Happy New Moon, sister! We're honored to have Astrologer Katya Weiss-Andersson here on the GoddessCeremony Team sharing her astrology insights for this New Moon in Sagittarius!
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We talk a lot over here about how Mercury retrograde is not the devil it’s made out to be, but sometimes it wreaks sudden mass havoc. Even for those who were doing their retrograde homework of pausing and re-evaluating, the end of this last one got many of us feeling destroyed. Relationships were sent up in flames, major upheaval in lives and logistics popped up everywhere, things fell apart. Sometimes when things aren’t working- or aren’t meant to work- the Universe gifts us with explosions to show us where we aren’t listening. We are blessed by no longer having the option of going on as we shouldn’t.
Although this Scorpio season retrograde ended on the 20th, we are still feeling the hangover of its shadow period as Mercury re-traces its steps until almost the next full moon. In the meantime, Sagittarius season ushers in a conflict of energy. Sagittarius is fun, bold, independent and adventurous. When imbalanced, Sag energy can also be impatient, highly unpredictable, commitment-phobic and lacking in interpersonal reciprocity. This week’s fresh and fiery Sagittarius energy may have us tempted to go out, over-socialize and over-adventure ourselves into a state of distraction from the very pressing internal work that needs to be done- right now that internal work needs to be held as a top priority. Especially after the retrograde that most of us just had*.
Two days ago, we had one particular aspect usher in a dynamic of impulsiveness and unpredictability to compound with the ambient Sagittarius vibe, and that was Mars opposing Uranus. Mars opposite Uranus tends to make us reactive and prone to explosions, individually and collectively. With Venus conjunct Jupiter, there’s a social and societal bent to this as well; as global unrest rises up to fight corruption from Bolivia to Hong Kong, there’s a primal drive to break free of something. The trick here is to be really mindful of our own reactivity; your feelings and reactions are your responsibility. The consequences of your choices may or may not serve your highest good, so absolutely question whether acting on your impulses would align with the outcomes you want. This is a time to ground before acting and reacting.
On Thursday, we see trines between Mercury and Neptune as well as Venus and Uranus- this is check-in time. We have to get really honest about what we’re doing that’s working and what is not- how successful are your current courses of action at bringing your goals and dreams into fruition? Are you even fully clear on what those dreams are? Have they shifted? Can you get clearer? This is something to look at in specificity- amidst all the overwhelm of what’s going on, can you dedicate even 30 minutes to sit down and journal about how your choices may or may not be aligning with your visions?
The quiet, introspective nature of the new moon time is the guide we need to follow right now, even as Sagittarius season tempts us with lighthearted distractions. There’s a lot left to digest from the retrograde, and a lot of checking in to do. We can’t honor our intuition if we’re not giving it the space to speak to us clearly.
-Three Ways to Celebrate the New Moon-
1) Make tea with passionflower and/or tulsi, even better if you can add a few drops of pineapple weed tincture or flower essence. Each in their own way, these herbs help to slow down the spinning of the mind, ground into clarity, and take the time and space to dive into meditation and self-work. Learn about herbs to support your menstrual cycle here.
2) Check back in with your manifestations, and make any necessary adjustments if your dreams have shifted. It’s okay if they have! Learn how to manifest here.
3) Meditate. I’m serious. Find a guided meditation you like (there are lots of great guided meditation apps!) or a practice that works for you, with the goal of releasing as much mental chatter as possible so that your intuition can come through more clearly
Happy New Moon!
*Everyone’s astrological chart is highly individual and nuanced; how much you are impacted by a particular astrological event depends on how the details of that event line up and interact with the details of your natal chart. This is why one person may be impacted by a particular event (like an eclipse, an aspect or a retrograde) more, less or just differently than someone else.
Katya Weiss-Andersson -GoddessCeremony Astrologer-
About the Astrologer~
Katya Weiss-Andersson offers resources for holistic wellness through multiple modalities. As a plant-based chef, she caters retreats and events across the United States. As a RYT-200 yoga teacher and kirtan artist, she teaches yoga asana and
Bhakti music. She works with astrology, plants, movement, sound and intersectional queer theory as tools for healing on the individual and community level. Her writing on food and wellness has been published on GoddessCeremony, Greatist and others and her website is katyaweissandersson.com. She is the proud mom of one plant and one queer kickball league in Durham, NC.