November 29, 2016 at 5:18:10 a.m., MST, heralds the New Moon. Trekking through Sagittarius, this lunar cycle sends forth a messenger of the year’s end, a sacred time, and a time of great awareness. It is a time of Alchemy as we stir the soul in sacred ways and allow silence to guide us toward our future. (Be sure to read of Elder Moon Mother).

The Sabian message tells us, “Rocks and things forming therein.” It is believed to be the gift of creative occurrences happening in the depth of our soul. This inner place is the space where diamonds and precious jewels are formed; formed so well they become solid, yet glimmering in the Sun Light. Yet, this inner forming can be something so solid in mass it may resist the pressures of change. But, the fire within causes the change to occur. That which cooks in the human psyche requires the alchemical pressure to change from one state to another, evolve and grow, expand and deliver the creative wisdom from the depths within the soul.

The Moon and Sun stand together at 7 degrees 42 minutes at the moment of the New Moon. They are in the first rays of Light of Sagittarius, and thus carry us through the journey of learning, understanding, and willingness to discover the diamond power of our Soul. They are the guiding lights of our own alchemy.

Supporting the Sun and Moon are Saturn and Mercury who have already been trekking the zodiac of Sagittarius. Mercury, having about 5 days to finish the journey, as the Sabian Message indicates, is “A flag bearer.” Mercury has willingly passed through the battle field of the warrior and reveals the challenges along th way. Mercury, the great messenger will give guidance, if you listen within.

Saturn will help you be stalwart as you initiate your journey. The Sabian message speaks of this quality, “Tiny children in sunbonnets.” This is a protection message…when the cooking light gets so hot it is difficult to bear, Saturn sets the pace of protection from the great heat of the Sun as it works with the Moon to create just the right heat to create the change and temper the beauty of what is formed and ready to be honored and utilized. Saturn will help keep one disciplined and on the right path of deliberate soul growth.

A Grand Cross will be formed at New Moon. One that is subtle and not generally discussed in Astrological Circles. The Sun and Moon initiate the Grand Cross of Fire Water Air and Earth. They first reach out and challenge this alchemical cauldron to the South and North Moon Nodes. The South Moon Node is at 7 degrees Pisces 56 minutes while the North Moon Node is 7 degrees Virgo. These two challenge the Earth in Gemini as the Sun/Moon oppose the Earth. This grand tension calls for the flames of change to create the temperance of cosmic rhythm that all soul (North/South Moon Nodes) may respond to compassion, service and growth world wide. It Calls for the Earth beings (Earth in Gemini) to talk with each other and see far reaching effects (Sagittarius) that can take our world to new levels beyond and yet within commonality, love for the higher good, and a devotion to better the plans of diversity of all nations. The challenge is strong on this New Moon Day.

Furthermore, a T-Square is formed in the sky as other planets join the call. Jupiter Initiates the T-Square arcing lights of opposition to Uranus in Aries (Rx), while both challenge Pluto in Capricorn with the constant picking to make a change. They ask if we will relate with a benevolent heart, honoring the diversity of others of our world, and use the platform of transmutation to govern ourselves in ways well beyond the limitations of believing that the individual is the only one to be taken care of on this grand Earth. We alone cannot be the only one that is generous to our self….we must be benevolent and generous to others., as long as they can receive it. (Yep, we do have to be careful of co-dependency…yet we must turn to the gift of interdependency in a knowing that we are co-authors of a new world.)

Mars in Aquarius arcs a Light of Grace in action to Jupiter in Libra, reminding us to stand tall in the great changes…stand tall with all others of the world. We are One in the Many, diversified in our essence, allowing the differences to open the door to magnificent creative power. We need form a joint venture to honor this reality.

Jupiter in Libra sends opportunistic messages to Saturn, as well as receives them from Mercury, the Sun, and the Moon. “Keep going, keep communicating, keep shining the essence of your higher self, keep feeling your soul…maintain a relationship with all so harmony can reign.”

Oh yes, there are picky challenges that will irrate us. Major challenges that, left unchecked, lead us into illusionary processes, denial and delusion being the challenges that awaken us from the deep sleep of separation. Listen, respond, and allow the challenges to awaken you to a higher intention to live for the Greater Good….a blessing of Sagittarius. Let your Inner Cauldron stir to awaken the Jewels of Light you are to present to the world as a helper of change through diversity and joy of living in a human community of creative beings.