Sagittarius New Moon: Think Big

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Collage by April Elliott Kent

Astrologer Dana Gerhardt, born with the Sun in Sagittarius, once wrote “Feeling envious of someone else means you’re not thinking big enough for yourself.” Leave it to a Sagittarian to remind us of our limitless potential!

Realizing that potential, however, relies on cultivating a vibrant imagination. Envisioning something that hasn’t existed before is not unique to people born under the sign of the archer, but you can bet that most true innovators have that sign or its ruling planet, Jupiter, prominent in their birth charts. Sagittarian Walt Disney, for example, envisioned a playground that could be enjoyed by people of all ages, and realized it on a scale previously unimaginable. Steven Spielberg gave the movie-going public an entirely different vision of what films could be. Jimi Hendrix took the electric guitar to places it had never been before.

To be an innovator requires trust in yourself and absolute conviction in your vision and truth. The Sagittarian road requires the faith to ignore nay-sayers and to resist the urge to emulate the successes of others.

To move in the direction of Sagittarius truth always requires a leap of faith and confidence in our knowledge. But taking this leap comes with the danger of becoming insular and overzealous, of refusing to listen at all to other points of view—especially while inflexible Saturn transits this sign through December 2017. The utter conviction that serves Sagittarius so well in many situations can sometimes cause problems if we assume that everyone shares, or should share, our particular view of what is true. Navigating the Sagittarius experience requires that we keep feeding our brains with other ideas and perspectives, to keep ourselves flexible and lively. But for the sake of innovation, it’s equally important to know when to escape into our own imaginations and retrieve the treasures we find there.

Consider the time of year when the Sun is in Sagittarius, and the importance of Sagittarian faith becomes clear. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the beginning of the coldest time of the year, when days are short and dark and survival is by no means assured. It’s no wonder that a tradition of celebrating light, birth, and redemption emerged during this season. When life is hard, we need something we can believe in – whether it’s religion, political ideology, or simply the beauty and wisdom of nature.

During the hectic holiday season, with all that shopping, entertaining, and party-going, it’s telling how often we complain of exhaustion and stress. If left to our own natural tendencies, we might simply retreat to sit quietly by the fire and dream big dreams. Gazing out your window at the dazzling winter sunlight, or into a warming fire, you might find it possible to imagine a world that’s different than the one you inherited, and the individual contribution you might make to such a world.

There has never been a greater need for idealists who believe in a better future and innovators with the ability to envision solutions to society’s seemingly intractable problems. This New Moon, square visionary Jupiter and trine innovative Uranus, reminds us to keep thinking big—to keep dreaming bigger dreams for ourselves, and for our world.

© 2009/2015 April Elliott Kent

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9 Responses to “Sagittarius New Moon: Think Big”

  1. Steve

    I love this post, very inspirational. Think big! Hope you’re keeping well, April!

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  2. Pat

    April , that is a wonderful collage. Please show more of your work. This has inspired me to get back to collage. How is the faint image of the so.an in any done? Very elegant.

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    • April

      Thank you, Pat! – that is an old one, but probably my favorite. 🙂 Not sure which image you mean?

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  3. Les

    This New Moon will conjoin my Saturn in Sag, square Virgo so no less, so maybe not so expansive here, but cautiously optimistic. It’s our busiest work season, so I’m looking forward to holiday break. I’ve already turned down two social invitations in order to enjoy more manageable weekends before the holiday – now there’s a good Saturn! Enjoy the holidays, April – hope they’re big in joy.

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  4. Les

    [Oops, meant Virgo Sun] This New Moon will conjoin my Saturn in Sag, square Virgo Sun so no less, so maybe not so expansive here, but cautiously optimistic. It’s our busiest work season, so I’m looking forward to holiday break. I’ve already turned down two social invitations in order to enjoy more manageable weekends before the holiday – now there’s a good Saturn! Enjoy the holidays, April – hope they’re big in joy.

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  5. Rachel

    Happy Christmas April. I just love reading your posts – so positive and inspirational. 🙂 You must have Jupiter somewhere yourself! Yes, love the elephant picture too.

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  6. Julie Pittman

    Was just talking to my red headed Sag friend, Maggie ,in the driveway about how we are both feeling that some kind of really concrete plan has to be put into place for this new year – so god forbid we don’t end up having to suffer thru another horrid one like this was – and well, we both decided to go back to setting aside times to get together and BE Creative! Sometimes just pushing the negative to the side and ignoring it and then filling up that brain space with the really truly ingenious stuff you have got swirling all around in side you gets the job done nicely ! Thanks April for the inspiration to keep going…:))

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  7. Maria

    Of course, I envision that every damned transit is doomed to ruin my escrow, including a new moon in Sagg in the 2nd House square my natal Pluto/Uranus. But I’ll try to think bigger. I promise. 🙂

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