Total Solar Eclipse: The power of not knowing

December 4, 2021 Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius Chart

There is a Total Solar Eclipse at 1:33am CST right before the New Moon in Sagittarius at 1:43am CST on December 4, 2021. It seems to me that four of the scariest but most freeing words in the English language are “I do not know.” I have made this one of my mantras these past two years. I don’t know (Sagittarius), so let me get more information (Gemini). I don’t know, let me be open to different viewpoints and perspectives (Gemini). I don’t know, let me hear your perspective, your story (Gemini). I don’t know what to believe, so let me be open to what you have to communicate (Gemini). 

Sagittarius can be visionary, full of faith, wise, adventurous, and always eager to learn more and expand their horizons. But in its lower expression, it can be dogmatic, blind faith, closed off to new and different beliefs, constrictive and limiting, the know-it-all, the one who is always talking but never listening, the one who has stopped asking questions because they think they have all of the answers. The South Node of the Moon has been here since May 2020, and will remain here until the last week of December. The Nodes will not come around again to the Gemini – Sagittarius axis for another nine years, and won’t be in this configuration again for another eighteen years. With this last eclipse a South Node Eclipse in Sagittarius, before the Moon’s Nodes move into Taurus and Scorpio, we are getting one last chance to harness the power of not knowing (which I think was ultimately the lesson of the North Node in Gemini and South Node in Sagittarius). 

With the Sun, Moon, and Mercury conjunct in Sagittarius, along with the South Node of the Moon, this New Moon is giving us an opportunity to let go of any beliefs that are holding us back, keeping us from expanding our horizons and having the clearest vision. Opposite Lillith in Gemini and trine Chiron in Aries, there is powerful healing to be gained when we are open to doing the shadow work necessary to express ourselves more authentically. Venus is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, an aspect that is close throughout all of December as Venus stations and turns retrograde. It is asking us to compost what does not serve our hearts so that we can manifest in alignment with soul. And Saturn in Aquarius is closing in on its third exact square with Uranus in Taurus, asking us to consider what it means to be human and how we want to move forward into the future answering that question.   

May you burn that which no longer serves opening into a bigger vision for yourself and stepping into the unknown with faith that it is okay not to know. You are truly creating something new for yourself when you don’t know your next steps. Have faith that your heart is leading you in the right direction. You will know by how you feel.  

Published by Kandy Williams

I am an astrologer, healer, and artist. I love nature, creativity, and learning (especially anything that helps me understand myself, others, and the world better and live a more fulfilled life). I am very heart-centered and open-minded and believe that we are all sparks of divinity in form.

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