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Lightheartedness & Play: Welcome the Full Moon in Sagittarius

With the sun transiting airy Gemini, Sunday’s lovely full moon will be in the twins' opposing sign; fiery Sagittarius (exact June 4th at 05.41 CET) 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 by teaming up with playful Sagittarius, there should be nothing stopping us from getting our ideas out there. Sagittarius is all about expanding our horizons, 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 heaven's beneficiaries, expansive and lucky Jupiter, fullness, and completion are on the table.

No matter how easygoing the energies may be, though, 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 is on a quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon the “here and now.” Where Gemini is quite comfortable at home, contemplating different ideas without any immediate plans of action, bold and bright Sagittarius encourages us to venture far beyond our comfort zone and preferably took the leap yesterday.

Thus, many may consider Sagittarius a bit too reckless or lighthearted, but it is essential to remember that the archer - always searching for individual meaning and spiritual growth - is also wise and expansive. Sagittarius’ happy-go-lucky energy comes from its unwavering faith in the Universe and trusts 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 about finding a balance between thoughts and action at this time. And even though both sun and moon form a rather annoying square to stern Saturn, don’t let that stop you from enjoying the lighter summer months and having some fun around this full moon. Life is, after all, an adventure, so whatever you do, don’t stagnate! The moon’s positive aspect to feisty Mars might help with just that, so why not add a little passion while you’re at it?

Remember to breathe, though. As always, under the full moon, it is essential to create space for you to step back and take deep breaths in stillness and contemplation. Let the everyday drama be and connect with your heart. Where have your life brought you this far? What have you learned? What do you know to be true? Take a moment to jot it all down and reflect on what you have learned and how far you have come. It may not be where you thought you would be at this point, but that doesn’t mean where you are is not where you are supposed to be. We are always guided. We are always on the path. So rather than being frustrated that you are not … let go of the reins and be curious about where life will take you. Celebrate your triumphs and victories, laugh at your mistakes and how strong you have made yourself.

Embrace Sagittarius and Jupiter’s larger-than-life energy for all it’s worth, and 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 most significant potential, stepping up to your soul’s path. Every now and then, we must 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 makes you feel alive! You are here to be the best version of yourself 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 go for it! Flow with your life, make decisions from your heart, and you cannot go wrong.

Happy full moon, lovelies!

Tonje xx

PS! If you want to dive deeper into all this incredible magic and more, Kate Murphy and I are hosting the MYSTICA 100h Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in the fall (September 29th - October 8th): A Yoga Teacher Training that embodies and honors the seasons, the cycles, and the magic of the phases - both in nature and in our bodies.Click HERE to learn more

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