November 20th,  2014

Dear Friends,

Where have you been and where are you going? The past is celebrated as we move into a new vision. The past may be bitter sweet but it is your past so claim it. As you accept and appreciate where you have been and what you have done the future opens up. This New Moon gives you the opportunity to open up to what the future will bring.  The New Moon in Sagittarius! Once a year we have a New Moon in Sagittarius and it offers hope and a time to celebrate. We come out of Scorpio where we process lots of deep patterns to redesign those same patterns into a beautiful kaleidoscope. Who you are today is the sum total of all that you have been through. This develops depth and wisdom.

The ninth sign of the Zodiac brings the time to set your intentions for everything you would like develop.   Each New Moon is like a chapter in a book. This is the 11th New Moon of the year. The year began on January 1st with a New Moon in Capricorn joined with Pluto opposing Jupiter in Cancer and square to Uranus in Aries and Mars in Libra. A Grand Cardinal Cross offering change. It was asking you to do what you do in a clear and authentic way. It is time to be proud of all of it. It is time to move forward. Jupiter is the ruler of this New Moon and it is in the sign Leo. We are proud! We have integrity.


THE SIGN SAGITTARIUS: Sagittarius is a fire sign, and it is mutable. The experiences in this area of our lives brings wisdom. Sagittarius is the sign of truth. This truth will be confirmed through the activities available in your Sagittarius house. Remaining open to new experiences cultivates ethical principles, along with a philosophical and an open-minded outlook. An understanding of cultural differences at multi-levels is also important here. Sagittarius shows where you come to understand that you not only exist within the world, but that world can exist within you. 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.

At the time of this New Moon, Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is in the sign Leo. Jupiter is the star of this New Moon. This brings creativity, expressiveness, an open heart, generosity and playfulness. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fire signs bringing leadership, enthusiasm, and inspiration. These signs inspire us to take the lead with the things we want to accomplish. Uranus is in Aries asking us to reinvent ourselves and go forward in a new way. Jupiter is in Leo opening us up in ways that we have never known. It is time to have fun and come from love. The Moon, Sun and Venus are in Sagittarius giving us an optimistic attitude. Five out of ten of the planetary energies are in Fire Signs. Mercury is in Scorpio joined with Saturn. This is asking for a plan and a deep commitment in your endeavors. In other words do you have the money, time, energy and commitment to back up what you want? Mars is seconding the motion in Capricorn keeping company with Pluto. The inspiration, education, creativity and actions you want to take need to be backed up with substance. Jupiter in Leo is in a last quarter square with Saturn in Scorpio. Jupiter and Saturn joined to start a twenty year cycle May of 2000 at 22 degrees of Taurus. The intention at that time was for you to build security into your lives that you can sustain. It promised that there would be no free lunch. You needed to develop your worth through responsible actions. This square between Jupiter and Saturn is giving us the results of what you have built and worked on since 2000. You have accomplished a lot. You have won a few and lost a few but in the end you have grown.

THE SABIAN SYMBOL: A GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC CAMPFIRE.   This is a symbol of man's continuing appreciation of every phase of experience that ever has opened up for him, and his desire to live worthily as a basis for every present or future well-being. Here is an emphasis on a subjective passivity of value to the individual as it becomes the inner strength by which he may sustain himself at critical points in his affairs. In his periodic and symbolical return to center he re-grasps each special potentiality of his being. The keyword is REMINISCENCE. When positive, the degree is accomplishment through the cultivation and preservation of enduring ties with others, and when negative, superficial idleness and unhealthy veneration for the past. 

"Sabian Symbols" Marc Edmund Jones.

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Astrology is an ancient and sacred language. It is the study of planetary cycles and their effects on human behavior. Understanding the daily movement of this energy helps you to be on time in your life with the right attitude.

The earth turning on its axis gives us night and day. The Moon orbiting the earth in 29.6 days gives our monthly cycles. The Earth orbits the Sun in a year and gives us Seasons. Astrology is the study of seasonal changes. Everything moves with this energy. Everything runs its course.

When you look at a model of the Universe Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are all orbiting the Sun. They all have seasons. This creates all the energy that is moving that collectively effects what we are experiencing.
There's a metaphysical principle dealing with the relationship of the microcosm and macrocosm that says, "As above, so below. As within, so without." What is going on in the sky at any given time is telling the story of what is going on below at that moment. The information that Astrology provides helps us understand what is going on. It helps us know what time it is. Is it time to plant? Is it time to reap? There is a time a place for everything.

A soul comes into life at exactly the moment in time when the planetary conditions are perfect for what that soul needs to experience. The map of the sky at the exact moment that you took your first breath tells your story. Do you know yours?

Every New Moon, Full Moon and Planetary alignment is telling us day after day the energy we are dealing with. My intention is to describe these energies to help you have a smoother flow with your daily life.

Blessings, Brenda