On Friday June 13th there is a Full Moon in the sign of Sagittarius. Full Moons are time when the seeds planted on the New Moon reach maturity. The New Moon associated with this Full Moon was the New Moon in Gemini that occurred on May 28th.
As we look at this Full Moon we have an awareness concerning what information and experience we base our belief systems upon. On the information side of things the Sun in Gemini shines the light on the data we are receiving from our interaction with the world. This interaction is mediated by Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury. Which, at the time of this Full Moon is moving retrograde in Cancer. Mercury is how we take in information and when retrograde we take information in and mull it over. Nothing is really taken at face value with Mercury retrograde. Those soul’s born with this in their chart can certainly attest to that. With Mercury in Cancer we must the information we receive through the filter of our emotions. Mercury retrograde requires us to look within for answers.
On the Sagittarius side of the equation we look to how our beliefs create our reality. The ruling planet of Sagittarius is Jupiter which is also in Cancer. In fact Jupiter has been in Cancer for almost a year now. And as the planet of understanding we have come to understand a lot about how we were nurtured, or not in some cases through our family of origin. We have also come to appreciate that all our current relationships are colored by our experiences as a child within our family.
Jupiter is part of a grand water trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces. Here we can sense the connections between how society has effected our family and how in turn we have been wounded by this. Living in a patriarchal society were feelings make you crazy and exploration of the body sinful, sets up a no-win situation for everyone. How can we expect to be whole when ½ or our experiences are denigrated?
This Grand Trine gives us an opportunity to understand, forgive and let go. Or it can further imbed us into the feelings of victimization, depression and blame. The choice is ours.
The fact that the Moon at 23 degrees of Sagittarius is inconjunct (an irritating, crisis producing aspect) to Jupiter at 23 degrees of Cancer, points to the need for us to make adjustments in the way we think about our family, our freedom, and our philosophy. The blame game is over, once we understand this, it is up to us to move on and when challenged to do it differently.
There is a vast chasm between knowing and doing. Doing is also seen in the Full Moon chart as Mars the Planet of doing is in a Cardinal T-square with Pluto and Uranus. In fact tomorrow Mars makes the last of 3 Last ¼ squares with Pluto (First one was on December 30, 2013; the second on April 23, 2014) which is a crisis in the way we think about our desire nature. Does society truly reflect what we have come to know through our experience? The other parts of this T-square Mars in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries brings us an awareness of how we must relate in a different way. In a way that allows us to appreciate each other’s uniqueness while still working for the common good. And the last part of this T-square, Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries is the engine of the change we find ourselves in. Requiring us to evolve at an unprecedented pace. Taking actions to build a new world, based on the principles that were born of the mid 60’s.
We are in uncharted territory. We are creating as we go. The old rules no longer apply if we wish to survive and thrive. The heavens have a story for us, one of healing understanding, balance and courage. We can do this, yet we must work together to do so. Be at peace with who you are and you will be at peace with others and we will make it work.