She sat by the open window and listened
to the song of living things, and
little by little she began to hear
how her own song fit
perfectly with the rest.
The New Moon on November 23, 2022 at 2 Sagittarius
fans the flames of our inner fire,
sparking a growth spurt of optimism, intuition, wisdom
and the impulse to embark on a new adventure.
Our faith in ourself and life is strengthened. Affirming what we have learned and how we have grown over the last months, we recognize what matters most and what is true for us now. We are to honor what fires us up and vow to dedicate ourselves to nurture the enthusiasm and possibilities that it inspires. Our sense of adventure is fueled and we are to embrace the hunger for a new adventure.
New Moons mark new beginnings and with the New Moon in the early degrees of Sagittarius, it further emphasizes our readiness to explore something new. To support a desire to broaden our knowledge and understanding, we are to set an intention about some course of study, some location we can travel to, or some way of engaging the world. This movement is not so logical or pragmatic, but more arises from a deep-seated sense of faith for how we want to expand our horizons.
Coming Full Circle - Expanding Connection, Understanding and Faith
New Moon conjunct the Alpha Star in the Constellation of Circinus
The New Moon has me thinking about circles because of the constellation the New Moon conjoins: Circinus.
The constellation of Circinus represents as a compass - a drafting tool for drawing circles. It has one pen/pencil point and one sharp point that is positioned at the centre of the circle to be described.
Circinus comes from the Latin circare, which translates: to go around in circles. The compass (Circinus) is named because it makes a circle (circulus) when it is turned. The point in the middle of the circle is called the center and everything that is to emerge is defined and related to this middle point.
Circinus, the Compass reminds us that we are to give equal focus to the center as we broaden our horizons and our circle of influence. Sagittarius, a fire sign, points to the fire that burns within us, at our center. This fire is fed by knowledge and understanding that arises from a connection with everything around us. The adventurous spirit of the Full Moon is embraced when we simultaneously align with a faith in the deep intuitive wisdom that forms the roots of who we are coupled with the yearning to have this expressed and reflected back to us in what we create in the world.
Circunius has me thinking about the cyclical nature of the seasons and stages of our life. The universe, and the earth where we reside, move in an ever-expanding, dynamic circuluar pattern. Our lives, connected with this universal rhthym, also move in a circular pattern. Western culture would have us believe life is linear, and that life progresses in a straight line from childhood to old age, but if we observe the pattern of our lives we may see that our life spirals with learnings, fresh wisdom and new growth with each rounding of the circle - hence the phrase, ' I have come full circle'. We often return to the same issues, dreams and challenges but each time we meet them with a deeper and richer perspective. As we venture out for another rounding, our movements are determined by the strength of our center, our faith, the inner fire that guides us.
Look at the stars...
It helps you to remember that you and your problems
are both infinitesimally small and conversely,
that you are a piece of an amazing and vast universe.
All of the stars rotate, have orbits around the center of the galaxy, and
most of them go around the center of the galaxy in nearly circular orbits.
They vary a little bit from circular, but they're predominantly circular.
The Universe is expanding, but what exactly is it expanding into?
By definition, the universe is everything, so there is nothing external to it for it to expand into.
It is not expanding into anything as such – everything is expanding.
Don’t’ limit yourself to the skies when there is a whole galaxy out there.
Seven Planets in Mutable Signs
Stellium of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus conjunct in Sagittarius
New Moon square Vesta
Ruler Jupiter trine New Moon and conjunct Neptune
Venus and Mercury trine Chiron
Mars Retrograde out of bounds and trine Saturn