The Sun entered Gemini on May 20, and no sooner is he dipping his toe into the sign of the twins, then BAM! along comes a Sagittarius Full Moon opposition!
To make matters even more exciting (and some might say worse), the Sagittarius Moon will join up with Mars (currently retrograde) and oppose the newly Geminian Sun.
Ok, so what does that mean?
Bear with me here, gentle reader, as I attempt to sum it all up in a way that makes sense to you all.
Gemini Sun & The Small Picture
I remember one of my first astrology teachers referring to those who carry a lot of Gemini energy as “dot collectors.”
This was so, she explained, because the Gemini archetype is associated with collecting and passing information. Those who carry Gemini energy in their soul’s energetic makeup are generally curious, inquisitive, loquacious, and often entertaining communicators.
Because they’re capable of collecting so much information and passing it on to others, they can be great writers, lecturers, teachers, broadcasters, entertainers, etc.–not to mention a fun addition to your next cocktail party!
What they may lack, however, is the capability to put all these puzzle pieces together into a whole picture.
Anyone who’s ever gone to a movie on the recommendation of a friend and hated it, only to find out later that the friend simply took a recommendation from the friend of a friend of a friend—or better yet, the guy on the grocery line—knows what I’m talking about!
Anyone reading this familiar with the childhood game of “telephone,” where you whisper a phrase into the ear of a child, who whispers it to the next child, and so on? Well, at the end of the line the final child almost always gives voice to a phrase vastly different from the original one!
With Gemini energy around, there is room for much information but also potential for little connection to a whole. Or, put another way, simply because there’s a lot of information rolling around, the certainty that we may draw an accurate conclusion from that information ain’t necessarily so…
Sagittarius Full Moon & The Big Picture
Lest you begin to think I’m focusing only on the downside of Gemini energy, let me stop you right there! The Gemini capability to gather up the bits and pieces in and of our lives is important!
This aligns with our capability and to figure out how to fit these pieces into a broader spectrum–one that carries greater meaning–in alignment with its polar opposite, Sagittarius energy.
As the Sagittarius Moon waxes full at 1 degree 13 minutes of the sign of higher consciousness, we are called to look at how all those bits and pieces of our lives translate into a bigger picture theme.
The opportunity arises with this Sagittarius Full Moon to do some deep thinking about your overall themes and the purpose of your life.
As a writing coach and editor, often I find that writers gotta write, but that they can be totally out of touch with the bigger, broader themes of their work. Often this surprises me, but it’s so common that I don’t let that get in the way of an individual’s need for creative expression, whatever the medium!
Now is an opportunity for us all to dig deeply into the what’s and the why’s of doing what we do! What’s it all about, Alfie? Is there a rhyme or reason to our being, or is all of life random bits and pieces, flotsam and jetsam as they say, with no real inter-connectedness?
And if you’re a writer/author, creative, and/or intuitive, now is the time to hone in on not exactly what it is that you want to express, but rather what—when you put it all together—the form of your expression means!
Sadge Moon Conjunct Mars Opposite Gemini Sun
Much is being made of this lunation, for as the Sagittarius Moon conjoins with retrograde Mars, and they both oppose a Sun newly in Gemini, the energy is ripe for irritability, arguments, and the like.
The degree of this lunation, however, represents Mars opposition to the Sun as part of its every two-year, two-month retrograde cycle. Erin Sullivan, author of “Retrograde Planets,” regards this particular stage of the Mars retrograde cycle as one which brings out into the light unconscious energy.
“Wherever Mars is transiting retrograde we are contacting deep seated and often disguised forms of rage, passion, heat, energy, raw libido, and ambition,” writes Sullivan. “We might not be consciously aware of what is stirring deep within the psyche, but feelings moods, events, and circumstances around the time of transiting Sun-Mars opposition identify a specific area which needs to come to conscious awareness.
“Psychologically, it is necessary to expel the festering energy in order to become a more productive person,” Sullivan adds.
Full Moons always represent a time of release. If this lunation occurs on or close to any planets or other sensitive points in your chart you will doubtless feel it and see it with more immediate intensity than others.
The “drama” of any event now will occur in the houses in which the Sagittarius Full Moon falls. Watch for events of a martial nature out in the world as well…
So, what in your life needs to be brought out into the light of consciousness? What irksome issues have you swept under the rug for the sake of peace, or because you’ve felt too impotent to fight them successfully or unable to rise to the occasion for some other reason?
What may seem on the surface to be a random argument, irritability, or outright conflagration is actually the external representation of how your puzzle pieces fit together to form a bigger whole as you continue to figure out what’s actually worth fighting for…
So batten down the hatches, but prepare to learn how something you may deem trivial or superficial factors ultimately into the bigger picture of you life and its overall purpose.
It’s time to wake up, and the Sagittarius archer is pointing his arrow directly at you! How you perceive that action—whether you choose to run and hide, face the music, own up, spit it out, or just generally REACT in a way that serves your higher purpose—only you can determine in the end…
Through it all, however, try to remember there’s ALWAYS a bigger picture!
Stay tuned for Part 2 and tomorrow’s shift in motion from retrograde to direct of Mercury in Taurus and how that fits into this Sagittarius Full Moon energy as well!