This upcoming New Moon in Sagittarius is more than just a sigh of relief, it's an unreserved delicious treat, and it's well-earned after the eclipse period. Happening on the 23rd of November as we enter the festive Sagittarius season this marks the beginning of the end of our 2022 year. New Moons always provide us with a fresh start, which offers us the opportunity to let go of what we have just moved through, and to turn over a new leaf. Just because this energy is available to tap into, however, does not mean that everyone does. It is important to intentionally access the energy to utilize it to its full potential. This is a perfect moon for doing rituals of all kinds: working magic, invoking and integrating healing, ancestral work, and manifestation work.
So let's have a little deeper look into why this is so. This New Moon happens in Sagittarius, the archetype of the adventurer, the philosopher, the archer, and the visionary. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion, good luck, and fortune, Sagittarius' New Moons can be particularly magical. This one may help us to see the truth of what we have just moved through and to optimistically find the blessing within the challenges.
A New Moon can also be described as a conjunction between the Sun and the Moon, meaning that the Sun and the Moon are at the same degree in Sagittarius. There is also an ongoing conjunction between Mercury and Venus in Sagittarius. This conjunction may no longer be exact, but it is still an important lingering energy, and both of these planets are closely conjunct to the Moon and Sun during this lunation. This stellium of planets in Sagittarius aids us in finding energy, motivation, inspiration, joy, abundance, and expansion in the realms of relationships, love, communication, and personal cognition. For more clues about where this affects you personally, look into which house in your natal chart is ruled by Sagittarius. Reach out if you would like some guidance on how to do so or if you would like a Natal chart reading.
As if that wasn’t enough magic this Moon is also trine to Jupiter in Pisces. It’s not exact but it's close enough to be a real blessing. Jupiter rules both Sagittarius and Pisces, so we have a comfortable expression of this energy. After having been retrograde for a large part of the year, Jupiter stations direct as the lunation happens, sprinkling extra fairydust on the gateau. We may not, however, see things happening fast. Patience will still be needed. Things are certainly activating and brewing within your manifestation cauldron, so be conscious about what ingredients you are adding to the mix.
To put an extra layer of icing on this already delectable cake, dreamy Neptune who is at home in Pisces, is also at an almost trine to this New Moon. This means that Jupiter and Neptune are closely conjunct in this romantic and friendly water sign. What a powerful moment we are presented with for visualizing our dreams and for tapping into psychic realms. The most challenging aspect here is to decide what magical workings to focus on; you may be tempted to work on everything, but as always, you are better off focusing your energy on the most pertinent thing.
Furthermore, the Sun and Moon are sextile to the deeply transformative planet, Pluto in the sign of the steady climber, Capricorn. This allows us to go deep into our magical workings and healing. It would be a great pity to miss out on this energy. Put time aside right now to work with this. Both Jupiter and Neptune are also closely sextile to Pluto. This makes it that much easier to make those deeply profound changes in our internal realms, to allow them to reflect in our external realities. Remember, that physical manifestation takes a little while to catch up with the energetic changes. Allow time for the layover. Keep yourself embedded in faith as you travel beyond this energy.
As with all things in life, there must be balance and so there do need to be some challenging aspects here too. I want to encourage you, however, to see challenges as blessings. If we can approach adversity and difficulty with the attitude that there is a profound gift therein, then we can find that gift with much more ease, rather than if we approach it with resistance. Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces are square to Mars in Gemini, which is still retrograde. Please see my article on the Taurus eclipse and Mars retrograde to understand this energy a little better. This may create little triggered moments or outbursts in between all the beautiful energy. It only threatens to ruin the day if we allow it. Use the power of your breath to move through these segments.
Saturn in Aquarius is also square to Uranus in Taurus. Upon hearing about a square between two malefic planets many who understand the terms may let out a gasp, but hold your horses on the doomsday narratives. I find this to be one of the most annoying things about pop astrology: we have a challenging aspect or a Mercury retrograde and then everyone blames the planets for anything going “wrong” in their lives. The idea of divination is not to disempower or give you an excuse to give away your power, but rather to empower us so that we can work with the energy of the cosmos. Because of these alignments, I would recommend holding off on making physical action moves around this day, in particular in association with business and career or when making final decisions about your future. For example, if you have business meetings, then have your discussions and visualize what you want and contemplate the different routes one may take, and then allow everyone to take the information home and stew on it. Come back to make a decision later.
Allow yourself to explore possibilities. Allow yourself to ask: how we could make this a reality? Instead of stating that it simply can’t be. Work with opportunity and magic over limitation and victimhood. See yourself as the powerful creator that you are. Ignore the naysayers. Dare to believe in magic. With Saturn in Aquarius trine to Mars in Gemini, we may well be presented with beautiful solutions to our challenges. We will need to be in the right vibration to energetically match up with them. Your vibration is your responsibility. Claim your high vibes.