New Moon in Sagittarius

New Moon in Sagittarius

What do the new moon and the Sagittarian archetype have in common?

Well, for one, neither is interested in rules and limitations. The sky’s the limit with both of these characters, because sometimes, the vision is more important than the steps required to make it real.

Two, they’re both visionaries. The new moon is a time of total subjectivity: of journaling and intentions and waking dreams. Sagittarius is motivated by big-picture ideas, possibilities, and a sense of optimism that everything’s going to work out fine — even when we’re flying by the seat of our pants or running on fumes.

In other words: the Sagittarius new moon is the mood board to end all mood boards in a hopelessly twee Pinterest universe.

It’s worth mentioning that this year’s Sag moon might nudge us too far into the clouds. At 7 degrees Sagittarius, the new moon is in a close square to Neptune and the nodal axis, suggesting we might be too easily seduced by fantasies and illusions that muddle our efforts to leave our old karma behind. Then again, we will, at the very least, be forced to act or make a change in this regard. If you’ve got your head stuck up your ass in any way — who doesn’t though — you might have no choice but to negotiate with that stuff as you’re busy envisioning your next big adventure.

Venus also squares Uranus today, setting the stage for potential surprises or disruptions in our relationships and finances. Watch out for any “rebel without a cause” tendencies in either of these departments. If you’ve been feeling the seven-year itch in a small way, prepare for, oh, I don’t know, a temporary rash or outbreak of hives under this influence. It’s not a great time for decision-making, but if your desire for freedom is the source of all this conflict, you’ll be hard-pressed to repress it any longer.
Keeping all of that in mind, here are a few directions you can go with your intention-setting.

+Sagittarius is the sign of education and higher learning, so if you’ve been thinking about applying to that master’s program or taking continuing ed to boost your earning potential, spend the day downloading application forms. At the very least, take a baby step by sending out an email. Maybe you’re just interested in learning a new skill or going to Wikipedia Black Hole University for a night. Whatever you decide to learn, it’s all good with Sag.

+Travel and adventure is also Sagittarius’ wheelhouse. It’s a great day to indulge your wanderlust and dream up your next big excursion, even if work’s got you chained to your desk for another four months. Whether it’s one week in Mexico or half a year spent backpacking abroad, give yourself the license to at least think about it today.

+Sagittarius is all about standing up for its convictions. If you’ve been preoccupied with your morals and principles lately, now would be a great time to make an action plan and delineate how you’re going to walk your talk and put your money where your mouth is.

+Go YOLO. Sag might have some serious preoccupations, but its overriding philosophy is to cut loose, have some fun, and yes, raise your vibration up a notch. There’s hardly a more straightforward way to manifest your wildest dreams into being.

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