This Year's Only New Moon In Sagittarius Is Here & Begs Us To Be Bolder
Unleash your adventurous side! After an introspective cycle, it's time to explore—whether the journey leads you to new GPS coordinates or an expanded worldview. The zodiac's Archer aims for the loftiest target, the highest truth and the broadest spectrum of possibilities.
Have your hope, faith, and optimism gone AWOL? The Sagittarius new moon restores positivity, showering us with holiday season cheer and shifting our focus to the brighter side of life. Here are seven ways to tap into this visionary energy as you meander down the road less traveled:
1. Plot your next big adventure.
Sagittarius is the zodiac's global explorer, and this new moon reminds us of the fact that there's a great big world waiting to be explored. Is there a county or country that's calling your name? Price out plane tickets, read independent travel blogs, and set up a special savings account to contribute to each week. If funds are already available, the temptation to hit the "Reserve Now" button may be too hard to resist. If global travel is on your holiday or 2020 agenda, make sure your passport is up to date. You'll want to have it handy should opportunity strike in the days ahead.
Still researching destinations? There's no shortage of hashtags to help you preview the planet—and, better still, find fellow journeyers who share your sensibilities. From #travelblogger to #seesomeworld, connect to folks like you who are exploring this not-so-lonely planet. Who knows? They might even answer a few of your pre-voyage questions if you "carpe DM" and message them.
2. Reach out across "differences" and divides.
Running with a homogenous crowd? Ears ringing in that echo chamber? The moonbeams from global Sagittarius prompt you to be courageous and spark a conversation with someone outside of your usual social circles. Togetherness takes the spotlight at this unifying new moon. If you already have unity in your community, draw new people into the fold. No matter where you find yourself near this new moon, this truth will be self-evident: People are people. And in these polarized times, we could all use a reminder of that. So mix up the usual suspects, tell your friends to bring their friends, and step out of your bubble—whatever it might look like from the inside.
Does this sound a little too kumbaya and, frankly, unrealistic? Nobody's saying it's easy, but the Sagittarius new moon is no time to be cynical either. With all the uncertainty in the world, a few of the Archer's sunny, golden-tipped arrows might not be the worst thing to strike. It's time to put our faith in love and focus on what's working, instead of letting our egos dominate what we can't stand about people, circumstances, or even the political climate.
3. Get your message out to the masses.
Say it loud, and say it proud! These days, it's blessedly easy to share your thoughts and ideas across the digital universe. Sagittarius happens to be the sign that rules publishing, and this new moon calls the slumbering media-makers out of hiding. It's big for bloggers; anyone wishing to join the blogosphere should harness the lunar power of this new moon to get started on Tumblr, YouTube, WordPress, SquareSpace, Wix...the list goes on. Women can find a community of fellow content creators, conferences, and a wealth of resources at BlogHer. Got a niche? Start talking to the select few who share your offbeat passion. But look out: Planting an idea under this new moon could start a sweeping new trend by the summer, when the Sagittarius full moon rolls around.
4. Hone your hips!
Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, and this energizing new moon may send us straight to the dance floor to shake a tail feather like it was going out of style. Since most of us spend our days seated at desks, stiff hips are an epidemic in our sedentary culture. Here are some hip-opening exercises to bring back your sway and swagger.
Creatively blocked? Stand up and do some hip circles—a belly-dancing move that just involves planting your feet and rotating your hips in 360-degree arcs. Many believe that this movement gets us in touch with our wild, root-chakra energy and helps the kundalini life-force energy move upward, igniting divine inspiration. And if it doesn't, most of us sedentary souls will still enjoy a good stretch—so no harm can come from trying! As Shakira put it, hips don't lie, so get yours aligned and find your truth!
5. Let yourself be a little TOO much.
Sagittarius is ruled by abundant Jupiter, the largest and most jovial planet in our solar system. It's got its own moons twirling around it, a fitting picture for the larger-than-life energy of Sagittarius. Sagittarius urges us to shed our self-consciousness and make fools of ourselves in the name of fun and fearless expression. The REAL party is not with the stiff, starched, and socially graced small talkers nibbling holiday hors-d'oeuvres. Nope. It's over there with the lady in wild patterns who leaps onto the empty dance floor and boogies to her own beat.
A wise teacher once gave us some public speaking advice. We were nervous about coming on too strong and being "too much" for people. She advised this: Go ahead and BE too much. When you're fully self-expressed, it creates a gap between you and other people, giving them something to rise up to. Sure, they might laugh or be shocked at first, but they'll soon be inspired by your courage and authenticity. And they'll feel permission to be themselves freely, too.
6. Speak your truth—but stay off the soapbox.
When you're passionate about something, be it aerial yoga, an incredible podcast, or a healer who changed your life, it's normal to wish everyone knew about it, too. However, under the Sagittarius new moon's fervent zeal, you can come across as a preachy proselytizer instead of a resourceful friend. Share generously—that's what Sag is all about—but do it with an open heart and nonattachment. In other words, ditch the know-it-all attitude and speak from a place of compassion and wisdom. As Oscar Wilde wrote, "Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." So keep the judgment out of it!
7. Download your dose of daily wisdom.
Wisdom-seeking Sagittarius rules higher knowledge, world religions, and philosophy. This is the sign of the lifelong learner who pulls from many different sources to arrive at a universal "truth." Raise your consciousness at the Sagittarius new moon by looking into new ways of seeing and being. Go ahead and explore obscure philosophies or add more communal touches to your lifestyle. Suspend judgment and take it all in.
And remember, you never know what form your "teacher" will take. The Sagittarius new moon reminds us that the low-key woman driving your taxi to the airport might be a quantum physicist fallen on hard times or the guy mumbling to himself at the bus stop could be the messenger whose words are exactly what you were supposed to hear. Find your gurus both in and out of the "temple"—or wherever it is you go looking. See the light of consciousness in every human. Better yet, be your own guru.