Someone I was talking to today reminded me of the story of how the Phoenix arises from the ashes and this is a little like this New Moon energy. The journey of the Sun through Scorpio may have felt intense, especially with the last solar eclipse. There are things that have been stirred up in the black waters of Scorpio. There may have been a letting go, an ending, a transformation, death, a door closing. But the New Moon in Sagittarius is like the first spark of the phoenix burning back to life.
Sagittarius is primarily about understanding. The centaur is on a quest to discover the meaning of the world and the meaning of his place within it. Here is the philosopher and the adventurer. This sign is a perpetual traveller. Sagittarius is about challenging what you believe by studying the world and its wisdom.
The archer aims his bow to the heavens. What are you aiming for? Sow the seeds of intention this New Moon. Visualise your goal. The New Moon is trine to Uranus offering possible flashes of the future as well as ingenious ways to make your vision a reality. A sextile to Mother Goddess Ceres suggests that you need to feed your passion. Find ways to fuel your creativity. Hunt out kindred spirits that share your enthusiasm. It can be a life line to have someone who shares your vision.
The square to Chiron can’t be forgotten however. Himself a centaur, Chiron’s pain reminds us of the goals that withered and died, the aims that didn’t hit the mark. The trial of this square is to find faith, even when you are hurting in order to go where you want to go. Sagittarius is about self-belief. If you don’t feel it, find a mentor, read an inspirational book, discover ancient teachings about the mind as well as modern day forward thinking practises. Be open to learning. Learn as much as you can. With the trine to Uranus in the background, it is possible to transcend limits.
The New Moon is on the Sabian symbol :-
In The Left Section Of An Archaic Temple, A Lamp Burns In A Container Shaped Like A Human Body
The left brain is typically associated with logical decision making and linear thinking. Yet Sagittarius is a sign that thrives on symbolism and archetypal stories. This symbol speaks of bringing together intellectual and spiritual energy, uniting them as one force. The lamp burning in the shape of a human being is a reminder of the internal light of spirit that shines within you. The body is simply a container for the soul. We are souls having a human experience, a truly a wild adventure!
Keep an eye on the wide open sky above you in order to tune in to the big picture. Sagittarius is mind-expanding energy and the phoenix is rising.
Painting – ‘Muse on Pegasus’ by Odilon Redon