The first week of December brings the Sagittarius New Moon on the 2nd. Sagittarius represents the kind of faith that brings confidence and abundance, with a general sense of good will and adventure. Like all New Moons, the Sun and Moon align in concert and beam to us the unadulterated Sagittarian light of positive energy and a desire for expansion. Under the Sagittarian New Moon we resist confinement and responsibility – we yearn to be free. This New Moon forms a challenging square to Chiron (deep wounds) that can bring up sensitive areas to be healed before the Sagittarian expansion and freedom can truly take root.
Jupiter, the ruling planet of the New Moon, is opposed by Venus at this time which suggests that we may feel somewhat confined by our relationships (Venus) for a few days. Finding spaces in our interconnectedness where we can be free while remaining centered in the heart will be a key piece to navigating this New Moon successfully. New Moons are times of new beginnings, and under this New Moon influence we find ourselves learning how to be free while remaining anchored to the people in our lives that are important to us.
A harmonious sextile from Mercury (the mind) to Mars (activity) can energize our thoughts and help us to burn through problems and challenges at a speedy rate. This aspect culminates on the 3rd but is an integral part of the New Moon. A sextile from the New Moon to Ceres helps us to nourish and nurture ourselves and those around us, facilitating the grounding process.
Lyn Hayes, Planetary Illuminations for December 2013