The November Sagittarius New Moon Restores Our Optimism

Keep your head up! A Sagittarius new moon is here to reveal the silver lining again.

Have your hope, faith and optimism dwindled? We get it. After another contentious year on Earth, you’re certainly not alone. But the Sagittarius new moon on November 23, 2022, flips the lens, helping us to review life from a philosophical perspective. Look in new directions for truth and inspiration as you redefine adventure for this challenging era.

True, it’s a lofty goal after the past severalju years have tested our emotional resilience and empathy. However, Sagittarius is the eternal seeker and student of the zodiac. This new moon asks: What are we meant to learn from this? In what ways did we grow? Are there lessons still to apply? 

The answers may not be easy—nor are they likely to come from the usual sources.

What is the date of the 2022 Sagittarius new moon?

The Sagittarius new moon is on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, just days before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.

The new moon also coincides with Jupiter ending its retrograde, which began on July 28. The red-spotted planet will be rowing ahead through Pisces’ compassionate waters until December 20. Read more about Jupiter’s transit in Pisces here.

What is the meaning of a Sagittarius new moon?

Reach across borders! The Sagittarius new moon bridges divides, setting the stage for multicultural mingling. Better yet? A few minutes after the exact new moon occurs, worldly Jupiter—the ruling planet of Sagittarius—wakes up from a four-month retrograde. That’s double the incentive to switch to a wide-angle lens, like, immediately!

What are the kids doing in Dubai and Detroit? Searches could turn up virtual connections—and there’s no telling what these will evolve into. The Sagittarius new moon brings a burst of “cosmic capital” for start-up initiatives. Entrepreneurs, take time to set your six-month intentions. What benchmarks would you love to achieve by the corresponding full moon in Sagittarius on June 3, 2023? Consider this new moon your official launch pad. Take an action to move the needle, now!

Love + the Sagittarius new moon

As if you needed one more prompt to open your mind, speak your truth or broaden your outlook on love, well, here you go. The annual Sagittarius new moon pushes you off the diving board and into adventurous romantic waters.

Challenge yourself to try a different approach to dating or the way you communicate in your relationship. Spice up your bond by signing up for a couples’ workshop or planning a trip. If you’ve been trapped in the couple bubble, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Give yourself (and your partner) a little more breathing room in the weeks ahead.

You’ll have so much to talk about when you’re each expanding your personal horizons. Plus, supporting each other’s passions can be inspiring and fun!

Sagittarius new moon astrology facts

The Sagittarius new moon appears during Sagittarius season between November 22 and December 21 most years. New moons happen once a month when the Sun and moon line up at the same point in the sky. Because the Sun is illuminating the back side of la lune, the moon is basically invisible to our view.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter

Sagittarius is the 9th zodiac sign symbolized by the Archer

Sagittarius is a fire sign, along with Aries and Leo

This annual new moon is an optimal time for healing rituals. Try ours: Sagittarius New Moon Ritual Idea: Make a Time Capsule

Try also a meditation that draws on the energy of Sagittarius or one that invokes the fire element

How does the Sagittarius new moon affect me?

Here are 6 ways to tap into the visionary energy of the Sagittarius new moon

1. Redesign your sense of 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 agenda, make sure your passport is up to date. You might even check out services like Home Exchange that facilitate 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. Connect to folks like you for 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 a unifying Sagittarius 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 offer 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.

3. Become a media maven or mogul

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 Kindle Direct Publishing.

In entrepreneurial Sagittarius, this new moon also can open up new pathways to abundance. If you have something to sell, test market your wares. Closets overflowing from a former shopping addiction? Sell those still-in-the-box sneakers on Poshmark, Depop or eBay. In the words of unstoppably enterprising Archer Jay-Z, “I believe everyone in the world is born with genius-level talent. Apply yourself to whatever you’re genius at, and you can do anything in the world.”

4. Free your hips!

Sagittarius rules the hips, an area of the body that has NOT benefitted from our sedentary culture. Stiff hips can increase the load on the spine, cause back pain and limit our overall range of motion. Yogis believe that the hips are the storage center for pent-up feelings about control. Freeing them can bring amazing release, both physically and emotionally. Sexual, creative and spiritual activity can also find more flow as we stretch out our hips.

Need to bring back your sway and swagger? 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! Shakira put it best, “hips don’t lie,” so get yours aligned and find your truth. 

5. Let yourself be a little extra at the Sagittarius new moon

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 (80 of them!), a fitting picture for the larger-than-life energy of Sagittarius. Shed self-consciousness and push your limits, 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. Download your dose of daily wisdom

Wisdom-seeking Sagittarius points its arrows at the highest principles, inviting us to explore wisdom (and wisdom traditions) from East to West, ancient to modern-day. This is the sign of the lifelong learner who pulls from many different sources to arrive at a universal “truth.”

To elevate your consciousness at the Sagittarius new moon, rise above the drama of a moment.  Solutions won’t be uncovered in the usual places until this lunation. Dig into obscure philosophies, study the way our ancestors lived, reconnect to nature—which is outdoorsy Sagittarius’ playground. 

Remember, you never know what form your “teacher” will take. This new moon reminds you that the low key woman driving your Lyft to the airport might be a quantum physicist raising money for her tuition. 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 guides 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.

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