• Full Moon in SagittariusOOB FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS

    facing the future with diligence and optimism…

    There will be a OOB Full Moon at 02°55’ 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.

    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.

    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 of situations.

    In the lunation chart all the planets are contained between the Moon (lead planet) and the Sun perhaps indicating that it is our head (leaders) and our heart (people) that need to find a compromise in order to resolve the pressing problems we are now facing.

    However, the Moon is OOB and peregrine thus incapable of acting in a proper way, its dispositor Jupiter is also peregrine but the two planets share a Mutual Reception with Jupiter ruling Moon and Jupiter exalting the Moon in Taurus. Two planets traditionally called “benefics” but in this chart they are unable to help each other out since they are traditionally in two signs that cannot see each other!

    The Sun in Sagittarius is also peregrine and Mercury, dispositor of the Sun, is peregrine too, a sneaky combination indeed.

    Jupiter and Neptune, both on the anaretic “all-or-nothing” degree are sextile to each other, another opportunity for irrational exuberance or maybe the prospect of things falling out of control might cause some panic. Particularly so with Jupiter still in conjunction to Uranus.

    The Elements are heavy in Earth, concerned about our comfort or our bodily needs, five planets in the Fixed Modality, four in Mutable and only 1 in Cardinal bring matters almost to a standstill or should I say, maybe a stalemate?

    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 had 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 00-06° 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 03° Sagittarius: “Two men playing chess.” Indicating the transcendent ritualisation of conflict.

    For the antiscion at 28° Capricorn: “A large aviary.” Indicating the enjoyment of spiritual values by the soul able to familiarise itself with their implications.

    For the Sun at 03° Gemini: “The garden of the Tuilleries in Paris.” Indicating the formalisation of collective ideals through the application of reason and order to newly discovered aspects of nature.

    “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

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 90, 211 and 246, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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