The new moon in Sagittarius comes on December 11. New moons are a time for creating fresh energy, focusing your intention to make things happen over the next month. It’s a time to conserve energy, rather than take action. Laying low and really figuring out what you want to accomplish will help as you take action on the next full moon.

Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy, travel, religion, justice, higher learning and truth. Sag follows its own path, and it doesn’t give a shit what others have to say about it. Whereas its opposite sign Gemini wants to talk it out, Sagittarius wants to take action. It’s the mutable fire sign, fire symbolizing spirit energy in the zodiac, the divine spark that animates us. Sagittarius is especially tuned into the spirit, it’s ruling planet of Jupiter expands the mind and keeps their laser-like focus on the stars. Sag people are known for being high-minded, they have a higher perspective on life. The mutable quality responds to their environment, these people are able to adapt to any situation and are highly mentally active.

The new moon occurring at 19 degrees invites us to start off on that higher path toward our own truth. This isn’t a time to ask your partners, friends, family or whoever what they think is right. Only you can decide that, and the things you come up with on this new moon will lead you in the right direction. No one can speak your truth for you, and reflecting on it at this time will empower you to develop right action through the next month. Following your truth can be difficult, especially if you’ve been in a habit of allowing other people to be a part of your decision making processes. This is the time where we have a new start, a new chance to make our philosophy a reality.

The new moon occurs in the second decan of Sag, which is ruled by Mars. This will give extra force of will behind what we want to do right now. Keywords for this decan are pioneer, adventurer, and innovator. As I said in my video regarding Saturn’s transit in Sag, this decan can make us want to fight, and possibly go to war. I think at a lower vibration, we will see more xenophobia and harsh rhetoric toward foreigners. Hopefully we’ll find the higher vibration collectively and transcend all that kind of thing. Sag’s higher truth is higher than petty squabbles and differences.

Some interesting things happening now include Uranus over there camped out in Aries around 16 degrees. This makes a trine, or harmonious influence, to our new moon, and this gives a big electric jolt. Uranus is called the Awakener, and whatever he touches gets zapped. Things might happen unexpectedly as we start off on this new journey, and it might be OURSELVES that surprises us, since Uranus is in the sign of the “I Am.” We might find that we break down any walls we had internally, and to that I say GO FOR IT. This jolt could be the thing we need to get started on that road to higher truth. Be warned, it could be shocking.

I never want to say how things will suck, but honestly our personal one-on-one relationships might be taking some knocks during this time. First of all, Mars, the sign of passions, anger, lust and pure willpower is in its detriment in the sign of Libra. Mars is all about what we want as individuals, and in the sign of relationships that can cause friction. Mars is weakened here because our directive will might not be in tune with those around us. This lines up with the new moon. Maybe if we don’t try so hard to influence the people around us, we can focus on ourselves for a minute.
Mars is also opposite Uranus-I predict a lot of fighting…sorry. It might be a balance of how we are bursting out of our shells and how that affects our relationships.
Mars and Uranus are both square, or disharmonious to Pluto in Capricorn, creating a harsh aspect called a T-square. The things occurring within us and within our relationships will cause some kind of transformation in our public persona, how we are seen in the world at large. Pluto is power struggles, maybe these changes are at work.
Similar T-squares have been happening over the last few months, but this with Mars and Uranus has the potential to be quite violent and disruptive. Careful out there.

Venus is in the sign of Scorpio, also in its detriment. Venus is all about love, attraction, values and pleasures, and Scorpio is all about transformation, deep regeneration, what is shared and soul unions. Venus here will give depth to our emotions and make us appreciate intense encounters and people. It’s also very sexy, and makes us want to always go deeper…if you know what I mean. Don’t lose yourself in someone else right now, even though it might be tempting. It might not necessarily last, with the trine to Neptune in Pisces dissolving our boundaries. That aspect can also make us quite psychic, so trust yourself. But again, in line with the new moon, follow your own path.

Mercury has entered Capricorn, so our minds might take a more practical bent. Get ready for the retrograde in January.