New Moon in Sagittarius

We’re entering one of the more potent moments of 2017. There are several shifts happening this week and if you’re aware of them you can harness the energy well.

First, the New Moon reaches the powerful 26 degrees Sagittarius during the wee hours of Sunday (Pacific time) or Monday (Central and Eastern time.)

This lunation in the creative fire sign of Sagittarius trines with Uranus, the Great Awakener, in Aries, bringing magic and epiphany to an already powerful vortex. When this degree is activated, we’re granted access to the Divine or universal consciousness in a way that’s not normally available. The New Moon’s square to Chiron suggests whatever action taken now is required for your healing.

New Moons are generally ripe for creative visualizations, manifesting meditations and intention-setting rituals. These efforts could prove to be especially productive now as this New Moon takes place between transiting Venus and Saturn, bringing tremendous focus and support to new endeavor.

The next day on Dec. 19, Saturn shifts into Capricorn, signaling the start of a new two-to-three-year cycle. From now through 2020, we could find ourselves more focused and grounded, more practical and reserved about life’s responsibilities.

It’s time to get our ducks in a row, people. If not, you may find the ground shifting to make the long overdue adjustments needed.

Two days after that, on Dec. 21, we welcome the Winter Solstice. The Sun enters Capricorn the same day it’s at its furthest point from Earth, sending nature into its annual gestation period.

For us, this signals a period of contemplation, planning and preparation for the launch of something new.

On Dec. 22, Mercury stations direct 13 Sagittarius square Neptune. This isn’t a good day to make important decisions. There’s too much confusion and uncertainty floating around. Rather, ground yourself in the wisdom of the universe. And wait for guidance.

Try to be pragmatic about your New Year’s resolutions for 2018.

P.S. I’m still studying Donald Trump’s chart and will soon post on some interesting findings.

 

Planet Roll Call

Sun in Sagittarius - Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

Sun in Capricorn - Dec. 21 to Jan. 19

26° Sagittarius New Moon - Dec. 17-18

Mercury in Sagittarius - Nov. 6 to Jan. 12

Venus in Sagittarius - Dec. 1 to Dec. 24

Mars in Scorpio - Dec. 10 to Jan. 26

Jupiter in Scorpio - Oct. 11 to Nov. 9, 2018

Saturn in Sagittarius until  Dec. 19

Saturn in Capricorn - Dec. 19 to March 2020

Retrogrades

Mercury 29-13 Sagittarius - Dec. 3 - Dec. 22

Uranus 28-24 Aries - Aug. 3-Jan. 2, 2018

Gina Piccalo