My mother always pointed out the Full Moon on those terrifying nights when my father would turn into a glossy eyed, roaring maniac. Most of us are familiar with the Full Moon. It is an uncomfortable buildup. Emotional, confusing, often painful, and never light. More suicides take place on nights with a Full Moon than on any other night of the year. Lucky for us, today we have the very opposite of that, a New Moon–a new beginning–a fresh breath–a reason to hope and dream–a time to dream up reasons to hope. This moon is an emotional spring.
If you want to know more about today’s New Moon in Sagittarius, read this post by Chani Nicholas :
Every time the sun changes sign there is a palpable shift in energy. It’s much like shifting the light of a flashlight from one object to the next. On Saturday, November 22nd the sun will ingress from the dark, mysterious depths of Scorpio into the free-wheeling fire sign of Sagittarius. A couple of hours later, at 7:32 am, the moon will conjoin the sun there giving us this month’s new moon.
Sagittarius is a mutable sign meaning that it shakes loose one energy in preparation for the next. It’s a sign in between seasons. It’s no longer fall but it’s not quite winter. Mutable signs want to move things about. They were also called double-bodied signs and with Sadge this is quite literal. Half-horse-half-human, the symbol for this sign is a centaur and therefore moves in multiple ways. The half that is horse has stamina for days. Perhaps we could say that there is a mad dash kind of quality to the sign. Rushing through the details, Sagittarius might rely on over-exaggerations to make its point. Try telling a thoroughbred to go slow. Try telling an archer not to shoot. Try telling a Sagittarius to calm down.
Sagittarius has an insatiable appetite for knowledge, a great desire to roam, a yearning to grow, expand, open, excite, inspire, ignite and generously share its philosophies. The sign is magnanimous, hopeful and wants nothing more than to seek out wisdom. Something wonderful is always waiting just round the bend which is why this sign is happiest out on the open road.
Sagittarius usually vacillates between being excited and very excited. There’s a subtle aggression to this state of being. This sign can be obsessed with seeing the bright side, achieving enlightenment and living beyond human restraints. Ramblin’ fever can run deep. But in the end it doesn’t matter where we travel to or what adventures we are on if we haven’t become a better person for it. That’s why in its evolution Sagittarius the traveller wanders deep to become Sagittarius the philosopher. The one who can journey within. The one who knows that we can be the most, biggest, bestest achiever that there ever was but if we don’t feel love for ourselves in the moments in between the accolades or in the moment of our accusation then nothing that we seek and no amount of roaming we do can ever give us solace. The one who knows that existential angst is a part of the process of being a human. The one that knows that a thrill is fleeting but that wisdom serves us for a lifetime.