• facing the future with diligence and optimism…

    There will be a full Moon at 25°53’ of Sagittarius, 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 Moon in Sagittarius bubbles with enthusiasm sometimes in a too self-centred way but its high moral standards are always on the search for the truth. Jupiter, the Moon’s dispositor in this lunation is still retrograde in its own sign and just separating from a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces, our dreams may have been a little too far-fetched to be true.

    The Sun in Gemini is quick-witted and knowledgeable as well as being physically agile, opinions and alliances can change rapidly whilst truth has many forms. Mercury, the Sun’s dispositor in this lunation is sandwiched between Lunar North Node and Mars in watery Cancer. Thinking (Mercury) about the future (NN) might make us nervous (Mars) or having confidence (Mars) in our feelings (Cancer) could make us reflect (Mercury) about our future (NN).

    All three bodies are in a separating opposition to Saturn retrograde and in an applying opposition to Pluto also retrograde, they are also separating from a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces. The truth needs facing whatever the future prospects might be.

    In fact emotions could be expressed verbally in a less than caring way as we are forced to face reality and take responsibility for our actions. Fortunately the Sun in Gemini knows how to talk its way out of the most tricky situations.

    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 23-28° 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 26° Sagittarius: “A flag bearer in a battle”. Indicating the nobly accepted subservience of the individual to collective values and goals.

    For the Sun at 26° Gemini: “Frost-covered trees against winter skies.” Indicating the revelation of archetypal form and essential rhythm of existence.

    “If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.” Lev Grossman, The Magicians

    Comments anyone?



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 216-218, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 106 and 225, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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