Transcript Ep. 212 | Sagittarius New Moon: Borrowed Eyeglasses (12.11.23)
Hi there, Invisible Buddy, April right here, and the date right this moment is December eleventh, 2023. Welcome to Episode 212 of the Large Sky Astrology Podcast. This week, a Sagittarius New Moon sq. Neptune requires us to make clear our personal imaginative and prescient as a substitute of borrowing one from another person. Mercury turns retrograde and sextiles Venus. The Solar trines the North Node and makes a precise sq. to Neptune. And I reply a listener query about easy methods to profit from a transiting configuration that mirrors the identical one in your delivery chart.
Mercury sextile Venus (Dec. 11, 2023, 11:17 am PST)
The week begins with Mercury’s sextile facet to Venus on December 11 at 11:17 a.m. Pacific Time. They’re at 8º 17’ Capricorn and Scorpio. The mixture of Mercury with Venus is productive for creating pleasing communication. Fairly often I’ve discovered that individuals who have notably pretty voices usually have some sort of good facet between Mercury and Venus.
However extra to the purpose, it is a chance – sextile features are at all times about a possibility – to tune in to those who we care about and typically come to some sort of detente or to settle a disagreement. Mercury is on Sabian image 9 Capricorn, An angel carrying a harp. Right here is a chance to faucet into our greater nature and to talk with nice kindness and as a lot empathy as we will muster.
Venus is on an attention-grabbing Sabian Image, 9 Scorpio, Dental work. And dental work, after all, is a form of a harmful course of, actually, however typically essential. It’s about eliminating decay, digging in and discovering issues earlier than they worsen, and ending ache. So, we’re taking a look at a course of right here with Mercury and Venus of fixing lengthy standing issues in our communications with these near us, issues that maybe we’ve been happier to miss, or that we simply actually didn’t perceive the depth of the issue, or the precise nature of the issue. And now we have now this useful sextile facet this week to assist us obtain a extra pleasing rapport with these near us.
Sagittarius New Moon (Dec. 12, 2023, 3:32 pm PST)
Now for the Moon Report for the week of December eleventh. And we start with the Sagittarius New Moon on December 12 at 3:32 p.m. It’s at 20º40’ Sagittarius, on considered one of my favourite Sabian symbols, 21 Sagittarius, A baby and a canine with borrowed eyeglasses. This specific New Moon finds the Solar and Moon collectively in a conjunction with Mars. They’re starting to get farther away from Mars, however they’re nonetheless within the neighborhood – in order that we all know there’s loads of ardour and a propensity, maybe, to a brief temperedness or battle with others. However it’s a dissipating facet. I don’t anticipate it to trigger loads of issues. However the Solar and the Moon are additionally sq. Neptune, and I’ll discuss just a little bit later on this episode in regards to the Solar’s precise sq. to Neptune.
Every time Neptune is on the scene, we have now to imagine that we’re not essentially seeing every little thing that clearly. As an individual of a sure age, I’ve a number of pair of spectacles which might be used for a wide range of totally different capabilities. And currently, I discover that I hold selecting up my pc glasses, which after all are for seeing issues which might be about two toes from my face, when I’m in actual fact searching for my long-range spectacles, after which I stroll round in a haze till I lastly work out what’s happening, that I’m simply carrying the fallacious glasses.
Nicely, we have to take a look at issues, after all, by way of the appropriate glasses. Our personal glasses, not any person else’s, and those with the appropriate prescription. Each the figures within the Sabian image for this New Moon are sort of harmless and uncalculating. They don’t essentially know the distinction between their very own standpoint and one which they’ve borrowed from any person else.
That may be our place as properly at this New Moon. So we have now to watch out about selecting the best means to take a look at issues and to guarantee that we’re wanting by way of our personal eyes and with our personal beliefs and convictions, and never one thing that we have now inherited or borrowed from any person else.
The New Moon level is in a pleasant trine facet to the North Node in Aries. And this tells me that this course of of creating the trouble to see extra clearly factors us within the path of our most cherished ambitions symbolized by the North Node. As a result of as soon as you may see precisely the place you’re, you’re in a significantly better place to determine easy methods to get the place you wish to go.
Lunar Part Household Cycle
All New Moons provoke a brand new 36-month Lunar Part Household Cycle, so the work of this New Moon will proceed for a few three yr interval. If 20º40’ Sagittarius features one thing intently in your chart, and this might be one thing inside a number of levels of the New Moon level in Sagittarius, but in addition when you have one thing close to that diploma in Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces, this might be an necessary New Moon cycle for you. And there’s an even bigger lesson to be realized than you may actually accomplish within the subsequent 28 days of this specific New Moon cycle, however you’ve got loads of time over the following three years to maintain working at it, getting just a little clearer about what it’s that you just wish to accomplish.
