New Moon in Sagittarius, December 13, 2012

The urge to leap into motion and launch new projects will be strong on the New Moon at 21° 45′ Sagittarius on 13 December 2012, 12:42 AM PST. Whether this will be a good idea is something needing careful consideration. Fire sign New Moons are often inspiring and exciting . . . at least according to fire sign folk that are usually game for a little action. They can talk air signs into seeing their point of view but earth and water signs say not so fast.

Why am I urging a cautious approach? It has to do with Mercury in Sagittarius being square to Neptune in Pisces whilst Mercury is trine to Uranus in Aries. Talk about the perfect set up to create brilliant theories that sound wonderful and depend heavily on pure potential of the largely unmanifested variety. Uranus in Aries is at a virtual standstill as it prepares to station direct a few hours after the New Moon, and it is ready to blast off at the first opportunity. Mercury in adventurous Sagittarius is more than willing to jump on board without hesitation. Fire sign certainty will be in full flower unfortunately aided and abetted by more than a few of Neptune’s illusions with a large dose of denial thrown in for good measure. I can hear the rhetoric now . . . full of hot air and bombast with no basis in reality.

Jupiter, Sagittarius’s ruler, is in articulate Gemini and he wants to join in the fun in the worst way. Sadly for him, he is at the apex of a Yod with the powerful Saturn-Pluto sextile as the base. Saturn in Scorpio has found the perfect partner in Pluto in Capricorn, especially when it comes to pointing out the flaws in Jupiter’s grandiose schemes. Think of those two as the ones holding the purse strings therefore dictating the financial realities. They are far too canny to let Jupiter in Gemini talk them round. A word to those in charge of setting up budgets at this time . . . make darn good and sure you have your outgo balanced by income and realistic income figures at that. Neither Scorpio nor Capricorn was born yesterday and they are familiar with all the best scams. By the way, this Yod will be in effect from now thru the end of the year before slipping out of orb and it will exact on the Winter Solstice.

The good news for lovers is Venus in Scorpio is still happily sextile to Mars in Capricorn though this aspect is fading away. The fly in their ointment is being chaperoned by the New Moon in Sagittarius, semi-sextile both planets. Think of it like this . . . having your kid brother or your crazy boisterous best friend tagging along on your date. Takes some of the shine off, doesn’t it?

Coming on the heels of two powerful eclipses, this is a fairly ordinary lunation. If you heed the need to be as straight forward and honest as possible, you should be able to get your new projects up and running. There is enthusiasm to spare now which is a good thing. However, please, please do your very best to avoid the temptation to tweak your selling points and keep your message clear, simple and on target whether you are courting a new love interest or launching a new business venture. Kindness and tact are always in season too.

On a personal note: I rather like this New Moon for my chart! Venus and the North Node in Scorpio flank my Ascendant, Mercury in Sagittarius conjoins my natal Venus and the New Moon proper is on the cusp of the second house. Thankfully the tricky Yod is slightly out of phase with any of my personal planets. Holiday kisses all around!!

21 responses to “New Moon in Sagittarius, December 13, 2012

  1. It’s on my 12th house moon and is similar by degree in venus/cancer 7th,
    8th hse Pluto and mercury in virgo, 10th house North node and Neptune. I’m never sure about trines or whatever..it just sounds like a big whispered conversation behind doors….Someone let me know the answer please! xpx and also holidays kisses too 😉

    • Hey karen!

      I’m never sure about trines or whatever..it just sounds like a big whispered conversation behind doors

      LOL! that sure sounds like Neptune’s foot prints to me! 😀 12th house transits can be a very personal affair w/only you knowing whether or not they were pleasant or disastrous. 😛

      xoxoxo diane~

      • Ma’an I have a PHD in disaster lol, I’m going now for a Honours degree in pleasure ;0)
        I’ll let you know

  2. Diane,

    I have the same transits as you do for this new moon. I’m with you and being positive although my feeling is that December will be a month of changes especially during the last week.

