New Moon in Sagittarius
“Swan at Windows” photograph by Lyn Dalebout
It’s a hot-off-the-press New SolLunar cycle this week. We are also delving into how Mercury in retrograde might be manifesting in our lives. Utilize the opportunistic alignment of Jupiter ~ abundance ~ to the North Node ~ your beckoning future ~ and seize these days. Opportunities pop up out of seeming nowhere (now here), but we all know you had a big say in what is coming your way!
Here’s a special note on Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn: Capricorn has many expressions in our world, such as considering new business partnerships or aligning with and working for organizations you value. One of the often overlooked associations of Capricorn is its strong affinity with the Mineral Kingdom, especially crystals and gemstones. There is a unique form of intelligence that resides in the wisdom of these earth beings. This wisdom isn’t just for aging hippies. Think of how royalty throughout the ages utilized the gifts of rubies, emeralds and sapphires, valued as much for their spiritual energies as their physical display of wealth. As Mercury the Messenger is now transiting Capricorn, you might feel drawn to work with crystals (this can manifest as a desire for a new piece of jewelry) either as healing tools, even protecting yourself from EMF pollution. For example, I recently learned placing Smoky Quartz around your computer helps nullify the effects of electronic pollution. Use these Beings of beauty as wise coaches. A carefully chosen, specific type crystal that suits your unique needs can help you stay vibrationally aligned with your intentions, helping you follow through with more consistency and less distraction or doubt.
Lastly, thank you, Connie Wieneke and Rich Greenwood for the loan of your lovely home in Moab, Utah, for my HolyDay creative retreat. And thank you Andy Nettell at Back of Beyond Books for letting me post from your renowned independent bookstore. Andy has become an extraordinary antiquarian bookseller as well since I last saw him. What a gift to our world to still have bookstores like Back of Beyond Books that hold such legacy, knowledge and generosity.
Here is a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at LunarPlanner:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”
Note: I write my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I encourage you to work with and within these natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energy, which ensures your life will flow with more ease and grace. I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Here’s a picture of the almost New Moon in Sagittarius from StarWalk2. You can also see the completing Venus/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio:
Sat January 9
New SolLunar cycle in Sagittarius: This dawning of a new day occurs late in the evening. Spend much of today either taking it easy, good advice on the last day of the old cycle. Or you may do the opposite and find yourself in a fury of finishing tasks as both Sun and Moon are in hyper-active Sagittarius, closely aligned with driven Pluto. The enthusiasm of this particular New Moon is palpable as both Sun and Moon make a positive trine to joyful Jupiter. Doors are naturally opening as new opportunities appear. You can more readily feel joy, remembering it as one of life’s most important, never-ending sources of fuel. Feel the burn all month long.
Sun January 10
Moon/Mercury conjunction in Capricorn: As the trigger of the Moon makes it’s monthly alignment with Mercury in retrograde, communications are abundant and fevered. Messages are coming at you from everywhere, from within, from those around you, from a passing bird or a brief encounter. It’s an oracular kind of day so if you need guidance, simply ask, and it will be given. So easy! In addition, the goddess of strategy and planning, Pallas Athene, hovers nearby assisting you in getting organized and focused. Enjoy the productivity of this day.
Mon January 11
Moon in Capricorn: Dreaming of dolphins, anyone? That’s because the portal of Moon makes a monthly alignment to Sualocin, the Dolphin Star, wise guide of souls that aids in leading us to a place of safety and sanctuary, along with encouraging us to take a more playful approach to life. So if you are ‘heading back to work’ this Monday, consider how you might make it more fun, colorful, playful.Be a portal of joy to those around you.
Tue January 12
Mercury retrograde conjunct Pallas Athene: This aspect is excellent for drawing up preliminary sketches of something you are designing or a perfect day for a business meeting to lay out the future vision for your organization or family. Be like the wise Owl of Athena and consider waiting to fully commit or sign the contract till Mercury goes direct on January 25.
Moon/Ceres conjunction: This monthly alignment is always supportive of caregiving someone your care about. Today there might be a tension or choice you have to make between and family member, work colleague or a friend. That’s because the Moon crosses over from Capricorn (responsibilities to family/profession) into Aquarius (a desire to be with a friend or help out a neighbor in need). There’s usually time for both if you plan ahead, Capricorn’s gift. Wonderful day, too, to try an ambitious, complicated recipe that’s caught your eye.
Wed January 13
Sun in Sagittarius trine Jupiter in Leo: This high-energy aspect provides a portal of positivity for our planet. You naturally feel more confidence in yourself. You might also feel more trust in the choices you are currently making that previously felt too scary, adventurous, overly ambitious. You can do it, and you will! As Jupiter rules both outer and inner teachers, someone may show up in your life, fulfilling that role.
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: This spacey but creative star combo says make time today for imaginative right-brain activities. Under Aquarius’s rulership, you might want to team up with a friend or fellow collaborators.
Venus in Scorpio square Moon/Chiron in Aquarius: This aspect takes hold later in the day and could manifest as hurt feelings or over-sensitivity. If you face, embrace and share your tender, often wounded self, you will remember these feelings are universal to all of humanity. And you might end of being the answer to someone else’s prayer.
Thu January 14
Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius trine Jupiter/North Node in Leo: This bonafide upbeat aspect brings you closer to laying out the details of new partnerships or projects that currently have your focus.
Moon in Pisces sextile Sun in Capricorn: Today the jewel of the crescent Moon lights up our skies at dusk. The Sun has just entered hardworking, ambitious Capricorn for the coming month. New levels of productivity are awakening in you, or you feel a burgeoning desire to see real results. Better get to work!
Fri January 15
Moon in Pisces: The emotional Moon floats through relaxed Pisces today. As it aligns with Vesta, ruler of undaunted focus, you might get super-focused on relaxing and simply being, as is the nature of Pisces. Spend time near water, commit to a Tai Chi or Qi Gong class as a way of creating long-range and long lasting calm in your nervous system. Creative inspiration might bubble up in a nap, in a hot tub, or hot spring. This is a great day to leave your work life early, or don’t go in at all. Tomorrow’s First Quarter Moon will be much more active and energetic, so don’t fret if you feel more tired, even slothful today.