Once, sometimes twice, each year the Full Moon in Sagittarius comes around to shine light on the bigger picture and to help us to gain greater perspective on the events of our lives. It shows us that everything we create in this world is the sum of all of its parts, and it helps to refresh our memory as to why we do the things we do. The Full Moon in Sagittarius shows us exactly how our daily efforts and communications collaborate to help us to achieve our most optimistic hopes and dreams.
This Full Moon marks the culmination point of the lunar cycle that began with the New Moon in Gemini on May 25th, which was a time when many of us felt as though we had a variety of compelling options placed in front of us. Sagittarius is the sign of the archer, who aims his arrow in a way that is very focused and purposeful at a single destination that lies ahead. Friday’s Full Moon represents a time when we have chosen the target on which we will aim our arrow— we are simply waiting for divine timing to guide us toward the point of release.
This particular Full Moon in Sagittarius is special in that this is the final time the Full Moon will illuminate Saturn during its transit through Sagittarius. The Moon in conjunction with Saturn highlights all of the hard work we’ve been putting in to connect with our most expansive, long-term goals from a place of integrity. Now is a time when many of us may begin seeing the results of all of the effort we’ve diligently been putting in toward our most far-reaching plans and goals. We may be recognized for our work in some way or begin to reap some of the benefits of all that we have done. This Full Moon marks an important time when we can take a step back to see the bigger picture to appreciate how far we’ve come while re-evaluating the all of the work we still have to do.
The most interesting aspect involved in this Full Moon is the incredibly tight inconjunct between the Sun in Gemini and Pluto in Capricorn. This aspect brings to light unresolved issues involving power and control that prompt us to show up simply to play a role in order to fit into a certain paradigm or structure— ultimately leading us to act outside of our integrity. We may do this as a way of maintaining control by mitigating uncertainty (e.g. “If I keep my head down and follow along with a certain belief system or set of rules, I won’t ruffle any feathers and will know exactly what to expect.”), however, acting from a place of rigid and dogmatic thinking will ultimately restrict our freedom and prevent us from taking advantage of important opportunities as they arise. The key here is to take a step back and see things from a broader perspective. This Full Moon marks a time when we must learn to face our fears, let go of limiting, dogmatic belief systems, and begin to face uncertainty head-on with courage and integrity.
Wishing you all a beautiful and expansive Full Moon! :)