Astrologer Tisch Aitken
I am a New York based Astrologer and Tarot reader with over a decade of experience. I study through the NCGR education program for astrologers. I incorporate both Astrology and Tarot into my readings at parties.
I currently read for two major international websites with diverse personal clientele and at several corporate and private events. I love working with people and I am very passionate about what I do.
New Moon in Sagittarius: Time to manifest!
We all got a brief glimpse last week of Jupiter in Sagittarius with its conjunctions to both the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius early in the week. These pairings with Jupiter in Sagittarius gave flashes of optimism and lucky opportunities. Uranus, the planet of chaos and disruption, has been making difficult influences to the Nodes of fate since the fall. This has brought very sudden departures, endings, and upheaval.
This has broken many free from situations in which they were stuck; but, Uranus can also bring very out-of-the-blue and chaotic situations, breakups, and situations that wake us up to enlightenment, upheaval, and circumstances far bigger than ourselves. Uranus cycles can be very jarring and at times even catastrophic, and it not been an easy time on the collective level. Uranus aspecting the Nodes of fate can also bring amazing opportunities and connections that you would never would have dreamed of having. It can open doors in your life and bring sudden fame.
Jupiter entered Sagittarius on November 8, 2018 where it will transit through December 3, 2019. Jupiter in Sagittarius helps to give hope, renewal, generosity, gratitude, benevolence, and opportunities. It is an excellent time period for seeking higher learning, education, travel, adventure,and true life experience. In the most difficult of times, Jupiter in Sagittarius helps to give you hope that things can get better if you find gratitude in the smallest of things.
Jupiter enables you to see a bigger picture and to have hope in challenging times. We had a very difficult summer with several planets retrograde, Mars formed challenging influences to the Eclipses and Nodes of fate, and also formed very tough aspects to Uranus, which is extremely unpredictable and potentially violent.
We continued in the fall with Venus Retrograde in Scorpio, which is the most intense and soul searching placement of Venus Retrograde. We experienced a new eight year cycle of desire and value on October 26, 2018 when the Sun and Venus Retrograde in Scorpio met up at 3 degrees of Scorpio. This fall, you can craft a new story around what you want to create and what you value. Inevitably, this fall involved revisiting old fears around intimacy, debt, and unhealed wounds with several planets in Scorpio at end of October.
This Venus retrograde was a reminder to choose wisely around how you value yourself and others, or these themes will recur. You can change the story, and you do not have to be a victim or an instigator. Venus stationed direct in Libra, which is the sign it rules. Venus in Libra is a reminder that you can have balance and harmony in your partnerships if you choose wisely.
This week starts Eclipse season because it is the last New Moon before the Solar Eclipse next month on January 5, 2019 in Capricorn. This month’s New Moon in Sagittarius occurs on December 7, 2018 at 2:20 AM ET at 15 degrees of Sagittarius.
This is a very manifesting new moon with Jupiter in its rulership in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius. Jupiter is not technically conjunct the Sun and the Moon in Sagittarius, but it is still only 9 degrees away, which means it is close enough to help bring all of the magnetizing, manifesting, and magical elements that involve this New Moon in Sagittarius.
To manifest, you must be able to believe that you can have what it is you want to have or begin in your life. With the moon in Sagittarius close to Jupiter, it is helps to bring humor, joy, and happiness. That raises your vibration to be able to feel that you can have new options and doors open in your life.
This is going to be a very active and busy time leading up to the Eclipse, and we are really going to start to feel Saturn in Capricorn story on a far deeper level in 2019, as Saturn leads further into the sign of Capricorn and forms a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. This will bring up facing big truths in your life, restructuring, and building things on a deeper level.
The Eclipses in the Capricorn/Cancer axis will also emphasize the Saturn in Capricorn story even further — denoting that we need to work on the areas that we have been avoiding, and there are some situations that need to end and no longer work in our lives. It is certainly going to be a powerful new beginning to the New Year! There will also be major new beginnings where you are structuring new beginnings, fated opportunities and responsibilities, and new career opportunities.
