Rising Woman: New Moon in Sagittarius

 Photo by  Emily Nichols

Photo by Emily Nichols

The New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7th, 2018 (2:20amEST) is a dancing, ineffable tide.

Dive in.

The Sun and Moon are right in the middle of the sign of Sagittarius. Ellias Lonsdale calls this degree of the sky “a tidal wave approaching. The momentum of collective events runs toward floodtide when there is a major transition from one whole cycle to another.”

We are transitioning deeply. Entering a grand new cycle. Preparing for a year unlike any other we have yet lived.

On this New Moon, Mercury is stationing Direct. Now that we’ve become more informed about what was hidden to us before, we are beginning to write a new story. Venus is moving to complete her retrograde journey as well. The changes in relationships and finances that we’ve been working on the past 2 months are solidifying - if we have embraced our evolutions, we will never be the same with love and money again! Level up. Additionally, Jupiter has officially changed signs from Scorpio to Sagittarius; we are leaping to get to higher ground.

This is a traveling, migrating Moon. A Moon of dreams, visions, fantasies and yearnings. Like several paths opening before us in the mist; castles, markets, and villages in the distance - or is it all a mirage? Which is the ideal course to take?

This Moon indicates a deep longing to grow. Choose the path that will lead to fulfillment of your destiny. Choose the path most necessary for your wisdom and your integrity to flourish. Choose the path you couldn’t not do.

This is the final New Moon of 2018, and the beginning of an eclipse season which will be underway at the next New Moon. The upcoming eclipses will activate an undiscovered destiny (both personal and collective) that we will be working hard to fulfill throughout 2019 and 2020.

There is big work ahead. When gazing toward the mountain we must climb, consider what the view will be like at the top. We are going to need hope, faith, and trust in equal measure to the stature of this mountain. Harness your grand dose of faith.

What affirmation will be your escort for the journey ahead?

This Moon could whelm us with profundity.

The word ‘profound’ means, “before depth.” Profundity precedes meaningful discovery.

“When you're getting ready to take off in a whole different direction, there is first a transition that is both immensely exciting and fantastically disturbing. You feel just about swept away by the oncoming changes… You want to go with it, yet you yearn for sanctuary. This keen ambivalence gets loaded with desire, anticipation, memory pictures, and utopian visions. The mix is volatile.” Ellias Lonsdale

Imagine that all of life is an ocean. A cinematographic brilliance we are immersed in. It cannot be grasped or defined, but it can be surrendered-to. We can make our edges blurry and dance with the mutable waves of being. Sometimes we need to lose ourselves in order to make space to grow into the next chapter of our being. Empty yourself out to become one with everything. When we become present and willing to see and feel as much as we can, there are no limits to what we discover and how much of ourselves we are able to find.

Today, our strength comes through surrender. This Moon invites us to cleanse, rest, and release. Reserve your energies for passions and inspirations most true.

Allow yourself to grow into who you need to be to merge with your dreams.

There is a grand spiritual infusion happening now. Intuitive guidance is at a high. Invite it in. Ask to be guided. Be clear in your requests and keen in your listenings. Take some time to access prophecy and in-sight.

We are sensitive at this time, and extra porous. Protect your energies. Pull inward to retreat and restore. Meditate. Dance with your dreams. Lose yourself into the music of life. Assert your imaginations. Dream big and illustrate your inner visions. Harness great compassion. Act on behalf of those in need.

Some challenging emotions can arise on this Moon, and they may get blown out of proportion. The include confusion, anxiety, disappointment, grief, shame, guilt, and feelings of loss.

Take a break and tend to your sensitivities, but try not to escape. It can be tempting to slip into a state of avoidance on this Moon. Ask for help from spirit, but don’t bypass necessary action. Lean into vulnerability - but try not to feed weaknesses. Practice direct honesty and clean boundaries.

Even while we bolster our visions and hopes, we must remain aware of deceptions. Someone could be trying to mislead or take advantage of us at this time. Don’t allow anyone to take you for a fool. Keep your instincts turned on high. Rather than jump to trust, look to your intuition to help you with lie-detection. Just because someone has a lot of charisma is not a reason to let go of your agency. Choose not to self-sacrifice. Get a second opinion. If you do find yourself taken advantage of on this Moon, learn from it and move on.

This Moon can leave us open to untruths from others, and also from ourselves. Notice where you tend to lie to yourself. What have you told yourself lately that may not be true? Where have you felt lost that you may actually be found? Where do you needlessly sacrifice your desires? What are some uses of your energy that can be let go of in order to support the path you need to walk? What are some weaknesses you are ready to release?

Where has your will been weak? It’s okay. Just acknowledge it, summon the courage to let go of the weakening influence, and call in the spiritual energy you need in order to move forward with greater strength and alignment with truth.

Whatever you experience or intend upon this Moon, call upon enormous levels of gratitude upon which to set the foundation of the next leg of your journey.

Read New Moon Reports for your Sun and Rising Signs Below:

Aries: I let go to discover more.

You are ready to learn, Aries. Learning requires letting go of what you think you know and who you were before you gained new understanding. Use your will to surrender. There may be a hidden influence undermining your abilities. It is subtle, but strong. You cannot see it or feel into it directly. It can only be accessed through plumbing the subconscious. Dreamwork would be especially effective for you now, Aries. Before you sleep, ask your guides to protect you and offer you dreams to support who you are meant to become.

