2nd/3rd December 2013: New Moon in Sagittarius

Lighting the Lamp of Hope

This New Moon in Sagittarius (occurring at 00:23 GMT on 3rd) provides a perfect opportunity to embrace the wisdom gifted to us at the weekend. Whatever response we received to our questions the Moon invites us now to have faith in them, no matter how unlikely or outlandish they may feel, because in due course, as these truths begin to live out their destiny, we too will find ourselves embracing our own. Not destiny in terms of a pre-determined path ahead, unavoidable no matter what, but destiny in terms of the power we each have to influence the global awakening to the realities of our age and the challenges and blessings ahead.

This Moon lights the lamp of hope within her own darkness. In doing so she reveals that the greatest wisdom can be found in the shadows where we may fear to look, shadows cast all the darker for the illumination she provides. We cannot know the light without knowing darkness, she reminds us, and in knowing darkness we come to know it as just another aspect of light: that aspect which has absorbed everything, every resonance, frequency and vibration, rejecting nothing, providing a home for all. Darkness, this New Moon reminds us, is where we come from, as much as from the light. It is not to be feared but embraced, known and loved as another face of the very essence of all that is.

The comfort of darkness comes to us with this Moon: the safety of being hidden, the security of life in the womb, the peace of restful sleep. She reminds us that the light and dark of our calendar day reflects the very nature of the universe. We cannot have one without the other and both contain their opposite.

In unifying these opposites we come to truly appreciate the blessings of both and the gifts of wisdom contained within their embrace. Today the Moon reaches out to us in reassurance, with the message there is nothing to fear if we will only look into the shadows and discover the light they contain; light born of wisdom, courage, fearlessness, resolve and commitment.

This is an inspiring Moon. She has such faith in us and urges us to have that same faith in ourselves, for she sees our potential and what can be achieved once we turn to face our challenges and apply our insight to the winding and rocky path ahead. As we do this, she assures us, answers will come and strength will be found to endure and enjoy, to embrace and overcome.

At the time of this New Moon the cosmos is replete with hope and inspiration, faith and forbearance. If we need to refill on these qualities of being this is a great time to do it. Stand beneath the blackened skies knowing that the darkness itself makes known to us the starlight from whence we came. Without it we would be without a guide, lost in a vast universe beyond our comprehension. Instead the darkness gives it form and frames the light which guides us ever onward.

Happy New Moon everyone.

Sarah Varcas


twinkle 2nd December 2013 1:53 pm

This week I have been introduced to the concept of Ho'oponopono - a process of accepting all the darkness and issues in ones life as a reflection of that which needs healing in oneself. These things are worked on via a simple prayer - I love you, I am sorry, I forgive you and I thank you. This post aligns so beautifully with this idea and process,in that all things are a part of us and our own creation and not to be feared or avoided. At times the synchronicity of the universe blows me away.

kay 3rd December 2013 9:12 am

Beautiful illumination of darkness! Thank you, Sarah.

MaryinMaui 4th December 2013 7:18 pm

Sarah, thank you for your insights and wisdom. Twinkle, I'm so glad you introduced the concept of Ho'oponopono to many who may not be familiar with it. From the reading I have done on Ho'oponopono, it seems that it is sometimes perceived differently by different practitioners. I really value the way Dr. Haleakala Hew Lem (AKA Dr. Stan Hew Lem) presents his views on it as a way to "make things right" or "to rectify things." In an interview with Dr. Lem, Morrnah Simeona also explains,"The main purpose of this process [Ho'oponopono and saying, "I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you."] is to discover the Divinity within oneself. The Ho'oponopono is a profound gift which allows one to develop a working relationship with the Divinity within and learn to ask that in each moment, our errors in thought, word, deed or action be cleansed. The process is essentially about freedom, complete freedom from the past." Quoted from: "Beyond Traditional Means: Ho'oponopono, An interview with Morrnah Simeona and Dr. Stan Hew Len" by Deborah King, contributor to The New Times.