The upcoming Full Moon in Sagittarius arrives on 5 June and is also an Eclipse. A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, to be precise, which means that the themes of culmination and release that are usually associated with Full Moons will be felt even more intensely. Occurring at 15 degrees of Sagittarius, you will feel this eclipse if you have natal planets or points between 12 and 18 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).
Eclipses are powerful and relentless: no stone is left un-turned, no truth remains untold. Even more so when the Eclipse occurs in the sign of Sagittarius, known for its eagerness to speak the truth and find the meaning in everything.
Ruled by buoyant, boisterous Jupiter, Sagittarius also lords over optimism, faith and, most importantly, belief. The narratives we stick to because they suit our worldview, the opinions we stand by, the moral compass we rely on.
However, given that the Nodes of the Moon have recently changed signs and the North Node is currently transiting Gemini, which puts the South Node in Sagittarius, we are being called to examine the least constructive ways in which we express and convey the Sagittarian energy, and to rediscover our innate curiosity in order to balance dogmatism, blind faith and indoctrination.
Happening less than fifteen degrees from the South Node itself, this Full Moon and Eclipse is bound to bring to light our limiting beliefs, our unconscious programming, and everything that we are being called to unlearn in order to gain a deeper, clearer understanding of the reality that surrounds us.
This Full Moon will be involved in a mutable T-square, together with the Sun/Venus conjunction in Gemini, and the Mars/Neptune conjunction in Pisces. So it’s safe to say this is not going to be an Eclipse for the faint of heart! Venus in Gemini is currently Retrograde, which brings our focus on the insights that are emerging from our process of re-evaluation and re-assessment of our relationships.
The shift in perspective that will occur under the Full Moon in Sagittarius is likely to be tied to the breakthrough moments we’ve experienced in regards to the people we associate with and the way we communicate our wants and needs to them. Depending on the extent to which these realizations deviate from the narrative we uphold, the need to adjust our perspective and start seeing things differently might come up with vigorous urgency.
However, with the Mars/Neptune conjunction at the apex of the T-square, we are probably not going to get a clear-cut answer, not anytime soon. In fact, this tense formation suggests that, sometimes, to understand the world and our place within it means coming to terms with the reality of not knowing.
Jupiter, ruler of this Full Moon, is currently retrograde as well, inching closer to Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, and hinting at the buried, unconscious, unseen layers we’re yet to unpack before we can catch a glimpse of the big picture.
The era of basing our self-worth on what we think we know, our education, our indoctrination, is coming to an end. It’s time to take the blinders off, turn the page and begin a new chapter, one that sees us stepping back from the role of protagonists to once again become co-creators, seekers, listeners.
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This article is by Cristina Rombi who also blogs at Zodiac Poetry Astrology.