November 2019: Tarot spread for the new moon in Sagittarius

Tarot spread for the November 2019 new moon in Sagittarius

The November 2019 new moon falls in the sign of Sagittarius. The freedom loving Sagittarius archetype is in a constant search for inspiration, new avenues of exploration, and adventure. This is a sign that gets bored of the status quo easily, and needs the rush of a new quest to keep them on their toes.

Spiritually, the Sagittarius archetype teaches us to cultivate our own personal relationship with the divine. Contrary to what most religions and a lot of spiritual teachers say, you don’t need an intermediary between you and Source/God/the Universe. You have that connection available to you at all times. Learning to tune in and trust that connection is where a lot of us seem to stumble, though. The Sagittarius archetype teaches us to trust that things will work out and that there is always a higher purpose behind everything that happens in our lives.

The November 2019 new moon is also a playful, creative, and highly expressive one. It highlights all the little moments and things that bring us beauty and joy. Focusing on creative pursuits and hobbies at this time can also help us tap into our own inner connection and explore what sparks joy. This is a wonderful moon to reflect on the things that would bring you the most joy and satisfaction.

Astro-Tarot influences for the November 2019 new moon

To throw some more light on the November new moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Sagittarius new moon falls in Decan 1, which is ruled by the 8 of Wands. This is to be seen in conjunction with Temperance, which is associated with Sagittarius.

The 8 of Wands represents fast-moving energy and a flurry of creative inspiration. Under the influence of this card, things have a way of moving very fast. This could easily lead to burnout, and also to rushing in to situations or projects without due consideration. Temperance represents an inner stillness and balance. It serves as a counterpoint to the mad rush of the 8 of Wands. The challenge here is to balance these two seemingly opposing forces.

This, then, speaks to tempering our creative fire. If you think about it from a metallurgy perspective, tempering is a process of honing metal by heating it to a very high temperature and then allowing it cool. The process helps to toughen the metal by reducing its brittleness and internal stresses. The Japanese were masters of this art, using the process to make Samurai swords that are strong and flexible.

What this highlights for us, then, is the importance of the interplay between bursts of creative inspiration and periods of rest. For one, it prevents burnout. For another, it helps us gain perspective on what we are creating.

Tarot spread for the new moon in Sagittarius 

Here’s a tarot spread to help us tap into the energy of the November 2019 new moon.

Tarot spread and journaling questions for the November 2019 new moon in Sagittarius

1. The path to joy: this card will indicate your unique joy signature at this time. You could interpret this as a clear direction to the actions or attitude that will spark joy, or as an interpretation of the energy of joy at this point and how you can enhance/balance it.

2. The fire of creation: Your creative signature, and what you can do to ignite your creative soul

3. A reminder to rest: Balancing the energy/message of this card with the previous two cards is likely to create the most fertile soil for your creative outpouring

4. Message from mamma moon: this is always a message of support.

Journaling questions for the Sagittarius new moon

Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some questions to reflect on instead:

1. What creative pursuits or hobbies spark joy?

2. What thought patterns about these pursuits dim that spark of joy?

3. Are these thoughts helpful to my overall well-being? If not, what would be an effective mantra to nullify their effect? If it is a path of growth that I am resisting, what small steps would help me get to where I want to get?

4. What’s my self-care practice looking like at this time?

5. Pencil in some regular self-care practices and down times into your calendar

6. Looking at the next six months, what are my intentions for my creative projects? What do I want to achieve? And more importantly, how do I want to feel?

7. Break these intentions down into daily/weekly actionable items and pencil them into your schedule.

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Working with the moon

The new moon is when we set intentions for the moon cycle. It’s a way to focus on a particular goal or desire from one new moon to the next. I have found this to be a very effective way to get things done and to achieve my desires. Of course, there have been cycles when I have slacked, but working with cyclical time gives me a gentler perspective when it comes to achieving my desires.

This blog post details my new moon ritual and how I work with the new moon cycle:

Tracking the moon + a look into my new moon art journal

I hope you find this helpful, and if you have any questions on working with the lunar cycles, please do let me know!

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  1. Creative pursuits that spark joy! Yes, my art has been lying ignored for some time now, so that’s what also needs to begin along with my writing. There are times when my writing takes precedence over art, and vice versa. Wonder how I can fit in both of these in a day. 🙂

  2. This gives so much hope and peace. I must certainly ignite the fire of creation. Rest should be on the back burner for me after nearly 2 months of inactivity due to an injury, it’s time for action for me, though with caution. Thanks for the nudge and inspiration, Shinjini.

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