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Renewing Hope and Purpose | New Moon in Sagittarius | Vedic Astrology Forecast for December 29, 2016

new moon in sagittarius

The New Moon in Sagittarius will occur around 3:50am EST on December 29th, 2016. This begins a new lunar cycle and the energy of the New Moon is active for 2 days before and after the actual event.

The New Moon brings the Sun and Moon together into Sidereal Sagittarius, where our Soul and Mind will gain renewed hope, optimism and a sense of meaning and purpose. Sagittarius is a sign of inspiration which seeks higher truth, new teachings and a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and our own existence.

As a fire sign, it illumines truth and inspires action. It is ruled by Jupiter, which is the planet of expansion and growth. And thus, our minds and souls will be inspired to expand into new understanding and act based upon the principles and purpose that we hold to be True.

The New Moon is a seed point for the lunar cycle, and these themes and this search for higher truth and meaning will be prominent for the next 4 weeks.

Mercury is also in Sagittarius at this time, and brings speech and communication into connection with the our soul’s power and our feeling nature. While we may be inspired to talk and share our principles and philosophies with others, because Mercury is currently retrograde, it is actually a time of inner reflection.

In this position, we are invited to reflect over our understanding of the teachings and philosophies that we have adopted. And to even inwardly reflect on whether our core principles still serve us, or whether it may be time to let some go or step into a higher place of wisdom around them.

Venus also just entered Aquarius, where it joins Ketu and Mars. This will bring our relationships and personal search for happiness into connection with the parts of us that scrutinize (Ketu) and protect and defend (Mars). We may find ourselves in conflict with others, and either defending our own views, or being attacked by others for our views.

The conjunction of these three planets will challenge us to stay centered and remain mindful of compromise and the seeking of mutually respectful interactions and perspectives.

I encourage you to use this time to reflect upon your own principles and the teachings about life, meaning and purpose that you hold close. For most people, this connects to our spiritual quest or our religious beliefs. But, it can also connect to other areas as well, such as how you choose to honor and lift yourself or others up.

I also encourage you to be mindful of any conflicts with others that may be wanting to form. Between the Venus, Mars, Ketu conjunction and the Mercury retrograde it is likely that misunderstandings can occur that would result in anger, arguments and even violence. Try to remain present and avert situations before they escalate. If it is an important topic that truly needs to be discussed, you can always revisit it later when there is greater support for open communication and mutual respect.

How are you experiencing these energies in your own life?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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Rest and Enjoyment Brings Balance | Full Moon in Taurus | Vedic Astrology Forecast for December 13, 2016

full moon in taurus

The exact point of the Full Moon will happen at 7:06pm EST on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. It will be in Sidereal Taurus, opposite the Sun in Scorpio. The effect of the Full Moon will be felt most strongly for two days before and after the exact time.

The Full Moon is the midpoint in the Lunar cycle and is an integration point. It is when the mind and feeling nature (Moon) try to balance and harmonize with the power of our soul and sense of self (Sun).

This Lunar Cycle began with the New Moon in Scorpio, and we are now at the midpoint with the Full Moon. The New Moon invited a deeper awareness of the fears and insecurities that are dwelling below the surface of awareness, while also inviting us to explore more deeply our hidden power and potential. This process creates transformation, although it sometimes comes with emotional ups and down, unexpected experiences or sudden changes.

The Sun as Soul’s power is still in Scorpio, but the Mind and feelings shown by the Moon have come into Taurus. The Moon and Mind are given greater groundedness and stability here to help harmonize the instability often created by Scorpio.

As the Moon comes into Taurus, it reminds us that comfort, pleasure and enjoyment of family and our material resources helps us to feel more secure and more stable. Good food, a massage, some sensual indulgence of pleasure, nature, and good times with our family and friends helps to bring some enjoyment back in to life. It reminds us that life can be good, and makes the ups and down of life easier to handle.

So, I encourage you to allow yourself to relax, to rest and to enjoy the things that bring you happiness and pleasure in the world. Allow your senses to enjoy the tastes, the pleasures, the textures, the beauty and the smells that are most expanding, inspiring and delightful to you. Reconnect with the joys and pleasures that life has to offer, and see how that helps to stabilize your mind and balance out the changes and unknown factors we have all been experiencing recently.

Mercury is currently in Sagittarius, which brings some inspiration and hope to our speech and communication. And Venus is in Capricorn, reminding us of the need to create proper boundaries in relationships, and to be practical in pursuing happiness and pleasure.

Mercury will also be turning Retrograde on Dec 19th. So, it will begin slowing down between the Full Moon and the 19th. You may feel communications slowing down also, or coming to a halt in preparation for deeper inner reflection during the retrograde period.

What experiences are you noticing with the Full Moon energy and the current lunar cycles? Have you been feeling the ups and downs and the instability of change in the last couple of weeks? And are you also feeling the fullness and the stabilizing forces of the Full Moon and the desire to enjoy life again?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

Click here for more information on Vedic Astrology Services.