The Sagittarius New Moon on December 11 is ruled by the planet Jupiter, known in traditional astrology as the great benefic, or one who brings blessings and good fortune with him where ever he goes.
Jupiter to the Romans, Zeus to the Greeks, is the king of the gods. There is none mightier. He ruled over Mt. Olympus and the other gods and goddesses there–though the god Pluto/Hades had domain over the underworld, & Neptune/Poseidon ruled the seas.
Conscious Growth & Expansion of Faith
The planet Jupiter possesses a connotation around royalty, while Sagittarius energy represents the adventurer, the seeker, the traveler, the philosopher, and one who’s always up for the ride–be it literal travel (as in where’s the party? Let’s go!) or travel of the mind. The latter often manifests through concerns about politics, law, international relations, philosophy, & religion.
The Jupiter/Sag association includes religion not because this energy represents any one particular set of religious beliefs or tenets, but rather because religion has helped explain the world around us from the time of the ancients. In turn, this helped them–and now many of us–to develop philosphies that promote our sense of faith in the world.
In the end, the all-inclusive energy of Jupiter & Sagittarius is synonymous with the concept of expansion. Jupiter brings this expansion to us anywhere he travels…in this regard he has a great connection to faith.
Where Jupiter’s influence appears in your chart shows where you possess the greatest capability to expand your horizons through knowledge gleaned via opening yourself up to outside influences and new ideas.
Depending on where Jupiter is in your natal chart, what he aspects, what house he rules, & where he’s transiting currently in the sky vis-à-vis your natal birth chart, his true mission is to help you–by sending you (through your curiousity & desire to explore) out into the wider world in order to learn more about it & thus expand your consciousness…
Til I Reach My Highest Ground…
Expansion in consciousness may sound like a lofty term, especially to those who think they’ve got it all figured out. But Jupiter asks us to investigate whether what we believe with our mind is really what is true for our soul. This Sagittarius New Moon asks us what is it that we believe & in which we have true faith? And are our beliefs a product of having listened to our soul’s true higher self, our inner voice, or is it based on what other people have told us, taught us, or forced us to believe in the past?
The difference between the two cannot be underestimated.
In other words, does what you believe truly mirror what’s in your soul? Or do you need to get in greater touch with your soul’s true nature & higher purpose through expansion of your thoughts & beliefs via letting in new information that introduces new perspectives?
Part of Jupiter’s mission is also to impart to us the knowledge that we are a member of the greater whole, the collective, as well as an individual within this collective.
When our philosophies of life are taken from indoctrinated teachings, we can develop certain belief systems. However, without discerning whether these beliefs systems are part of our soul’s true nature or simply that of those around us–we can fall into the trap of having our growth in consciousness stifled.
So when Jupiter is not being expansive, he decides on a particular philosophy or ideology in which he believes and then he stops. This lack of growth, or rigidity, or structure around one’s belief system of the kind that does not allow in new information or the expansion of one’s own horizons is anathema to Jupiter’s true purpose in our lives.
This energy, particularly relevant in today’s world (see Saturn In Sagittarius Square Neptune In Pisces /) may hinder rather than help us..
Plant Your Seed & Grow Your Soul’s Purpose
This Sagittarius New Moon on Dec 11 calls us to plant the seed of expansion through allowing our level of consciousness to grow by opening up to outside information, and to others’ viewpoints & perspectives.
This widening out of our narrow belief system–or one we deem to represent absolute truth–moves us in a direction consistent with Jupiter/Sagittarius energy: The expansion of knowledge through higher learning which in turn helps us form our philosophies about life.
However, it’s all about not being rigidly married to these philosophies, but rather about allowing ourselves to grow in consciousness through continual learning of new information so that we may get in better touch with our soul’s true needs.
Such expansion in consciousness then feeds the soul’s true purpose in a way that gives it individual meaning. Jupiter energy helps bring about this expansion of knowledge which then becomes incorporated into the psyche as wisdom…
The connection between opening up oneself to new ideas & new philosophies of life–be they religious or otherwise–is a step toward getting in touch with one’s own psyche & higher self.
Then we can bypass the more rigid philosophies, morals, mores, religious codes, etc., of those outside of ourselves and truly begin to feed our own soul internally. And as we do so, we grow in consciousness which, in turn, allows us to become wiser…
Does this mean you can’t place your faith in others? Absolutely not! But when another’s belief system opposes your own–when it hampers or stunts your ability to grow or to hear your own inner voice & higher self–then it does not help you expand your consciousness & grow your own faith in yourself…
When we are able to get in touch with our higher self and hear our own original authentic voice, we can then begin to develop faith in ourselves…
People keep on learnin’
Soldiers keep on warrin’
World keep on turnin’
‘Cause it won’t be too long
While your people keep on dyin’
World keep on turnin’
‘Cause it won’t be too long
I’m so glad that he let me try it again
‘Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin’
Till I reach my highest ground
Believers keep on believin’
Sleepers just stop sleepin’
‘Cause it won’t be too long…
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