The New Moon in Sagittarius occurred this morning, Thursday, December 13 at 3:42 am EST (8:42 am GMT), at 21 degrees. New moons signify a new cycle, new beginnings, and rebirth. This New Moon also follows on the heels of Tuesday’s total lunar eclipse; eclipses intensify energy, so be prepared for an influx of personal thought and reflection.
This New Moon, along with the Sun (also in Sagittarius) will highlight the fiery Sagittarian qualities of optimism and adventure, as well as ninth house themes of travel, higher knowledge, and spirituality. This New Moon period is the perfect time to examine where you’ve come from in years past and where your journey is taking you. Do you feel like you are on track? Or have you placed needed space between your current self and the person you once were? Since the ninth house also represents spirituality and religion, this period is also good for evaluating your spiritual needs. Were you religious when you were younger? How about now? Do you feel pulled to return or to push away from those beliefs? Keep in mind that Jupiter is retrograde until January 30, 2013; you may find yourself reflecting and re-evaluating your entire approach to your future as far your spiritual side and future educational opportunities are concerned.