The moment of this dark moon as the Moon itself begins once again it’s cycle of increased light and presence is imbued with an energized link to well being as a sense of faith in one’s journey is sensed with the ebullient jovial Sagittarius flame.
Please be aware that this New Moon is colored with the journey of meeting the “demons at the gate”. Although the Jupiter Sagittarius shift lightens our Spirits and offers hope along with the nurturing Moon in Sagittarius and the Sun as well, do not be dismayed when projects and plans go awry or not as you might have hoped they would.
You are not alone.
The Sun, New Moon and Jupiter are forming angles of chagrin and vexation aka Squares to the planets Mars and Neptune which are conjoined in Pisces. The square aspect asks us to find life affirming ways to be in relationship with adverse energies such as the difficult partnership formed by Mars and Neptune. Mars struggles with the mystical fog like energy of Pisces ruled by Neptune. Mars is the Warrior, daring where “Angels fear to tread”, instinctually fighting for something even if there is nothing to fight for at all. All to serve its sense of being, of aliveness. The Pisces energy is transmitting to Mars to find new ways to work with the feeling of anger. This of course serves to confuse Mars who instinctually uses anger as an organizing force but is now being asked, by the Pisces energy to find another way.
By the very same token could it be that these powerful yet difficult conjunctions and squares are the very thing that is asking of our Souls and Spirits to establish and reclaim a new way of managing anger. Perhaps in some instances serving through vexation as a way to become aware of what anger even feels like.
It also makes me think about the paradox constellated and made manifest by these aspects as reflected in the global political circumstances enacted at this very moment. This suggests to me that there is an opportunity for healing and growth of some kind. Particularly since Mercury just out of retrograde and getting ready to move forward towards Sagittarius out of Scorpio is forming a Trine to Chiron, the maverick healer and a Trine to the North Node which I view as a point of karmic evolution. Some surrender, some transcendence of a nurturing stabilizing principle is at hand. The feminine Principle can join a place of respect, honor, dignity and equal importance with the Masculine Principle as so many women are about to be sworn in as Congresspeople in this country, the USA.
At this time there must be enough of us who understand that difficult energies can be transposed into actions that serve to heal and integrate the many paradoxical moments we find ourselves in. By holding with mindfulness the tensions of the two squaring energies and allowing them to speak to each other, only then can there be found resolution and even humor at our own circumstances.
There is much to learn at this moment for let us remember that Sagittarius is the sign of Higher Education, esoteric knowledge and adventure. This moment is asking us to bring to our lives that spirit of adventure along with reflection, reverence and patience as we continue to move forward through it all.
I had a teacher once who asked the class to become aware of how the World situations and conflicts reflected our own circumstances. Perhaps a bit of an abstract concept for many, but perhaps just for this brief moment in time by looking at the frustrations and tensions manifesting in our own lives, taking a deep breath in and out. Then reflect on all the different components. Try writing them down. Thus gaining some perspective on it all. Take a break. Then upon returning after feeling refreshed with a new frame of mind, become aware of where the relationship between differing points of the conflicts can exist together as you bring the lit comprehension of your mind and your intuitive heart to the matter.
Some understanding is usually born out of such a practice, and from there a possible solution or a hidden meaning to the situation emerges. Meaningful experience is also in the realm of Sagittarius. It is often through the connection of what meaning a circumstance contains which allows us to undergo its process with clarity and peace of mind. Eventually leading to valuable wisdom and a deeper knowing that would not have been found in any other way.
I believe this moment in time, astrologically is a fertile time for this kind of thinking and learning triggered by the New Moon in Sagittarius, conjunct the Sun and Jupiter forming a Square to Mars and Neptune in Pisces
. I hope these ideas and interpretations support productive and loving ways to move through this season of the darkening light as we shortly move through time towards the Solstice and the rebirth of the Sun.
Blessings of Peace and Harmony