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New Moon in Sagittarius ~ December 16, 2009

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Illustration credit and copyright to Steel EyesNew Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon highlights Sagittarian qualities (idealistic, optimistic, good-humored, opportunistic, intelligent) and 9th house themes (personal growth, spirituality, travel, higher education).

Sagittarius is natively ruled by Jupiter, who is currently a participant in a rare and promising Triple Conjunction. In Sagittarius, the Moon is expansive as she seeks to satisfy her thirst for knowledge and truth. The Moon is visionary and optimistic in Sagittarius.

The Sagittarius-New Moon (heart & soul)sextiles the Triple Conjunction (awareness, healing, moving forward, opportunities) and squares Uranus (radical change). We are urged to expand our horizons by seeing beyond the tangible or what's proven and having faith in the process of personal growth as we search for our own truths.

Elsewhere in the sky, Saturn and Pluto remain tightly linked in a challenging square, enabling us to get to the source of issues, have the power to purge what must be eliminated, and the resolve to re-establish a new foundation or adopt a new belief system.

This new moon occurs on December 16 at 7:02 a.m. (EST) at 25 degrees of Sagittarius. Those born within 3 days of December 16 or June 15; or have natal planets/house angles on or around 25 degrees of mutable signs may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than most.

For me, this New Moon squares my Pluto, Ascendant, and Descendant; opposes my Mercury and Midheaven; conjuncts IC; and falls in my natal 3rd house of thinking, communicating, and as well as relationship with siblings. This New Moon phase should be interesting since I will be home with family for the holidays and this Sag-New Moon touches all my house angles (who I am ~ Ascendant; who I am with another/my shared self ~ Descendant; where I've been ~ IC; and where I'm going ~ Midheaven).

How will this new moon influence your life? Look to the natal house/s this new moon will occupy in your birth chart. Match the sign and degree to the sign on the house cusp/s. Use the list below to identify the Sagittarius zodiac sign then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for an explanation of New Moon illuminating those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 9th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 8th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 10th House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart by clicking here for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Schedule your session for a reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start a discussion.

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Illustration credit and copyright to Steel Eyes.

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