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Updated: Dec 20, 2020

Happy New Moon & Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius! This New Moon in 23 degrees of Sagittarius became exact at 11:17 AM New York time (16:17 GMT) on December 14. This is approximately 4 minutes after the eclipse—which is visible only in South America—became exact.

We are currently in an incredibly potent energetic time in this final lead up to the big astrological/energetic event of 2020, which is the 'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn on the Solstice. Between the numerologically and energetically significant portal days of 12/12 and 12/21, we find ourselves with a grand opportunity to accelerate personal growth and step into our personal Higher Timelines.

This is a South Node Solar Eclipse, meaning that it aligns with the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius. A South Node Eclipse gives us the opportunity to address unresolved or unalchemized energies within that may stem from events and relationships from this and other lifetimes. The soul needs to transform these unalchemized energies in order for us to be able to move forward into our Highest Destiny here in the physical.

Essentially, South Node Eclipses become portals for Shadow Work; the codes that we download around the South Node Eclipses will serve to bring emotions and stuck energies to the surface to be cleared; in addition we will become acutely aware of what is holding us back (e.g. bad habits, low self-esteem, lack of faith in the Universe). We are also seeing this Eclipse occur just before Chiron stations in Aries, amplifying this powerful gateway to heal inner wounds.

You may also find the Universe simply moving a chess piece in your life to put you into a position where you will almost by default unravel and heal those unalchemized energies. Or perhaps you find yourself led to a helpful speaker, video, book or healer during or after the eclipse and that new positive influence allows you to heal something within that has been dogging you for years.

Eclipses in general serve as powerful consciousness upgrades when we receive and integrate the new codes that we need in order to step into the next stage of our soul's journey here on Earth. The codes that we download during the eclipses serve to create our reality for the next six months; this is why it's a good idea to wait 48 hours after the eclipse passes and then write down intentions for the next six months of your life.

Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign that brings an energy of play, passion and spontaneity to the Zodiac. Ruled by optimistic, auspicious Jupiter, The Archer serves as a reminder that a life without spontaneity, risks or new experiences is a boring one. Sagittarius reminds us to go after what we really want in life, unapologetically—and to not be afraid to take some risks on the way there.

Sagittarius is one of the signs of the Zodiac that emphasizes freedom. The Archer prefers to roam free and untied rather than nest in one place like Cancer for example. One of the things to focus on during and after this eclipse is how you can bring more freedom, passion and exploration into your experience of life.


Each and every one of us are eternal creator beings playing in this third-dimensional game for fun, experience and service. It is especially true for those of us that are Starseeds that we absolutely knew what we were getting ourselves into when we decided to come to Earth. We knew that we would be entering into a dense third-dimensional world fraught with perils such as war, disease, toxins and institutionalized socioeconomic inequalities. We also knew that the time would come when we would have the opportunity to play a pivotal divinely-guided role in helping to end the disease, strife, environmental toxicity, racism and economic suppression of the masses that has become the norm in this modern day.

For some of you, that role manifests directly via your chosen career or in volunteer or philanthropic pursuits; however for the majority of Lightworkers our contribution manifests more indirectly through our energetic work. As above; so below and as within, so without; so if we wish to see energetic and earnest freedom behold the human race, we must strive to experience and express that freedom within our own consciousnesses.

As this eclipse happens on the South Node of the moon, it offers a powerful opportunity to let go of all of the aspects of the former versions of you that have been holding you back from being able to fully embody the new person that you are meant to become. Here are some questions of inquiry to consider as you evaluate the role of freedom in your life:

  • In what ways have I been feeling stifled or stuck in life? Take into account all areas of your life: relationships; career; finances; health; and your inner world. Of course, most of us are feeling stifled by the reality of the current COVID-afflicted world, but there's a good chance that if you're feeling stifled or stuck now due to COVID you were also feeling stuck and stifled in 2019—perhaps you had pointed to a different cause.

  • How could I allow for just a little bit more of a sense of freedom and spontaneity in my life while still keeping a healthy structure that allows me to grow long term?

-What parts of me feel old and need to go? Have I been playing an old character? What kind of things trigger me into playing an old character? Is there anything stopping me from letting these aspects go and stepping into a new recreation of myself?

  • What gives me a feeling of fire and passion? How could I structure my life in a practical way to allow more time to pursue my passions?


