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When the Sun moves through the astrological sign of Sagittarius each year from November 22 to December 21, we all have a chance to tap into the light-hearted vibe it brings, regardless of our particular Sun sign.
Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter, which the ancient Greeks called “the Greater Benefic,” believing it’s energy infused us with a sense of purpose, adventure and happiness.
According to astrology, if you’re born with Jupiter in a prominent position on your natal chart, it’s thought that you’re born under a lucky star. And really, wherever Jupiter appears in your birth chart, during this time you’ll feel a little extra glow and ease in the area of your life its placement represents.
When is the 2022 New Moon in Sagittarius, and how will it’s upbeat and idealistic lunar energy affect all the zodiac signs?
Just in time for the holidays, the New Moon in Sagittarius is arriving on November 23rd, and it will infuse you with a sense of joy, freedom and optimism — the perfect recipe for gathering with friends and family for a wonderful time.
***If you’re inspired to celebrate this New Moon in a fun, powerful way, definitely join me on November 22nd for my LIVE or VIRTUAL New Moon SisterCircles! CLICK HERE to learn how to participate, and if you can’t make either one, you can always tune in later and watch the recording of the VIRTUAL circle. ***
Of course, that energy will be super-charged during the three days before and after the New Moon, as both the Sun and the Moon are dancing cheek to cheek.
Actually, swaying to and fro might be a little tame for Sagittarius — they’re probably already jitter-bugging instead!
Sagittarius New Moon Qualities
New Moons in general are powerful times for planting the seeds for ideas, plans, and actions you want to grow over the coming weeks as the Moon waxes towards full once again.
Sagittarius is a fire sign, like Aries and Leo, so all of the zodiac signs will be drawn to creating intentions in dynamic, expansive ways.
This energy is represented perfectly by the Archer, which is Sagittarius’s symbol in astrology. Like the Archer, this New Moon is a time to look ahead with a sense of purpose — setting your sights in that direction and letting your creativity and focus carry you there, both in your personal and professional lives.
Are you getting the idea that this Sagittarius New Moon energy is pretty hard to suppress?
While it’s true that you’ll have a good time getting your Sagittarius groove on, there’s also a deeper side to this fun-loving sign. The same urge to “live large” also shows up as a thirst for experiences beyond your every-day life. You’ll want to to travel to new places, explore other cultures and philosophies, and generally expand your horizons spiritually and intellectually.
The biggest cautionary concern in Sagittarius (and every zodiac sign has their own) is to not go overboard in whatever area or activity you’re exploring during this zodiac cycle. Just add the preposition “over” to any of those Sagittarius traits, and you’ll get the picture: over-indulgent, over-confident, overly-optimistic, over-active.
Fortunately, that same energy also carries with it lots of charm and friendliness, so even if you offend or overwhelm someone, you’ll likely be forgiven quickly!
So, how can you harness the exuberance of the New Moon in Sagittarius on November 23rd?
To create some powerful activities to maximize this energy and assemble your magical lunar energy toolkit, it’s important to know these basic Sagittarius associations and symbols:
- Elemental energy: Fire
- Color: Purple
- Gemstones: Topaz, turquoise, and lapis lazuli
- Flowers: Exotic flowers like jasmine, gladiolus, amaryllis
- Essential Oils: Geranium, frankincense, rosemary, High John the Conqueror (a traditional good luck oil from American folklore)
- Music: Jazz, brass, free-spirited
- Food/Drink: Exotic, non-traditional, multi-cultural
If you really want to pack your toolkit to the brim, you can also research Sagittarius-themed movies, books, clothes, animals, places in nature … the list is endless, depending on what you’re drawn to explore.
Here are 6 playful ideas for harnessing the fun-loving lunar energy of the New Moon in Sagittarius on or around November 23rd.
1. Plan an adventure.
For some of you, “adventure” might look like skydiving, bungee jumping, or river-rafting. But you don’t have to be looking for a high-octane buzz to capture the Sagittarius spirit.
Maybe visiting a nearby outdoor art installation or an exotic animal park does it for you. Or, if you’re more into “armchair adventures”, snuggle up in front of the TV with the Discovery Channel or another travel network.
2. Channel your inner Katniss Everdeen.
Take the Archer symbol literally! For the uninitiated, Katniss Everdeen is the bow-and-arrow-wielding heroine of the Hunger Games trilogy.
She honed her skills in battle, but you can be more Sag-like and plan a trip to a nearby archery center with friends or on your own and take a few lessons sometime around the New Moon on November 23rd.
3. Make dinner an international experience.
Keep in mind that with Sagittarius’s gregarious, “out there” energy, a quiet dinner at home may not be the way to go, unless you make it multi-cultural experience. So, invite a bunch of friends over and cook together — a Moroccan tagine, Indian biryani, or a Chinese dish with five-spice powder are all fun ideas. Or you can all head out to a favorite ethnic restaurant.
For drinks, musky chai latte or spiced wine are good choices to kickstart those tangy Sagittarius taste buds.
4. Hit a comedy club or karaoke bar.
After dinner, you can head to where the action is — just be sure there’s lots of variety since Sagittarius’s energy can make you feel a little (or a lot) restless. Maybe someplace with a great line-up of comedians or nightclub acts. Or, if one of you feels the urge to be in the limelight yourself, find a great place to do some karaoke.
And of course, Sagittarius is always is up for a dance party. Just make sure the DJ or band plays a creative mix of joyful music.
5. Surround yourself with upbeat music and some of those Sagittarius symbols!
If you’re hanging out with friends at home, or getting ready to meet a crowd somewhere invite everyone to wear a splash of purple (or go full-out!) spray yourselves with a geranium-scented myst Then, tap into that uplifting Sag energy with some fun music like “Freedom” by George Michael or “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac. For some adventurous world music, try anything from the Buena Vista Social Club.
And for something totally different …
6. Visit a local monastery or meditation center.
Remember, this New Moon in Sagittarius is also designed to get you thinking about the deeper meaning in life. Many retreat centers like the Omega Institute offer “satsangs” (gatherings for truth-seekers) or “kirtan” (sacred chanting), both of which are powerful group experiences.
Solitary experiences would be really tough with Sagittarius’s social energy, so again, you might want to think about “sharing the bliss” with your partner or a special friend.
There are so many directions to go when you’re playing with any New Moon lunar energy, and with Sagittarius in particular, your lunar-inspired activities can have even more variety!