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New Moon in Sagittarius ~ November 23, 2022

My November 2022 Forecast shared:

November 23 New Moon in Sagittarius, 5:57 p.m. Eastern US time. This Sagittarius New Moon occurs only a half-hour after Jupiter stations direct in Pisces. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and co-rules Pisces, so this shift from retrograde to direct motion strengthens Jupiter and his domain. Known as “the Great Benefic,” Jupiter expands everything he touches or influences. According to Dane Rudhyar, the Sabian Symbol for this 2° Sagittarius New Moon is: “WHITE-CAPPED WAVES DISPLAY THE POWER OF WIND OVER SEA.” He adds a “KEYNOTE: The mobilization of unconscious energies under the pressure of super-personal motives.” With the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus all in Sagittarius and Jupiter stationing direct in watery Pisces, we can expect some BIG waves! The tide is turning.

Dane Rudhyar’s full description of 2° Sagittarius provides more context:

Wind and sea are in constant interplay, and the results of that interplay are inspiring and beautiful. In symbolism, the wind (pneuma is the early Greek word for “spirit”) is associated with spiritual dynamism; the stirring of deep energies this dynamism produces obeys cosmic or super-personal rhythms, the power of which is irresistible.

At this second stage of the forty-ninth five-fold sequence we have a picture which contrasts the powerful but beautiful storms of nature with the often gory and hysterical crises of a civilization which progresses through war. The picture presented speaks of SUBTILIZATION THROUGH RHYTHMIC INTENSITY.

After the drama and Shadow Work of Scorpio, Sagittarius brings relief and triggers optimism. We feel more confident, and it’s easier to have faith in a bigger picture. Even so, the Sabian Symbol for this New Moon suggests our experiences will ebb and flow. Contrast will increase, at least for awhile. We can expect stormy seas, but this churning carries something wonderful to shore. Waves of labor pains bring forth a child.

The birth analogy seems extra potent because this New Moon exactly conjuncts asteroid Hera, associated with marriage, family and motherhood.

In addition to women and children, Hera is also associated with vindictiveness and revenge. When husband Zeus continues to cheat on her, Hera brings the pain to those she feels have wronged her. Hera keeps score and insists on fairness. If you’ve played by the rules, you’re golden, but Hera ensures that “cheaters never prosper.”

The New Moon in Sagittarius also squares Vesta in Pisces. A dwarf planet, Vesta is often called an “asteroid.” In mythology, she and her cult of Vestal Virgins tended the flame that kept Rome safe. According to astrology.com, “Vesta reminds us of our devotion to a spiritual path and where the profane meets the sacred in our lives. Through connecting with Vesta, we discover our dedication to personal ceremonies or rituals and the magic inherent in the human experience. It also expresses itself through the ways we channel sexual energy and potential.”

We should also note that in ancient times “virgin” meant complete unto oneself, not belonging to a man. It did not necessarily mean a celibate woman. Squares create productive friction, and the New Moon’s square to Vesta triggers some of that “rhythmic intensity.” If you dread the idea of intense waves, remember that this metaphor could also describe an orgasm. Not all intensity is “bad.”

Vesta’s presence increases the spirituality of this time period. Devotion provides a focal point when chaos looms, and simple acts bring powerful results. When we feel most overwhelmed by uncertainty, Vesta reminds us to keep our flame alive, to honor the most sacred element of our lives. In a way, she also embodies the maxim “As Within, So Without.” Tending our inner fire protects us from seemingly unrelated outer events.

Adding to the spiritual nature of this New Moon, Mars squares Neptune. Ego gets overwhelmed by the Great Mystery: “Not my will, but Thine be done.” Again, squares create productive friction. While direct action slows down, this is a good time to address spiritual aspects of mundane goals. Sometimes “no,” means “not yet,” because Spirit wants to offer you a bigger prize.

You’ll find the next few months easier with the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.” Knowing the difference between what you can and cannot change will keep you productive and sane as larger events cleanse and change the world.

In addition to squaring Neptune, at the time of the New Moon, Mars also trines Saturn. This transit goes most exact on November 28 but is already in effect on the 23rd. My monthly forecast shared: “November 28 Mars in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius. This is a git ‘er done transit. Solutions might not move as quickly as we’d like, but they are moving into strong position. Innovative solutions build a solid foundation for future events.”

The dance of Mars with Neptune and Saturn again reminds us of the wavelike nature of reality. We can’t control the ocean, but we can learn to surf. We can float, we can swim, and sometimes, we’ll want to stay onshore. As the saying goes, “When fishermen can’t go to sea, they repair their nets.” Sooner or later, we’ll catch something worthwhile, and for those aligned with Spirit, the waves will bring it all in perfect time.