The Full Moon occurs at 09:30 (BST) on June 17, 2019 at 25°Sg53′ .
The Full Moon in Sagittarius brings us to a point where we must examine what we believe. The opposing Sun in Gemini shows there is tension between what we believe and what we think we know. Logical facts (Gemini) clash with higher aspiration (Sagittarius). In Sagittarius we want to touch God, to know deity at a human level. In Sagittarius we are drawn to wide open skies, the promise of a better future, the yearning to understand it all. But still Gemini asks questions, makes a connection, generates another question. Take comfort though, there is meaning in the madness. Sagittarius is ever the optimist and so we too can take a leaf out of that book.
But big questions are coming at us from all sides during this lunation. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and Jupiter has just formed the second of three squares to Neptune (exact June 16). The Full Moon itself is widely conjunct Jupiter and square to Neptune. The Moon and Sun make a T-square to Neptune, so everything revolves around ‘what is truth, what is illusion’. Neptune is stationing now too, preparing to go retrograde in a few days’ time. There’s almost a sense of timelessness, weightlessness. Consciousness expands. It’s like floating in space. Everything is softly spinning, turning. Asteroid Chaos is conjunct the Sun. The Moon is close by to the galactic centre. We’re endlessly falling towards a black hole and yet endlessly looking back to the majesty of Mother Earth. Hope, fear, all our dreams, all possibility, caught in a timeless moment. It reminds me of a song by Kate Bush
There is so MUCH to think about. Minds are overwhelmed and maybe we find ourselves thinking ‘this is BIG’. We know it, feel it, intuit it. But we need to fall back to Gemini and keep asking questions because nothing is clear right now. Faith is tested and yet we must have faith – a conundrum. There is so much promise woven into these strange times, but we don’t quite know how to access it and maybe we don’t quite trust it either. Afterall, we are coming up to a Mercury-Mars conjunction opposing Pluto over the next few days. These aspects bring up issues connected to trust. Suspicion is rife. Anger boils to rage. So, we need to reconnect with ourselves and consider – what do I want my future to look like? Because it’s in formation now.
The Moon is on the Sabian symbol: –
A Flag Bearer In A Battle
The flag is a symbol for what we stand for. The Sabian repeats the main question – what do you believe? In whom or what do you place your faith? Do you have the courage of your conviction? Thinking back to Mercury conjunct Mars opposite Pluto, perhaps on a global level right now, it is important to stand up for what we believe in: to call out bullying and downright poisonous beliefs. It’s not easy to stand strong without descending into fighting but this is what is required. Both Sagittarius and Gemini connect to education. This is how we change the world, one lesson at a time.
Painting – ‘Starry sky’ by Nicholas Roerich