FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS & LUNAR ECLIPSE – Support for seeing the truth and knowing what needs to change (May 26, 2021)

Intermediate Astrology CourseIn the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 4:13 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Gemini will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Sagittarius.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 6° of Gemini and 6° of Sagittarius in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

Full Moons ask us to evaluate if we need to make any adjustments to the balance between the qualities of two signs.  This Full Moon involves the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius:

  • The qualities of Gemini include being communicative, flexible, and curious. The lower expression of the sign of the twins includes being indecisive, scattered, impatient, unemotional, and too talkative.  Like Sagittarius, Gemini loves to learn; but its focus is on the details and gathering basic information . . . about as many subjects as possible.
  • The higher expression of Sagittarius includes being generous, optimistic, enthusiastic, straightforward, ethical, fun, and adventurous. The lower expression of the sign of the centaur can include being blunt, tactless, and pushy.  Like Gemini, Sag also loves to learn.  However, its focus is on taking all the details and synthesizing or integrating all the basic information into an elegant theory or philosophy.

This Sag Full Moon is also a total lunar eclipse.  All eclipses serve as “wake-up calls.”  They tell us that something needs to change, and the Moon’s Nodes may help understand where change is needed.  With this Full Moon the North Node is conjunct (0°) the Sun, and the South Node is conjunct (0°) the Moon.  Having the Nodes intertwined with the Full Moon increases the imperative that change is needed, and the changes will likely involve letting go of something from the past (South Node) so we can move forward into a better future (North Node).

Lunar eclipses, like the present one, often coincide with something becoming clearer or “the truth” being exposed.  They also tend to occur around the time of an ending or culmination.  Therefore, the inclusion of a lunar eclipse at the time of this full moon reinforces that it may be time to let go of something or at least temporarily put it aside.  This could be almost anything (e.g., a relationship, an endeavor, a dream).  Depending on the type of change that is called for, this can either be a difficult time emotionally or it could actually feel like a relief once “the truth” is realized.  Either way, the shift will very likely open new doors to new possibilities.

If all of that weren’t enough, this Full Moon and lunar eclipse are happening at the time of a SuperMoon.  This is when the Moon’s orbit brings it into one of its closest approaches to Earth.  When this happens, there is an increased gravitational pull on the earth’s surface, but it also pulls on our psyches and emotions.  This will likely be a time when we are “feeling our feelings” in a powerful way.  Luckily, having the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn located in air signs may help us “think through” all of the emotions that may be surfacing during this time.

The Full Moon is part of a planetary configuration called a mutable t-square.  The Sun/North Node in Gemini and the Moon/South Node in Sag are in opposition (180°), and both ends of this opposition are squaring (90°) Jupiter in Pisces.  These geometric angles form a right triangle.  In this t-square, Jupiter is referred to as the “focal planet,” which means it shows us “the way” to deal with the opposition.  In this case, Jupiter just entered spiritual Pisces.  When Jupiter travels through Pisces, it’s important to expand our understanding of and our trust in the Divine.  Therefore, in order to capitalize on this Full Moon, lunar eclipse, and SuperMoon, we will likely benefit greatly from tapping into our intuition and creativity.  Our focus should be on compassion, creativity, intuition, grace, and forgiveness.  In the last few Moon updates, I’ve mentioned that this is a good time to use both logic and intuition, and this continues to be the case during this Sag Full Moon.  Remain open to messages that come “out of nowhere,” and then use your logic to determine if the ideas are viable or not.

Here is another way to look at this Sag Full Moon, lunar eclipse, and SuperMoon.  The Law of Attraction tells us that we should focus on clarifying what we want and why we want it.  That way the Universe knows what to bring us.  However, with Jupiter in Pisces so prominently involved in the Full Moon, we are being told to increase our ability to trust that the “fairies of the Universe” will take care of all the “earthly stuff” related to who, where, when, and especially how.  Our job is to remain open and receptive to any messages that we are receiving from the Universal mind/God/Source/Spirit.  If we focus, instead, on “how” something will happen, this shuts down the stream of ideas coming from the Divine.

If we can improve in our ability to trust, allow, let go, and surrender, then we may experience surprising clarity regarding what has outlived its purpose in our lives and what we need to let go of.  Everything about the new chapter in our life may not be fully formed yet, but we may gain a better understanding of what that chapter entails and even see glimpses of how to get there.

Saturn in Aquarius (which just turned retrograde on Sunday, May 23) is in a trine (120°) to the Sun/North Node and a sextile (60°) to the Moon/South Node.  These supportive aspects will help us tap into both the structure and stability of Saturn and the progressive outlook of Aquarius.  We may be able to see how what we’ve learned in the past (Saturn/South Node) can be applied in an innovative way in the future (Aquarius/North Node).  However, given Saturn is now going through its annual 5-month retrograde phase, this is often a time when we all need to slow down, develop inner discipline, and be patient.  Rather than begin a big endeavor, this is often a good time to tie up any loose ends and/or get something important organized in our life that will clear out stagnant energy as a foundation for our long-term success.

Additional support is provided by a trine (120°) between Chiron and the Sun/North Node and a sextile (60°) to the Moon/South Node.  This free-flowing energy to the wounded healer Chiron could help us heal something from the past so we are better able to move forward into the future.  Given Chiron is currently traveling through Aries, we may also have added energy and courage to deal with any of those endings that are often associated with a Lunar Eclipse.  We may also include gaining a better perspective regarding what we have learned from our experiences over the past year.

Although we’ve already covered a lot of information, there’s more.  The time of the Sag Full Moon is very active astrologically.  Here are some of the other aspects that could help us or hinder us during this time:

  • The ongoing square (90°) between Saturn and Uranus is still in effect. Some of the “truth” that is brought to light by the lunar eclipse may have to do with a conflict between our need for stability/structure and our need for freedom/independence.  Hopefully, some of the intuitive insights we receive during this time will help us better see how to meet both of these needs because both are essential in our lives.  However, the square tells us that we need to be willing to change what needs to be changed (Uranus) and to do it in a way that is slow and steady so the more traditional Saturn doesn’t freak out.
  • At the time of the Full Moon, Mercury is conjunct (0°) Venus in Gemini, which will support all our relationships. Gemini loves to talk, so this could be a very social time.  However, with Venus intertwined with Mercury, we will all prefer to talk about what we love, and we won’t be very interested in topics that we aren’t interested in.  Laughing and working with others is also highlighted.
  • Unfortunately, Venus in Gemini is also in a very close square (90°) to Neptune in Pisces. This could cause us to not be able to think as clearly as we would like because Neptune can cause the fog to roll in or to put on rose-colored glasses.  Seeing “the truth” is one of the gifts of this lunar eclipse, and it would be a wasted opportunity if we chose to deny or ignore what we need to see.   With Venus being involved in the square, this could indicate that this truth may be related to a relationship or our finances.  In either case, it may be best to postpone any major decisions until the “fog” of Neptune clears in a few days.  We also need to be careful around the time of the Full Mon to avoid falling into Neptune’s lower expression of playing the victim/martyr and/or abusing substances.
  • Mars is in an opposition (180°) to Pluto, but this aspect doesn’t become exact until Wednesday, June 2. This means that we will be feeling the impact of this aspect both around the Full Moon and afterwards.  Mars is currently in Cancer, which means we may be going through emotional ups and down.  Additionally, we may also very concerned about issues related to safety.  The opposition to Pluto may, unfortunately, exacerbate these issues and cause us to react more powerfully than we may have intended if our security feels threatened.  If triggered, it’s a good time to breathe and/or take a “time out” to cool off.
  • Interestingly, Mars is also in a supportive trine (120°) to Neptune. This could help us to courageously take actions (Mars) based on our intuition (Neptune), especially if those actions involve compassion or addressing the needs of those in need.  Creativity activities are very likely a great outlet for our energy, which may help us tap into those intuitive insights that the Universe is so eager to bring to us right now.

On Saturday, May 29, Mercury begins its second of three retrograde periods this year.  It will continue until June 21.  As usual, there is no need to panic.  These retrograde periods are important times for us to mentally review and reexamine what has recently been happening in our lives.  The reason Mercury retrograde gets a “bad rap” is because our attention is drawn inward; consequently, our focus isn’t on our external communication.  During this 3-week period, it is always recommended that we carefully proofread emails/documents/contracts and double-check that all plans/itineraries are accurate.  We also need to be patient with ourselves and those around us when it comes to oral communication because we may say something without thinking it through.  Patience may be required, but the important inner work being done now will help pave the way for a clearer path forward.

On Wednesday, June 2, Venus moves out of Gemini and into Cancer, where it will remain for about 3 weeks (until June 28).  When Venus is in the sign of the crab, we tend to become more nurturing and protective of those we love, which can include ourselves.  However, this placement can also result in being overly cautious or self-protective.  We need to find a balance between making sure we feel safe and allowing those we care about to have access to us so they can benefit from the loving energy that we have to offer.  If we are in a romantic relationship, this is a time when we are feeling especially cuddly, devoted, and tender, but only if we feel safe and secure with the person.

Overall, the many astrological events occurring around the time of this Sagittarius Full Moon are urging us to let the messages from the Divine flow.  Although we can (and should) use the available air/mental energy to evaluate what comes to us intuitively, we do need to avoid “getting into our head”.  The proverbial chicken (intuition) comes before the egg (logic) during the time around the Full Moon.  If we can do this, then we can take advantage of the total lunar eclipse and SuperMoon, which will help us see what we need to let go of so we can embrace something new.

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THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN BY

  • Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM

  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)

REMINDER

  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.

FULL MOON

Full Moon at 6° of Sagittarius

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 4:13 a.m. PDT
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7:13 a.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 11:13 a.m. GMT

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