Taurus: I reside in my power.

Be extra conscious of who is in your sphere right now, Taurus. This Moon could reveal deception in your network or your wider community. On the other hand, someone in these groups might need a lot of help. Use your powers of discernment to determine where your resources can best be offered. When you practice well with give and take, it fortifies your power and your ability to handle resources with fairness and insight. Check into your hopes and dreams for the future. Allow these hopes to be more than your own - may they extend into your wider human family.

Gemini: I begin to relate anew.

There is a chapter opening in the way of relationship, Gemini. Embrace this totally. It may require that you rest or take a backseat in the area of career and profession. If so, trust that this is a temporary pause so that you can fully pour yourself into the love that is unfolding now. In terms of work, listen deeply to your intuition and allow yourself to be guided. Is there any way you have been fooling yourself when it comes to your work? What feels most true to you in terms of expressing yourself, honoring your truth, and tending to relationships in your life in addition to professional achievement?

Cancer: I plan routines that anchor me.

This Moon is mean to help you to heal, Cancer. Healing doesn’t have to mean breaking from the past completely. It can be about simply finding places where your wellness and self-care are prioritized each day - perhaps even inside your normal schedule. Notice where you feel overextended. If possible, let go in whatever area is causing you to reach beyond your healthy bounds. If you are going to be most effective in the growth you are pursuing in work and health for this next year, you must ensure that you aren’t too generous or scattered with your energies.

Leo: I allow spirit to guide creative transformations.

It’s not all up to you, Leo. You don’t have to do it all on your own, even if it may feel like that at times. Whether or not you can see it with your physical eye right now, you have a wealth of spiritual and ancestral support backing you. Call into the invisible realms to activate this support as well as your trust in it. You truly have everything you need in order to move forward and create what needs to be created. For you aren’t creating from thin air - you are simply a conduit for what spirit is making! And spirit wants to make sure it is made. In that, it will offer what is necessary to see that it is done.

Virgo: I start fresh in my home and with family.

Your relationships and friendships may be in a state of great flux, Virgo. This is because spirit is helping you to make more room to invest in your home, family, and your innermost needs. Trust that friendships and relationships will shift over time to support you - they may just look and feel different than they ever have before. There may be more of a spiritual connection you are longing for with your partner. If so, express your dreams and desires. Let yourself be vulnerable. This is not a time to bar yourself from your feelings - let them flow and heal you as they do.

Libra: I speak with gratitude.

Keep lifting up your voice. Keep lifting up your curiosity. You are beginning a new cycle of learning, Libra. Routines and schedules might not fit this cycle as usual. Your health might feel more sensitive than usual. Your job possibilities might feel confusing or disappointing - or inspiring, if you’ve managed to find the right track for yourself right now! Welcome spiritual guidance in the area of work in particular. The best recommendation for you on this Moon is to take part in a gratitude ceremony, or at the very least, make a lengthy list of all the things you are massively grateful for.

Scorpio: I am worthy, regardless.

You know that you’ll be growing your worth and your assets in the coming year. That’s awesome. Regardless of how efforts in that area transpire, take some time on this Moon to anchor in the belief that no matter what you’ve got in the back, you are worthy and amazing regardless. Speak big dreams and hopes into what it is you mean to be creating. Notice where some of your dreams might extend beyond the possibility of reality. Take stock of what kind of investments of time, money, and talent, will be required. A great time to get your accounts in order before an expansive year ahead.

Sagittarius: I am so fresh and so clean.

You are letting go of the past, Sagittarius. Letting go of old memories that no longer serve. Letting go of faulty foundation and insecurities that you have been harboring for who-knows-how-long. What dreams awake inside of you as you are cleansed of these old energies? What vision do you have for yourself? You are entering a major cycle of personal growth. Make as much inner space for that as possible. Tend to you and your needs.

Capricorn: I reset my mind.

This New Moon is a time to welcome a reset to the deepest parts of your being, Capricorn. Rest into it. Take time away from the hubbub of responsibility and recharge your batteries. Listen to the quiet inner voice. You are a spiritual being. You are an intuitive being. You are a dreamer. Life can harden us. Our minds can constrict in stress and fear. Notice the places where you can soften into the space between the thoughts. Drift upon the music. Imagine that at this time, you don’t need to think clearly or be responsible for anything in particular. Instead, you can drift downstream and allow your grip on reality to relax enough to let more light in. Spaciousness.

Aquarius: I use great awareness about my future.

Keen your senses on this Moon, Aquarius. Something you value could try to slip through your fingers. What will you need to do, where will you need to focus your energies, in order to build your resources? You may decide to mark a new beginning with community, network, and those who surround you. This Moon could also be a time for doing a lot of visioning about your own gifts, your genius, and how to use them to support yourself in having a thriving future. Is there any inner resource untapped? Something more you could gift humanity with? Discover it and act upon it.

Pisces: To rise, I let my former self go.

You are starting a new beginning in terms of your purpose, your contribution to the world, your public persona, and possibly your career. You may realize that in order to step fully forward, there are weaknesses in your own identity and sense of self that must be released. Let go of behaviors that don’t support your success. You are allowed to shapeshift into more of the person you want to become. There is a sense that your work in the world can very much be connected with your spiritual passions. Honor what inspires you the most, and what you can make out if it.