The Dark Will Guide Your Way: New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
ℕ𝕖𝕨 𝕄𝕠𝕠𝕟 + 𝕊𝕠𝕝𝕒𝕣 𝔼𝕔𝕝𝕚𝕡𝕤𝕖 𝕚𝕟 𝕊𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕦𝕤 𝕒𝕥 𝟠:𝟙𝟞𝕒 ℙ𝕊𝕋. OOH WEE! Are y’all ready for the next couple weeks? Have you been feeling the energy yet?
I sure as fuck have been. So many emotions flooding me. Waves crashing, tides rising and falling. A veritable roller coaster of life. Sometimes throwing me around so much I want to puke and other times I just want to experience it again and again.
We’ve got 𝘢 𝘚𝘏𝘐𝘛 𝘛𝘖𝘕 (𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵) 𝘰𝘧 𝘌𝘗𝘐𝘊 + 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 astrological magics happening. This year has really been a series of epically, unique events. In true 2020 fashion, we’re going out with a BANG!
The Moon, feminine in nature (not gendered, but energetically) reflects one's psyche. It’s symbolic of the deep, hidden work of the unconscious. In the Taoist tradition, it’s Yin energy- the receptive, soft, resting, still, downward/inner movements of the soul.
A New Moon is marked as a time of reset, when the veil between this world and Otherworlds is lifted. When we wander into the darkness to nurture intuitions. Because of this,“𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘤 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘮𝘰𝘴.” - 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢 𝘒𝘢𝘺𝘦
The slate of the cycle is wiped clean, time of new beginnings, a gift from the Universe to reset and start over for the new cycle. The Goddess of the New Moon is Artemis, Protectress and Huntress. A symbolic reminder to take time to honor nature, protect what is sacred, and to remain calm and focused.
The Moon in Sagittarius seeks freedom, open spaces, and a perpetual truth. The symbol of Sagittarius is the Archer Pan or Diana. Paired with Artemis, there is an elevated appreciation for the truths revealed. Drawing back the gaze of your bow and expanding your curiosity to see where it lands. Sagittarius is a traveling wanderer in search for higher spiritual meanings. Always the visionary, sometimes a bit overzealous with the truth, it's a time to think before speaking and check motives. Lean into imagination. How can beliefs be reinvisioned? Are there blocks in the way?
And if this wasn’t enough, minutes before the peak of the New Moon is a Solar Eclipse.
The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel
Eclipses are a sort of portal, a tunnel revealing what’s been hiding in the shadows. Historically, eclipses were feared and seen as omens. Presently, there are messages to be found. Nothing to be afraid of, just to be aware and open. In fact, for some, the messages may come in the days that follow. Some subtle and some not so.
Think of it like this… When the power goes out and it’s in the dark of the night. You search for your flashlights or your candles. In the meantime, you have to rely on your other senses to guide you. In time, your vision adapts to the dark. You might even be able to see things more clearly, even before you find your light source. This is the dark vision of Eclipses and New Moons. There can be value in vulnerability. There is a reservoir of resilience existing below the surface.
“Reorientations are a catalyst for your soul’s growth.” - Eileen Mello
Solar Eclipses happen when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and when it's a New Moon. Not every New Moon, just when the alignment of the lunar nodes is just so. The Solar Eclipse at 8:14a may usher in creative transformation and over-arching changes, a rebirth. Instincts and feelings are heightened and can sometimes overtake logic and reason. Things can get shaken up, shaken loose, and shift your focus.
This particular Eclipse is a South Node Eclipse, meaning it's an even deeper connection to the “old” making way for the “new.” In its darkness, it’s illuminating the ways one can get stuck in these old beliefs, old patterns. Paying attention to one’s relationship to being able to let go to make way for the new. But at the same time, it could be a way to shine a light on the mastery in life and how to use this to move forward into the new season ahead.
What higher truths have been presenting themselves?
What does freedom look like/mean for you?
What is truly important for you to see where you’re going?
What path is presenting itself to follow?
What is sacred to you?
What does it all mean?
Where am I stuck?
What have I mastered and how can I make this work for me?
How do you move with changes?
New Moon + Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius at 8:16a. A New Moon is a time of new beginnings, a gift from the Universe to reset and start over for the new cycle. Sagittarius is a traveling wanderer in search for higher spiritual meanings. Always the visionary, sometimes a bit overzealous with the truth, it's a time to think before speaking and check motives. Lean into imagination.
How can beliefs be reinvisioned? Are there blocks in the way?
The Solar Eclipse at 8:14a may usher in creative transformation and over-arching changes, a rebirth. Instincts and feelings are heightened and can sometimes overtake logic and reason. Mythologically, we’ve got the Archer (Sag) and Goddess Artemis (New Moon), Protectress and Huntress. Drawing back the gaze of your bow and expanding your curiosity to see where it lands.
All this darkness can be vulnerable.
Maybe even disorienting. It may not.
There can be value in vulnerability.
There is a reservoir of resilience existing below the surface.
Be open to the search and what you might find.
You just might be surprised.
𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳, 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘩 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥, "𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺, 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭." 𝘚𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘚𝘩𝘦, 𝘏𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥.
* By shadow and light, I don’t mean positive or negative. They are expressions of the energies of life which we can tap into during the phases of the moon, flavored by what sign it is in.
As always, may the light shine on you. May the shadows teach you. May you be open to the signs and symbols all around you. They are always there, you just need the right kind of vision.