The 2019 Sagittarius New Moon Activates Wanderlust

The Sagittarius new moon on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (at 10:05 a.m. EST) inspires travel, truth and adventure. Step outside your comfort zone and embrace new experiences!

Have your hope, faith and optimism gone AWOL? The November 2019 Sagittarius new moon restores positivity, showering you with holiday season cheer and shifting your focus to the brighter side of life.

Unleash your adventurous side! After an introspective cycle, it’s time to explore—whether the journey leads you to new GPS coordinates or an expanded worldview. The zodiac’s Archer aims for the loftiest target, the highest truth and the broadest spectrum of possibilities.

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Here are seven ways to tap into the visionary energy of the November 2019 Sagittarius new moon as you meander the road less traveled.

1. Plot your next big adventure.

Sagittarius is the zodiac’s global explorer and this new moon reminds you of the fact that there’s a great big world waiting to be explored. Is there a county or country(!) that’s calling your name? Price plane tickets, read independent travel blogs, and set up a special savings account to contribute to each week. If funds are available, the temptation to hit the “Reserve Now” button may be difficult to resist. If global travel is on your holiday or 2020 agenda, make sure your passport is up to date. You might even check out services like Home Exchange that facilitates a housing swap with someone living in the place you want to visit (and vice versa).

Still researching destinations? There’s no shortage of hashtags to help you preview the planet—and better still, find fellow journeyers who share your sensibilities. From #travelblogger to #seesomeworld, connect to folks like you who exploring this not-so-lonely planet. Who knows? They might even answer a few of your pre-voyage questions if you “carpe DM” and message them.

2. Reach out across “differences” and divides.

Running with a homogenous crowd? Ears ringing in that echo chamber? The moonbeams from global Sagittarius prompt you to be courageous and spark a conversation with someone outside of your usual circles. Togetherness takes the spotlight at this unifying new moon. Make a point of reaching across any self-imposed blocks or boundaries and mingle multiculturally, especially while Sagittarius season is in effect through December 21. Cultural sensitivity is important, so if you’re feeling concerned about saying the right or wrong thing, take the time to educate yourself. There are even free online classes like this collection that offers everything from inclusive leadership to unconscious bias.

Also, draw new people into the fold who might not be as experienced with mingling multiculturally. No matter where you find yourself near this new moon, this truth will be self-evident: People are people. And in these polarized times, we could all use a reminder of that. So mix up the usual suspects, tell your friends to bring their friends, and step out of your bubble—whatever it might look like from the inside.

Does this sound a little too kumbaya? Nobody’s saying it’s easy, but the November 2019 Sagittarius new moon isn’t a time to be cynical either. With all the uncertainty in the world, a few of the Archer’s sunny, golden-tipped arrows might not be the worst thing to strike. It’s time to put our faith in love and focus on what’s working, instead of letting our egos dominate what you can’t stand about people, circumstances, or even the political climate.

3. Get your message out to the masses.

Say it loud and say it proud! These days, it’s blessedly easy to share your thoughts and ideas across the digital universe. Sagittarius happens to be the sign that rules publishing, and this new moon calls the slumbering media-makers out of hiding. Nowadays, you don’t have to wait for a major publishing house to offer a book deal to get your novels or manifestos in print. Print-on-demand is all the rage with services like or Amazon’s Createspace.

This new moon is big for bloggers; anyone wishing to join the blogosphere should harness the lunar power of this new moon to get started on Tumblr, YouTube, WordPress, SquareSpace, Wix…the list goes on. Women can find a community of fellow content creators, conferences and a wealth of resources at BlogHer.  Got a niche? Start talking to the select few who share your offbeat passion. But look out: planting an idea under this new moon could start a sweeping new trend by the summer, when the Sagittarius full moon rolls around.

4. Hone your hips!

Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs and this energizing new moon may send you straight to the dance floor to shake a tail-feather like it was going out of style. Since most of us spend days seated at desks, stiff hips are an epidemic in our sedentary culture. Try some hip-opening exercises to bring back your sway and swagger. Creatively blocked? Stand up and do some hip circles—a belly dancing move that just involves planting your feet and rotating your hips in 360-degree arcs. Many believe that this movement gets you in touch with our wild, root-chakra energy and helps the kundalini life-force energy move upward, igniting divine inspiration. And if it doesn’t, most sedentary souls will still enjoy a good stretch—so no harm can come from trying! As Shakira put it, hips don’t lie, so get yours aligned and find your truth. (Try our Sagittarius Season Yoga Poses!)

5. Let yourself be a little extra. 

Sagittarius is ruled by abundant Jupiter, the largest and most jovial planet in the solar system. It’s got its own moons twirling around it, a fitting picture for the larger-than-life energy of Sagittarius. Sagittarius urges us to shed your self-consciousness and make fools of ourselves in the name of fun and fearless expression. The REAL party is not with the stiff, starched and socially graced small talkers nibbling holiday hors-d’oeuvres. Nope. It’s over there with the lady in wild patterns who leaps onto the empty dance floor and boogies to her own beat.

A wise teacher once gave us some public speaking advice. We were nervous about coming on too strong and being “too much” for people. She advised this: Go ahead and BE too much. When you’re fully self-expressed, it creates a gap between you and other people, giving them something to rise up to. Sure, they might laugh or be shocked at first, but they’ll soon be inspired by your courage and authenticity. And they’ll feel permission to be themselves freely, too.

6. Speak your truth—but stay off the soapbox.

When you’re passionate about something, be it aerial yoga, an incredible podcast or a shamanic healer who changed your life, it’s normal to wish everyone knew about it, too. Under the 2019 Sagittarius new moon’s fervent zeal, however, you can come across as a preachy proselytizer instead of a resourceful friend. Share generously—that’s what Sag is all about—but do it with an open heart and non-attachment. In other words, ditch the know-it-all attitude and speak from a place of compassion and wisdom. As Oscar Wilde wrote, “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” So keep the judgment out of it!

7. Download your dose of daily wisdom.

Wisdom-seeking Sagittarius rules higher knowledge, world religions and philosophy. This is the sign of the lifelong learner who pulls from many different sources to arrive at a universal “truth.” Raise your consciousness at the Sagittarius new moon by looking into new ways of seeing and being. Go ahead and explore obscure philosophies, study the way indigenous tribes live, or add more communal touches to your lifestyle. Suspend judgment and take it all in.

And remember, you never know what form your “teacher” will take. The November 2019 Sagittarius new moon reminds you that the lowkey woman driving your taxi to the airport might be a quantum physicist fallen on hard times or the guy mumbling to himself at the bus stop could be the messenger whose words are exactly what you were supposed to hear. Find your gurus both in and out of the “temple”—or wherever it is you go looking. See the light of consciousness in every human. Better yet, be your own guru.

See also our 2019 Sagittarius New Moon Ritual Ideas

Photo credit: Lucas Ottone via Stocksy

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