What's happening in the planets this week
The NEW MOON occurs on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, at 5:57 PM EST.
On Wednesday, the Sun and Moon align early in the sign of Sagittarius, and a New Moon occurs, marking the beginning of a new cycle. Last year’s New Moon in Sagittarius was a Solar Eclipse, and this year’s lunation is more “standard,” but ideally, we’ve learned a lot about our needs with the recent eclipse set in the Sagittarius areas of our charts.
Representing a new beginning, the New Moon occurs with the Sun and Moon’s alignment in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius. It’s a time when we can focus on some of the constructive traits of the sign of the Archer – optimistic, enthusiastic, adventurous, honest, outspoken, independent – and consider how to positively incorporate these qualities into our lives.
As we advance, we can focus on goals that will increase our understanding and awareness, give us the courage to expand our horizons, and gain confidence and optimism from a broader perspective. All too easily, we can get lost in the details of mundane existence. With this potent Sagittarius energy, however, we can find ways to transcend these details of day-to-day life and nurture our faith, hope, and vision.
Because Sagittarius thinks in big terms, we may have a tendency to overdo our expectations – something to watch for. We are setting the stage for reaping the rewards from our braveries, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs.
This New Moon forms a trine to Jupiter, and we can readily drum up support from others and motivation from within to accomplish our goals. We’re positive and ready to take on a challenge. This New Moon can motivate us to take a leap of faith.