An Enthusiastic Build up
Our last New Moon of 2017 falls in the sign of Sagittarius and with both luminaries (Sun and Moon) and 3 planets (Saturn, Venus and Mercury) all aligned in this sign it can mark an enthusiastic build up to your end of year celebrations.
Sagittarius energy is bountiful, optimistic and generous and with Uranus in Aries contacting this New Moon there’s an air of excitement and a strong emphasis on the fire element; bringing plenty of energy, enthusiasm and motivation.
An Important Note on Grounding and Breathing
There is a lack of both Earth and Air Energy in this particular chart, so it’s important to look after yourself and your bodily needs this month.
Ensure that you are taking adequate rest, spending time in nature, eating wholesome nature-provided foods and that you are connecting with your breath – through deep breathing and/or meditation.
Air Energy reminds us that breath is life.
There is the potential for much inspiration and you will need to take adequate steps to ensure that you are grounding those perceptions by writing them down or creating a plan of action for how you are going to achieve them.
Earth energy brings the ability for Manifestation. Without it, it’s all hot air.
A Potent Time to Dream-Seed
These points are super important, as with the New Moon also conjunct the Galactic Centre (along with Saturn) you are gifted a fantastic opportunity to seed your intentions for 2018.
This year has marked Saturn’s (29-year) return to this point (Galactic centre) and it marks a pivotal moment for taking responsibility for the life that you are living.
Do you feel in control of where you’re headed and are you busy creating a life that’s in line with the truth of who you are?
… or are you blowing in the wind; living an out-dated belief system and feeling bound to others’ rules?
Do you wake each morning happy to be alive; feeling inspired, abundant and free to express yourself?
… In every area of your life?
Are you honouring growth, the in-taking of new wisdom and and the opportunity to be more of who you are?
Take Some Time to Journey Within
With Mercury still retrograde this week (until 23rd December (AEST)) and Mars and Jupiter forming a beautiful trine with Neptune in Pisces, you have a beautiful opportunity to do some soul-searching.
Meditation and tuning into your inner wisdom could bring powerful results.
Your inner wisdom knows what’s sincerely right for you and yet, how many times do you push on and ignore what your real (inner) self is wanting; perhaps believing that you cannot live a life in rhythm with who you genuinely are?
Why not use this week to take the time to sum up your experience of 2017….
- What did you do well this year?
- Which goals did you accomplish?
- What were the highlights?
- What are you grateful for (that this year has bought to you)?
Slowing down to understand where you’re currently at, what you’re grateful for and where you’re desiring change will help you to actively plant those new intentions for 2018.
With Venus also strongly aligned with this New Moon, it’s a great time to consider your values, what you desire and what will bring you greater freedom.
Setting Intentions that Align with your Vision
What does your future self look like?
What is your vision?
Which areas of your life are working for you and which aren’t?
With Mercury set to move direct on 23rd December, under the beams of our next Crescent Moon this is a beautiful day to make space for goal setting…
… focusing on what you’d like to birth during 2018 with your new found clarity.
If you’d like some help with pushing through on those goals, you can sign up for my Lunar Illuminations here and receive emails throughout the Lunar Month as we move through the 8 Lunar phases; understanding the best time to push & go and the best time to rest & slow.
Transmuting Self Sabotage, Moving Forwards Unencumbered
Jupiter (the ruler of this New Moon) is continuing his journey through the sign of Scorpio; travelling closely with Mars and bringing a strong push for a deep look-within.
And with Chiron’s contact to the New Moon, the need to acknowledge old wounds and patterns of behaviour that sabotage rather than support your growth is likely to be needed.
Seeking out a healing modality that calls to you at this time can ensure that you enter the new year less encumbered with old baggage…
… or at least that you’ll be on your way to a good clear out; making room for the new and all those exciting possibilities that could be…
Feel the Fear… and Do it Anyway
If you fear looking within and dealing with what you’ll find there, please consider the alternative – likely stagnation, going round in circles and the possibility of getting or remaining stuck…
Now, in all honesty, what’s more scary?
As someone who embraces change and self-development as essential to manifesting a joyous and healthful life for myself, I encourage you to take a deep breath and to dive deeply.
Who knows where that brave step will take you and who you’ll be as we round out 2018!!
Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?
Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?
If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.
Look for 26 degrees and 31 seconds of Sagittarius. which is the position of the New Moon.
What does that house (area of life) represent?
Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 26 degrees within your natal chart?
Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month
Remember that New Moons are fabulous for cleansing your crystals and your home and for setting intentions.
I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.
These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.
The New Moon will exact on December 18th at 04:30pm (AEST, GMT+10) here in Brisbane. .
Now, go commit to those changes and make the magic happen!!
Thank you so much for being with me throughout 2017 and for taking the time to read my posts 🙂
Wishing you and your loved ones a beautiful, happy and abundant Christmas and a successful, loving and happy 2018.
Here’s to your Empowerment 🙂
Much Love, Toria xo