Sagittarius is the signal of our large goals, the dangers that we wish to take, the adventures that we wish to embrace, and that received’t essentially all occur for you in a single day. However that is the New Moon season to begin to calculate an thought of what you need that to appear like. Then in 9 months from now, on the First Quarter Moon at 19º Sagittarius on September 10, 2024, it’s time to take some motion towards these large goals.
Then 9 months after that, on June 22, 2025 on the Full Moon at 20º39’ Sagittarius, you start to see the image and it will likely be a lot clearer than it’s proper now. Then, lastly, at a Final Quarter Moon on March 11, 2026, at 20º49’ Sagittarius, there may be yet one more motion that must be taken to convey this venture to its completion.
Void-of-Course Moon Durations
Let’s take a look at the Void-of- Course Moon intervals for this week. On December 12, the Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune at 10:49 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s Void of Course for nearly 9 hours, so we all know this can be a fairly necessary Void-of-Course interval.
Then the Moon enters Capricorn on December 13 at 731 a.m. Pacific Time. After we see the Moon sq. a planet, we all know there’s battle. The battle right here is between the should be proper, which we frequently see with the signal of Sagittarius, versus self-doubt, or the willingness to entertain different factors of view, which is symbolized by Neptune. And this kind of echoes the New Moon symbolism of the kid and the canine with borrowed glasses and provides us a nine-hour interval, although most of it’s in a single day, at the least right here in the USA. Put that intention into your unconscious to have goals that provide help to resolve one thing about letting go of the should be proper on a regular basis. But additionally, working to make clear what your beliefs actually are, and that tends to decrease a few of the self-doubt that we will see when Neptune is on the scene.
On December 15, the Moon in Capricorn makes a conjunction with Pluto at 8:04 a.m. Pacific Time. It’s void after all for nearly two hours after which enters Aquarius at 9:56 a.m. We’ve got a conjunction, and that is pressure and strain, just a little greater than battle. However there may be this robust want that Moon in Capricorn must be in command of issues. Versus Pluto, and the conclusion that there’s at all times going to be one thing or somebody that’s extra highly effective.
And eventually, on December 17, the Moon in Aquarius sextiles the Solar at 4:04 am Pacific Time. Then, it’s void after all for nearly 8 hours, a full day to work with this one earlier than the Moon enters Pisces at 11:58 a.m. The chance right here, as a result of it’s a sextile facet, is that the necessity to really feel a part of a gaggle, which is symbolized by the Moon in Aquarius, may be answered if solely you let your self be who you actually are, and that’s symbolized by the Solar.
Mercury turns retrograde (Dec. 12, 2023, 11:09 pm PST)
Mercury turns retrograde this week on December 12 at 11:09 p.m. Pacific Time, and it will likely be retrograde by way of January 1, 2024, a enjoyable technique to begin the brand new yr. It turns retrograde at 8º 29’ Capricorn, on that Sabian image, An angel carrying a harp. This can be a retrograde interval for listening to what greater powers need for us.
Mercury in Capricorn is a really all the way down to earth and sensible signal for Mercury. However this can be a reminder that retrogrades are actually for retreat and contemplation, moderately than that ahead transferring ambition that we affiliate with Capricorn.
Throughout its retrograde season, Mercury will again into Sagittarius between December 22 and January 13. So we’ll get a possibility to return, evaluation Sagittarius work, which has been, I feel, about accumulating loads of concepts and massive issues that we wish to deal with within the new yr. Whereas Mercury is retrograde, we will tip them out of the bag onto a desk and kind by way of them and take a look at what actually appears to be the factor that calls to us most urgently.
Then Mercury returns to Capricorn on January 13, and it’ll end up the Mercury and Capricorn work till February 4 when it enters Aquarius. So, we have now a superb lengthy interval of Mercury in Capricorn and doing just a little little bit of evaluation into Sagittarius as properly.
Whereas it’s going by way of this retrograde dance, Mercury is bearing on a few features that we have now seen because the finish of October. One is Mercury’s sq. to Neptune. The primary go was on November 27, then we have now one on December 26, and once more on January 8. Mercury sq. Neptune could be very intuitive, very creative, and really inventive, however the draw back is we’re not at all times assured about what it’s that we’re doing or considering (since we’re speaking about Mercury). So, I like the concept of holding off on making arduous and quick New Yr’s resolutions, at the least till we’re previous the sq. to Neptune on January 8.
