Sagittarius New Moon – Truth & Freedom!

Screen shot 2014-New Moon BlueIn case you haven’t heard, this is my final New Moon blog post. 

I decided to retire this project at the end of 2015.  I don’t expect to resume my new moon messages in the future (though one never knows).

So I want to thank you for going along with me on this adventure of planting seeds of intention with each new moon. 

I appreciate all the enthusiasm and interest I have received for collecting and sharing this information over the past two years. The experiment has enriched me greatly, though I have not yet assessed the results. I am looking forward to reviewing my own New Moon Journal for the past two years to see how many of my wishes have come true. (What about you?)

From now on I plan to focus on the new work that is coming through me: Wise Women Waking and Pathways to Empowerment. I plan to be doing a lot of writing (blog posts, articles, Kindle books) and speaking (teleseminars, videos, blabs,and live events) on these topics. Of course, you will be notified of all of these.
I also have some art projects coming that I will also tell you about.
At the bottom of this post I share some resources with you – a few of my favorite astrologers whose monthly communiques have contributed to these newsletters, in case you wish to pursue them on your own.
Now for the New Moon in Sagittarius, happening on  Friday, Dec. 11th.
After the intensity of Scorpio we’re being given a big breath of optimistic, expansive, joyful possibilities. What a relief! Where Scorpio is about what’s hidden, fiery Sagittarius is about the quest for truth and sharing it. Where Scorpio turned us inward, exploring the psychological depths, Sag points us outward in spontaneous enthusiastic excitement and a desire for adventure and joining with others for higher meaning.

This new moon is all about future vision, truth, wisdom, and the expansion of consciousness
(some of my favorite things). In fact, it’s the perfect platform for launching the new year.
So let Sagittarius revive your spirit! (Especially if you’ve just been through the ringer, as many of us have.) Let it direct your attention to your highest aspiration, and the fulfillment of your purpose. It’s time to become part of something bigger than yourself through the sharing of your unique gifts – and to do so with other people equally excited about your vision.
There are other aspects active in the heavens now, some that add intensity and explosiveness, potential emotional eruptions. And others that bring in the beauty of love, both personal and higher love, in harmony. So relationships may be part of your focus, as befits the holiday season.Make the most of this time and plant your seeds wisely. Like Sagittarius, the archer pointing his bow to the Heavens, it may be time to “shoot for the stars.” 

This New Moon in Sagittarius: 
Friday,  Dec. 11th, 2:29 a.m. Pacific, 5:29 a.m. Eastern, 10:29 a.m. GMT. (The intentions are best set around that time, or within 8 hours after, but within the next two to four days is also acceptable.)

The areas to focus on when setting intentions include:

  • Quest for Truth– Seeking higher guidance through prayer and meditation; study of sources of wisdom; probing communication with self and others, in the form of journaling, inquiry, frank and open discussions; frankness and honesty; questioning one’s assumptions; being open to seeing another side of things; seeking to discover what one truly believes.
  • Freedom – Adventure, foreign travel, exploring new vistas; spontaneity; trying new things, experimentation; positive expectations, “going for it.”
  • Optimism – Overall positivity; having faith and hope; feeling guided and trusting that; friendliness and believing the universe is friendly; good luck and feeling lucky; having a generous spirit, embracing others; saying “yes” to life.
  • Inner and Outer Nature  – Listening to one’s own intuition, hearing and trusting inner guidance; peace of mind from spiritual connection; spending time in nature, experiencing the beauty of nature, feeling connected to and receiving the blessings and energies of nature.
  • Higher Knowledge– Having mentors and advisors; enrolling in educational programs and trainings, getting degrees or certifications; seeking solutions, finding answers.
  • The Law – Formal agreements or contracts; ethics and morality, conscience; attorneys and court proceedings. 
  • Overcoming Excess – Issues of extravagance, carelessness, taking shortcuts, self-righteousness, and Pollyanna approaches not grounded in reality.
  • For health it concerns hips, liver, sciatica, thighs, and upper legs.
Here are some tips for how to use the New Moon energy to plant effective wishes/ intentions/ visions:

1. Write them by hand. (You might want to keep a New Moon Magic journal – that’s what I’m doing. Or you could write them on cards and keep them in a drawer.)

2. Choose more than one but no more than ten wishes or intentions. (To activate but not dissipate the energy.)

3. Wait until the actual New Moon time or 8 hours after (between 5:29 a.m. and 1:29 p.m. Eastern, on Nov. 11th) or within 2-4 days after that (through Tuesday, Dec. 15th around 5 a.m. ET). Let the wishes form and choose the ones that feel most harmonious and right to you at that time. 

4. In phrasing your intentions feel free to use words such as “I choose, I intend, I create, I wish or want to experience, I request, I ask for, I call to me…..”  One good choice is “I accept these things — or something better — into my life now, for my highest good, and for the highest good of all concerned.” And then list what you want in the present tense. 

5. You might want to say them out loud after you write them down. 

6. Some recommend lighting a candle. Or picture the paper you’ve written your list on irradiated by light burning away all anxiety around your desires. 

Keeping your written intentions where you can refer back to them later, to see which actually came true, is part of this experiment. It’s also advisable to keep your intentions in mind, especially as the Full Moon approaches, the time for action. These intentions will also be powerful to review at the end of the year!

P.S. I am indebted to the book New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller for the basic information and inspiration that has guided this effort for the past two years.

I also enjoy the astrological insights of:
Pat Liles ( and of
Pam Gregory, whose videos I love watching ( and
Cathy Pagano ( for an assortment of gems, and
Leah Whitehorse ( – among many other wonderful astrologers.


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