Welcome, New Moon in Sagittarius
On November 26th at 10:05 am EST, we observe one of the last new moons of the Gregorian calendar year. Not only is this moon the penultimate, setting us up for a meaningful holiday season, but it’s also bringing in the bold energy of fiery Sagittarius. What does this mean for us?
With each new moon, we’re gifted the opportunity to wipe our slate clean and create fresh goals. The energy of Sagittarius gives us the boost of courage needed to reach for the loftiest of our goals and the confidence required to complete these goals without the help of others.
Sagittarius is one of three astrological fire signs - along with Aries and Leo. On November 26th, both the New Moon and the Sun are in Sagittarius. We’ll feel the spontaneous, adventurous, passionate influence of a fire sign with the independence and honesty illustrated by the Sag. This is an excellent time to revisit your list of life aspirations and tackle them with gusto. It’s also a time to look at your life through honest Sag eyes and survey what you’re most grateful for right before Thanksgiving Day.
Are you surrounded by people you love? Are you in a place where you feel at home? Are you inspired by your career? If you answered no to any of these questions, then maybe it’s time to revamp your life one step at a time. This Sagittarius New Moon gives you the chance to establish what’s working in your favor and what’s working against you.
New Moon in Sagittarius Aspects
Take an honest look at your life and zero in on what makes you feel passionate. Sagittarius embodies being true to yourself and opening yourself up to more adventure, spontaneity, and passion. Does this mean we should quit our mundane jobs and paint our way through California’s Pacific Coast Highway? Maybe...or maybe not. Give in to this time of sincerity and passion but remember that this is an astrological influence that’s fleeting as the moon slowly makes its way into stable Capricorn.
Sagittarius rules the ninth house which represents the philosophical, open-minded, growth-oriented side of us. Expect to feel a need for spiritual and mental growth during this period. The ninth house also symbolizes higher learning and a yearning to be free. Maybe you’ll sign up for a philosophy class, download an app to learn a language, or take a trip alone somewhere where you’ll discover something new about yourself and others.
The Sacral Chakra
The New Moon in Sagittarius may trigger a restless need to pursue your passions. Oftentimes, our passions and desires take a backseat to responsibilities. However, recognizing what drives you and moves you is integral in understanding your truest self. We invite you to discover (or rediscover) your desires. Have you given up on a passion project? Is your daily routine causing you to lose the spark that you once embraced so freely? Now is the time to add more pleasure to your life and remove the things that no longer inspire you.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. It encourages us to dream big which means we’ll need to embrace the power of the Sacral Chakra. It’s the second of the seven main chakras, located in the mid to lower abdomen about 2-3 inches below the navel. The color most associated with it is orange. The Sanskrit name is Svadhisthana which means “your own place” or “the dwelling place of self.”
This chakra governs our emotional body, creativity, sensuality and sexual energy. It motivates us to indulge in our senses whether through taste, sound, sight, touch, or smell. It inspires us to seek pleasure in life both sexually and emotionally. We can truly feel the world around us when the sacral chakra is open.
Do you feel like your desires are repressed? Are you emotionally unstable? Do you battle addiction of any kind? Are you sexually frustrated or dysfunctional? If you answered yes to any of the above, then your sacral chakra might be blocked. To help you release these blocks, we’re offering 15% off all Sacral Chakra products with code SAG. Be sure to check out our journal entry on the Sacral Chakra for more insight.
Sacral Chakra Ritual
Find a quiet, cozy room where you won’t be disturbed. Begin by burning cleansing essential oils or incense like chamomile, spearmint, sage, or eucalyptus. Get into a comfortable seated position, keeping the spine straight and limbs relaxed. Then start to focus on your breath, inhaling and exhaling deeply. While concentrating on your breath, envision an orange light pulsating in the space below your naval. Recite the following affirmations as you continue to focus on an orange ball of light:
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
- I love and enjoy my body
- I have healthy boundaries
- I’m passionate
- I feel pleasure and abundance in my life
- I value and respect my body
To further embrace your passions you can practice a new moon ritual as well. Light a white candle (white symbolizes a fresh start) and write a list of goals. Repeat your desires out loud several times to make sure the universe hears you clearly. Then, on the flip side, write a list of what hasn’t been working for you. Once you’ve completed that list, scratch through each item line by line then rip the list up and throw it in the trash. This month you can burn the list to further harness the power of fiery Sagittarius. If you choose to burn your list then please be wary of the open flame and have water handy just in case.
Remember, you are the master of your universe - reach for your goals but respect your boundaries as well.
We wish you a Happy New Moon in Sagittarius.
To you. From us. With love.
Contributed by Lauren Blake