Can you feel the heat!? On December 18, 2017, at 1:30AM EST, the final lunation of the year is a fiery Sagittarius new moon, which lands alongside four other heavenly bodies in this sign: the Sun, Mercury retrograde, Venus and Saturn. Authenticity is the order of the day—but not without diplomacy!
But that’s not all: One day following the Sagittarius new moon, structure-hound Saturn will wrap up its tough and tangled three-year tour through worldly Sagittarius—a polarizing period that strained relationships across cultures but also mobilized many into action since December 2014. The end of this Saturn cycle will help us crystallize important lessons about tolerance, unity and global relations, as Saturn shifts into its home sign of Capricorn until 2020. The time to come together has arrived!
Sagittarius New Moon Ritual: Time Capsule
This Sagittarius new moon will land right alongside stoic Saturn, the planet that rules time and history. Although Sagittarius tends to be a “live for the moment” sign, this cosmic conjunction inspires us to preserve the moment as well. Mercury is also retrograde during this new moon, making us reflective and a bit sentimental about the past. So…why not capture it in a vessel?
Decide when you want to open your time capsule: one year from now…five, even ten? Then, choose an appropriate container, like a shoebox (for short-term capsules) or a stainless steel box, like ones for cash collection. We’ve seen these at thrift stores, so no need to break the bank on a new model. Gather materials that you’d like to put in your time capsule, for example:
- A newspaper or magazine from today or this month.
- A list of popular words and expressions you’ve used this year (Lit AF, anyone?).
- Photos of friends and important people in your life.
- A takeout menu or matchbook from your favorite restaurant or cafe.
- Mementos from important moments this year: cake tops from your birthday party or the beads you scored at Mardi Gras (we won’t tell).
- Postcards or ads from the year; pages from fashion magazines that encapsulate 2017 style.
- Vacation photos (this new moon is in Sagittarius, the sign of the traveler, after all).
- A letter to yourself: What would you like to remind yourself of in a year, or a decade, when you open up your capsule?
- Wish lists! As manifestation mavens, we love this one. For example, make a list of the places you’d like to travel before you pop open your time capsule next.Once you’ve filled your capsule, seal and place it somewhere out of reach, like a high shelf in a closet. Set a calendar reminder for the date you’d like to open up your time capsule. This will be fascinating. Happy New Year!
Once you’ve filled your capsule, seal and place it somewhere out of reach, like a high shelf in a closet. Set a calendar reminder for the date you’d like to open up your time capsule. This will be fascinating. Happy New Year!
Pinpoint your next pilgrimage and price out tickets so you can book your winter travel when Mercury turns direct on December 22.
Set a date to visit an elder in your family. With Saturn in Sagittarius connecting to people who have earned their wisdom through experience can bring some important truths to light!
Take a long drive out of town to enjoy natural beauty Stop by a holiday crafts market and buy gifts from independent makers: Sagittarius rules entrepreneurship!
Feel your fire: Take a hot yoga class, sit in a detoxifying sauna, or draw a bath with heating mustard salts.
2018 is almost here: Are you ready? Get your complete roadmap to the entire year in The AstroTwins’ 2018 Planetary Planner—never miss an important date again!
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