Then, Mercury has been dancing with Mars. It made a conjunction with Mars on October 29, and it was in Scorpio. On December 27, they arrive collectively once more in Sagittarius. And on January 27, there’s a remaining conjunction in Capricorn. Mercury and Mars collectively is just a little scorching tempered, doesn’t essentially select its phrases all that rigorously. However it’s actually a superb conjunction for placing our ideas into motion.
The conjunction in Scorpio was very penetrating and a time to look very deeply into what was happening round us. We had a sort of x ray imaginative and prescient that allowed us to see deeply into our interactions with different individuals, possibly what their motivations had been, and to dig deep beneath the floor.
Because the conjunction comes collectively in Sagittarius, I think about we’ll see loads of us eager to journey. And that shall be just a little tough as a result of Mercury will nonetheless be retrograde. So, touring over the vacation season won’t be the best, particularly across the twenty seventh, however it’s a actually fantastic time – and I do that yearly between Christmas and New Yr’s – sit down and undergo my calendar and the ephemeris and work out how I wish to method subsequent calendar yr. It’s a good time for that as a result of Sagittarius sees all of the alternatives and prospects.
Then on January 27, there’s the ultimate conjunction between Mercury and Mars in Capricorn, and that’s the time to essentially get transferring. And to take all of this stuff that you just’ve been occupied with, all these large concepts that you just wish to do one thing with, after which lastly put them into motion in a sensible means.
Solar trine North Node (Dec. 14, 2023, 9:35 pm PST)
The Solar trines the Moon’s North Node on December 14 at 9:35 pm Pacific Time at 22º57’ Sagittarius and Aries. The Solar is on the Sabian image, 23 Sagittarius, Immigrants getting into. And the Sabian image, 23 Aries, is A pregnant girl in gentle summer season gown. I’m going to interpret this as being about leaving your consolation zone, leaving your homeland, and conceiving of one thing new.
Anytime we have now something in optimistic facet to the North Node. It’s pushing us additional down the street of doing one thing new, which is what the North Node in Aries actually desires. Should you’ve been discovering your self making an attempt to do the identical issues which have labored earlier than, because the North Node went into Aries, you’re in all probability discovering that it doesn’t essentially go that properly. As a result of the North Node in Aries desires us to take an opportunity, a danger, and particularly to attempt one thing new. Nicely, whereas the Solar is in Sagittarius, we are inclined to really feel just a little extra optimistic. And just a little extra as if we’re going to have the ability to take these sorts of dangers. So, it’s a pleasant week for that, for exerting our will, and simply transfer within the path of one thing totally different.
Sagittarius likes us to attempt new issues. You don’t need to get on a airplane and go to the opposite facet of the world to expertise Sagittarius. You simply have to possibly drive throughout city and go to a restaurant you’ve by no means been to that serves a sort of meals that you just’ve by no means had, and the following factor you recognize, you’re having a Sagittarius expertise. And also you do sufficient of these on a small stage, and earlier than you recognize it, you’ve got much more confidence and enthusiasm for transferring within the path of the North Node in Aries.
Then on December 16 at 7:43 p.m. Pacific Time, the Solar makes its precise sq. to Neptune, which we noticed constructing in that New Moon chart. That is at 24º55’ Sagittarius and Pisces, and the Solar is on Sabian image 25 Sagittarius, A chubby boy on a pastime horse, and Neptune is on 25 Pisces, The purging of the priesthood.
So we’re again to that pastime horse diploma that we noticed an episode or two in the past, after I was speaking about that symbolism of the pastime horses as getting up on our soapbox and actually pushing our personal opinions and agendas to the purpose the place we develop into just a little bit tiresome. After which we see the purging of the priesthood. And each of those collectively say, remove something that’s hyperbolic, that’s hypocritical, that’s unkind, and to again off on the ways in which we frequently attempt to power our opinions on others, and infrequently, it’s to attempt to cover insecurity. The Solar with Neptune is at all times involved with making an attempt to determine who we actually are and addressing our insecurities, making an attempt to construct confidence.
Listener Query: Transits that Mirror Your Beginning Chart
On this week’s Listener Query, Listener Rachel writes: “Hello April, I see that there’s a Grand Trine in Earth indicators round New Yr’s this yr. It occurs that I’ve a Grand Trine involving these similar planets and indicators in my natal chart. The Solar in Capricorn, Moon in Virgo, Jupiter in Taurus. Is there any technique to profit from a Grand Trine like this? Are these moments particularly fortunate for we who’re already blessed grand trine individuals? It looks like one thing to have fun, in spite of everything my Pluto Capricorn, Libra rising Pluto trials these previous few years. Thanks for the podcast.”
