New Moon in Sagittarius

I have to admit, that since the Moon entered the sign of Sagittarius at 5:22pm EST, on December 11th, 2012, that I have been dancing from one new event to another.  I have met many new faces, some whom I may never see again, and I have been quite open to the lite conversation.  All this is the sign of Sagittarius.

It’s not a mistake that at this time of year, in the northern hemisphere when the light is becoming less and less, and the elements call for inward hibernation, that there is an excited movement to move out into the world with our holiday socializing.  This is so Sagittarius.  Laughter, dancing, swinging from the chandelier, it’s all about having a good time.  Sag also represents the connection to family.  For many, we either journey back to our family of origin,  or perhaps gather with the family we have created over the years, or we adopt a group for the holidays to share a smile and perhaps a meal.  It’s a great time to create new friendship.

The magic of this time period has to do with the month-long transit of the Sun in Sagittarius.  From approximately November 21st to December 21st, the Sun sashays through this gregarious sign.  Attending every party it can find, eating every piece of eye-popping food it can wrap its lips around and laughing until the cows come home, is its way of life.  It is a silly sign, and even though it’s willing to stay up until all hours of the night to make sure it’s not missing a thing, you can make sure that once it’s rested up, Sag is ready for the next adventure.  At this time of year, we are all Sagittarius and gaining weight is the norm.

At 3:42am EST, on December 13, 2012 the Moon buddies up next to the Sun.  Both in Sagittarius, now our masculine and feminine lines up.  When the Sun and the Moon conjunct, the sky is dark at night, the world become quiet and it’s time for peace.  Quite contrary to the actual sign of Sagittarius.  Perhaps it’s a gift to have a softening of Sag in the middle of its annual run.  New Moons are inward times, where we have the opportunity to reflect and renew.  They are the seed planting time which allow us to set intentions for future manifestations.  For this New Moon, it will be Sag-style intentions.  From who and where do we gain our joy?  What type of activities inspire us? Does our life-style match our core philosophy?  and to what foreign places would we like to travel?  Reflecting on, and answering these questions at the New Moon and releasing our answers to the universe creates an opportunity for manifestation of these personal desires.  The Moon is about feeling, and when we can really feel the joy and happiness that these answers can bring us, we can create this happiness into our lives.

Gemini… Shifting Directions

Sometimes life needs a break… Or is it that we need a break from life?

A job change can create a pause to reflect upon a shift in direction.  A new relationship can bring a desire to spend a year hiking or perhaps a friend ready to make a transition into the non-physical can open the space to be present for that precious process.  For whatever reason, sometimes it’s just time to change direction and do something totally different.

I decided to write a blog on astrology in 2011 and enjoyed ever minute of it.  As my journey  proceeded that year, I found elders around me that needed assistance.  And I, as the little Libra Moon that I am, found myself responding to the needs of “the other” or “the others”, as in this case.  I took this role on with great joy and integrity.  I even let go of my new blog to give full attention to the task at hand.

So, life moves on, my friend now joyfully speaks to me from the other side.  My other elders are also in better situations, so my own journey now comes back to me.  Perhaps this is my version of “empty-nest” syndrome.  I now have the freedom to express myself in this world.  But what to do?  Lost for months, taking classes to inspire my creativity, I really didn’t know what to do with this new freedom.  So, enters the Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.

Perhaps this writing is toward the person who knows a little more than Sun sign astrology.  This fantastic Eclipse landed just below my Ascendant in the 1st house.  Wow!!! What a hit to move myself back out into the world, expressing my truth through astrology, through writing, through the published word, and in the exposure of the 1st house.  Gemini being about writing and Sag, as the publisher.  I’m glad to be back and generally I suggest that people begin fresh starts at New Moons, but let say that this blog was really already started… I just came back with an explosion.  I always think it’s best to go with the gut, follow our feelings.  As Abraham-Hicks says our Emotional Guidance System is never wrong!

So, Where did this last Eclipse land in your chart?  Where is it that your truth needs to be expressed?  What 19 year cycle just ended, and what 19 year cycle are you beginning?  You can contact me at catherineblogin@yahoo.com for an astrological consultation.

Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

Well, in the 48 hours prior to this Eclipse I learned of 2 people in my life that transitioned into the non-physical. One of them actually transitioned 2 months ago. How interesting that the information (Gemini) did not arrive to me until just before the  Eclipse. This Eclipse shows us the energy between Sagittarius and Gemini.
Sag in its highest form is the gypsy. It’s the freedom we have when we recognize boredom and choose otherwise. Listening to the beat of our own drummer and following that music no matter how crazy it might seem. People with strong Sagittarius in their charts carry the imprint of what may look like a life of instability as they move around from relationship to relationship, job to job or home to home. However for this wandering muse life is truly pleasurable. Status quo is not their language, and how will the laughter and joy be found if the road is not well-traveled.
As for Gemini, communication and teacher are 2 great key words for this sign. Gemini laps up information and generally wants a fair shake at sending the information back into the world. My father, who carries a strong Gemini signature on the nadir of his chart and his Gemini partner love to talk. In fact, there is never boredom in their home when it comes to conversation. There are times when they both talk to me at the same time with neither taking a break for air for several minutes. I never know who to look at, so I give them both equal face time while turning my head back and forth.
Full Moons allow us to see and feel the full essence of our motherly moon. Her energy is felt so strongly on our planet, that we see the tides, and in fact all waters effected by her pull. Some Full Moons pull out the crazy in people, and some just keep us awake at night.
When the Moon is Eclipsed, the Earth briefly blocks the light of the Sun from the face of the Moon, creating from the Earth’s view, a shadow on the surface of the Moon. It is written that the Eclipses are powerful surges of energy that create doorways. Leaving the old, and moving into a new expression of the energy which the Sun and Moon are holding for that particular Eclipse.
As we look at our Sagittarius Sun and our Gemini Moon we see opportunities to empower ourselves with truthful communication. Sag represents what is real and freeing to ourselves, and the desire to express it with no holding back. On the opposite side of the zodiac, Gemini transfers information with no attachment to the information. A clear news reporter or lawyer is a prime example of “Just the facts Jack” as Jon Lovitz would say. Gemini and Sag are usually not concerned with hurting feelings, and the good thing about this, is that truth can come out of the closet.
So don’t hold back, reach for the freedom that your gypsy needs to live life to its fullest. Express your truth, live in the fun, and watch the opportunities multiply in front of you.

Sagittarius Thanksgiving

One of the most fun signs for a family holiday is Sagittarius.  The transiting moon in the sky entered the sign of Sagittarius late in the evening on Wednesday, just in time for the American holiday of appreciation.  The archers like to have a good time and the loyalty to family is high, so one can depend upon a day of feasting and laughter.  Although no one may stick around to do the dishes.

Now, truth be told… Well, that is exactly what one can count on, the pure insightful truth on this celebration day.  In fact everyone may have a truth of their own to share, and the pedestals may come out one at a time.  Each getting taller until they reach the ceiling.  Just remember, with all the strong opinions, and all the fanaticism that may seem to dominate, that a direct call for courtesy can easily reel the Sagittarius energy back to the gentlemanly or lady-like demeanor for which Sags can be known.

Sagittarius New Moon Solar Eclipse

How lucky we are to have these New Moon portholes of time which usher in new life experiences.  One thing is fore sure, and that is change.  Life just doesn’t remain the same.  New Moons are portholes of time which introduce us to the new, under the guise of the theme in which each Moon represents.  Add a solar eclipse, with the moon blocking the light of the sun, just for a moment and we see one door close as a new life begins.  Conscientiousness is key in opening to the changes.

At 11:09am MST on 11-23-2011, we transition under the darkness of a new moon, fresh in the sign of Sagittarius.  The sign of the archer aims for truth and for new opportunities.  Sagittarius can only prosper if this fiery sign can express itself with no inhibition, no limits, and no one else telling what to do.  This is a time of the year that parties, friends, food and family are high on the priority list.  Sagittarians are likable, and it’s easy to want to place one in your back pocket, but one may find that tomorrow morning they are no where to be found; as they are off to the next adventure.  This time of year the Sag in everyone’s chart is lit up.  This time is for play and to open to all of the joyful experiences of life.  More than ever, it’s alright to be exactly who we would like ourselves to be.  We prosper, and the world prospers.  So pull your foot out of any door that is trying to close, and trust that with laughter and a heart-felt aim, we can have exactly what we love in this life.

Gypsy Moon

The soul looks for movement and adventure when the Moon moves through the sign of Sagittarius.  This is not a stagnant day, and sitting at home does not fit the bill.  The body aches to move, to be free, to go… where its never gone before.  Feeding this Moon is quite easy if one is able to journey with no ties.  If even for an hour, to enjoy a hike in nature or anything fresh and new, satisfaction abounds.  The Sagittarius Moon is that of a gypsy, dancing until wee hours of the morning with many admirers.  The soul is fresh as she moves on like a flash.