New Moon in Sagittarius - 17th December 2017

On December 17th (or December 18th in the early hours of the night when you live across the pond in North or South America) the New Moon will be in Sagittarius, the Archer. 

Sagittarius is a fire sign, and is all about freedom, truth, expansion, and directness, pointing the arrow at the goal and going straight for it.

I like to call him Sag. I feel like he is a close friend of mine because Sag is my Sun sign. I refer to Sagittarius as male because the energy of this sign feels that way to me, but of course feel free to picture a fierce half-woman-half-horse shooting fiery arrows if that feels more natural to you!

Although this masculine striving energy is natural to me, I have learned the hard way that when it is not balanced with receptive feminine energy, it leads to burnout. 

Sagittarius reminds you of your freedom. The archer gallops away whenever he/she wishes, shooting the arrow from the bow and going after it. The Sun is in Sagittarius as well, and this combination will enhance your lust for freedom even more. 

This time of year, approaching the Holidays, we can feel closed in, as we need to do so many things. Christmas shopping, planning for travel, sending Christmas greetings, having family or friends over at our house.... It can feel like a cage you can't escape

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.
— Maya Angelou

It's not easy to navigate the urge for freedom and expansion during these busy times when we feel pressured by societal (and familial!) expectations. The friction caused by 'need' and 'should' could lead to conflict and heated situations, especially around the Full Moon, when emotions are heightened. Be mindful of your communication or postpone it a few days to gain some clarity for yourself first. It is important to share how you feel, but keep in mind the other person's feelings too. Voice your needs, without putting pressure on others. 

To feel free yourself it is not necessary to put a chain on someone else. 

Sagittarius can be a little selfish, only seeing his own needs. He just aims his arrow at his goal, runs after it and that's that. Problem solved. This way he loses sight of easier solutions within closer reach. Stay in touch with your surroundings and look for alternatives when you are faced with a problem that is stemming from a discrepancy between your needs and the needs of someone else. Stay away from assumptions and conformities. A joint solution is closer than you think when you communicate clear, direct and open

Sagittarius is always searching for the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth. Over the last few months, uncovering uncomfortable truths and secrets was ongoing business. You might have seen that in the news (#metoo, politics, choosing corporations over environmental issues), your personal situation, at work, with relationships and more. 

Right now, the cosmic energies are lining up with the center of our galaxy, the Galactic Center, bringing a Universal Truth to the surface.

This Universal Truth calls you to evolve to a new way of living, that is in alignment with your Soul.

You mail feel friction or discomfort when you are living out of alignment with your Soul's truth. There are so many people living lives out of alignment nowadays, rushing and pushing, causing extreme stress, burnout, and total numbness. 

By listening to your inner voice, you will be able to make decisions that are in alignment with your Truth that is already vibrating through all the layers of your Being. When you don't listen and act on it, symptoms arise. I invite you to be open to the possibilities, to let go of conformities and beliefs you picked up along the way that keep you out of alignment. Your inner voice knows your Truth. Sagittarius will point the arrow there. 

If you fight it, you will feel it.