On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 (7:19 am PST and 10:19 am EST) the Full Moon glows in the fiery, resilient, and adventure seeking sign of Sagittarius. The sign that is here to expand beyond the familiar, carries an incredibly large dose of optimism, and is open to the more that exists behind and within every moment. She is the sign that thrives off of taking risks, sees life as a quest, and feels compelled to question her existence and everyone else’s, too. At her core, she believes anything is possible, relies on freedom, and when she is functioning at her best she is motivated to experience all that life has to offer.
Her ultimate purpose is to seek after the meaning of life, and to find TRUTH in everything. Yet to arrive at a final truth means ending the quest and let’s be honest, if this actually happens then Sagittarius will cease to be a Sagittarius. In other words, the quest itself is the key for truth, not the arrival. The shadow can be felt in the “too muchness” of this sign. Faith and optimism are a tremendous gift, but sometimes this can blind us from seeing what really exists. This could lead to make some poor judgments that only gets us into a lot of trouble. Keep in mind that when Sagittarian energy is present, we must also hold the idea that life is fleeting. So while there is adventure and new life around every corner, so is the fragility of life. We must hold both of these ideas closely without needing to claim one or the other as the only truth.
So what does all this mean for this Full Moon? Well, it’s likely that this energy wants to expand your world. For some of us that will sound freeing and we’ll respond with a resounding “yes, please” and yet others of us might feel, “please, no more, I need things to slow down.” However, with this Full Moon connected to Mars, the planet that is associated with the warrior, we can expect this lunar energy to give us that extra bit of boldness and drive us further into the more of what our heart needs to experience. Another way to look at this is that maybe a “big picture” for our life is starting to become clearer, but even if it appears crystal clear, we need to not be afraid to ask the question – is this really the path I want to follow? You can also ask yourself: Where has my life felt too small? Where can I add some curiosity to my life? Where could I use more boldness in my life? Where can I choose to take some necessary risks? Where have I been overextending myself? What is my current quest?
I’d also like to add that this Full Moon is accompanied by a Water Grand Trine with Venus in Cancer, Jupiter (the ruler of Sagittarius) in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. With all this water energy being emphasized, we can absolutely expect some increased emotional and psychic connectivity spilling over into our world. To put it simply, your feelings might FEEL more exposed and your sensitivity to life and your inner world will be turned up on high. These are also moments where we might see synchronicities increase, your dreams and imagination could feel more activated than usual, and you might find that your intuition is dialed up quite a bit more. There’s a purpose for this Grand Trine energy that connects to your soul’s evolution, so pay attention to what arises in and around you. And while you do that keep in mind that the shadow of Sagittarius will rear its head if you claim what you experience as “THE way” or the “ONLY way to be.”
With this Full Moon, we need to consider that the sun is in Gemini and that Mercury will soon be entering this sign. This Gemini energy reminds us to stay open to possibilities, to double check information we acquire, and to keep our eyes peeled so that we don’t blindly step into trouble due to our overzealous optimism. This is a time to stay curious and remain open to what you think you know just as much as you need to remain open to what you don’t know. In these next few days take that leap of faith, and move towards anything that will expand your world, and stay present in the quest without needing to claim your arrival.
While we all might feel pulled during this Full Moon to boldly embrace our greater quest, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Sagittarius is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Sagittarius. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]