Hello Everyone and Happy Holidays!
I have just returned from spending the last month in Egypt and another incredible journey there. From Alexandria to Aswan, I was reminded of the Bible stories of my childhood while visiting the same sites where the Holy Family resided in Egypt, as well as the 4,000 year old temples along the Nile. Egypt never fails to amaze me! In honor of this New Moon in the sign of Sagittarius (our “inner explorer”), I would like to invite you to return “home” to Egypt with me March 2019. Whether you have already been to Egypt, or it is on your “wish list”, now is the time to go. We will be exploring many “off the beaten track” and newly opened sites, as well as the legendary Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramids of Giza. We spend quality time in Luxor and Abydos, the archaeological centers of Egypt. Many trips are advertised, but this is the one you have been waiting for! Registration details at www.pachaterra.com or Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (ask for special “returnee” discount for previous PachaTerra travelers)
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NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS DECEMBER 7, 2018:
Sagittarius is a fire sign and symbolizes Man’s spontaneous quest for knowledge; the spirit of Prometheus stealing fire from the gods in order to enlighten humanity. The sign Sagittarius governs our personal belief systems, our philosophy of life, and our spiritual “quest” for Truth. Sagittarius sets the course for expanded consciousness. This month the planet Jupiter also joins the Sun and Moon in its “ruling” sign of Sagittarius, emphasizing the importance of “being open” to spiritual guidance and cosmic awareness. It is no accident that in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the planet that served as the “guiding force” for humanity was Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius. In other words: “Be open to the Light”. As this is a sacred time of the year for many people, our candle and tree-lighting ceremonies symbolize our connection to Spirit.
During any New Moon, the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. This month, Sagittarius inspires faith and inspiration.
Sagittarians follows their own intuition and inner guidance tending to be optimistic, adventurous, and good humored most of the time; but they can become vehement opponents when personal, political, or religious beliefs are at stake. Sagittarians frequently inspire others by their actions, even if they are not always aware of it. Their innate optimism encourages others to see life’s options, rather than its limitations. Sagittarians (and those with the Moon or Ascendant in Sagittarius) make wonderful coaches, teachers, mentors and explorers. Although Sagittarius is the sign that values truth and freedom above all else, its shadow side is fanaticism and dogma.
At this time, our news media is filled with hyperbole and exaggeration regarding the current political scene. It is a time for a “reality check”. What we stand for personally is important; the “collective” is comprised of individuals and their intentions. What you believe; you become. This New Moon is a good time to ask yourself if your personal beliefs actually reflect what you think, or merely regurgitate what you have been “sold” as the Truth. Have the courage to speak your truth; but allow others the freedom to express theirs as well. We are all spirits choosing to inhabit the illusion of the material world.
The Sagittarian New Moon emphasizes the need to stretch out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons…open your mind…read…travel…We are never too old to learn (or teach) something new. Keeping your body active keeps your mind active. We may not all be able to hop on a jet plane to a foreign land, but we can all spend some time in nature walking…bicycling… breathing … All this intense planetary energy focused around such an expansive New Moon makes it perfect for a celebration: gather friends together, share the joy and ENJOY your freedom! Take the time to meditate; connect with your Spirit Guides, Guardian Angels, Power Animals… trust your intuition. The messages are there for you; just be open and listen.
Mercury in Scorpio Conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius: The pace of your communications and business will pick up. It may seem like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done, so plan ahead, and take advantage of the positive energy. We expand our world view through relating to others. We are truly global citizens.
Mars & Neptune in Pisces Square the Sun/Moon in Sagittarius: Take a deep breath, and don’t jump to conclusions without double-checking your facts. Once you are willing to make a leap of faith; however, nothing can hold you back. In the words of the Dalai Lama: “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
THE TREE OF LIGHT MEDITATION:
Find your quiet inner space and relax. Light a white candle. Take a few deep breaths, centering yourself in the moment. Now, imagine yourself in a beautiful green meadow filled with lush, green grass. You lie down beneath a majestic pine tree, whose branches seem to stretch miles into the sky. This is your personal Tree of Light. Its pine needles make a soft, fragrant cushion beneath you, and you feel totally relaxed and at one with the Earth. You can smell the soothing essence of pine, fresh grass all around you. Lying here, you look up and see a clear, starry sky above you. You can see the outline of the Crescent New Moon and a brilliant blue/white star pulsating above it. This is the perfect “wishing” star, the Star Sirius. You remember that the Goddess Isis is connected with this Star Sirius, and she is the Goddess of magic, miracles and healing. Imagine yourself making a wish now for your highest intention as you lie below this welcoming tree. Visualize the light from the star shining down and touching your crown chakra as you make your wish. You can feel the light from this star penetrate the top of your head and proceed down the meridians of your body to your feet. You wiggle your toes with delight! You are pulsing with star light in your body. Now connect this light with the roots of your magical tree. You feel energized, refreshed and more alive! Now, picture your wish as if it had already come true, and imagine how you would feel if this wish was truly your reality. You may ask the Goddess Isis to assist you with this process of creative manifestation in your life. You can feel her unconditional love and support for you. You truly feel like her Divine Child. Bring your awareness back to the present and know that you may return to your magical Tree of Light at any time in order to assist in birthing your new projects.