  3. A Scorpio friend called me a sunflower. If a Scorpio says it, it must be true. 🙂

    The paragraph about Jupiter vs. Saturn and Pluto: AMEN. I don’t see a lot getting past people these days, not as much foolin’ as usual. I think this is what’s throwing a number of people off this month. Foiled plans.

    I’m very much looking forward to the new moon, too :). Of course, I feel the effects early…

    Bear hug!

    • Hi there!
      A Scorpio friend called me a sunflower. If a Scorpio says it, it must be true. 🙂
      My nickname in college was Sunshine, both here in the States & at the school I attended in Finland. 😀

      I’m very much looking forward to the new moon, too 🙂 . Of course, I feel the effects early…
      Of course you are . . . in the 1st & exactly trine your Moon & sextile your Sun?! What’s not to like!! 😀

      xoxoxo diane~

  4. Wow! I have Libra Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury not to mention a bunch of asteroids! And mid-Scorpio ASC with Neptune and Jupiter in the 12th preceding ASC. New Moon will be right on my Saturn in Sag- 2nd House. Neptune trines my Moon- have been revamping beliefs, values, illusions/ delusions. Balancing work/kids/me. Seeing support and community in non-family. Tons of funerals- father-in-law, sister, and many mothers of peers. Moon at 29 Libra put me at the matriarch point in my family. Chiron/Neptune passed my Aqua IC and now home is my group of girlfriends, dojo mates and who I’m with not where I am. So excited to find a sister Libra/Scorpio!! Thanks!!!

    • Welcome karategrrlll!

      Yup! Definitely another Libra/Scorpio! In many ways, we typify the classic Libra “iron fist in the velvet glove”. 🙂

      Chiron/Neptune passed my Aqua IC and now home is my group of girlfriends, dojo mates and who I’m with not where I am.

      Interesting because Moon in Aquarius often has a similar concept about family. I have Pisces IC & see my home as the place I retreat from the world. Uranus transits over the IC brought an extensive bath remodel with the attendant mess & occasional strange man in my house. It was a loooong 7-8 wks.

      BTW, I have flirted w/martial arts at different times before settling on Tai Chi. With Mars in Scorp conj the ASC from the 12th, it was a natural but drew too much violence into my life. Now I do my Tai Chi short form every day and call it good.

      xoxoxo diane~

  5. Since the New Moon will conjunct my natal Saturn, I expect no leaping into motion or outsize expectations! Saturn will still be conjoined my IC, too.

    • Since the New Moon will conjunct my natal Saturn, I expect no leaping into motion or outsize expectations! Saturn will still be conjoined my IC, too.

      Probably a good idea w/your natal Saturn sq your Sun though some key realizations about your inner parent may surface. 🙂

      xoxoxo diane~

  6. Thanks Diane! I am already disillusioned by Mars opposite my natal Saturn (at the point of losing my job actually, Saturn in the sixth house, trouble with coworkers) but Mars is also conjunct Venus, so I don’t know if Venus has anything to say here, because she’s in the 12th house. I guess my enemies are stronger. But I am keeping my chin up! First prepare for a poor, but true Dickensy Christmas, and then Mars will hit my Ascendant in Aquarius, so that should be a change for the better?! So happy I am into astrology, there for knowing where it all comes from and that it will be over soon… but maybe have to wait for the new moon… happy holidays!

    • Hi Brex!

      I am already disillusioned by Mars opposite my natal Saturn (at the point of losing my job actually, Saturn in the sixth house,

      Sorry to hear that. 😦 The opposition can play out as feeling like your authority is being questioned too. Saturn in the sixth have any effect on your health?

      Mars crossing the ASC often gives us the necessary energy to make changes. Good luck!! 😀

      xoxo diane~

      • Thanks Diane! Yes it is truly about my authority being questioned, actually I don’t have any authority there. I am thinking about leaving myself. No influence on my health YET, but my health is not very stable anyway (Saturn in Cancer, ruled by the Moon 😉 ups and downs. My mother wants me to quit the job and use the time off to work on my health (losing weight and work on muscles and back). Maybe she’s right. And then I can really use that Mars crossing my Ascendant 🙂 But the situation is not finished yet, I am quite scared to lose my income right before Christmas and long cold sloppy january. Thinking it over the following days.

