Sagittarius is the adventurer of the zodiac; no sitting still for this fire sign! Action and activity are key words as we seek to expand our horizons with new knowledge and experiences. When I meet someone who travels a lot or is a college professor or an avid sports person, I know they have strong Sagittarius element somewhere in their chart.
This Full Moon is all about self actualization. It includes all the stuff I have been taking about for a couple of years now, and more, including a Cardinal Grand Cross (four planets at right angles to each other) a Grand Trine (three planets in a triangle formation) and a Mystic Rectangle (four planets in rectangle that form a kind of safety net). There are so many aspects that are peaking along with the Moon ... that the main trick will be maintaining our balance in the midst of such an abundance of energy. They say that creativity comes from chaos, so this is going to be fun.
When we interpret the sky we not only look at what particular sign a planet is in, we also look at the angles between each planet. In the same way that musical notes can be harmonious or inharmonious, so too, some configurations create fluidity and easy movement of energy, while others cause static or tension.
This Full Moon has a bit of everything, as we continue in the dynamic wake up or shake up energy of these crazy times.
The Sun moving through Gemini has been accelerating our communication and thinking processes over the last few weeks, that is until Mercury turned backward a few days ago. That retrograde movement may now be reversing our plans, as our thinking slows down to become more reflective. One moment we were full of exciting ideas and social activities ... people to see and places to go... and now we can't find those damn papers or we start to feel unsure what to act on or where exactly we want to go. The retrograde started in the sign of Cancer, bringing emotional and family issues to the forefront of our reflections. Don't worry it won't last forever (three weeks) and in the meantime we can use the downtime to clarify our goals...again... and work on any residual emotional issues that may be limiting our ability to be the best we can be.
And meanwhile, overhead, the expansion of the swelling Moon is pulling us skyward.
This centaur planet is half human/ half horse, representing a meeting place between our physical instincts and our higher self. This is where the pedal meets the metal, where we must integrate and act on our spiritual aspirations. Also shown as an archer aiming his bow, Sagittarius the seeker in us all.
A Full Moon here activates our deepest need to know who we are and what we are doing here... and drives us forward to fulfil our deepest purpose.
Yet while we may be itching for adventure or feeling the inner restlessness of a soul in need of a direction, Mercury retrograde will insist we spend some time rethinking our strategies. Saturn's proximity to the Moon also adds a cautionary note. It says slow down, consider your options, look before you leap.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius gets us to focus on the bigger picture so we can become really clear about what we are doing and why. This is about aligning with our true purpose and expanding beyond old limiting beliefs as we go about discovering our own true north.
Also, Saturn in Scorpio continues to push us to dive deep to get to the core of things. Whatever is holding us back will become more obvious now, and despite the Sun in Gemini's propensity to get caught up in shiny glittery distractions, no superficial solutions will satisfy us under this Full Moon.
Saturn sitting exactly opposite the planet of love (Venus), adds a sombre note to our relationship or money issues, overshadowing our emotions with hints of depression or loneliness. Don't let Saturn get you down. Let it be the base tone in the symphony that adds balance and caution, rather than limitation. Saturn opposite Venus keeps us in check and warns us not to spend money we don't have, and to become aware of the projections we place onto others. It wants to ground our expectations in reality.
While this Full Moon asks us to be true to ourselves, the planet of karma (Saturn) adds to it by making sure we take responsibility for our need for love (Venus) (or money. (Venus rules both). And both of which, if you think about it, lay at the core of everything we do. Some would say our very purpose is love. And money represents the exchange of energy that we need to survive. Yet we all know there is more to life than mere survival. Sagittarius wants us to thrive!
This is time to be stepping into our true magnificence. The proximity of this Full Moon to the Galactic Core (centre of our universe) in Sagittarius is a beacon calling us home. It says : if no one is currently reflecting back to you your true value, claim it for yourself.
We are being fully supported in offloading all the crap and false beliefs we have been carrying around for far too long. The Grand Water Trine (that triangle thing I spoke about earlier) continues to expand our emotional intelligence by bringing deep healing and transformation to our emotional wounds, so we can start to claim our birthright. Now is a perfect time to reach back and connect with your inner child and let him or her know you are standing close by. If love is the purpose and the reason for living, then it makes sense that we have to start with our own self.
So, the question of the moment. and of this Full Moon is:
Is the cup half full (Sagittarius), or half empty (Saturn)
Happy Full Moon!