Happy New Moon in Sagittarius dear ones! We say goodbye to Scorpio season, Samhain and mercury retrograde and welcome in Sagittarius season, Yule and the end of the calendar year and this decade. Scorpio season can feel a little intense, especially when you add in mercury retrograde so this shift into Sagittarius can feel a little bit like turning on the lights after a power cut. Sagittarius is a masculine fire sign, ruled by the planet Jupiter and the 9th house of Philosophy and long distance journeys. Jupiter is often referred to as the great benefactor, it is the largest of the planets and has the largest number of moons so has this beautiful expansive and abundant quality. Sagittarius new moon is a wonderful time to focus on manifesting your dreams, cultivating gratitude and joy, elevating your thoughts and honouring the light.
Sagittarius themes: freedom, expansion, knowledge, abundance, joy, travel. philosophy, light, growth, limitless opportunities, adventure, curiosity, meaning, direction, focus.
The image associated with Sagittarius is the Centaur holding a bow and arrow aimed at the sky and the constellation is the arrow. There are many messages we can take from this image, one of these is the message to look at the balance in our own life between our lower and upper chakras. Do we spend all our energy only on the lower chakras associated with this life and this life alone - our home, financial security, our sense of self and the day to day? How much time do we spend connecting with the higher chakras, looking to the stars? Asking questions about the universe and why we're here? Who are we underneath all the layers of daily life and responsibilities? Sagittarius is often referred to as the philosopher of the zodiac and they love to ask these kinds of questions. They have a childlike curiosity about everything and will always look beyond the ordinary. The symbol of the arrow can also remind us to check-in with our direction in life. Is the direction we are currently headed in in alignment with our true desires and our integrity?
Here are some New Moon guiding questions for your journal:
- What are your aspirations?
- Do you feel free to explore?
- Where do you feel restricted?
- Do you operate from a place of lack or abundance?
- What does joy mean to you?
- How much time do you make for joy and play in your life?
- Is there a balance between thinking about day to day life and time to be creative, inspired, playful?
- Are you living in alignment with all the parts of yourself?
- What 3 things are you grateful for at the moment?
Honouring the light
This moon cycle will carry us through the darkest time of the year so it's an important time to connect with Sagittarius' fire element in all it's aspects and welcome this element into our home. Sagittarius season is a wonderful time to connect with practices such as candle magic, hearth magic and fire ceremonies as well as decorating your house with lights to keep your spirits lifted during the winter. Here are some wonderful fire Goddesses to connect with:
Brighid, Vesta, Pele, Hestia, Frigga, Durga, Cerridwen.
As Sagittarius season happens to be the at the same time as the build up to Christmas it's a really nice opportunity to connect to the abundance of this sign and live from a place of generosity, kindness and warmth. Christmas is a time of year that can so often leave people feeling like they don't have enough, the pressures to get gifts and host amazing parties and dinners can make us start to operate from a place of lack and can lead to resentment and depression. Use sagittarius' inquisitive energy to think outside the box, what can you give this festive season that isn't money related? Maybe that's our time, maybe we can make/craft things to give people, maybe we can volunteer our time? As we journey towards to end of the year and the end of this decade a lovely practice would be to reflect on all that has taken place over the last 10 years and really focus on the word JOY. Grab your journal and reflect on all the things that have brought you joy over the last 10 years and allow your heart to be warmed by the many things you write down.
Expand your mind
The other archetype associated with Sagittarius is the traveller or the explorer. This doesn't necessarily mean physical travel but can also mean travelling with our mind. During the winter, a wonderful way to tune into this energy is to read. Expand your mind with books, podcasts, blogs and conversations. Use your journal to record the things you've been learning. Start or join a book or philosophy club. Enroll in new studies. The world is your oyster :)
Step outside into nature and carry that same Sagittarian curiosity with you. Marvel at all the seasonal changes taking place in your local area, look up when you'd usually be looking down, leave your phone at home or turn it onto flight mode :)
Sagittarius and your body
Following on from Scorpio and working our way down the body, Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs. On Sagittarius moon days it's important to look after these parts of the body. As the weather continues to get colder it's important to stay mobile in the hips by doing lots of mobility work as well as stretching. A leg massage would be idea or using a foam roller for the thighs, IT band and back of legs to help release any tension.
Due to the optimistic and joyful nature of this sign, uplifting Citrus oils such as Bergamot, Orange and Mandarin are lovely to use at this time of year. They also help fight against the fatigue we so often feel during the winter months too. Here are some festive diffuser blends for you to enjoy:
Orange & Clove
Rosemary & Orange
Mandarin & Myrrh
Bergamot, Orange & Frankincense
Mandarin & Chamomile
We hope you've enjoyed our blog, new moon blessings to you all :)