        • Hi Brex,

          And then I can really use that Mars crossing my Ascendant 🙂 But the situation is not finished yet, I am quite scared to lose my income right before Christmas and long cold sloppy january. Thinking it over the following days.

          Not a lot of good options from the sound of it. 😦 Lots of other distractions over the holiday season too. Mars crossing the ASC can be a good wake up call & help you come up with new ideas. Sure hope so!

          xoxoxo diane~

  7. Hi Diane! ::waves::
    This is absolutely perfect advice, especially this:

    “However, please, please do your very best to avoid the temptation to tweak your selling points and keep your message clear, simple and on target whether you are courting a new love interest or launching a new business venture.”

    Thank you!! New Moon conjunct my ASC (12th House side). I have an interview that day…also highly likely to have an interview the day before. Both propositions, I have confidence but am determined to not NOT tweak those selling points…they either want me or they don’t. The end!

    • Hey Kashmiri! ::::waves back::::

      New Moon conjunct my ASC (12th House side). I have an interview that day…also highly likely to have an interview the day before. Both propositions, I have confidence but am determined to not NOT tweak those selling points…they either want me or they don’t. The end!

      Truth!! Resisting the urge to oversell is not easy for Sagittarius Rising so it’s probably a good thing that New Moon is on the 12th house side. 😀 Anyways you still have Pluto in Cappy in play . . . like you could ignore that one.

      Best of luck to you! Have a great Christmas Season this year! 😀

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  8. Thanks Diane, sounds good and although Saturn is dare i say fast with saturn in mind, approaching my 1st house 8 degree neptune I have the sense I am going to enjoy what is revealed about me this 2nd time round, as have been a good girl working patiently on my dear shadow that was revealed last time 28 years ago, like you my 2nd house begins late scorp and looking forward to enjoying better values both tangible and intangible from this lunation Namaste

  9. This big boost of optimism to strike out something radically new and idealistic, makes much sense for me.

    I am 31, past my saturn return, and with Mercury and Mars transiting my 11th house (in my natal Sagittarius Sun), while they square Neptune transiting well into the end of my 1st house (almost 2nd house), and trine to Uranus in Aries 3rd house.

    I want to start a homestead, back to the land project, this fits well with 11th house, 2nd house themes, with community and idealistic undertones of the air houses. Practical: probably yes too, because Saturn transits my tenth house at the moment.

    So I dont see this squares as a difficulty, everything seems just to fit perfectly.

    • Welcome Segurelha!

      I am 31, past my saturn return, and with Mercury and Mars transiting my 11th house (in my natal Sagittarius Sun), while they square Neptune transiting well into the end of my 1st house (almost 2nd house), and trine to Uranus in Aries 3rd house.

      I want to start a homestead, back to the land project, this fits well with 11th house, 2nd house themes, with community and idealistic undertones of the air houses. Practical: probably yes too, because Saturn transits my tenth house at the moment.

      Beautifully thought out! Saturn transiting the tenth does bring out the practical approach usually accompanied by lots & lots of hard work.

      xoxo diane~

  10. Ahh the moon and venus in sagg in time for me to go on a trip to Florida! Even though its just to meet my boyfriend’s family ((HELP)), I always enjoy a trip out of town…and I get to see dolphins 🙂

    • Ahh the moon and venus in sagg in time for me to go on a trip to Florida! Even though its just to meet my boyfriend’s family ((HELP)), I always enjoy a trip out of town…and I get to see dolphins 🙂

      Perfect!! It will be warm, sunny and a chance to see dolphins . . . not to be missed despite the challenge of meeting your boyfriend’s family. You can do it!! 😀

      xoxoxo diane~

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