One of the themes that everyone experiences at one point or another is stagnation. When your energy stagnates, you're likely to experience bouts of depression and anxiety. If you feel like you've been stagnating lately—or even if you haven't—it's best to utilize the energy of Sagittarius season to bring some adventure (safely) and variety to your life.

The Universe will often keep us in a situation where we feel stuck and stifled so that the frustration builds up so much that we finally take a leap of faith and make a big change in our lives. Undoubtedly, there will be choice points in your Life Plan where your Higher Self will nudge you to take a leap of faith. Courage usually pays off.

Sometimes, we really just can't make a big change due to circumstances. COVID has encouraged us to stay home to protect ourselves and loved ones and to minimize the damage of this awful public health crisis. Many nations are experiencing very difficult economic crises as well, limiting many people's mobility. In times like these, you really may not be able to realistically or wisely change up the whole structure, so what might be being asked of you is to honor the structure of the situation you're in and find creative ways to add touches of freedom and spontaneity within that structure.

Perhaps you can plan a game night with your family; go for a hike in a place you haven't been before; create an indoor garden; write a book; start a new workout routine; learn tai chi or yoga remotely; make art; learn an instrument remotely; make a new friend over the Internet; change up the furniture in your house; clean up your house; design an app or a video game; or start a YouTube channel.

It doesn't always take a huge change in your life to shake off that sense of stagnation. That is more often the exception rather than the rule. For most of us, the best way to integrate the Sagittarian energy is to add spontaneity in little ways. Here are some additional suggestions:

-- Wear some clothing you haven't worn in awhile or thrift shop for clothing online

-- Take a different route on your walk

-- Create something new in the kitchen

-- Change up something about your look

-- Get a new pet (but make sure you're committed)

Life is meant to be an adventure, although it's easy to forget that, especially in a time like this. From the perspective of the soul watching you from Heaven, all of the trials and tribulations of your life--including the things you have taken most seriously--are an adventure.

Yes, life is painful at times, but the more we can remember that life is an adventure, the more we are going to enjoy the little things in life. And furthermore, when we view life as an adventure, we are then able to let go of holding onto needing any particular outcome to manifest, because we know that no matter what happens the adventure will continue.

When you are able to let go of needing any one particular outcome to manifest, you place yourself in perfect alignment to draw your dreams to you.


Chiron, the 'wounded healer' has been traveling Retrograde in Aries since July. During this time, we have been faced with the prospect of confronting repressed feelings. We might feel the need to face uncomfortable emotions (like anger and frustration) or to cry things out in the days following the eclipse as Chiron stations. However, as Chiron then moves forward in its direct motion, we feel like we are fully taking our power into our own hands. It's time to discard all thoughts and feelings of victimhood.

Many of us carry pockets of energy of repressed anger within; the solution is never to express the anger outwardly, as that doesn't actually do anything to heal it. The true healing solution is to feel the source of the anger deeply within, and to bring acceptance and love to that wound. Ultimately, to truly release the wound, it may require forgiveness of self or another person. It can take time to move from a place of holding onto something to releasing it and forgiving everyone and everything involved (including yourself), but that is the path of alchemy and one of the things that Chiron teaches us.

When things don't go your way; when life throws you unwanted surprises; or when it seems like you're stuck in a difficult situation endlessly, it can feel like the whole Universe is against you. The dark side of Chiron, which in mythology is the healer who couldn't heal himself, is feeling like a victim, staying stuck, holding onto things from the past, having low self-esteem and not appreciating one's own abilities. The higher aspect of Chiron is becoming a creator instead of a victim. The self-actualized healer is able to open their heart as much to themselves as they are able to open their heart to heal others.

Here are some good journal prompts to consider:

  • What is my deepest wound? What does it feel like? How would I describe it? Where do I feel it in my body? What color does it feel like?

  • How does that deepest wound hold me back from my self-actualization?

  • How might more love, acceptance and forgiveness of myself, others and the world transform this deepest wound?

  • What might I be like if my deepest wound was healed? What might become easier or more graceful in my life?

  • What am I easily able to give to others but I find it difficult to give to myself?Do I hold back healing abilities from myself, even if they are effective when I work with others?

  • What might be possible if I were able to let go of the identity of the wounded healer?


