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New Moon in Sagittarius ~ December 5, 2010

Sagittarius. Image source unknown.

On December 5th, the New Moon in Sagittarius is upon us. New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon highlights Sagittarius 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 in compassionate Pisces and in a conjunction (blending energies) with Uranus (awakening/radical change); their conjunction grows stronger and perfects on January 4, 2011, the same day as the New Moon Eclipse in Capricorn. This conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus encourages us to delve deep within the part of us that we don't normally take enough time to tap into. By seeking deep within, we enable ourselves to access and become aware of hidden motivations/drives/desires, which help in giving us a more complete picture of what we may want or hope for in this life...right now. Why am I talking about this conjunction? Because this energy between Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces surrounds this Sagittarius-New Moon, and we're able to make use of it if so choose it.

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 (blending of heart & soul) sextile Saturn (reality). As 2010 comes to an end, we may be taking stock (Saturn) of what the year has been like for us -- our successes, failures, challenges, lucky breaks; where we stand in our relationship/s, job/s, finances, etc. A dose of reality from Saturn, mixed in with Sagittarian optimism, may be just what we need as we close our year out and look toward the new year.

Elsewhere in the sky, Mercury (thought) and Pluto (elimination) in also in a conjunction, giving us a penetrating mind with focus and the ability to cut through the fog of confusion or haze of denial and get at the core of truth, no matter how harsh or unbelievable it may seem. Use the knowledge gained toward something productive.

This new moon, on December 5, occurs at 14 degrees of Sagittarius at 9:36 a.m. PST / 12:36 p.m. EST. Those born within 3 days of June 4 or December 5; or have planets/house angles around 14 degrees of mutable signs may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than others.

Also happening on the same day as the Sagittarius-New Moon, Uranus, who has been retrograde since July 5th, will station direct at 5:50 p.m. PST / 8:50 p.m. EST.

For me, this new moon forms a fire grand trine with my Aries-Moon/Chiron (heart/inner drives and healing/release, respectively) and Venus (relationships/finances). As a Virgo-rising, this New Moon falls in my natal 3rd house of thought, communication and siblings, even though Sagittarius governs my natal 4th house; and as a Cancer-Sun, in my solar 6th house of work, health and routines. A new or improved way of thinking and communicating is always a welcome change. After all, everything is seeded at the thought level so, I'm always up for brighter ways of thinking and talking. As far as 6th house issues are concerned, since my move back to San Francisco late July, I'm still trying to establish a new daily/weekly work and life 'routine' ... I seem to have more distraction here with family and long time friends. Fun distractions, but distractions nonetheless :)

How might this new moon manifest in 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
Unsure if you have natal planets or house angles on or around 14 degrees of mutable signs? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

For those doing the new moon wishes ritual, the moon will be new on December 5 at 9:36 a.m. PST / 12:36 p.m. EST and will be void of course the following day at 1:46 p.m. PST / 4:46 p.m. EST. Click here for Jan Spiller's article, briefly explaining new moon wishes. (opens a new window)

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