We are having a Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 29th 2018 at 2:20pm Universal Time. This marks the peak of the Moon cycle which initiated on May 15th when we had a New Moon in Taurus. The energies of a Full Moon may start to become noticeable in the days leading up to it and in the days following, however, it is strongest in the 12 hours before and after. Full Moons also influence how things play out over following two weeks.
As discussed in some of my previous content, Uranus had entered Taurus on May 15th when the last New Moon occurred. It is possible that some of the things that have transpired over the last two weeks may be the beginning of something that will develop and continue to play out for the next 1-2 years.
This depends if Uranus is making strong connections to planets and points in your natal birth chart between now and August. It is possible that there could of been seeds planted or new awareness of something literally occurring on May 15th that may be directly related to how this energy may unfold for you.
Full Moon In Sagittarius Opposite Sun In Gemini
We have been in Gemini season since May 20th/21st which will last until the solstice on June 21st when the Sun enters Cancer. Gemini is an Air sign ruled by Mercury. It is social, communicative, articulate, curious, clever, informative, quick witted, and dualistic. Negatively, it can be gossipy, inconsistent, superficial, insincere, and too much in the mind without consideration of the heart.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius is opposing the Gemini energy. Sagittarius is a Fire sign ruled by Jupiter. It is adventurous, worldly, philosophical, idealistic, jovial, passionate, optimistic, expansive, outspoken, and free spirited. It is also associated with beliefs, travel, publishing, and marketing. Negatively it can be arrogant, preachy, exaggerating, irresponsible, reckless, and can overdo things without taking potential consequences into consideration.
Both Gemini and Sagittarius are both associated with learning, information, and teaching. The difference between the two is that Sagittarius is more broad minded and invested in its own experiential or idealistic perspective. Gemini is more factual with information and details, generally from other sources, but may lack development in its own perspective. Also Gemini represents more of the local and immediate environment, while Sagittarius is the world at large. Both signs can be adaptable yet scattered.
The Sun is aligned with the star Aldebaran and Moon is aligned with Antares which are both known as ‘Royal Stars’. I generally only consider major stars when doing natal astrology with clients, but not frequently in my articles because their influence and meaning is not as relatable as other astrological factors. However, this Full Moon being tightly aligned with stars like this is rare and could suggest that some of the oppositional energy can also play out noticeably around us among leaders and influential people.
Full Moon Square Neptune Which Is In A Water Grand Trine
This Full Moon is applying a wide square to Neptune in Pisces. This can stimulate confusion which can also be between our emotional needs and ego needs, or between ourselves and others. It some cases it can debilitate actions, direction, drive, as well as amplify the already potentially scattered energy of the signs involved in this Full Moon. Neptune can also trigger escapism, avoidance, clumsiness, and flaky energy. If you have to do any tasks that are important for you to be mentally attentive, you may need to put extra effort in doing so to avoid problems. This period can be similar to Mercury Retrograde.
Sagittarius’ ruler Jupiter is in a trine with Neptune which strengthens the positive qualities of this planet. This can also be expansive, experiential, and productive with creative, spiritual, or compassionate pursuits. It can even have a magical vibe. Both the Full Moon in Sagittarius and the Neptune configurations work best when we consider the big picture, get out of our heads (when appropriate), overcome our fears, flow with challenges, and trust our intuition/feelings.
Venus in Cancer is also connected to Jupiter and Neptune forming a water grand trine. Growth, emotional bonding, and deep connections in some of our relationships can be a theme. This energy is strongest on June 1st and potentially June 2nd for those in eastern parts of the world.
Although this Full Moon has a lot of this potentially scattered energy, it is in a semi-sextile with Saturn in Capricorn. Emotional consideration of the big picture can be helpful now towards what we are building in our lives or in how we address commitments and responsibilities.
This Full Moon is also in an aspect with the Lunar Nodes, triggering the themes of the previous and upcoming eclipses in the Leo-Aquarius axis. This combined with Mars in Aquarius close to the South Node is emphasizing the need to operating more from the heart and following what we are passionate about as opposed to acting with our minds.
Mercury At The Last Degree of Taurus, Moving Into Gemini Trine Mars
Mercury is at the last degree of Taurus about to change into its own sign in Gemini. We may feel like we need to finish something that involves communication or some sort of practical or thorough mental pursuit. It could also potentially have to do with money, values, physical needs/applications or even food related.
Mercury enters Gemini 9.5 hours after this Full Moon and will move towards a trine with Mars which will occur May 31st to June 1st. That period can be a mentally productive period, and our physical actions can be more in sync with our minds. Communications with others can also be energetic and productive.
With Mars slowing down to go retrograde in less then a month, it is possible that actions taken at this time may be connected to what will be going on throughout much of the summer. Mars retrogrades are a process that will facilitate changes and adjustments in our drive, assertiveness, action, aggression, and sexuality.
Things To Consider During This Period
What is the big picture for you and what do you need to take into consideration while addressing the details of your life? How can you expand and broaden your horizons to help you build the life you want? What actions can you take to help you with your spiritual growth? What part of your life is calling for transformation? Do you need to be more adaptable/fluid while being less rigid in your routine?
Have you been wanting to make some big changes over the last few weeks to liberate you from a situation? Or has anything been occurring in your life over the last month to help to facilitate that process? If so, then this Full Moon may be a period to really take that into consideration by listening to your feelings and get out of your head about what could be holding you back.
These are just some examples of what to consider at this time. If you wish to do any sort of intentional release connected to what comes up, it is best to do so anytime over the two weeks following this Full Moon when it is waning. If you are into health and detoxification, this waning period can also be a good time to initiate any type of liver cleanse or protocol. The exact moment of this Full Moon is on May 29th at 2:20pm Universal Time. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.
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