New Moon in Sagittarius – 26 November
Sagittarius keeps us positive. The Sagittarian is the one making the lemons into lemonade; the one who keeps the hope and the bonhomie flowing; who reminds us that there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet; the generous one who gives because of the joy of giving; the philosophical one who is determined to find sense in the mess that seems to be all around.
We need this more than ever this year as the conjunction between Saturn and Pluto closes in. These two slow moving planets that seem to be demolishing the comfortable illusions we have been indulging in. There’s an article on the conjunction here
But apart from the ongoing political dramas, it’s a very creative time, Particularly, for finding new relationships or discovering new dimensions in existing relationships. The three interpersonal planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars are lined up to receive goodies from some of the slow-moving outer planets.
These planets deal with the way we relate to people on a personal and day-to-day basis. Mercury is how we communicate, Venus is what we value in others and what attracts us to them, Mars is how we work and compete with others.
At the new moon, Mercury is in an easy angle to Neptune which means communication is particularly sensitive and nuanced around this time. There’s more being said by tone of voice than by the actual words. There may also be unconscious messages and insinuations. There could be those who would mislead you and your own subtle skills will be required. Mercury will have just come out of a retrograde period and there may be misunderstandings to clear up. This is the time to do it.
Venus has just received a boost from Jupiter. Jupiter acts as an amplifier, increasing the signal, as it were, of whichever planet it contacts. By the time of the new moon, Venus will have just moved into Capricorn (welcome to the party Venus!) and Jupiter will be joining the throng on 2nd December, (see below). A Jupiter-Venus conjunction brings together what astrologers used to call ‘the beneficents’. It’s a time to count your blessings and appreciate what you’ve got and out of that attitude who knows what other blessings will come?
Mars gets a hit from an opposition to Uranus. Opposition here does not mean conflict or confrontation. It means that the two energies are polarized and bouncing off each other. As Mars is closer to the earth, it becomes a conduit for the Uranian energy. This can be a boon to creative problem solving and an immense help tracking down and dealing with technical bugs, glitches and other such impedimenta. On the other hand, it means being especially careful dealing with electrical equipment.