(With gratitude for all that we have experienced in 2014 IN SPITE OF the crazy fight to heal humanity's karma and create a just world. . . Happy Thanksgiving!)
After months of “drag your feet” syndrome, all of a sudden so much seems to be happening at once. What is really happening is our awareness. We are flooded with awareness of where we are and what is truly happening. 2014 has been a year of awakening – a year of clashing with established ways of doing things – a year of rebellion in many odd costumes (Tea Party people are also rebels!)– another year of violence and war – a memorable year of plutocrats looking down on the masses. For example, in Denton, Texas….the citizens voted to prohibit fracking in their community. A proposition forbidding fracking easily passed in the November election. Case closed. Not so fast. The Republican Railroad Commissioner said, “It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s.” The Commissioner plans to continue “fracking as usual” in spite of the ballot box.
Yes, it has been quite a year. The New Moon for December on November 22 is in the early degrees of Sagittarius. Mars in Capricorn has moved away from the darkness of Pluto. We find ourselves taking action based on our beliefs and our sense of responsibility. Neptune, the planet most associated with falling asleep and ignoring the practical side of life, is now headed in direct motion. Instead of sleepy denial of reality, we are suddenly obsessed with idealism and aspirations to make things better. Go with it! Some people are saturated with creative thoughts and dreams for a better world. Neptune is the veil that separates us from the other dimensions. This New Moon in Sagittarius make a strong connection with Neptune. We are longing to learn new things. We are determined to promote what we believe in. A triangle of fire between Venus, Jupiter and Uranus keeps pumping us with energy to express our convictions.
The Moon at zero degrees of Sagittarius sits close to Saturn in the late degrees of Scorpio. Somewhere inside we know we can plant new seeds. Saturn has almost finished its visit to serious Scorpio. The past has been painfully reviewed. We can stop now and think instead about the future. The heaviness of the Moon so close to Saturn is just to remind us to tune in to what we truly value. There is no need for depression. Saturn will step into the sign of Sagittarius around December 23. Our focus will be on the future rather than the pain of the past. Accept the death of all that now passes away and cannot be brought back to this realm. Say final words of forgiveness for anything that has been a disappointment. Then look into the dark earth for your own new seeds taking root. It’s time to step out of our narrow emotional well and greet the world with open arms. Open up. Sagittarius rules the search for higher truth. With the New Moon in Sagittarius, we take a deep breath and say yes to new opportunities that allow us to expand and grow.