ON THE 4TH OF DECEMBER, THE NEW MOON IS IN THE FIRE SIGN OF SAGITTARIUS. A NEW MOON BRINGS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ARRAY OF NEW BEGINNINGS.
This is the time to set intentions and bring definition to our dreams, infusing the next month with a sense of focus and direction. So what energy can we tap into this new Moon? The optimistic, wise, and adventurous dimensions of ourselves are being called upon during this lunar phase. In Astrology, Sagittarius governs exuberance, freedom, honesty, knowledge, and travel.
The new Moon will be in conjunction with the planet Mercury. Mercury rules communications, planning and rational thinking. This meticulous planet will help to refine and manifest the galactic dreams of Sagittarius. If you have been intending to travel, now is the time to make it a reality!
When Mercury comes into contact with the Moon, there is a sense of harmony between our thoughts and our feelings. We are able to comprehend our emotions, expressing them clearly and honestly. You may find yourself in lively, nourishing communications filled with warmth and wisdom. Empathy for others will be heightened, as we are able to listen to, as well as feel with, the other person. You may find you have words of wisdom to offer from your own personal history. Trust your instincts and use your life experience to show others that they are not alone in this world.
However, there may be a risk of over rationalizing your own feelings. Try asking yourself how you really feel before responding. The new Moon in Sagittarius asks us to be true to ourselves. If we are able to be authentic, we strengthen the sacred relationship we have with ourselves, and attract those of a similar, genuine nature. If you are finding it difficult to connect to your feelings, find a big open space to explore and greet any discomfort with love and acceptance. Alternatively, as Mercury loves information, and Sagittarius seeks expansion of the mind, why not try getting lost in a good book. During this Moon phase, we will likely find emotional security in the freedom to be ourselves, on both a physical and mental level.
Let us embody this abundant energy as wholeheartedly as we can with a mantra;
My name is Yvie McKinley. From a young age I’ve been fascinated by the ocean of space full of stars, planets and all that we are yet to understand. My mother has been an astrologer for over 30 years and since I was a child has taught me about the influences of the planetary energies.
In the years that followed, I felt inspired to continue building on my knowledge and understanding, regularly reading astrology books and writing interpretations. I understood that although astrology is a very helpful tool in comprehending the human experience and what drives us energetically, I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the mind on a psychological level.
In 2014, I graduated with an undergraduate in Psychology and Counselling. After completion, I began to see the potential held within the combination of counselling and astrology; both working together in supporting clear understanding and bringing profound insight to the therapeutic process. The combination of astrology and psychology can bring a person a deeper understanding of themselves, leading to increased self-compassion and tolerance of others. The birth chart shows the the karmic pattern we have arrived with, the potential the soul holds, and what will help, or hinder, happiness and positive growth.
Earlier this year, I decided to gain a formal qualification in astrology and am now studying with the London School of Astrology. I am greatly enjoying my studies and look forward to opening my private practice.