The day before the New Moon in Sagittarius, Mercury stations direct on December 6, 2018 at 27 degrees of Scorpio at 4:22 pm ET. Mercury rules communication, transportation, and outlook. Mercury stations direct with a very lucky Grand trine involving Chiron, the wounded healer, in the mutable water sign of Pisces, where it is excellent to all forms of healing work, massage, meditation, crystal work, and prayer; The North Node in Cancer, which is about nurturing one’s soul.
This Grand trine gives you the ideas and tools to heal yourself, to relax and unwind. Chiron stations direct on December 9, 2018 at 2:52 am ET and adds to the healing energy and capacity of the imagination to heal with this magical New moon, if you choose to allow the energy and suspend disbelief.
Venus retrograde began in Scorpio on October 5, 2018. Venus retrograde in Scorpio is not for the faint of heart. Venus retrograde in Scorpio is an emotional odyssey. It can bring up memories, people, and experiences from the very distant past in order that you reconcile unhealed wounds. It also brings to light what no longer works in certain relationships.
On the day that Venus stations direct, Mercury stations retrograde. Mercury represents communication, travel, transportation, perspective, and outlook. When Venus stationed retrograde in Scorpio, Jupiter was finishing its transit in the deep murky Scorpio waters.
This time, Mercury stations retrograde at 13 degrees of the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, and Jupiter has just entered its home sign of Sagittarius. Mercury is also square Neptune in Pisces. Oh,boy! Talk about imagination, confusion, illusion, fantasy, manifestation, deception, and wanting to escape. Talk about the need to have a dream and something to give us hope. Mercury is retrograde through December 6, 2018.
Although Sagittarius is a very social sign and New moon, there are a lot of indicators around the need for rest in the next couple of weeks. The New Moon chart has Libra Ascendant, which is an air sign ruled by Venus, and represents relationships of all kinds. Venus is now back in Scorpio in its detriment both by sign and house placement in the first house of self, where it is asking you to wrap up the last eight year Venus retrograde story in Scorpio around self value and free yourself from situations and people that undermine your worth, so that you can soar.
Venus forms an opposition to Uranus and squares the Nodes of fate, which means there will be fated decisions about walking away from relationships and standing in your truth to empower yourself for something of more value. It can also bring in a date with destiny if you are open to new things in your life.
On December 5, 2018, there is an exact square between the sun in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. On the day of the New Moon, Mars and Neptune meet up for an exact conjunction at 13 degrees of the mutable water sign of Pisces. Mars is how you take action and get things done. With Neptune, it can diminish your energy and drive. It is the need to rest and restore. Neptune can dissolve and end things; therefore, this New Moon has a component of ending in order to make room for the new.
This is also very creative and intuitive energy, but it can feel very off balance, unstructured, and foggy. The best way to deal with it is to do creative meditation, listen to music, write down your ideas and dreams you wish to manifest, and keep a journal near your bed. Jupiter is the ancient ruler of Pisces and the Modern ruler of Sagittarius.
This week can emphasize the desire to want to escape and relax. Find healthy ways to restore your body and escape to another place. If you are prone to depression, this energy can feel hopeless and directionless. Go with the flow and realize that your outlook can change entirely, and there is very mutable and adaptable energy with the New Moon in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius squaring Mars and Neptune, which are both in the mutable water sign of Pisces.
You can transmute your dreams into your new reality, but you have to tap in to the optimism of Jupiter and not into the victim story of Neptune in Pisces. Choose your thoughts carefully. This New Moon can heighten your dreams and messages that come with them. One of the great messages of Jupiter in Sagittarius is to get outside of one’s self and to learn about the world through empirical experience. All it takes is curiosity and the desire to expand.
This new moon on December 7, 2018 is a very manifesting new Moon since it is in the sign ruled by Jupiter, and it forms a square to Neptune, which represents dreams. It also marks the beginning of Eclipse season and gives an extra boost with a wide conjunction to Jupiter, planet of expansion. Take this opportunity to write down your dreams and feel the emotions it feels to have it.
Take a blank check and date it for December 7, 2018. Print out your name where it says, “Pay to the order of,” and then leave the small numeric box blank. Print on the next line, “PAID IN FULL.” At the bottom where you normally sign your name, print “THE LAW OF ABUNDANCE. ” I wish you much luck and happiness.