This 12/12-12/21 portal is a deeply intuitive time. Not only do we have this numerological and energetic portal, but we also have Neptune still exalted in its own sign of Pisces (as it is resuming its normal Direct motion following its Retrograde and Station). Neptune governs intuition and all things mystical. Be open to signs and subtleties from your angels and Guides during this time. Take time to meditate and you may be able to just feel the answers you've been seeking lately.

One of the most common questions that people ask me is “Why can't I hear my Spirit Guides?” The truth is, your Spirit Guides are always communicating with you, but it might not be in the most obvious way. In reality, if your Guides talked to you directly in your head, you would likely doubt its validity. Additionally, direct communication could constitute intervening in a way that isn't allowed in your Life Plan. So, the Guides know they need to get to you in more subtle ways. They will leave little tokens or feathers for you. They will talk to you through other people. They will lead you to certain articles, websites, and YouTube videos. They will lead you to the right healers. They will give you signs through songs, numbers, signs, license plates, animal totems, and books that fall off the shelf.

If you feel like you are not getting enough from your Spirit Guides, then ask them to communicate with you more directly. This request will direct your subconscious mind to look for signs and subtle communications rather than looking for reasons to believe that your Guides have abandoned you. Faith has a big role in the energy of Sagittarius. It takes faith to have the courage to make that tough decision and take a big leap forward in your life. And it takes faith to believe that your Spirit Guides are with you and communicating with you--that you haven't been left behind. It takes faith for us to believe as a human collective that the Ascension will be completed successfully.


Jupter and Saturn (along with Pluto) have spent most of 2020 in the fatherly, restrictive, practical Earth sign of Capricorn. The Saturn and Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020 set the stage for a very difficult and restrictive experience of 2020 for most of the planet. COVID exploded into a pandemic soon after and life was never the same.

It thus should be a cause for (at least reserved) optimism as Jupiter and Saturn meet in this Great Conjunction at 0 degrees in the fixed air sign of Aquarius on the upcoming Solstice. Jupiter and Saturn meet every approximately 20 years, however this will be the closest that they have been to one another since 1226. They will appear so close together from our perspective here on Earth that it will appear as one star in the sky, something that hasn't occurred since 1623. This astronomical illusion is dubbed the 'Christmas Star' or the 'Star of Bethlehem'.

This massively important astrological event will set the stage for the energy of 2021—and really, for the remainder of the decade. The theme of 2021 will be the push-pull between the desire of the Earth's peoples for freedom and economic sovereignty with governments desiring to maintain control, order and the status quo. We will also be seeing a technological revolution directly in the public eye over the next few years the likes of which we haven't seen since perhaps the days of Atlantis.

I'll dive more in-depth into this conjunction in my upcoming Solstice article.


We have been experiencing an intensity of cosmic energy streaming to our planet that we haven't had since perhaps the days of Lemuria and Atlantis. As this portal and Solstice/Conjunction will welcome us one step further as a collective into the planetary Age of Aquarius, we are being purified and upgraded at a rapid pace.

Those of us who are energetically sensitive may be feeling heightened Ascension symptoms of all kinds, including (but not limited to) thirst, fatigue, heart palpitations, sleepiness or insomnia, anxiety or inner agitation, seeing brighter colors, seeing geometric shapes in the mind's eye, headaches, dizziness, ringing ears, feeling hot or cold, and brain fog.

Please know that if you have just begun experiencing these sorts of strange symptoms, you may just be 'waking up' and there are millions of others (if not more) who also are experiencing strange symptoms. Pay attention to solar flares, geomagnetic storms, and large fluctuations in the power factor of Schumann Resonance graphs, as these can be indications that we are receiving heightened energies flowing in to our planet. Many people (including myself) have tended to experience heightened symptoms around these solar flares, geomagnetic storms, Schumann Resonance power anomalies, as well as significant astrological events (like eclipses, Super Moons and significant conjunctions).

If you are experiencing Ascension symptoms, you're certainly not alone. The best advice I have is to drink lots of water (perhaps with a sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt for added minerals), ground outdoors if it's warm enough, take Epsom salt baths (or even better go into the ocean if you're lucky enough to be in a warm place by the ocean right now), massage your feet, use grounding essential oils, listen to Schumann Resonance tones, eat grounding foods, and sleep a lot. Here are 28 ways to ground.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and enlightening New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius.

With Love,

Matthew John

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