This full moon in Sagittarius is an especially yummy one for me. My natal moon is in Sagittarius and I feel this placement helps to fire my spiritual knowing as well as my love for travel, for exploring the inner and outer worlds with a fiery zest. Sagittarius is a fire sign and it marks the start of the alchemical cycle of the zodiac where the elements are expressed as a “becoming” - as in Sagittarius has “become” fire, spirit, that thing that creatively moves through all life in an eagerness to explore and become… heart becoming more heart in a deep and creatively explosive way. Aries is the raw new exploration of fire as we experience in our youth and Leo is about an adult mastery of fire, but Sagittarius is the wise embodiment of the element that an elder would show. It is also ruled by Jupiter, which adds to its expansive energy of joy and richness.
This moon reflects a Gemini sun. Gemini has similar elements of seeking and exploration, but is much more on an intellectual level, represented by the air element. Where Sagittarius plays with spirit, Gemini plays with ideas. And ideas can be full of paradox and uncertainty which actually serves to create new possibilities and inventive forms of thought. This season has shown me that nature holds no permanent form - blossoms wilt and all of the amazing greening we see around us now will eventually go back to the earth. What I have been surprised to learn is that the truest expression of an undistorted Gemini energy plays with these paradoxes from a deep sense of devotion, a heart and mind that is open to the world with a profound desire to touch the ineffable. It is like Gemini is the space between things, the primordial void where all possibilities are held, and Sagittarius is the spirit that emerges from the void into the dance of spiritual creativity and exploration. Ruled by Mercury, the messenger, who has an independent flare, but is extremely relational, albeit sometimes in a superficial way. Mercury holds a curiosity about all things that can be gossipy at times, but at the heart of the matter is a dedication to the possibility that existence holds.
We are also in the time when the hawthorn have been blooming. They represent the threshold between human and faery realms. It is through the mind, more specifically the imagination, that this threshold is crossed. Gemini knows how to play in these imaginal realms and Sagittarius has the spiritual heart to navigate them. There are tales of musicians going to the faery hills to learn new songs and this full moon is imbued with the energy of this kind of cross-boundary exploration.
This particular moon has a particular influence from Neptune (square the moon), which I’ve been experiencing over the past few days as a cloudiness, haziness and even fatigue. I’ve been wanting to be in the dream world more than normal. During our authentic movement session yesterday (shout out to Rebecca) our collective work helps me fine tune this haziness and hone it into a creative dreaminess. So tuning into the body and allowing the more subconscious, flowing, dreamy parts of ourselves come online can be supportive to your experience of this moon.
This full moon holds a lot of passion, creativity and possibilities. Our work may be to open ourselves to the play of this energy while grounding it and embodying it. Enjoy the exploration!
My thoughts on the path of deep animist relationship