps even an opportunity just to question the status quo and whether it aligns with your values. There is an abundance of healing energy around, lean into it. Healing is not an easy process. We often focus on the outcome without being prepared to do the work. Look ahead to Yule and the new calendar year, what intentions will you set now to support you? Is there something that will aid you in the coming months, something that you can ask for now? You know what you really want to be doing with your life, now is the time to get clear about it and make tangible steps towards it. Nothing is out of reach, it can start with something as simple as how you frame it to yourself. Harness the catalytic energy of the Solar Eclipse to bring about big change for yourself.
If you’re not sure where to start, lean into your intuition. Use divination to guide you. I’ll be posting spreads and shadow work prompts to support you over on my instagram in the coming days so keep an eye out for that. Journaling is a great way to get clear with yourself and communicate with your higher self, ego and inner child (depending on what answers you seek). You can find my basic New Moon manifesting ritual here should you need some inspiration. Ultimately, You have the power to create your own reality, you may need to acquire some higher knowledge, guidance or a leaping off point, all of which are available to you if you are brave enough to ask for it.
Were nearly there Darlings, rebirth is coming, use this time wisely, we still have a few more weeks to rest in the cauldron. Don’t let life just happen to you, you are powerful badass, you just have to remember that.
Be confident, compassionate and honest.
Peace Out Witches ✌
Love Kate xxx
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