Stefanie Weiss is SanaVita’s new resident astrologer. Starting on January 1st, 2014, Stefanie, along with Arul Goldman and Gabriel Hoffman, Directors of SanaVita, will guide people through SanaVita’s new 28-Day Cleanse, coinciding with the cycles of the moon.

Every month we’re treated to the guiding light of both the New and Full Moon — beacons for our growth and progress. Because these powerful “lunations” are bi-weekly, they’re perfect for charting the course of your life and setting intentions.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

— Albert Einstein

The New Moon in Sagittarius arrives on Monday, December 2nd, restoring our hope and optimism at long last. After the past few months of massive turmoil in the stars, this lunation is one we’ll all welcome with open arms.

Sagittarius is the sign of freedom, wanderlust, and unbridled enthusiasm. It’s where you find both your inner gypsy spirit and your tendency to overindulge. It’s about going big, bigger, and bigger still – you want to take things all the way or nowhere at all. Sagittarius is about seeing the world, honing your worldview, and opening your mind as wide as you dare. It’s also about enormous peals of laughter – the kind that rises up from your belly and can’t be restrained. But most of all and for our current moment, Sagittarius is about believing in miracles.

This year, miracles loom even larger in our collective imagination. You probably heard ad nauseum about “Thanksgivingukkah” this week – that rare confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, an event that won’t take place for another 78,000 years. All hokiness aside, this fake holiday is actually instructive for the moment we’re sharing right now. Hanukkah is all about miracles and finding your inner light – letting hope guide the way, even when there seems to be darkness all around. When you bring gratitude, via Thanksgiving, into the mix, you have the perfect Sagittarius blend – the higher octave of this miraculous constellation.

Yet, as with all lunations, it’s important to heed some caution at the Sagittarius New Moon. It’s no cosmic accident that the holiday season coincides with Sagittarius season – the time of year when we crave more of everything – from rich food (hello pumpkin pie) to material junk to attention from family members that are stingy with their love. It’s why you might get drunk and say things you don’t mean (or things you really mean, but would never say while sober) at holiday parties. Even if you’re usually budget-conscious, it’s easy to fall prey to addictive spending patterns now.

The “too much is never enough” theme prevails. Sagittarius expands whatever it touches, so if you’re in a toxic, addictive pattern with alcohol, food, or a co-dependent relationship, it can be magnified now. The healthiest way to approach this Sagittarian moment is to remember that moderation is key with everything. Working too much, drinking too much, eating too much, even exercising too much – each one of these excesses can have major consequences. Listen to and respect your inner hunger, and don’t deny yourself the things you crave.

Instead, come to them from a place of knowing you already have enough. Curiosity should drive you now – not fear of scarcity. The New Moon in Sagittarius teaches us that we will always have what we need, even at our darkest moments. Abundance is already yours, if you just look within.

Your New Moon in Sagittarius Releasing Ritual

Any time from three days before to three days after the New Moon on December 2nd, make two lists: one that says: I Want More, and one that says I Have Enough.

Notice which items appear on both lists at once. For the next two weeks (between now and the Full Moon in Gemini on December 17th), take action to move items from the I Want More list to the I Have Enough list. And give yourself the freedom to have fun – it’s the holidays!

Shared in service,
Stefanie