April: Nicely, Rachel, thanks, and thanks for the query. And also you’re proper, I feel that these of you who’ve cardinal planets, particularly within the late levels, have actually been feeling a giant push from Pluto, particularly in the previous few years. So, yay! Let’s have fun this grand trine for you.
First, let me clarify what a grand trine is. It’s a configuration through which three or extra planets occupy all of the indicators of a given aspect hearth, earth, air, or water. So on this case, it’s the earth aspect. The earth aspect contains the indicators of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. And when you have a planet in every of these indicators, and they’re shut sufficient to one another by diploma, they’re all in a giant, lovely trine. The Solar is trine the Moon, the Moon is trine Jupiter, Jupiter is trine the Solar.
The traditional knowledge a few grand trine is that issues transfer very simply, and the draw back of that’s that whenever you’re born with a grand trine, it could possibly usually be just a little bit tough to cope with arduous features that come your means by transits since you’re not essentially accustomed to easy methods to work with them. It’s not a foul factor. It’s simply, sure, issues come simply to you. However it could possibly get just a little complacent as properly.
I’ve additionally heard a grand trine known as a closed system. You don’t need to go outdoors your self to entry these planets. Whereas when you have planets in tough facet to one another, the tendency is to work these points out inside relationships or with conditions within the outdoors world, you may be fairly content material by yourself. There’s nothing fallacious with that, however I imply that’s very true with the Solar and Capricorn and the Moon in Virgo. These are a few very self-sufficient indicators.
So the remainder of that standard knowledge goes that what an individual with a Grand Trine actually advantages from is having another planets within the chart that make arduous features to Trine.
So, for those who had Saturn sq. the Solar, for instance, or Jupiter sq. Pluto, or the Moon making a tough facet to one thing, then that creates the stress and motivation that may actually provide help to entry the optimistic qualities of the grand trine and get extra from it.
Now, your query, Rachel, is actually whether or not or not this sort of configuration is especially fortunate for any person such as you that already has this configuration of their chart and it’s by coincidence that it’s really for you the very same planets in the very same indicators.
This query’s just a little bit much like listener Elliott’s query in Episode 152, when she requested whether or not transiting planets, retrograde intervals, really feel totally different for somebody who has loads of retrograde planets of their delivery chart. As a result of the concept is, when you have that in your delivery chart, you’re used to it, and if one thing like Mercury goes retrograde, when you have that in your delivery chart, it in all probability wouldn’t trouble you particularly.
So it’s attainable, and what I’ve really heard is that if one thing in your delivery chart, a facet between two planets, a configuration like this one is duplicated within the transits, within the present sky – sure, it should resonate for you in a very robust means. And it doesn’t even need to be a facet to the planets in your chart which have the identical configuration. After all, in your case, it replicates it precisely.
Now, let’s discuss this transiting grand trine. The Moon strikes in a short time. It is without doubt one of the our bodies on this configuration. It’s solely in that signal for a few days, so it’s solely a few days that we’re going to have this grand trine in impact. Let’s say when the Moon is between the levels of 5 and 11 Virgo, it’ll in all probability be at its peak. So I wouldn’t usually put an excessive amount of emphasis on a configuration like this as a result of the Moon strikes so rapidly. It’s just a little totally different from the delivery chart in that means. Within the delivery chart, the Moon’s sitting there in that place without end, however by transit it’s transferring actually rapidly. However it’s a reproduction of your personal planetary placements, and for that cause I do suppose it’s important.
As for easy methods to profit from it, because it approaches, I might deal with a extremely difficult objective that’s related to the home of your chart that the Solar in Capricorn is in, as a result of making an effort, working arduous in direction of one thing, can catalyze this grand trine vitality.
The transit of Jupiter in Taurus to the Solar in Capricorn… Jupiter is at 5º35’ on this chart, so it might nonetheless be approaching your Capricorn Solar, and that brings the promise of reward, which could be very thrilling. I might additionally check out the grand trine involving the Solar, the Moon, and Uranus, which is at 19º Taurus. That can happen in the identical time interval, simply after the Grand Trine involving Jupiter. That’s an thrilling one. Though it’s a Grand Trine, Uranus is such a spirited and unpredictable planet that it tends to make issues transfer alongside.
Total, Rachel, I wish to say, get pleasure from this grand trine! It’s getting your new yr off to a very nice begin. For the remainder of us who don’t have it in our delivery chart, it’s additionally getting our yr off to a terrific begin. So let’s all take a possibility to get pleasure from that. Thanks once more on your query, Rachel, and I hope my reply was useful.
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