Flying by the seat of our pants is not the best idea on this New Moon Solar Eclipse at 12° 22’ Sagittarius 3-4 December 2021, 11:44PM PST. More than the other signs, Jupiter ruled Sagittarius is willing to lean on luck and enjoy taking the occasional risk. On this lunation the Sagittarius Sun, Moon and Mercury are widely sextile Saturn in Aquarius and tightly inconjunct the ever unpredictable Uranus in Taurus. Saturn does help stabilize the situation but it doesn’t provide enough ballast to offset Uranus. We must focus on the basic practicalities that we need to make our own luck. Either that or call our favorite person with plenty of earth in their charts for advice! Remember Mercury is still close enough to the Sun to lack perspective.
The planet for making things happen is Mars, and it is currently in competent Scorpio. Mars in Scorpio represents the earth and water contingent on this lunation as well as being the most aspected planet. It is sextile the Venus-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, trine Neptune in Pisces and square Jupiter in Aquarius. This gives us enough tools to forge ahead. The Venus-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn practically defines the ability to determine accurate value at a deep level, and when hardworking Scorpio and Capricorn team up, no stone will be left unturned in the process of uncovering the truth needed for making smart choices.
The Mars-Neptune trine is perfect for smoothing out the rough spots on our path as long as we go with our intuition and exercise compassion. When we have to deal with the fallout of Mars square Jupiter, we’ll need all the help we can get. The Mars-Jupiter square is another example of why being as thorough as possible (Mars in Scorpio) instead of skipping important steps is necessary. Jupiter in Aquarius is very idealistic and so eager to leap into the future, it can overlook things such as why an in depth cost analysis is critical for our projects working in the long term.
We’re at the point in time when Saturn in Aquarius is making a waxing square to Uranus in Taurus, exact at 11° on December 23-24 for the last time. This aspect will be an active presence in lunations from now until the end of January. Perhaps it is time to redefine what freedom means. It certainly doesn’t mean abdicating all responsibilities to the other people living within our collective. In the end, finding a balance between being our own autonomous person and yet taking an active role in supporting our fellow travelers is necessary. Expressing care and compassion for others is part of what keeps us real.
New Moons are traditionally a time to look to the future and start making plans accordingly. On this New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius with its Uranus in Taurus twist, we might want to take extra care to plan for as many contingencies as possible rather than trusting to luck. Think of it as traveling when Mercury is retrograde! Being prepared and flexible is the way to go. There are bound to be frustrating moments in the days ahead, so please remember to practice patience, kindness and tolerance. Peace and love to all.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Frozen Road to Nowhere, Crescent Moon © Aaron J Groen