This week holds the New Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is symbolized by
the centaur archer who aims his arrow upward. This half horse, the noble
beast of burden, and half human being is symbolic of human nature being
intrinsically animal, yet capable of aiming for the stars. Horses, though
an animal, have played an important role in human history and the evolution
of human culture. Nations and cultures grew out of the symbiotic
relationship between humans and horses. The centaur myth and symbol
acknowledge the role horses have played in our development. The centaur as
an archer suggests that an acceptance of our animal nature is intrinsic to
the vision, and potential attainment of higher goals. The key to this
complex symbol is in the tension of the bow that is about to launch the
arrow skyward. The tension in the bow and string represents the tension
between the human rational mind and its animal physical vehicle. From this
tension arises a drive to attain, improve, explore, be more, and be better.
With the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2nd we are encouraged to make
our lives better. The Astrological symbolism is suggesting that improvement
comes through challenging ourselves and aiming for lofty goals, rather than
finding security and stability. The hours around this New Moon is a key
time to set intentions towards expanding personal horizons and breaking
free of limitations. There is a favourable emphasis on Uranus in Aries.
This encourages the rights of the individual over the needs of the group,
bold actions over caution, and adventure over tradition.