As we approach the end of 2023, the cosmos align to bring us a celestial spectacle that promises to infuse our lives with powerful energies and transformative influences. On December 12th, 2023, the New Moon will grace the expansive and adventurous sign of Sagittarius, ushering in a period of introspection, growth, and spiritual exploration. This cosmic event holds the potential to inspire us to set new intentions, embrace change, and align with our true purpose. Combined with the upcoming Mercury retrograde in Capricorn, these celestial movements will undoubtedly leave a profound impact on our collective consciousness.
Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac, is characterized by its boundless optimism, thirst for knowledge, and love for adventure. During this New Moon, we can expect to feel a surge of enthusiasm, a renewed sense of purpose, and an urge to expand our horizons. It's a time to seek truth, embrace new experiences, and set our sights on the future with unwavering optimism.
During the celestial event of the new moon in Sagittarius, we also will be experiencing mercury retrograde in the sign of Capricorn beginning Wednesday, December 13th - January 1st. We will be starting out a fresh new year in a backwards, introspective motion. We will be called to go with and review this past year of 2023 to help gain new insights before beginning 2024. Mercury retrograde periods are renowned for creating opportunities for introspection, reassessment, and recalibration. In the earthy sign of Capricorn, we may find ourselves drawn to reflecting on our ambitions, responsibilities, and long-term goals. While retrogrades often bring challenges, they also offer us the chance to refine our plans, realign our priorities, and gain valuable insights that can guide us toward greater success and fulfillment.
Crystals for the New Moon in sagittarius
Turquoise: A Throat Chakra stone that helps to calm our energy allowing us to speak our truth (in a tactful way) without stuffing our feelings. A Protective stone, especially when traveling. Helps calm the sometimes unruly, over-the-top, and passionate Sagittarius energy. Turquoise is the Birthstone for the travel junky adventurous Sagittarius and it has been used for centuries by the Native Americans as an amulet to protect them when traveling. Turquoise, with its balancing and protective properties, can aid in fostering open communication and aligning our intentions with our heartfelt truths.
Peace Moonstone: The stone for creating new beginnings and attracting good luck. Sagittarius is known to be the most lucky of the Zodiac signs. Peach Moonstone will help you to birth new projects and ideas. Peach Moonstone awakens your Sacral Chakra and helps you to create from your heart and for a higher purpose. Working with peach moonstone can help us tap into our creative potential, explore our passions, and embrace the joy of self-discovery, aligning with the expansive and adventurous spirit of Sagittarius.
Sunstone: A Sacral Chakra Stone that brings in the energy of optimism, passion, and joy. Sunstone is a wonderful stone for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it helps to bring in the energy of the sun and it dispels dark / heavy energies. Sunstone increases your self-worth and leadership skills. It enhances the creative and passionate energy of Sagittarius. Sunstone, a stone of joy, can assist in amplifying our positive energy and attracting happiness into our lives.
Green Aventurine: A Heart Chakra stone that is known for attracting luck, wealth, and abundance. Green Aventurine awakens your heart’s desires and reminds you that you are worth receiving your desires. Green Aventurine provides extra strength, courage, and confidence to go after your true heart’s desires. Green Aventurine’s qualities of abundance, emotional balance, and heart-centered energy make it an excellent stone to work with during the New Moon in Sagittarius.Aim your arrow for the stars!
Lapis Lazuli: The stone for awakening your inner knownings and intuition. Lapis Lazuli is a Third Eye Chakra known for bringing in new and enlightening realizations. Lapis Lazuli reveals your inner truths and awakens your wisdom. This is the perfect stone for truth seeking and philosophical Sagittarius. Lapis Lazuli can help us tap into the expansive and philosophical energies of this sign. Known as the stone of truth, lapis lazuli encourages us to seek inner wisdom, explore our beliefs, and align with our authentic selves. This resonates deeply with the Sagittarian themes of seeking truth, embracing new experiences, and expanding our understanding of the world around us.
"I embrace the wisdom of expansion and trust the journey ahead. With clarity and purpose, I align with my truth and welcome transformative growth."
What to Expect During the Sagittarius New Moon
As With every New Moon, you will have the opportunity to tap into the energy of new beginnings and fresh starts and that is especially true with the courageous, optimistic and free-spirited nature of the archer.
During this New Moon phase, you may get sudden bouts of enthusiasm for a project that you had previously lost hope in, or you may experience flashes of encouraging new insights about a problem you’ve been mulling over. Pay attention to these bursts of intuition! They will be coming at you fast so you may want to keep a notebook handy to write them down. Lapis Lazuli will help you to tap into your intuition and your dreams. Wear a piece during the day, keep a piece in your pocket, and under your pillow at night.
The good news, you may experience optimistic thoughts about your future, just beware that Sagittarius also can be impulsiveness. This is why I recommend keeping a notebook handy. Ideas will be flying at you! I recommend writing them down and taking some time to meditate on them.
You may also experience cabin-fever and itching for a new adventure, a new experience, and a new way of thinking. You may even feel called to taking up a new hobby or studying a form of spirituality. Go for it, and have fun with whatever will add more joy to your life and will help you to grow and expand as a person!
I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
How to Harness the New Moon Energy
The energy is calling us to take risks, shoot for the stars!
The energy supports us to step into our power, to take a risk, and to get out of our comfort zone.
Like the Archer, you may have to take a few steps back to get a good shot. Just don't lose your courage to take the shot!
This is the time to get out and try some new food, travel, study and learn about new cultures and religions. It is a great time to expand your horizons and start a new project.
I recommend a New Moon ceremony for every New Moon (and Full Moon too!). For this particular New Moon, you may consider including a vision board. This would be an optimal time to dream big about your goals for 2024.
Sagittarius is the sign of reaching for your dreams and literally shooting for the stars. Allow yourself to get into the feelings of gratitude & excitement, DREAM BIG!
What really lights your soul on fire?
What do you want to create?
What do you want to manifest?
Wanna know your true Heart’s desire? What do you think of first thing in the morning and 1st thing before you fall asleep at night.
Don’t worry about HOW all the details will come to pass (because that always works itself out in the end)… just focus on your vision.
As we stand on the threshold of this celestial convergence, let us open our hearts and minds to the abundant possibilities that await us. May we harness the energies of the New Moon in Sagittarius, draw strength from the supportive embrace of crystals, engage in empowering rituals, and navigate the introspective currents of Mercury retrograde with grace and wisdom. This cosmic dance.