The New Moon occurs at 07:20 (GMT) on December 7, 2018 at 15°Sg07′.
Fire and Water clash as the element of Air is crowded out in this New Moon chart. There’s a whole lot of inspiration and a strong desire to manifest our vision yet there is also a curious sense of disconnection.
The New Moon in Sagittarius seeds us with the desire to begin a new adventure. Sagittarius reminds us that the world is a big place! We’re drawn to visit new territory through travelling, studying, exploring religion, debating philosophy. It’s about stretching our idea of what is possible. “Anything is possible” yells Sagittarius and yes, this kind of enthusiasm can be infectious. But we also have a Mars-Neptune conjunction on this date which squares the Moon, so that ‘infection’ could spread like wildfire, dissipating energy.
With Mars already floundering in Pisces, we’re all at sea when it comes to our goals, passions and motivation. Confidence too could be wishy-washy. The problem is that maybe we don’t know quite what we want. Neptune has no boundaries, no limits. It’s vague, amorphous. It’s like we want something but we don’t know what it is. We can’t name it. We can’t touch it. We only know that it’s missing. Saturn is also unaspected in this chart so we’re ungrounded. It’s all indefinable.
The New Moon in Sagittarius sends us out like a search party, hunting for what was lost. But Bacchus is here too, conjunct the Moon and Sun, so now you’re drunk and looking for…what was it again? You don’t know what it is, only that it’s been lost and you’re half way down the bottle sitting on a bench in a place you don’t recognise, wondering if there’s any point looking for it in the first place.
And asteroid Paradise is here too, also conjunct the Moon, Sun and Bacchus. Maybe everything is perfect as it is or perhaps you’re drunk, drifting on cloud nine, lost in daydreams because they are oh so much better than reality.
But Paradise is here, if we open up to the big picture.
Cue Belinda Carlilse…Oooh Heaven is a place on Earth.
Both Bacchus and Neptune are associated with altered states of consciousness. I’m not advocating the drugs kind that blasts open places in the mind that aren’t ready to be opened but the kind that comes from deep meditation, lucid dreams, music that lifts you to another place, wild dancing. It’s the kind of healing that comes from being willing to throw up your hands in the air and say okay, I give in. I have NO idea what’s going on! It’s about listening, trusting in deity – being willing to let the universe guide our actions. Can we go with the flow instead of pushing our agenda? It’s about stopping the crusade and checking in with whether we really do believe in what we’re doing. Ruler of this lunation, Jupiter, is strong in his own sign but also square to Mars and Neptune. We need to question where we place our faith. We need to question our judgement.
The Sabian symbol of the New Moon is :-
Sea Gulls Fly Around A Ship In Expectation Of Food
The word ‘expectation’ is the key. If our expectations are too high, no doubt we will be disappointed. If we constantly expect others to ‘feed’ us, ultimately, we end up feeling empty because we don’t know how to feed ourselves. At this New Moon we must ask ourselves “What am I waiting for? And if deep down we know that we’ve been waiting for far too long, then it’s time to begin a new adventure. Emptiness cannot be filled by dreams alone.
Yes, this chart has some challenges but if we make the best of these aspects, what we have here is all the wonder and joy promised in holiday season. Neptune’s glittering waves are reminiscent of hazy memories of a perfect Christmas. It’s gifts for the poor, charitable acts and the kind of vibe that makes everyone smile at each other on a misty morning. Paradise IS here, if we have the courage to look with an open heart. Use your imagination as a tool. Everything you’re searching for is right here, right now. Reality is shaped by your beliefs.
Painting – Pearl of Searching’ by Nicholas Roerich