New Moon Update 11-22-14

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Dear Friends,

New Moon is Saturday, November 22 at 5:32 AM Mountain Standard Time (MST).

This is a reset. The time can be confusing and you may not have a great grip on what your reality is. Take some time this day to go back to basics and review the last few weeks. What is working, what is not working, what did you intend to do but have not done yet, what feels incomplete or completely disorganized, what are you afraid of, what needs to end and what do you want to begin.

Keep track of your review either by sharing with another or writing it down. Spend some time in prayer and intention setting based on what comes up. It is a good time to focus.

Honor this new moon with this time for yourself and your own personal growth.

Blessings,

Lena

 

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Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com

New Moon:  Sun and Moon in Sagittarius ~ 0º

Saturday, November 22, 5:32 AM Mountain Time

(November 22, 12:32 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

Welcome and claim Sagittarius’ optimism and broadening perspective supporting us in questioning our beliefs that hold us small.

We move beyond the previous Sun cycle of Scorpio’s use of powerful, intense energy to release our hidden, unconscious wound patterns that hold us back in fear (phew, we did our work and made it through that one), and now we step into the expansive, enthusiastic energy of mutable, fire sign Sagittarius.

Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sag, Pisces) bring mental adaptability while spiraling shift and variety into the equation.  Mutables love to learn.  We welcome in this refreshing point of view after Scorpio’s fixed, obsessive and psychological perspective.  We trade Scorpio’s power conscious ruler, Pluto, for the jovial, generous, inclusive qualities of Jupiter now passing through Leo for the next year.  When everything in your life lines up and moves with ease and grace and you feel you are in the right place at the right time, Jupiter is working in your life.

Sagittarius with Jupiter’s influence molds our personal ethics-what we base right action on and also our belief systems-the lens and filters we view all our experience through.  Sagittarius’ symbol of the centaur aiming his arrow far out into the heavens depicts the reach for truth, knowledge, and consciousness that Sag brings to the zodiac.  Sagittarius’ true purpose takes us further-beyond knowledge-to find meaning and understanding of the human experience rising above the mundane and seeing the big picture of our purpose in taking on a physical life.

Keep in mind as we approach the shift of energy from Scorpio to Sagittarius that Saturn has been in Scorpio since October 2012 and our lessons in that time frame have been about digging deep and releasing old patterns, and we are now on the edge of Saturn changing signs at the end of December and moving into two plus years of Sagittarius – a much more optimistic, active, and consciousness expanding sign.  This Sun sign shift from Scorpio to Sagittarius this Saturday (coupled with New Moon) is a prelude to that more major move by Saturn on December 23.

Any New Moon allows us to reset our sights, realign and adjust to the present circumstances.  Who am I now?!  And now we have the maximized boost of the Sun changing signs coupled with New Moon at 0º.  It’s everything we need to let the past fall away, forgive our selves and others, and set strong intentions for the end of the year.  All the shifts of the Sun into a new sign since Fall Equinox have been paired with a New Moon at 0º and the pattern continues until March 2015.

The image of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus comes to mind as she steps from the primordial soup, the ocean, onto land – that dynamic edge of leaving something behind and beginning anew.  Approach these natural occurrences and alignments with awareness, gratitude and awe and welcome the natural order unfolding and providing for us.

Ceres, goddess of agriculture, is in Sagittarius; Venus entered Sagittarius on the 16th, and Mercury enters on the 27th.  Sagittarius and its natural 9th house of the zodiac relate to ‘higher mind’ meaning philosophy, law, religion (not spirituality, that’s Pisces domain), higher education, publishing, foreign travel and foreigners.  Watch these influences bring you a broader vision when you explore new territories in their domain.

Neptune in her own sign Pisces is gaining strength, as she has just turned direct on the 16th after five months retrograde.  Squaring the Sun and Moon, Neptune opens the temple doors and invites us to open to the broadest possible ‘horizons’ ~ our own divine essence.  Can we clear off the cobwebs of guilt, sin and unworthiness laid down in fear and trade up to a vision where we are infinitely loved and capable of bringing God joy in our every decision and action?  We may feel the tug between these two poles as we learn to make choices this month from a new perspective.

No air signs in this New Moon chart could lead some to feel anxiety, threatened by the chaos of our times, defensive and unable to find real focus or ability to sway with what arises.  What we do have is a preponderance of fire signs so energy and enthusiasm will be abundant, and we certainly can put that to good use as the year draws to a close at Solstice.  All three fire signs, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, are inhabited and in positive relationship and boosting our creativity, inspiration and optimism.  Let Jupiter in magnanimous Leo along with New Moon in Sagittarius and unpredictable, norm-busting Uranus in Aries light a self-confident glow in your belly and radiate your creative warmth to all areas of your life.

12/06 Gemini Full Moon 14º 5:27 AM Mountain Time, MST

12/14 Uranus square Pluto 12º Aries/Capricorn

12/21 Solstice-Sun enters Capricorn 4:03 PM MST

12/21 Capricorn New Moon 6:36 PM MST

12/23 Saturn enters Sagittarius

Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com

Lena Stevens

Lena is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol Shaman from Mexico and has studied cross cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including the Amazon basin, Native American, Northern European and Siberian. Lena has taught and worked with individuals, groups, businesses and communities for the past 25 years, helping to bring shamanic nature based wisdom back into people's lives. One of her specialities is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. The individual healing work with these energy patterns through song and other shamanic techniques has had a powerful impact on her clients. Lena is the co-author of the "Secrets of Shamanism, How to Tap the Spirit Power Within" and a contributor to "The Power Path". Along with husband and partner Jose, she is the co-founder and one of the primary instructors of Power Path Seminars and the School of Shamanism.