Written By: Shara Eisen
Walking the Moonlit Path: Sagittarius New Moon, December 2016
Happy Birthday, Sagittarius, and a happy Sagittarius new moon to all! This moon became exact just before December began, on November 29th to be exact, and its effects will be potent until the full moon on December 14th. Sagittarius is a sign of enthusiasm and optimism. You are the inventors of the “glass half full” idea. You are also big in making lemonade out of life’s lemons. With Saturn, the planet of sobriety, taking residence in your sign for over two years, you may be toning it down a notch or two, but this will ultimately give even more fuel for a more powerfully grounded brand of optimism.
We can all take advantage of this time to uproot persistent negative thinking, since a certain optimistic exuberance is in the air. If you are prone to worry, as so many of us are, consider the reality that worrying is actually a destructive habit but it can be changed with enough determination.
This new moon is also an excellent time for planning a trip or traveling or beginning any type of adventure that will take you into new and unknown territory.It is a perfect time to take a leap or risk and give our lives a little shake up.
“There is only one thing in this world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
This is a time to stop talking and put some of your tremendous ideas into action. There should be plenty of motivation early in the month, so don’t worry if you encounter some blocks in the middle of the month, right after the full moon. Magical encounters and resolutions will be found by Christmas week.
“I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your lifetime for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.”
Rita Mae Brown
You have to have work that is both fun and meaningful because you are one of the signs that ends up working hard, regardless of need or circumstance. Fortunately, this is a time of major work opportunity. The second half of this month will be rich for manifesting at least a part of an important vision for yourself, so keep your eyes and ears open.
“No! No! Sentence first—verdict afterwards.”
There are times when this world seems so backwards and upside down that you feel like a stranger in a strange land. You are a curious mix of sympathetic and compassionate, and yet detached at times as if you are watching this life like an HBO special. This month finds you engaging, relaxing, and letting some concerns go, especially after the full moon.
“As soon as your consciousness is right, God is there. He is not hiding from you, you are hiding from him.”
Patience, patience, patience! Faith has been a little challenging lately, especially around issues of money and work. It is all lining up, and you will feel this more clearly as the month closes and we move into the new year. Consider the possibility that before you jumped into this lifetime, you actually requested the AP classes.
“The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.”
You are sitting with some conflicts as part of you wants to travel and expand, while you are also craving some grounding quiet time. It can be hard to find the middle ground. This could be an excellent time to deepen your spiritual practice, as enhancing your inner travels could solve your dilemma.
“He is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
You are finding yourself pulled to the occult and metaphysical ideas this month, and it could make you reconsider your habit of doing things in the hardest possible way. This month ends on a very positive note, and perhaps you are finally starting to allow things to be a little easy .
“A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked and could only bring one book what would it be. I always say, ‘How to Build a Boat’.”
One of the reasons that you are so magnetic is your enviable sense of lightness and play. Even in your senior years, Gemini, you have something of the child on the playground about you. This month is no exception. If you are single, this is an auspicious month for dating, so get out to those holiday parties. Mid-month may bring a need for adjustment if you are already involved. Stay out of that busy head of yours and listen to your heart, and you will be sure to get it right.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
There is an invitation to deepen your commitments to daily routines this month. Think of it as a preparation month for New Year’s resolutions. What do you want to add? Meditation, exercise, painting? You are easily one of the most creative signs, and while daily structure and discipline don’t always come easy to you, you thrive to the extreme when you share some of your amazing nurturing abilities with yourself. Use this time to commit to daily activities that will nurture your soul and spirit.
“Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”
December is an easy month to get too much of a good thing, but you really only need to restrain yourself this month when some old and familiar waves of self-doubt show up around the full moon. You are one of the signs that needs to surround yourself with positive people, so if certain people are bringing you down, consider taking a break from them around the middle of the month, and who knows, maybe even longer?
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”
This month can be magical for you providing you slow down enough to notice the sublime dimension. You are so into your homebase now that you may want to consider having the parties rather than going out, and keep them small. Skipping them altogether can work just fine as well. One of the many reasons that you need this time to slow down and get quiet is so you will receive some powerful waves of inspiration that could shape 2017 for you in very positive and lucrative ways. Listen up and your inner knowing will show you the way.
“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?”
This is an important year where you have a certain cosmic assistant at your beck and call right up until Autumn of next year, so try not to snooze through it. Sure, you could just sit back and enjoy the ride, but the more you co-create by placing your order, the more you will enjoy the payoff for years to come. The last couple weeks of the year are key for you, so be centered and pay attention.
“While we are postponing, life speeds on by.”
If you are considering starting something new in your life, such as a business, a class, or perhaps a move, the last half of the month is an excellent time to move forward with such a plan. Most people will be relaxing and not take advantage of this window, but there are certain times where it behooves us to stop talking about an idea and make a move. The time is here.