New Moon in Sagittarius: Tilting at Windmills

“It’s up to brave hearts, sir, to be patient when things are going badly, as well as being happy when they’re going well … For I’ve heard that what they call fortune is a flighty woman who drinks too much, and, what’s more, she’s blind, so she can’t see what she’s doing, and she doesn’t know who she’s knocking over or who she’s raising up.” 
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Effective date: December 7th, 2018

Helios’ Astrological Angle on the New Moon in Sagittarius– Heretics, if I could take this burden from you, I would. Unfortunately, this is one of those times that looks great on paper, but living through it is a cucumber of a different color altogether… See, this is a hero-making year, and this is literally how they are forged- in the fires of pain, feelings of worthlessness, tragedy, and regret. This is a crucible to get through, not suffering to be fetishized for its own sake. Everyone wants to be a hero until its time to do hero shit… Well, this Lunation is your chance to show off your worthiness. I have the utmost faith in you, now prove me right!

The Sun & Moon, Mars, Neptune, and Pluto– Your mission is to reject despair and misery. You don’t get a choice if you accept it or not this time, that’s just what you have to do. There is no alternative worth mentioning. Your enemies are fear, doubt, and shame. You will not isolate yourself in an attempt to hide from the world and bury your head in the sand- that’s not what we’re doing anymore. The great gift is of Sagittarius is delusional self-confidence and Pollyanna optimism. You need every freaking ounce you can get right now, and its okay to keep hyping yourself up, fake-it-til-you-make-it style. Your gut reactions are to wallow in self-pity, indulge in nihilistic apathy and callous indifference to whether you live or die- This must be actively fought against. You’re officially at war with the worst parts of yourself, and you have to win. Losing just is not an option.

The hardest part of this moon will be how it affects those around you, your loved ones- They will be going THROUGH IT. It’s going to kill you to see them suffer. Here’s the thing- You’re going to want something to DO in the face of all this nonsense, to express your warrior energy and fight your way through. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to fight this time, no one to punch. This is where you need to embody King energy. This is different from Warrior who fights, acts (and from Queen which plots and secures) because King holds back and waits. The King allows for problems to resolve themselves on their own. Hold yourself back, wait and cultivate peace and serenity within yourself, allow for the solution to present itself. Not everything is supposed to be taken from you- if you never struggle you never grow stronger. Help where you can (AND WHEN YOU ARE ASKED) but aside from that, you need to bring the focus to yourself and your kingdom. Master your domain first, so that you can assist those who need your aid when they call for it.

Minor Planets used: Deucalion, Altjira, Teharonhiawako, Dziewanna, Thereus, Amycus, Eros, Arachne, Toro

Mercury, Chiron, and Uranus– You’re suffering. I know. You just the pain to stop, to finally be able to rest and have peace. Well, tough because there’s work to be done. Your mind needs to be reshaped to prepare you for what you want. To do that, you will be suffering because after so much suffering already that’s all you understand. You must feel this now to move past it later. The pain of your past that comes up now is what holds you back from what it is that you want. For example, you can’t move forward in a new relationship that you are literally begging the gods (even the ones who are notorious for hating you) to go right if you are still talking to your ex and taking their calls. You can’t hedge your bets now guys- I know its scary but its time to go all-in on it. Let go of what you’re clinging to so you can get what you want.

Minor Planets used: Sedna, Pholus, Heracles, Hekate, Achilles, Atropos, Icarus

VenusJupiter, and Saturn– I wish y’all would listen to me. This lunation is going to bring on the loneliness and isolation SEVERELY. Please stop listening to the voice in your head that you aren’t worth anything and that everyone hates you. Please stop making yourself an island unto others for fear of rejection and shame. You matter to so many more people than you could imagine, and they just want you to let them into your life. Bring them in from the cold. I know its tempting to wall yourself off from the world to protect your heart from more pain, but please don’t- This life is so much better when it’s shared. Your emotions are valid, and I GET it, trust- but this life is so hard anyway, don’t go it alone.

Minor Planets used: Varuna, Makemake, Logos, Typhon, Vesta, Nessus, Aphidas, Pelion, Orius, Klotho, Kassandra, Asclepius

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