Tuesday’s Full Moon in Sagittarius

“Life is the only way
to get covered in leaves,
catch your breath on sand,
rise on wings;

to tell pain
from everything it’s not;

to squeeze inside events,
dawdle in views,
to seek the least of all possible mistakes;

and to keep on not knowing
something important.” Wislawa Szymborska

June’s Full Moon is on the 14th at 7:52 AM EDT at  23 degrees of Sagittarius.

When I was  first studying astrology I had a teacher who would stress the complimentary nature of polarities. This month, with the Full Moon in Sagittarius opposing the Sun in Gemini, this theme of reconciling opposites is very much on the table.

The sign of Gemini governs the process of gathering information and of thinking about it from the viewpoint of many differing perspectives. The sign of Gemini is ruled by Mercury. The substance Mercury, when  dropped on a surface scatters into a lot of tiny, shining, silver balls. The sign of Gemini which has its own brilliance too, can become scattered from too busy a mind and too many unrelated  ideas.

This is where the opposite sign  – Sagittarius -comes in. Sagittarius is the sign which governs religion, philosophy, higher education and travel – both in the outer world and inner journeys as well.  Sagittarius represents the overriding belief system, philosophy or higher knowledge which unites the seemingly unrelated  information of the sign of Gemini.

We live in times of a lot of fragmentation and polarization of views and attitudes. This Full Moon is a good time to look at that aspect of life from the vantage point of a higher perspective.

The  Full Moon is square Neptune in Pisces indicating a  dreamy time when disillusionment or confusion may be present. The Moon is also aligning with Saturn in a favorable aspect indicating it bodes well to take things slowly and incrementally in terms of your aspirations.

Things are likely to lighten up later this week as Mercury will leave  the sign of Taurus – moving away from Saturn – and enter the sign of Gemini. This mercurial sign loves levity, fun and socializing.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A bluebird, a sign of good luck and happiness, is standing at the door of the house.”


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