June 17, 2019: Sagittarius Full Moon
This Sagittarius Full Moon ushers in a heightened emphasis on synthesis and deconstructing duality for a more unified and cohesive understanding. This celestial event may have us reflecting upon our educational path, our goals, our beliefs, and our spiritual pursuits.
With this Full Moon featuring the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius, we may feel compelled with a need to know. We could find ourselves striving to collect facts and figures not only because of intellectual curiosity but also because we feel they are the vital ingredients that can provide us with the deeper sense of the understanding that we seek.
And yet, through this, we may also find ourselves questioning what knowing actually is. We may more fully experience what it actually means to know something, to really know it. Or, our takeaway may be that there is not one truth when it comes to defining the experience of knowing. Additionally, we may find that what “knowing’ means to us has shifted over time and we are no longer content with our previous relationship with it as we had been before.
The planning and/or experience of travel—whether it be a weeks-long journey to a foreign land or a weekend road trip out of town—sometimes coincides with the Sagittarius Full Moon. Even if exploration via a plane, train, or automobile isn’t in your current or near-future plans, use this time for surveying new ideas or cultures; for example, read a book set in another country, flip through National Geographic magazine, or see a foreign-language film. All can magnetize to you enhanced understanding and a broader perspective on life.
This Full Moon falls just the day after the second of three Jupiter/Neptune Squares that occur this year (the first was January 12 and the third will be September 21). Jupiter is an expansive energy while Neptune is a blurring one. As such, this may be a time when our imaginations can take greater hold; and while this may help us to tap into our creative minds, we need to make sure that we’re also seeing things as they are, rather than as we want them to be. It’s a time when we can hone into our intuition as well as burrow into the diffuse reservoir of compassion.
During times when Jupiter connects with Neptune, dreams may be a strong theme—this may be experienced as our nighttime journeys being quite vivid and offering us access to deep inner wisdom. it may also have us tapping into our other dreams—the visions we have for our lives and how we want to live and what we want to experience. And with this, there may be times when we find ourselves moved, touched, and inspired…and yet there may also be times when we perceive that our lived reality doesn’t match up to our dreams and visions. Dive into the well of empathy that we can connect to during these times and shower yourself with it, notably if a sense of discouragement or disillusion is blurring your vision and shrouding your heart. (Please note that while I’m speaking of this here owing to the potency of the exact alignment occurring again on June 16, these themes weave throughout this whole year.)
The Full Moon falls at 26 degrees of Gemini (Sun) and Sagittarius (Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of a Full Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Gemini, Sagittarius, or the other mutable signs—Virgo and Pisces—it may impact you more intensely. Additionally, like with other planetary alignments, the house(s) of your natal chart that this Full Moon falls in sheds light on how it may be influencing your unfolding.
Sagittarius Full Moon Apothecary Suggestions
Gemini is associated with the shoulders, arms, hands, lungs, and nervous system while Sagittarius governs the liver, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this Full Moon.
Rabbitbrush Flower Essence: When Gemini and Sagittarius are strong, we’re called to expand our agility and flexibility in thinking and perceiving. We could become more aware that there are times that we are so enchanted with the details that we don’t readily adjust our vision to see the inherent connection between the piece parts, instead getting lost in data rather wide-ranging insights. At other times, we could find ourselves basking in a wide-angled view and an understanding of the big picture while all the while not giving voice to the nuanced riches of the pieces from which our holistic view is comprised. If you want energetic assistance to enhance flexibility in your vision and understanding, including greater support for holding simultaneous awareness of both the sum and its parts, the proverbial forest and the trees, consider trying Rabbitbrush flower essence. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)
Collage project: Even for those who consider themselves not artistically inclined, a collage project can be a wonderfully therapeutic and relaxing activity to partake in on this Full Moon. Not only is making a collage a creative expression, but it can be a great vehicle for inventive problem solving. For this aim, just focus on a situation in your life that you are being challenged by and for which you seek a solution. Holding it in your mind’s eye, cut out words and images from old magazines and newspapers that reflect aspects of the situation as well as its potential resolution. Glue these to poster board adding fabric, shells, rocks, or other small bric-a-brac in an arrangement that makes sense to you. Remember that there is no right or wrong here; just use your imagination and allow for your creativity to flow in your quest for discovery.
The Full Moon is exact at 4:31 am EDT