December 1st, 2013
A New Moon will occur on December 02, 2013 at 7:22 PM EST at 10 degrees Sagittarius 59 minutes. The last month of the year begins with this New Moon in optimistic Sagittarius. The month will end with a New Moon forming in Capricorn. Open an optimistic as things lighten up at the beginning of the month and the month closes with some intensity, clarity and focus. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and it brings optimism and a view of the future. Jupiter is in Cancer bringing wisdom of the family. It is time to be thankful and join with the people you care about. Your family, your tribe, your clan, close friends is what it is all about now. On December 21st, the day the Sun moves into Capricorn and the beginning of Winter, the energy shifts to tradition and responsibility in those areas. Saturn rules Capricorn and it has been in Scorpio for about 15 months bringing our focus into deep loyalty and attachment. It has also showing us where we need to clean things up and let go in order to move on. Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius and Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, are trine now. A very favorable position for these two giants. Jupiter rules expansion and Saturn rules contraction. They work together to bring our lives into balance. If we expand too much the need to contract kicks in. They are in this position around every 8 years. Both in water signs bringing up emotions, nostalgia, and memories. It is time to set your intentions in an area of your life that will bring a view of the future. Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. It is a fire sign, and it is mutable. The experiences you have in Sagittarius brings wisdom. This truth will be confirmed through the activities in your Sagittarius house. Remaining open to new experiences cultivates ethical principles, along with a philosophical and open-minded outlook. An understanding of cultural differences at multi-levels is also important here. While water signs show where you tend to live in the past, the houses ruled by the fire signs describe where you live for the future. You need to know that there is always something to look forward to. This month, the emphasis is to look toward the future, be optimistic and open. Understand people and situations that are different from you. Expand, but know your limits. The key phrase, “I UNDERSTAND”, certainly describes the true essence of Sagittarius.
This New Moon is taking place in the Aries decanate of Sagittarius. This is the sign of the pioneer and new beginnings. Springtime! Fire signs are goal oriented, and concerned with future opportunities. Often described as inspirational, fire signs, more than all others, show where you need goals. With the sign Aries also emphasized on this New Moon it brings in the need to be true to yourself. It is time to realize who you are. Uranus entered Aries almost 3 years ago for the first time in 84 years. Uranus is the Planet of change and freedom. It is the awakener. In order to respond to Uranus' call for freedom to be our true selves Saturn has work to do! Saturn in Scorpio for the first time in 30 years is bringing closure to some things so we can move forward in a new way. This is your time. There is responsibility in freedom. You cannot enjoy the enlightenment and freedom that Uranus brings if you haven't developed the personal responsibility and discipline that Saturn wants. Have you developed wisdom, discipline and responsibility where Saturn was when you were born? That is your assignment. That is all you have to do to win a stronger sense of yourself.
This New Moon in Sagittarius, bringing optimism and expansion so we can get a new perspective on where we are, is ruled by the Planet Jupiter. The co-ruler of this lunation is Mars the ruler of Aries. At the time of this New Moon, Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is in the sign Cancer. Jupiter is the star of this show and it is in the sign of its exaltation. This means that it is in a strong position to make things happen. The sign Cancer is the sign of home, family, roots, and all things that have enduring value. Jupiter is favorable to Saturn in Scorpio so there is backing and support for what you want to do. Jupiter and Saturn are in water signs which bring emotion into what you want to accomplish. What you do now will be remembered. This is holiday time when memories are created. It is time to celebrate family and the people you care about. Mars is in Virgo making sure that you take care of every detail. It is time to be of service to what you feel that is important. Mars' influence in Virgo is prompting us to be in a healthier routine this year maybe in a better place than we were last year. It is time for better habits. Random acts of kindness would be good during this lunation. Especially with the family! A time of gathering, forgiveness, and giving! This energy will last until the next New Moon on January 1st, 2014. Happy Holidays! Create a beautiful experience.
THE SABIAN SYMBOL: THE LAMP OF PHYSICAL ENLIGHTENMENT AT THE LEFT TEMPLE.
This is a symbol of the enlarged understanding which comes from an inner and spiritual outreaching, and of the rewards following on a ceaseless experiment with one or another mode of self-expression. Here is self-orientation through a continual balancing of consequences and meanings in everyday activity and relationship. The world is seen as a laboratory for the soul, able to provide each individual with the reality he seeks for himself. The keyword is RECONCILIATION. When positive, the degree is personal effectiveness through an intelligent capitalization on past achievements, and when negative, witless trial and error to an utter confusion of ideas.
“Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
Brenda All times are for EST time and when appropriate EDT.