Road trip! Most of us are beyond ready to escape from the dark intensity of Scorpio and this New Moon at 00° 07′ Sagittarius on 22 November 2014 04:32 AM PST provides the perfect opportunity. Sagittarius loves nothing more than to be heading out the door, eager to explore new places and reach new horizons.
Figuring out where we are going could be a problem because Neptune in Pisces is squaring the Sagittarius stellium (Sun, Moon and Venus). Neptune multiplies creative possibilities and allows us to see all types of marvelous but un-manifested potential. We can end up falling in love with an idea or a person that turns out to be a complete dud once the Neptune generated fog lifts. It is not going to be easy to resist drifting off into dreamland though because the desire to escape the unpleasant necessities of life is going to be very powerful on this New Moon.
Saturn in Scorpio conjoins Mercury in Scorpio and both are sextile Mars in Capricorn. Those planets are going to be doing their best to offer sensible alternatives to all the exaggerated hype flying around courtesy of Sagittarius’s ruler, Jupiter in Leo. Mercury and Saturn make a wide square to Jupiter while Mars is inconjunct it. Please take note of pragmatic suggestions that come your way because sooner or later you may need them. Terse, cutting remarks designed to wake people up may be all too common as will be humorous attempts to downplay the truth of those remarks. It could get ugly at times . . . a good reason to practice tact and diplomacy.
The ongoing square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn is strengthening as the next exact square on December 15 draws closer. This one will occur at 12° in the cardinal signs. We know the drill by now. Thankfully on this New Moon, no other planets are within the tight orbs I prefer, and unless we have personal planets or Ascendant from 11° to 13° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), the impact will be less noticeable.
The buoyant spirit of the Sagittarius New Moon promises us the sun, moon and stars along with opportunities to escape our humdrum daily lives. If we can find a balance between keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground while reaching for the stars, we can reap enough inspiration to keep us going through the dark days of midwinter. Because once Sagittarius Season draws to a close on the Winter Solstice cold, hard reality is going to return with a vengeance.
On a personal note: I get hit by both fire and water this time! Saturn and Mercury conjoin my natal Mercury and Ascendant with Jupiter in Leo squaring my Mercury exactly. The Sagittarius stellium is in my first house sandwiching my natal Venus in Sagittarius. Guess I’m going to have a foot on both sides of the fence, like it or not! 😀
Mars in Capricorn is in my second house exactly sextile my natal Mars in Scorpio. This ought to be very helpful for coming up with a sound plan of action. I like that because it will help offset all that Sagittarius exuberance and keep me from blowing my budget.
Image: Trees #6 by Svetlana Sewell