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Episode 154 | Sagittarius New Moon: The Grateful Season!

Episode 154 | Sagittarius New Moon: The Grateful Season!

There’s a lot to be grateful for this week, starting with the Big Sky Astrology Podcast’s third anniversary! Warm thanks to all of you who’ve been here from the beginning, as well as those who found the show along the way. In other news: the Sun enters Sagittarius, and there’s a New Moon in this grateful sign the day before Thanksgiving – count your blessings, if not your calories! Sagittarius’ ruling planet, Jupiter, turns direct. And Mercury comes together with Venus for declarations of gratitude and love. Also, a listener question about prenatal eclipse points. Plus: The secret life of your pet rock, Thanksgiving hangovers, and it’s all in how you look at things!

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[1:00] Welcome, and join us in celebrating three years of the Big Sky Astrology Podcast! Much gratitude to those who’ve been here from the beginning and those who’ve found the show along the way!

[1:45] Mercury conjoins Venus on Nov. 21st (2:55 pm PST, 07°09′ Sagittarius), a time of declarations and redefinition of relationships. This is also an excellent aspect for brainstorming about ways to make money or how to further your financial knowledge.

[3:03] The Sabian symbol for this conjunction is 8 Sagittarius, Rocks and things forming therein. All may seem stable and still, but there could be a lot going on underneath the surface.

[3:42] The Sun enters Sagittarius on Nov. 22, 2022 (12:20 am PST) and is in this sign until the Capricorn Solstice (Dec. 21). Capricorn season is when we reflect on the resolutions we may have made at the beginning of the year. Sagittarius season highlights the desire to be free of burdens in favor of being a happy wanderer.

[5:02] The day after the Sun’s ingress into Sagittarius (Nov. 23, 3:02 pm PST at 28°47′ Pisces) Jupiter, its ruling planet, stations direct. The Sabian symbol for 29 Pisces is A Prism. Give yourself a chance to see things from a different perspective.

[6:40] Jupiter turned retrograde on July 28, 2022 and will return to the sign of Aries on December 20. When Jupiter is retrograde, it’s up to us to find a sense of positivity and optimism. It is also an excellent time to calculate your next big adventure. Now that Jupiter is direct, it is time to act on those plans.

[8:03] Moon Report! We welcome the Sagittarius New Moon on Nov. 23 (2:57 pm PST, 1°37′ Sagittarius). The Sabian symbol for this New Moon is 2 Sagittarius, The ocean covered with white caps.  Mutable Fire sign Sagittarius is known for its enthusiasm and optimism.  Mutable energy tends to be prone to change and restlessness, like the roiling sea.

[9:39] The Sun and Moon at this New Moon are in an out-of-sign trine to Jupiter in Pisces as well as a wide conjunction to Venus. A positive-looking New Moon overall and the best New Moon of the year for setting intentions related to personal growth.

[10:20] This lunation also begins a Lunar Phase Family, so set these intentions with the next 27 months in mind!  The First Quarter Moon in this series is on August 24, 2023 at 1° Sagittarius; the Full Moon is on May 23, 2024 at 2°55′ Sagittarius; and the Third Quarter Moon is on February 20, 2025 at 2°19′ Sagittarius. Think big, think long-term, and decide on your next great adventure!

[11:52] Void-of-Course Moon periods (VOC).  On Nov. 21 (3:14 am PST), the Moon at 26°34′ Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn. It’s VOC for about six hours and then enters Scorpio at 9:16 am PST. Greet the week with a determination to be as fair and kind as Libra desires but also as truthful as Pluto demands.

[12:44] Five hours before the Sagittarius New Moon, the Moon at 28°47′ Scorpio makes a trine to Jupiter in Pisces (Nov. 23, 10:16 am PST). It’s VOC for just over two hours before entering Sagittarius at 12:16 pm PST. Time to let go of negative feelings and move on.

[13:33] On Nov. 25 at 11:22 am PST, the Moon at 28°48′ Sagittarius squares Jupiter in Pisces, is VOC for a little over two hours, then enters Capricorn at 1:18 pm PST.  We may ruminate over our Thanksgiving overindulgences (both verbal and gastronomical) from the day before. Unfortunately, what’s done is done, so take this time to think about how you can handle these temptations better in the future.

[14:25] The Moon at 28°49′ Capricorn is sextile Jupiter in Pisces on Nov. 27 at 12:11 pm PST, is VOC for about two hours, and then enters Aquarius at 2:07 pm PST. Schedule some structured fun and relaxation!

[15:29] Listener Mariana asks about Prenatal Eclipse points, and April introduces us to these sensitive points and their cycle.

[21:26] If you have a burning question about astrology that you’d like April to answer on a future episode, please leave a voicemail of one minute or less at or just send an email to April(at)bigskyastrology(dot)com.  Be sure to put “Podcast Question” in the subject line.

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