in retrospect {current mood}

New Moon in Sagittarius
December 18 | 1:30 AM EST



The Horoscopes have been up in the Commune for a few days (check your emails subscribers! <3) and it's the weekend but I'm here to drop some mermaid musings that've been swirling around in my head. 

 I want to get everyone as excited about this new moon as I am. There is something so sacred about Sagittarius, with their wildness, truth-seeking, and trust. There is something about a new moon next to Saturn at it's last degree in Sagittarius- it is a moment at the end of a long journey. Saturn has been in Sag (view my blog posts on it here) for 2 + 1/2 years. Saturn is our teacher of mastery, commitment, and time. Saturn in Sagittarius has been all about our belief systems- the roots of our hopes and dreams. A long, beautiful, aching learning curve has circled back to the beginning. A complete circle. 

The new moon being conjunct Saturn is such a vibrant opportunity for fresh commitments. Mercury retrograde has been so telling because all the strings of the past, present, and future are being pulled for their wisdom so that we can look at what we've learned from right here and now- a vantage point we've never been at before. It may have felt discombobulating because it's been like time traveling through residue ideas, beliefs, emotions, and possibilities. Sifting and sorting. 

So this is the moment at the end of a long journey where we ask, "What's next?". This is the moment, right before Saturn moves into Capricorn, that we commit to what exactly we'll be building on. We build with what we actually believe is possible. We build on our principals. We build on our trust and hope. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter- the giver of perspective, potential, and hope. And we feel the building pressure of Saturn more clearly because of the work we've done to figure out what our philosophies are, what our potential is, and what will feed our hope. 

What do you actually believe is possible? 

We need our hope. We need to know what we know for sure and be willing to learn the rest. We need to be as open and wide as our boundaries are firm and strong. We need to see the aerial view. We need to believe. We need Jupiter!  This is the fertile foundation that Saturn in Capricorn will use to "make our dreams come true". 

Capricorn is wonderful for it's seriousness, it's structure, it's commitment. But first, we've had to do the WORK of Jupiter. We've had to dream bigger. We've had to ask the hard questions and tell the fucking truth. We've had to change our minds and grow. We've had to trust the growing pains. Without Jupiter, Saturn is dry AF. Saturn is excruciating and exhausting. Saturn needs a direction, a focus, or it destabilizes. This new moon, you get to choose. You get to recalibrate and hopefully lean into enough clarity that you can say YES or NO as you need to. If you're in between- you get to trust it will come. 

saltwater & stars

feel weird, get radical {current mood}

If you're feeling kinda weird, things are only gonna get weirder. 

The Sun is going into alien Aquarius tomorrow followed by an Aquarian New Moon on the 27th. This will make the vibe a bit lighter but also zanier. Aquarius is ultimately altruistic, finding they operate best on a detached/objective approach that allows them to reinvent anything. Themselves, preexisting structures, necessary evolutions. Aquarius is always here while also being somewhere else.

Coming after hardcore, ambitious Capricorn & before follow-the-flow Pisces, Aquarius runs an in-between world of contributing (Capricorn) to the collective usually with a disregard for ego (opposite sign of Leo) & an understanding that change is the only constant (Pisces). Tap into this Aquarian approach of objective analysis through subjective evolution all you can to thrive a little easier with the current mood... 

There are a lot of squares happening right now. Squares are aspects between planets that create tension, challenge, & conflicting dynamics. Squares are the type of energy you gotta work through- can't go around, under, or over. Straight up figuring out how to work two different aspects of the psyche/personality in a whole way. 

For example, right now the lovely Moon in Libra (& Jupiter in Libra, expanding that need)  that only wants peace of mind & delightful collaborations & diplomatic approaches & goddess-like beauty of body & intellect- is being squared by Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto in Capricorn only wants structures/traditions entirely transformed- demolished & regenerated into a more powerfully authentic version that contributes to a collective consciousness of effectiveness. 

See how this might be tough? But the combo needs to happen, right? We need collaboration, expansive justice (Jupiter), & peace of mind- but not without a restructuring of everything constricting this internally & societally. Pluto presents quite the power struggle, especially in serious Capricorn. Libra, as always, is the one that will need to compromise & adjust it's desires to what is more fair & realistic for everyone [thing] involved. 

Saturn in Sagittarius (yes, the lessons in candor & belief systems & trust are still going on) is squaring Mars in Pisces, then will square Venus in Pisces too. Mars is passion, energy, drive, war, the animus. In Pisces this expresses as a hunt for flow, for release, for transcendence, for escape, spirituality, and/or surrender.

You might be feeling an urge to connect to the unseen more than usual, but Saturn could "weigh you down", asking for realism, honesty, & taking risks. Trusting that unseen while being pragmatic & not compromising on the clarity of your capacity. Noticing where you tend to escape instead of break free. Very different things. Escaping is superficial, temporary, disregards accountability. Breaking free is knowing what is not working for you, what is not for you, what is too heavy to carry anymore. 

This is intricately demanding of our being present & in truth & unconditionally loving ourselves- sometimes exhausting. But tangible. So possible. Somewhere inside. Only you know how this translates into your life. 

Pluto is also square Uranus in Aries- the revolution will be televised, the warriors will rise, & there will be death to oppression. If we choose a  radical about evolving & have a radical love on hand. A love that says no, says yes, says "I don't know, show me". A love that says, "I'm wrong, I'm here to listen."  A love that lets you breathe, let's you be free.