As the final lunation of 2017, the Sagittarius new moon lands alongside four other planets in this sign: the bold Sun, trickster Mercury in retrograde, love planet Venus, and stern Saturn. Authenticity is the order of the day—but not without some level of diplomacy.
The Sagittarius new moon lands right alongside stoic Saturn, the karmic planet that rules time and history. Interestingly, Saturn is spending its last day of a three-year trek through Sagittarius (on December 19, it will move into Capricorn until late 2020!). Although Sagittarius tends to be a "live for the moment" sign, this cosmic conjunction inspires us to reflect on important lessons and patterns that we don't want to repeat.
Since Mercury is retrograde in Sagittarius during the new moon, you might feel a bit reflective and even sentimental about the past. Reminisce about those wild times of yesteryear, and maybe revive some of these old adventures. Or aim for something new and unfamiliar! The Sagittarius new moon could set travel plans into motion. Book tickets to a new corner of the world for a trip you'll take by the corresponding full moon in Sagittarius on May 29, 2018. Cosmic tip: Wait until trickster Mercury turns direct on December 22 before reserving anything you can't cancel or reschedule later.
Remember, too, that new moons are a time for planting seeds, which you can harvest six months from now.