Friday – Sunday
Full Moon in Sagittarius
Transit strength: important monthly transit.
Transit duration: Build up through out the week but strongest influence from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening ( CET zone)
This Full Moon, occurring on Saturday late evening ( CET zone ) will create a lot of friction and arouse a lot of passion. The basic polar opposition between the luminaries, The Sun and The Moon is additionally emphasized by the opposition of Mars and Venus, the masculine and the feminine energies. A very powerful blend indeed that will leave very few hearts indifferent to its influence. 🙂
The needs of Sagittarius Full Moon include the need to be free, to explore, to learn, understand, to grow, to be wild in the literal and the metaphorical sense. The Centaurs, creatures associated with the Sage, were primal beasts attuned to the ways and the laws of nature. They followed their instinct, guided by their passions and their lust for life. The majority of these creatures represent a very prominent side of the Sage, which is to expand without limit, to be opportunistic and to enjoy life to the fullest. In some ways a very hedonistic approach one might say. 🙂
But there is yet another side of the Archer, represented by a centaur that stood out. His name was Chiron. He was a the most learned and educated Centaur, a great philosopher, teacher and mentor of many ancient heroes and a great healer too. Chiron learned how to repress and control his wild and beastly nature, especially the negative side of it. He used his desire to grow and expand to acquire knowledge and to broaden his horizons, he nourished the spirit and the soul and not just the body.
So you see, there are many ways one can grow with the influence of the Sage, one is through experiencing the world in all it has to offer, the other way is to learn about the world and to assimilate as much knowledge as possible. Ultimately, everything we learn or experience gives birth to understanding and belief and that becomes our personal truth. The truth, the search for the truth and the defense and acknowledgment of the truth we believe in thus becomes the greatest need we strive to meet under a Sagittarius Full Moon.
Moods and irritations
Our beliefs, religious, philosophical, personal, they all will become sensitive issues during this Moon’s transit. What we believe in might be put to a test, life situations will make us learn new things, we will gain greater understanding or we will be forced to accept a difficult truth. Moon is going to conjunct a retrograde Mars which is of course also in Sagittarius. Mars is your typical warrior energy, masculine, aggressive, self-assertive, combative. This energy influences us to initiate, fight for our self-interest and to defend our interests as well.
However, all this is Mars when full in power and when he is direct. When retrograde as is the case now, this energy becomes more unstable, more reflective than active and perhaps more uncertain. I’ve recently came across an analogy for this kind of retrograde Mars. The new paradigm astrologer Kaypacha compares him to the concept of the wounded warrior, one who has lost his ability to fight assertively and needs to rest and perhaps to even retreat.
This analogy applies nicely to the standard approach of handling Mars retrograde energy influence. Our actions, self assertions are something we reflect more during such a period. We should plan more than we should engage. The purpose of retrograde energy is to consider new ways of doing things, to experiment, but of course we need to plan before we do something. If we don’t we can and we will make mistakes and stupid choices during such a period. Our projects and undertakings might fail or fizzle out.
This said we can expect that this Retrograde Mars will inflame the Moon even more. This means that our beliefs will be something we might passionately defend, uphold or even aggressively force upon other people. We might courageously seek new understanding, knowledge and passionately explore and gain new experience. New realizations of the truth can be either greeted with excitement or they can cause some nasty frustration and annoyance. Remember once again, Mars is retrograde, be careful how you experiment with its energy and please be passionate about your beliefs in a positive and healthy ways.
Venus in Taurus will oppose the Mars/Moon conjunction which means that or values, relationships will also be a part of this passionate perception of our beliefs and personal truths. Venus is nearing the end of the sign of the Bull, but before she will become more light-hearted, ready to experiment, to communicate and more adaptable, she will still uphold certain ideals of the Taurus. Stability, prudence, slow-paced progression, calculative approaches are the core values here. This Venus is still sensual, affectionate, warm-hearted, but also stubborn and wants to be comfy and away from conflict.
Be careful how you will interact, energies of this mix will pull in opposite directions which can create great attraction and passion as opposites attract, but can also produce conflict, frustration and quite some friction. Good for sensual and passionate sex, new relationships and new experiences, new understandings as far as interaction between people goes, but bad for some difficult and problematic relationship issues and complications where two parties can only agree to disagree. These polarities can bring some quite pleasurable and passionate moments in our realtionships, but they can also unleash a considerable conflict.Different value and moral systems will clash on a global and personal scale. This will also produce conflicts and arguments. Avoid that if possible.
Mutable cross aligning itself
This Moon will more actively interact with the grand mutable cross that is gaining momentum as we speak. The Saturn is Sage is teaching us on how to adapt our beliefs to our current life realities. Old beliefs and structures are crumbling, we must explore new horizons and gain different perspectives. With Father time poking us it’s not easy and it can be quite frustrating and tiring, as we must study, learn and do so patiently.
Jupiter in Virgo raises the need to grow in awareness of our service to society and selfless service to our fellow-man. Health related issues and how to deal with them is something we also are becoming more aware of. Neptune in Pisces only reinforces these awarnesses and needs.
With all these energies forming hard aspects, each bumping heads with the other, it is very difficult for some to navigate and to function in these times. Progress is slow and life situations and circumstances are wearing us out. The New Moon on June 4th brings many of these energies in perfect alignment within the grand mutable cross. On that occasion all these issues will be addressed in an even more emphasized manner.
The true meaning of this Full Moon
This Moon acts like a trigger for a period of a month and a half that follows. She begins a chain of three lunations that will all take place within the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. These Moons, including the current one will be about learning, experimentation, understanding, gaining new perspective and abandoning the old beliefs. It’s a transition period through which we will address many of our outdated and perhaps harmful behavioral patterns, go through some of our more problematic life situations that will require a lot of adaptation. It will be a very changeable energy that will require a fast response and a flexible approach.
These Moons will address issues like; concepts of selfless service, sympathy, cooperation, new communication, new beliefs, old beliefs, old ways of doing things, new knowledge and understanding. They will also deal with our levels of awareness when it comes to health related issues. All in all it will be a time of healing and fixing our bodies, souls and hearts. A time of replacing and updating our beliefs, views and perspectives. Accepting new facts and truths will be unavoidable, perhaps challenging and difficult but ultimately rewarding as it will strengthen the spirit.
This Moon will affect mostly Sagittarians, Geminis, Pisces, Virgos, Scorpios and Taurians. People with strong energy traits of these signs in their charts will be affected significantly as well.