Sagittarius New Moon:
opening to Possibilities 

by Juliana McCarthy

Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint

December 6, 2018 — The Sagittarius New Moon arrives Thursday eve, at 11:20pm Pacific Time, marking a powerful moment for manifestation. Expansive Jupiter forms a conjunction with the Moon, bestowing us with gold light and good fortune. Now is the perfect time to set intentions for the coming year. We’re looking to the sky, releasing limiting beliefs that still hold us back from our truest potentials. We’re calling in the highest versions of ourselves, our relationships, and all aspects of our lives—understanding that anything is possible if we can break free of fear, addictions, and self-defeatism.

Where are we still telling ourselves that we’re unworthy or crazy? That our dreams are impossible to manifest? How are we still filling our voids, rather than approaching situations from wholeness and peace? This New Moon is helping us claim what’s rightfully ours, while anchoring to our stillness, true power, and quiet resolve.

It’s been a long year of trekking Scorpio’s underworld, confronting our deepest fears and wounds, and noticing where our grips have been too tight. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, and Uranus squaring the nodes, we can now let go, allowing infinite possibilities to take root and grow. Our future begins in our own hearts and perception, and if we can open and relax, our horizons are ready to broaden. We first need to release our stubbornness and closed-mindedness—anywhere we’ve clung to our beliefs with too much rigidity and dogma.

Mercury stations direction on the day of this New Moon, exiting his shadow period by December 24. We’re now culminating a six month period of retrogrades after working through deeply engrained patterns around love, sex, communication, values, and power. With Chiron in Pisces trining Mercury, we can be honest with one another as we step into healing, forgiveness, and unconditional love. Now is the time to resolve our differences, with the seas of interconnection melting away our divides.

On this Sagittarius New Moon, may we break out of limiting beliefs, inviting open sky into our rigid hearts. May our softness and tenderness paint the future, with rich strokes of limitlessness, profundity, and hope. 

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