With the sun transiting airy Gemini, Friday’s lovely full moon will be in the twins opposing sign; fiery Sagittarius. Starting to shift our focus from earthy Taurus’ basic survival needs and the primal energy of last month’s rather intense Scorpio moon, this month will bring some much-needed lightheartedness and a spark of renewed energy and purpose.
Ruled by messenger Mercury, Gemini brings life to our ideas and thoughts, and teaming up with firestarter Sagittarius, there should be nothing stopping us from getting our ideas out there. Sagittarius is all about expanding our horizon, and the generous archer loves to give advice and share experiences, always encouraging us to better understand and broaden our perception of the world. Communication, attitude, and our sense of adventure will all be strongly connected to this full moon, and with Sagittarius being ruled by one of the heavens beneficiaries, expansive and lucky Jupiter, fullness and completion are on the table.
No matter how easygoing the energies may be, it is important to remember that a full moon is always Sun opposing Moon, highlighting opposing forces in our life. Polarities are rarely easy, and ,thus, the time of the full moon will always bring the challenge of balancing the representing opposing energies, and even though both Gemini and Sagittarius are considered to be in the “lighter” end of the zodiac spectrum, there are still challenges to be found.
To Sagittarius, airy Gemini can come across as a bit too indecisive and superficial. Gemini, only brushing the surface of topics, knows something about everything, while fiery, passionate Sagittarius are on a quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon the “here and now”. Where Gemini is quite comfortable at home, spending time contemplating ideas from here and into the unforeseeable future, bold and bright Sagittarius encourages us to venture far beyond our comfort zone, and preferably took the leap yesterday. Many may consider Sagittarius a bit too reckless or lighthearted, but it is important to remember that the archer, always in search of individual meaning and spiritual growth, is also wise and expansive. Sagittarius’ happy-go-lucky energy simply comes from its unwavering faith in the Universe and trusting that it will all work out as it’s meant to. Like the first card of the Tarot deck, The Fool, Sagittarius is comfortable stepping out into the unknown, and more easily than others find the courage to take that first leap of faith that is so crucial for getting started on our soul’s journey. Find your equilibrium though. Not being able to walk your talk is no good, but neither is action without thought, so be cautious to find a balance between thoughts and action at this time. That being said, life is an adventure, so whatever you do, don’t stagnate! (Said the girl with her Rising + Moon, Mars, Uranus and Neptune in Sag).
There is a shadow side to this full moon though. Saturn, the stern teacher of the cosmos, is currently transiting Sagittarius, and conjunct Friday’s full moon, Saturn is pushing the breaks on this otherwise expansive sign. Where Jupiter is synonymous with luck and abundance, Saturn, the planet of discipline and maturity, is synonymous with restriction, symbolizing all those hard lessons in life. You might want to fight it, but trust me, disciplined Saturn will make sure that you do your karmic homework. But if you have been paying attention in class, clearing out your old shit and committed to your inner work, you may find this full moon to be one of those moments where you’ll have a major breakthrough. And as you step up to your highest potential, you may suddenly find that those pieces of your life that has been on hold for a while, now magically falls into place, bringing with it a sense of newfound peace.
See if you can keep an open mind through this transition, and dare to expand and open, as the more you learn to live life with the flow, instead of fighting your way upstream, the easier your process will be. 2017 being a year of new beginnings, and this full moon symbolizing the midway point, this is a time where things could really start to speed up and fall into place for you to dive into this new chapter of your life. Dare to question what you know to be true, and find the courage to expand into a newer, better, bolder version of you: Feel more, love more, and embrace the opportunities around you.
With love planet Venus in a sensual meeting with grounded Taurus, there is no reason not to make the love of this moon a lasting one. Make sure you don’t get too possessive though. Holding on to someone we love is definitely our tendency with Venus in Taurus, but as we all know, love works best when it can flow freely. And with Sagittarius’ ruler, Jupiter, transiting relationship-oriented Libra as we speak, there should be no excuses not to embrace some positive planetary juju, and get inspired to fall in love with yourself, your partner and the world. It’s all pretty amazing after all!
Embrace Jupiter’s larger than life energy, and simply expand into all that you can be. Feel the excitement and joy of being a little reckless, and ignore anyone who wants to dull your sparkle. This full moon is your opportunity to reach your greatest potential, stepping up to your soul’s path. Every now and then we have to consider whether we are in the right place to facilitate the growth and expansion we need, and the truth is that sometimes we will have to go far beyond familiar ground to find a place called home. Harness the bold and joyous Sagittarius energy, and take a leap of faith. This is a time to let go of perfection, and be unapologetically who you really are, knowing that the moment you accept yourself fully, the world does too.
More than anything; do what makes you happy. Do what makes you healthy and strong. Do what make you feel alive! You are here to be the best version of you and to live your life to the fullest, everything else is secondary. Use the powerful manifesting energy of the full moon, visualize your dreams, and find the courage to just go for it! Flow with your life, make decisions from your heart, and you cannot go wrong. Your destiny is unfolding. Get ready to be moon struck!