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“Grab your metaphorical bow and arrow and get ready to take aim! Just as the Sagittarius centaur pulls back his arrow to shoot into the heavens, so can we start to focus in on new horizons.”
As we welcome December’s new moon, it’s time to embrace the fire of Sagittarius spirit.
Yes, we have been through some tough eclipses, and we are about to embark on a Mercury retrograde, but motivated Mars, co present with the new moon, is giving us the dynamism we need to finish this year on a high. Grab your metaphorical bow and arrow and get ready to take aim! Just as the Sagittarius centaur pulls back his arrow to shoot it into the heavens, so can we start to focus in on the new year and new horizons.
Sagittarius energy is bold, optimistic and freedom seeking. It helps us take a broader view to see a bigger picture, which is helpful as we close out 2023 and start to envisage what we want for 2024. Use this energy to take a step back and survey the vista. What would you like this next lunar cycle to bring? The new moon is an opportunity to give this some thought as any intentions set with it can sow important seeds for this lunar cycle and beyond.
Around the same time as the new moon, there is a sense of review and revision with Mercury going into retrograde. Always a useful time to remember to slow things down, keep travel plans simple and communication clear, this retrograde also brings a solid opportunity to reflect on the year gone by. This could be helpful as the planet Neptune, romantic, imaginative but also capable of illusion, is in the mix. If you notice a feeling of any Neptunian fog about, slowing down can also give time for this to clear so that you can start to see a path through. Staying open to insights whilst also keeping your feet on the ground is something to bear in mind.
So, what are your intentions for this transitional lunar cycle? What new ideas and perspectives can best support you as you move from this year into the next?
With this being a sparky new moon in a fire sign, I shall be lighting a candle, enjoying some beautiful aromas, and scribbling in my new 13 Moon Journal to welcome the joy of Sagittarius energy in!
I hope you can find time to honour this last new moon of the year too and that she brings you much love, light and lunar magic.
Wishing you a beautiful new moon,
Charlotte Lauren is a Hellenistic Astrologer, who also incorporates some modern techniques in her work. She weaves astrology with cyclical living to help illuminate a cosmically conscious path for her clients, offering birth chart readings and astro mentoring packages with a holistic approach. Charlotte also hosts a free facebook group for women who wish to work with the lunar cycle. You can also follow her love of the cosmos on Instagram.
Photo: Moonology card deck by Yasmin Boland