New Moon in Sagittarius, Seek Understanding
Saturn is conjunct this New Moon in Sagittarius bringing some explosive energy. Pressure, misunderstanding and judgements could taint otherwise optimistic options that a New Moon in Sagittarius offers. Some chronic core misunderstandings blow out of proportion unless the power of Mercury Retro in Sagittarius can be used to pause, reflect and reconsider. This is a time to not take things personally, as if we are somehow unworthy or wrong, but instead to do our utmost to understand points of view and behaviour different from our own so that chronic misunderstandings have a chance to heal. Imagine a block so deep, so hard and so stressful finally clearing. Just because a block clears does not necessarily increase compatibility or more relating time with a person, but it does increase greater understanding of self and others. Let’s say you’ve been in chronic locked horns with someone and now finally you understand the issue from their point of view, a point of view impossible to see until now. This might improve relating with the person but whether a person’s core needs are compatible with your own is another matter. Do introverts need to become extroverts? Does a black person need to dye their skin white? Of course not. Discern what is core about a person from what is a mood or a taste or a preference, and adjust your expectations and level of contact accordingly. The pressure to make something be what it cannot be will drop away and understanding in and of itself will bring peace. Yet in some instances even though understanding is reached, peace might only come after space and separation. It’s a dynamic, passionate New Moon, coinciding with Mars in Scorpio, and Uranus and Chiron linking in too. Things could change in an instant for better or worse, so with Mercury Retro, it pays to press pause, and take two!