by Jill Wintersteen of Spirit Daughter
Why the New Moon
Once again the Moon is making her way back to New when she will meet the Sun in the stars
of Sagittarius. Each New Moon gives us an opportunity to create a new version of ourselves, a
new consciousness and a new perspective. It is a time to create powerful intentions and call in
energies which will support the full expression of our life’s journey.
The Moon governs our emotional body, our intuitive side, and our feminine nature. Her subtle,
but powerful pull is flavored by the sign where she is positioned. The Moon moves through
each zodiac sign every 2.5 days, taking on the qualities of that sign and bringing those
energies from our subconscious to the surface. Once they are at the forefront of our mind, we
can work with them and bring balance to them.
The Optimistic Archer
This cycle, the New Moon is enriched by the energy of Sagittarius. A fire sign, Sagittarius’s
energy is expansive. She is known as the wanderer of the zodiac, always in search of truth and
knowledge. She desires to live life to the fullest, experiencing all there is in the world. As
Sagittarius moves through different life journeys, she does not judge, she just accepts the
knowledge for what it is and integrates it with her current worldview.
Many think of Sagittarius as the archer, symbolized by the bow and arrow, but she is actually
the arrow. Catapulting through the sky, unaware of where she may land, open to any and all
possibilities. She is fearless in her pursuit of expansion. She asks the deeper life questions and
allows the winds of change to take her to far off lands where she may have a brush with
serendipity, providing the answers she seeks.
As Sagittarius travels both physically and mentally, she always remains optimistic. Even when
the road gets rocky, she remains faithful to her deep conviction that everything will turn out ok
and as it’s meant to be. This lesson is the first we can learn from her and provides the
foundational energy of this New Moon. In order to fully integrate and align with Sagittarius’s
energy, we must believe that everything is unfolding exactly as it should and in the best
possible way for our personal evolution. Even the things which we don’t like or don’t
understand. They too are part of the master plan of our life.
Once we take on this deep trust in the universe, we can begin to expand our consciousness
past our routines and comfort zones. We can then learn the second lesson of Sagittarius, to
experience life without judgment. Just because something is different than what we expect
does not make it wrong. If it does make our current view incorrect, there is space for every
perspective to hold truth. Once we master this concept we can fully expand our minds.
Finding Alignment amongst Change
This New Moon occurs while Mercury is in retrograde in Sagittarius. This aspect lends the
energy of alignment to our Moon. Whatever is not in perfect alignment breaks during a
retrograde period. What may seem frustrating at first, ultimately will lead us in a new direction
that supports our true potential. When things seem like they are falling apart, ask yourself how
you can expand your perspective to include new solutions you may not have come across
Often times our emotions hold us back from new experiences. We may be fearful of the
unfamiliar, a very common human trait. Expanding our consciousness is not always
comfortable. Truly living requires growth and some discomfort along the way. Challenge
yourself and your emotions this New Moon. Learn to recognize when a conditioned pattern
surfaces in response to a new situation. Does that habitual reaction apply to this situation? Can
you move past your patterns and shift into a new way of thinking, one that corresponds with
what’s actually occurring?
As with any New Moon, set intentions this day. Think about what energies you want to
experience. Ask yourself what your consciousness needs to expand past your current mental
and behavioral patterns. Call in qualities that will expand your viewpoints, your expectations
and will support you living the life you were meant to live. Above all, have faith that it is all
happening exactly as it should.
Experience life this New Moon. Put down your preconceived notions of the way things are
supposed to be and become the arrow flying through the sky to an unknown destination. Trust
in the flow of life, trust in the universe and know that you can become anything you desire with
a little change in perception.
Happy New Moon!
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