We’ve all heard the old adage that life is a journey, not a destination. But it’s important to remember: if we don’t like where we’re headed on our life’s journey, we’re always free to choose a different path. Luckily, the December 2018 new moon in Sagittarius is a chance to set our sights on something bigger and better!
Every new moon carries the promise of brighter days to come. But the Sagittarius new moon might be the most hopeful and optimistic lunation of the entire year. So take advantage of this opportunity to dream big—with larger-than-life Jupiter ruling this lunation, the sky’s the limit!
Just like its symbol, the archer, Sagittarius aims high and keeps its eye on the prize. But at its best, it’s seeking something so much more than worldly wealth or success. After all, this sign’s other symbol is the centaur—the mythical half-man/half-horse who reflects our urge to rise above “animal instincts” and realize our true human potential.
What Sag prizes above all else is wisdom—the kind that can only be gained from experience. Whether we’re traveling to distant lands, enjoying the great outdoors, or exploring the intellectual and spiritual universe, one thing’s for sure: at this December 2018 new moon, we need to be free to pursue new experiences that are meaningful to us.
But a word to the wise: Be careful not to overdo it! There’s a danger at this new moon of trying to do all the things, without a healthy or realistic sense of our own limitations. And as we “follow our bliss,” we can get overzealous and forget that “bliss” means different things to different people.
A better use of this new moon’s energy is to focus on the thing that lights your fire… and give others the freedom to blaze their own trail.
No doubt about it, Sag: you can do or be anything you set your mind to! But aiming in all directions at once is a surefire way to burn yourself out. At this new moon, you’re more likely to reach your highest potential if you set your sights on a specific target—ideally, one that “lights you up” from within.
You don’t mean to be a “Debbie Downer,” Capricorn—you’re just trying to be realistic. But some of your “realism” sounds a lot more like pessimism to us. Don’t let limiting attitudes and beliefs keep you from living your best life; at this new moon, let your inner optimist come out to play. (We know they’re in there somewhere!)
“In a perfect world…” You know how you’d finish that sentence, Aquarius. And at this new moon, plenty of people will share your vision… they just might not agree with you on how to get there. For now, focus on the “what,” and let the “how” work itself out later—a big-tent movement is better than a one-person crusade!
Spiritual teachers come in many forms, Pisces—you don’t have to be a clergy person or self-help guru to help others find enlightenment. You do it every day, in both the big and small ways you put your personal spirituality into practice. This new moon challenges you to embrace your true calling, and share your insights with a wider audience.
“Not all who wander are lost…” That may be true, Aries, but still, it’s good to have some idea where you’re headed. It can make all the difference between aimless wandering and an epic, Lord of the Rings-worthy adventure! At this new moon, you don’t need every step of the journey planned out—just a meaningful quest to pursue.
It’s a whole new world, Taurus! At this new moon, relationships can present opportunities beyond your wildest dreams. But some of these gifts may come at a cost… and if it’s your freedom or integrity, the price is too high. You can afford to be selective about which offers you accept—it’s what makes the difference between “abundance” and “excess.”
The world is your classroom, Gemini, and relationships are your teachers. What better way to learn about yourself than by encountering another person, whose experience and perspective may be wildly different from yours? At this new moon, though, remember they’re more than just a supporting character in your story—they’re also the hero of their own life’s journey.
It may be work, Cancer, but it doesn’t have to be a grind. With so much time spent on the job, you might as well find a way to enjoy it—even while you’re waiting for something bigger and better to come along. At this new moon, make happiness part of your routine, and look for meaning in even the smallest tasks.
You’re not just the life of the party, Leo… you’re the very heart and soul! And at this new moon, it’s up to you to get the party started. Light up the night, and people will be happy to bask in your warmth—just make sure that everyone has room to shine. Sharing the spotlight is more fun, anyway!
Honoring your roots keeps you grounded, Virgo—but if you’re closed off to new experiences, it can also keep you small. This new moon challenges you to branch out and learn more about a different culture. It can help you see your own heritage in a different light, or even reinterpret traditions in a more personally meaningful way.
Tactful, but truthful. Opinionated, but open-minded. If anyone can pull off this balancing act, Libra, it’s definitely you! And at this new moon, your diplomatic approach can open up whole new channels of communication. Don’t hold back—take advantage of this opportunity to speak your truth and indulge your curiosity. Who knows? You might finally get your burning questions answered!
If you only had the money, Scorpio, there’s no end to what you could do. But why delay your pleasure and generosity, when there’s plenty you can do right now? After all, intangible resources like energy and time are the most valuable gifts you have to offer. At this new moon, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is!