December 18, 2017
“Ode to my father whose birth today changed so many, this day is precious by all means”
Darkness will gloom over the earth for the last time in 2017 as the New Moon in Sagittarius appears at 26 degrees depending upon the orb. This is the universe’s way to make us all go quite for a moment. At approximately 1:30am EST and 11:30 (December 17, 2017) PST the moon will be the furthest away from the earth, or at least it will seem that way.
This is going to be a switch from the bright light of the Super Moon which we observed on December 3, 2017. Micro-moon will seem to many of us 15-20 smaller than the super moon, but this time it may seem as though there is a hole in the sky as it will appear simply as a black spot.
I guess it can be called a voided spot in the sky; just as it is a void in my heart. On this day, my father would have been 89 years old, and it continues to touch my heart when he passed away during the Spring eclipse. If he were alive this would have been a day he could begin something new. But perhaps the new moon will usher a new life for him in a place better than on earth, or perhaps on earth?
The tears are now dry but the heart still cries for a short-lived life. But I am sure he would be proud and would have lots to say about all that has been uncovered since he has been gone. As I recall focusing on the degrees, the last time the moon was this close was in 2001, at 23 degrees. Nevertheless, I continue to analyze 2006 and 2009. In 2006 the new moon was at 28 degrees and in 2009 it was 24 degrees. This could mean that in 2020 it may revert to 23 degrees and start the process all over again.
There is a common factor between 2001, 2006 and 2009. It is the same factor we are up against today. The United States re-proportioned what was called an “Economic expansion”; well, I can say that is what it was supposed to be. It was triggered by tax cuts in the hope that it would bring about a more robust economy. However, it failed to provide this; instead, a recession began and the U.S was in a crisis mode. Between the hurricanes and other natural disasters, and a housing bust, it was worse than it could have ever been. By the time 2009 came around the entire world (at least the larger countries) followed and they too went into recession.
Now there can only be two hypotheses: we either repeat past patterns or we find, or rather, convert the economy to the way it was in the 90’s. From the looks of it the table is set and now we await the guest. Perhaps I am wrong but I can only hope that the new moon in Sagittarius will bring forth justice and a balancing of our economy as it needs some revamping.
The new moon will affect later degrees of Sagittarius, meaning December 12 through 19 as well as impact Sun signs in Sagittarius and progressed charts. But it could also affect mutable signs since Sagittarius is a mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo and Pisces). To have an exact understanding on how this moon will affect you please consult my recommended Astrologers.
The New Moon is about a construction of something, concluded through energy and radiance. The energy is just precise enough to explore the transformation desired in your life and to able to look at one’s life in a whole new potential. Living in the moment to make things happen in your life is also a part of the new moon process. Questioning yourself; what do you want to partake in and how you are able to obtain this, will be the theme for all.
However, the best part of this moon is that it is in Sagittarius. This means that it’s time to play and mingle. It is also about music, art, and the finer things in life. It’s about revealing wishes and the reasons why. There is a larger necessity to approach clashes in a calm and stable method to overcome hostilities. However, as Sagittarius examines issues for the truth, there is a feeling of scheming when the argument is in your favor, and you may become self-protective. At the same time, Sagittarius’ want harmony, but in their terms. So why not make harmony or draw art instead of making war?
During the Sagittarius moon, it is time to inspire others by making sure everyone is happy. It is also a time of being shielding where this type of energy often makes sure that a motherly figure will be a joy to one’s life. Talking nobly and traditionally to the point it may be unforgiving but it is so real. But this moon also means taking accountability in areas of family and with those whom you love. It could mean spending more time with the ones you love, but how will you do that when you also may have become very busy at work?
This moon is quite gregarious, but having to split yourself between family, friends, and obligation may cause you to be eccentric and tenacious. Be careful of your words and be gentle; the new moon will be a very soothing affect. Perhaps take a trip by the ocean or a lake, or read a book instead of stretching yourself too thin; make sure you take time for yourself. It will be needed while we are still under Mercury retrograde energy.
The Moon in Sagittarius brings a time of stimulating achievement, looking for and wanting enjoyment which is spur-of-the-moment. People may feel more courageous, outgoing, pleasant, and loving. It is a good time for discovering pleasure, dreams, and for growths in the mind and soul.
Like the Archer that represents Sagittarius, people may have a partiality toward seeking out cogency, higher meaning, following the sixth sense, and a journey of the unknown. While the desire for freedom will be strong, people may want to do what they want, when they want, and be unwary and self-governing. These inclinations can cause nervousness and a strong need for independence.
Moon in Sagittarius is very genuine through sympathetic emotions, and intellect. Drama is always around when there is a disordered condition. People with Sagittarius in their chart are prone to treat others with admiration, kindness, and a sense of humor. The truth is the truth, no matter how you say it, even if it hurts; self-accountability is the highest priority.
Sagittarius people are deeply insulted by deceitfulness and are great at education and coaching others while also being great students. Every touching trial is learning and perfecting their skills while helping others with their own experiences.
The moon in Sagittarius is honest, frank, active, self-confident, and clever. We must remain non biassed. It is my suggestion that you purchase an Orange candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with sandalwood or Lavender oil and chant Psalm 17.
You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. When it comes to finding satisfying interaction, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.
As the year ends, this will be last of three mantras which I will recommend as next year I will be bring forth two easier mantras and two more difficult. The mantras for the beautiful energy of Sagittarius are:
“Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh”
(Om Hriing Kliing Sauuuh )
Om Shreem Devakrishnaya Urdhvashantaya Namah
“Om Namo Bhagavathe Dakshinaamoorthaye
Mahyam Medhaam Pragnyaam Prayachas Swaha Vrushabath Vajaaya VidhMahe Kruni Hastaaya DheeMahee-Thanno Guru
Prachodayaath. ApraMeyathva ya theedha Nirmala Nyaana Moorthaye…Manogi raam Vidhooraaya Dakshinaa Moorthaye Namaha”
Please recall, I am not an Astrologer nor do I claim to be. However, backing of sun and moon placement acts as a purpose to gain possibilities of the future of Vedic trans-formative arrangements. Vedic readings are quite rare in many perspectives and not to be confused with Vedic Astrology. Vedic readings are specific to the future within a 90-day period.
The Vedic philosophy asks how one can change the future when we are not accepting of the present, as well as showing the need to change today to better tomorrow since we cannot change the past. Vedic reading focuses on actions and reactions since each element is ego driven to emphasize harmony or destruction.
Have a wonderful new moon and a wonderful holiday season. Don’t forget, many wonderful things are going on right now – embrace them. Remember to enjoy, rejoice, love, live, and laugh; it is all for free.