November’s New Moon in Sagittarius occurs at 7:18 AM EST on Tuesday the 29th, and you have plenty of time to observe the New Moon in that sign, unlike October’s New Moon, which required a little planning. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 3:46 PM on Monday the 28th, and stays there until 11:08 PM on Wednesday the 30th, when it goes void of course. In simple terms, you have the nights of the 28th, 29th, and the early evening of the 30th to perform your New Moon ritual. Our busy schedules thank you.
Sagittarius is my rising sign and I definitely have some strong Sag traits (teacher, anyone?) so this is great energy to harness. I’m especially excited about this lunar cycle because December 1st is the last day of classes for the semester, which marks my first complete semester teaching college. It also marks the beginning of a month long chunk of time I plan on devoting to writing. I have big plans!
My guide, Witch’s Guide to New Moon Magick, can be found on the site here; this post is a companion to that guide. If you’re new to Moon magick that’s a great place to begin.
New Moon in Sagittarius
Sagittarius is the philosopher of the zodiac, the truth seeker, and the traveler. Sagittarians want to learn and have a depth of knowledge, and they like to wander while doing so. It’s a friendly and social sign that’s lucky and charming because it’s ruled by Jupiter. A Sagittarius looks at the big picture. Because of these traits, consider focusing your intentions on what you want to learn in this lunar cycle or a “grand scheme of things” type question. Sagittarius is the sign of the scholar, so this might be just the bump you need to learn more about your religion, philosophy, or spiritual path. Be watchful not to give in to the Sagittarian temptation to be distracted by many projects (my life) and not go into depth on anything. A two week course, even if it’s self-guided, might be just the trick. Sagittarius is also outgoing and optimistic, so this is a great time to find a teacher, be it a new book or in person, or to start teaching something yourself. Many new age spirituality shops offer free or inexpensive classes, and many metaphysical websites have free e-courses. This is a great time to try these things out and discover what you connect with.
Suggested Tarot Spread: 3 Cards
Card #1: What should I try to learn more about in this new moon cycle?
Card #2: What is the best path toward achieving this learning goal?
Card #3: What is the best way to harness the Moon’s Sagittarian energy?
Note that The Wheel and Temperance are the cards most closely associated with Sagittarius and Jupiter, so it’s very appropriate if they show up in your reading.
With your intentions set and advice in mind, now you can go into the new moon cycle and put your intentions to work with actions! The Full Moon on December 13th 2016 is a good time to check in and review your notes, then in June 2017 we’ll meet again to see how we’ve done. It’s pretty much impossible to remember something like a six month old intention, our lives are just so busy, so remember to write it all down. I think you’ll find that checking in with yourself in six month is surprisingly rewarding.
“Sagittarius” on Astrology.com
Image by Oriol Angrill Jordà