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Embracing Our Ancient Origins with the Sagittarius New Moon at the Galactic Center

Today, December 12, 2023, at 3:32 p.m. PST, the New Moon is born at 20°40’ Sagittarius, casting its spotlight near the Galactic Center, a profound alignment that beckons us to reconnect with our ancient cosmic roots and origins!

Galactic Center next to a temple
Meditator in front of Milky Way!

Photo by Marek Piwnicki on Unsplash

At the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, the Galactic Center is marked by a powerful and enigmatic force—a supermassive black hole that exerts a profound gravitational pull….

Our rendezvous with the Galactic Center invites us to connect with the very essence of our origins. It serves as a celestial reminder that we are intricately woven into the fabric of the universe, each of us, a stardust being with a unique role to play in the unfolding tapestry of existence.

The energy emanating from the Galactic Center is believed to hold a frequency of higher consciousness, offering an invitation to align with our origin, before we got caught up in our modern technological world, and tap into the universal wisdom that flows through the cosmos….

As the New Moon joins forces with the Galactic Center, it acts as a conduit, channeling the energies and insights from this celestial powerhouse. This alignment provides an opportunity for profound spiritual growth, inner exploration, and a deeper connection to the mysteries of the cosmos. It beckons us to transcend the boundaries of mundane existence and reach for the stars within ourselves!


Mercury Stations Retrograde

As this lunar event unfolds, Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, readies itself to embark on his retrograde journey. From December 12th at 08°29’ Capricorn to January 1st at 22°11’ Sagittarius, Mercury's retrograde beckons us into a realm of introspection and reconsideration. This temporal shift encourages a thorough review of our plans and communication styles, prompting us to reassess and realign with our authentic selves….

Mercury Retrograde graphic by William Hicks
Graphic by William R. Hicks depicts the retrograde motion of Mercury when he's between us and the Sun.

During this retrospective phase, Mercury forms a harmonious trine with Jupiter, the expansive planet associated with growth and opportunities. This alliance, occurring as Mercury stations to go retrograde, infuses the retrograde period with a layer of expansive energy. The trine to Jupiter, who also holds the title of the lord of the New Moon, adds a touch of optimism to our introspective journey. This celestial connection invites us to broaden our perspectives, to tap into optimistic insights that can guide us through the labyrinth of self-reflection.

As we navigate Mercury's retrograde, the trine to Jupiter serves as a compass, encouraging us to revisit past opportunities with a renewed sense of hope and curiosity. It beckons us to explore untapped potentials that might have been overlooked in the hustle and bustle of daily life and the holidays. This alignment suggests that within the folds of reconsideration and reflection lies the key to unlocking new possibilities, reminding us that even during moments of cosmic pause, the universe whispers opportunities for growth and expansion. Embrace this trine as a guiding star, illuminating the path to rediscovering hidden gems in the tapestry of our experiences!


Astrological Dynamics of the New Moon:

This New Moon is forming some interesting aspects to the other planets:

Novile to Venus in Scorpio: Signals an opportune time for deep introspection into relationships and hidden desires.

Conjunct Mars in Sagittarius: Injects vigor into our intentions, fueling the drive to pursue our goals.

Sesquiquadrate to Jupiter in Taurus: Pushes us to expand our horizons practically, challenging us to grow.

Quintile to Saturn in Pisces: Blends discipline with creativity, facilitating strategic manifestation.

Quincunx Uranus in Taurus: Sparks unexpected shifts, demanding adaptability in our plans.

Square Neptune in Pisces: Encourages a blend of dreams and pragmatism in our goal setting.

Novile Pluto in Capricorn: Signals a transformative phase, urging us to embrace empowerment.

Trine the North Node in Aries: Aligns our intentions with our evolutionary path, fostering growth.


Check your rising sign to see how you will be more uniquely impacted (based on Whole Sign Houses):

Aries Rising:

The New Moon graces your ninth house, inspiring a quest for higher knowledge and expanding your intellectual horizons. Seize opportunities for learning and exploration.

Taurus Rising:

With the New Moon in your eighth house, delve into the depths of your psyche. Focus on transformative experiences and shared resources.

Gemini Rising:

In your seventh house, the New Moon emphasizes relationships. Foster connections with others and consider the balance between independence and partnership.

Cancer Rising:

The New Moon shines in your sixth house, encouraging a focus on health and work routines. Implement positive changes for your well-being.

Leo Rising:

In your fifth house, the New Moon sparks creativity and romance. Embrace self-expression and explore new avenues for joy.

Virgo Rising:

The New Moon in your fourth house directs attention to home and family matters. Strengthen emotional foundations and create a harmonious domestic space.

Libra Rising:

With the New Moon in your third house, communication takes center stage. Focus on effective expression and seek intellectual growth.

Scorpio Rising:

In your second house, the New Moon emphasizes values and finances. Reflect on your financial goals and reassess your sense of self-worth.

Sagittarius Rising:

The New Moon graces your first house, marking a powerful personal reset. Embrace your identity and set intentions for self-discovery.

Capricorn Rising:

In your twelfth house, the New Moon prompts introspection. Dive into your inner world, explore spirituality, and release what no longer serves you.

Aquarius Rising:

The New Moon in your eleventh house encourages connection within your social circle. Set intentions for collaborative endeavors and community engagement.

Pisces Rising:

With the New Moon in your tenth house, focus on career aspirations and public image. Set goals for professional growth and recognition.


New Moon Ceremony:

With this New Moon, my favorite window for an intention-setting ceremony is from December 15th at 9:56 a.m., PST, when the Moon enters Aquarius, until December 17th, at 4:03 a.m. when the Moon forms a sextile with the Sun.

Sagittarius Themes for your Intention Setting Inspiration:







Say Yes to new adventures - so very Sag!
Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

Embracing the energy of the Galactic Center during this lunation offers a unique chance to attune our intentions with the expansive and transformative forces of the universe. It's a celestial call to align our paths with the grand tapestry of existence, reminding us that, in the vastness of space and time, we are both small and infinitely significant. This alignment with the Galactic Center during the New Moon serves as a celestial key, unlocking doorways to higher understanding, cosmic insights, and a profound sense of interconnectedness with the cosmos. As we gaze upon the night sky, let the energy of the Galactic Center infuse our intentions with the wisdom of the stars, guiding us on a journey of self-discovery and cosmic alignment….

May the Season of Sagittarius inspire you to embrace the bounty of Scrooge on that fateful morning after his ghostly encounters!

Much love & many blessings,

Elise & William

If you feel called to explore the cosmic blueprint that your Soul chose for this lifetime, then schedule a complimentary 30-minute S.P.A. for the SOUL™ discovery call with me!


I'd love to help you illuminate your path!


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