There will be a full Moon at 23°25’ Sagittarius (antiscion 6°35’ Capricorn), a mutable Fire sign. The Sagittarius Moon is usually a jovial, quest-searching entity that desires, above all, truth and something to believe in. It also loves freedom and is easily motivated.
The Modalities in the lunation chart are well balanced whilst there is only Neptune in the Water signs showing that empathy isn’t exactly a priority.
There are also 5 planets strong in their own signs: Mercury in Gemini, Venus in Taurus, Mars in Aries, Saturn R in Aquarius and Neptune in Pisces.
This Full Moon also makes a Mutable T-Square aspect with a Neptune apex so this is a lunation that doesn’t really want to think about life’s harshness, it suffers from mental confusion and has to deal with feelings about not having exactly what it wants or knowing how to get it. Thus, fuzzy thinking affects our feelings and with the Moon also being OOB our quest for emotional truths may be going through the ceiling.
Jupiter, dispositor of this Full Moon is in Aries and does not give or receive aspects to the other planets so its “fighting for the truth” modality may result rather erratic and not very well directed lending itself well to and perhaps amplifying the Neptune energy.
The Sun and Moon however are both making aspects to retrograde Saturn (Moon sextile, Sun trine). This should give an opportunity or make it easier to be more objective, mitigating in some way the square to Neptune or to cling to the past in some way. But will that objectivity remain dormant and interior due to the retrograde movement?
Moon is not only OOB but also conjunct Fixed Star Rasalhague, according to V. Robson this gives public prominence in religious matters and is favourable for gain.
Full Moons are times of harvest, the climax of the lunar cycle when energy is at its topmost…and we would do well to recognize this fact…that it can’t get any better (or worse) than this regarding whatever intentions we set on the previous New Moon.
Since Full Moons occur when the Sun and Moon oppose each other it is therefore during this time that we may feel tension in regard to integrating the matters of the houses that are facing each other.
If the Full Moon aspects a natal planet then it urges us to reflect upon how we are presently using that planetary energy and how we could devise plans to act upon and thus set our intentions for the next New Moon regarding any changes we might deem necessary. Or, we may sense internally or be alerted through external happenings regarding the outcome of the intentions we set on the previous New Moon.
This Full Moon falls on the 9th-3rd axis of the traditional horoscope. It’s about wisdom vs knowledge, intuition vs reason, long vs short journeys, morality vs amorality etc. If you have planets or angles at 21-25° of the mutable signs of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces then this Full Moon could have a bigger influence for you. Nevertheless, it will illuminate an area of our lives that we may have preferred to have kept hidden since the last New Moon, now is the right occasion to explore it more deeply.
Raven Kaldera, in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this the Priest’s Moon, “he who has acquired knowledge through the channel of the sacred texts and traditions that he has learned and who is now ready to dedicated himself to the Truth (as he sees it).”
On this Moon he suggests “that we reflect about the traditions and beliefs we hold (religious or otherwise) and if we are able to objectively question them. If we think that we hold no fixed beliefs then maybe we could ask our friends if they think that this it true and be ready to listen carefully to their answers about ourselves.”
The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 24° Sagittarius: “A Bluebird perched on the gate of a cottage.” indicating the reward which meets every effort at integration into a social environment for those who remain true to their own selves.
For the antiscion at 7° Capricorn: “A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a God.” Indicating the ability to act as a mouthpiece for the revelation of a transcendent will and truth determining future action.
For the Sun at 24° Gemini: “Children skating over a frozen village pond.” Indicating the use of inhibiting circumstances for the development of character and a transcendent approach to the environment.
“If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.” Lev Grossman, The Magicians
Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 216-218, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA
Robson V. (1923) re-edition 2005, “The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology”, p193, Astrology Classics, The Astrology Center of America, Abingdon, MD, USA
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 105, 224, 233 Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA