Our next lunar cycle starts on Monday with the new moon in Sagittarius. This sign is home to the wanderers of the zodiac; the seekers of truth and is represented by the archer. However this is not just any archer, this is a centaur – half human, half horse – creatures which were always regarded as the intellectuals of ancient Roman mythology.
And this very much reflects the incoming energy available to us. Sagittarius is a strong, optimistic and energetic sign; connected to Jupiter, the largest and most jovial planet in the solar system. It’s fire energy can really support us to break away from old stagnating behaviours that confine us to routine and apathy.
Sagittarius is passionate about travelling and exploring – any ways that we can move forward to learn and grow from different worlds, cultures and people. This is an incredibly potent time to let go of limiting beliefs as this new moon wants us to progress onwards and see a wider perspective. It’s a great time to plan an adventure, book some traveling or even just explore the world that’s on our doorstep.
Physically Sagittarius is connected to the hips and thighs. Parts of our body so important in moving forward. These areas may feel more uncomfortable around this time and sciatica can be quite common around a Sagittarian new moon. If you notice that these areas are coming up for you, it’s worth looking at how you may be holding yourself back. If you are stagnating on any level the body will tell you through tightness, tension or additional weight.
Essential oils are a great way to support and care for our bodies especially around a new moon. Black pepper is the signature oil for Sagittarius. It helps relieve fatigue (one of the issues for this sign as they have the tendency to burn out from overdoing) and is great for warming and toning the muscles. Massaging with carrier oil would really be beneficial – especially if you focus on the hips and thighs.
As with all new moons, this is a chance to start a new chapter. Right now is all about new beginnings and starting afresh. Sagittarius offers us an opportunity to really think about where we want to aim our arrows.
This is the ideal time to connect with our inner archer to visualise our target board and see what goal is in the centre. Anything that we aim for has the pure infinite power of nature behind it! Exciting times await!