“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” Mexican Proverb
New Moon in Sagittarius occurs on Saturday, November 22nd at 7:32 am EST and releases some adventurous Sagittarius energy as the Sun and Moon step into the sign practically hand in hand. After the eclipse cycle of October and some heavy-handed aspects with Saturn, the Divine Archer (think the Goddess Diana or Artemis) is swooping in and offering us an opportunity to plant some powerful New Moon seeds and set our arrows of intention on FIRE! Venus – the Goddess of Love – is also in Sagittarius and wants to know … if you listen to your heart, what is it telling you?
“The sun soars into Sagittarius on November 22. The sun loves being in Sagittarius. This is where the sun has room to roam. You will turn your focus from the deep dark waters of Scorpio. To the warm fires of Sagittarius and this energy will be uplifting.
“The New Moon in Sagittarius happens a few hours later on November 22…It is time to honor the struggles and battles you have faced in the past. Let them go. You are getting a fresh start. What would you do if you were fearless?
“…Sagittarius rules future vision. Sagittarius is about truth, wisdom and the expansion of consciousness. You are not to be limited or held back by what is going on in your life today. Sagittarius is the visionary part of you…”
Over the next two days, sit with your intentions – your seeds. Write them in your journal. Powwow with your inner guru.
Listen to your heart and stay out of the head right now. Answer some or all of these questions …
What lights me up?
What empowers me?
What needs to be expressed in my life?
How do I want to feel in my life right now?
What actions can I take to feel lit up and empowered?
What makes me feel creative?
Is fear driving my choices and actions?
What seeds can I plant now to empower my future?
Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one. —Pablo Neruda
Do you know why I love New Moons? Because it is the perfect time to burn shit. And by burn shit, I mean releasing the old fears and patterns and habits that are smothering you and your creativity. As we step into New Moon energy, we are moving from waning lunar energy (release) into waxing lunar energy (bring). We are RISING in the New Moon lunation (the time from one New Moon to the next New Moon). And that calls for a ceremony that helps you burn shit and release AND because we never release without filling that space, we plant, we invite new energies to replace the tired, worn excuses and fears.
What you need for the New Moon in Sagittarius Ceremony:
- A vessel in which you can burn shit like a censer or cauldron or firepit or abalone shell
- A place where you can burn shit without setting off the fire alarms
- A gorgeous big, smelly, decorated, whatever-you-want-kind-of candle that represents NEW for you
- 3 small tealight or votive candles
- Paper and pens (I say pens in plural in case one doesn’t work)
- Obstacles, fears, excuses, and shit
- Intentions, Seeds, Hope, Commitment, and Love (Here is my New Moon wish for you)
- Smudge, sage or incense
- Things that make you feel magical – create a mini-altar with a statue, flowers, meaningful items that reflect your intentions
- Music that lights you up (some of my faves are below)
New Moon in Sagittarius Ceremony:
On the night of the New Moon, get yourself into a quiet and meditative space that allows for burning or do that portion outside and return inside to set your intentions.
Look over your journaling and notes and pick three intentions to seed within the next lunation.
After you choose your intentions … those gorgeous little seedlings … I want you to right down on a piece of paper all the obstacles (real and imagined) to manifesting those intentions.
Have a tealight or votive candle ready for each of your intentions as well as a larger center candle. Write each intention on a piece of paper that will be placed under the smaller candles.
Burn some smudge to clear the space and make way for NEW.
Breathe deeply … say a prayer … breathe more … call upon Goddess ~ God ~ Spirit Guides to assist you in seeding these intentions.
Speak each intention aloud and end with a positive affirmation like – it is SO … I will it … So be it …
After speaking the intention aloud, light the small candle and place the paper underneath. Do this for each intention, seed.
Sink into the moment. Let the music carry you away. Speak the intention – see the intentions – FEEL the intentions.
This is a good time for gratitude journaling, praying, chanting, breathing.
Finish and close with gratitude. Send blessings out to all you love, to your Guides, your Goddesses and Gods.
After, place the ashes from your burnt shit into moving water or sprinkled to the winds. Let it GO.
Allow your small candles to burn out. Use the large candle for future meditations and intention manifesting as needed for the next month!
Links to Light Your Fire
Kundalini Rising by Danielle LaPorte
Radiance by Julie Daley
Exactly 400 Words about What Lights Me Up by Amy Oscar
Living on Purpose by Mara Glatzel
Kali’s Fire, My Life, My Love by Danielle LaPorte
Diana – Goddess of the Wild from MotherHouse of the Goddess