Monday, 20 June 2016
Today's Full Moon in Sagittarius at 29 degrees also coincides with the Summer Solstice , Monday 20th June. Tomorrow is the longest day of the year and so light may be shed on matters that have felt like they have been brewing and needed attention. This is the second full Moon in Sagittarius of this season (the last was a month ago) Remember the Full Moon can make things feel generally more intense or 'buzzy', as emotions run higher, with increased sensitivities people may feel crazier or more extremely, so it's generally a good rule of thumb not to act on these feelings until a few weeks later when things have settled down. As Sagittarius is an energetic, sporty sign people may feel more get up and go, or a desire for adventure. As it's a straight forward sign people may be extra blunt and lack diplomacy. As Sagittarius is an idealistic, freedom loving, moralistic sign that is forward looking, people may feel a desire to expand their horizons or that there must be something bigger and better than the now. Sagittarius could cause people to get on their moral high horse but not do as they preach. On a plus side this Full Moon in Sagittarius this second time around could help illuminate us about personal truths and ideals and what we want to strive for in a spiritual sense or as a desire to expand one's knowledge or a need for deeper meaning to life, beyond the material. Epiphanies are possible. Sagittarius Moon in opposition to the Sun and Venus in Gemini suggests over analysing won't do one much favours but neither will blind optimism. This Sagittarius/Gemini polarity could be make people feel highly strung, restless, cause insomnia, increased good humour, a desire to be sociable and carelessly avoid responsibilities but Saturn square Neptune Retrograde won't negate the confusion and push/pull between serious responsibilities, boundaries versus fantasy, illusion, mysticism and escapism A fear of failure or responsibility may be experienced by some people with a need to escape the harsh reality of the world. Neptune is about the imagination so in challenging aspect to Saturn our imaginations can run riot, thinking pessimistically or the worst. Or Saturn square Neptune Retrograde could be felt as longing for a fantasy or remembering the past with rose coloured. Be aware recreational drugs, alcohol and medications can exacerbate delusion and a grip with reality; other worldly or romantic pursuits could seem favourable compared to the mundane. If one can strive for a balance between the two, the imagination could give form to something concrete. If you succumb to Neptune Retrograde you may have a cold harsh reality check post November, as the illusion is shattered. Basically it's been a very tough several weeks and once Mars turns direct on 29th June (it's been retrograde since April 17th, give it a week or so to resume properly forward), it will hopefully feel like things can move forward and plans can be carried out, full steam ahead. The plus side of Neptune retrograde from June 17th to November 20th 2016 is heightened intuition, deep inner soul searching and the veil being thinner between the conscious and the subconscious.
Sunday, 5 June 2016
An intense, unusual New Moon at 14 degrees Gemini today, 5th June 2016, due to the challenging grand cross that is triggered by it. As this grand cross involves mutable signs (Sun, Venus, Moon in Gemini, Saturn in Sagittarius, Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Virgo) trying to go with the flow and adapt to necessary changes will help. Don't be surprised if many people feel scattered energies, confusion, chaos, lost and an anticipation of change on the horizon. It can be exciting but also very unsettling. With so many big shifts and oppositions and squares in the sky, the way you may feel or be effected will depend on your individual birth chart and the houses (areas of life) that are engaging these dominant outer planets. New Moons usually highlight a positive time to set new intentions but with so many other over powering influences this month it's more like a New Moon heralding bigger changes. With the Sun, Moon and Venus all in Gemini one would expect a light hearted, sociable feel but with this Moon in opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius people may be feeling a range of fluctuating feelings from vulnerability to defensiveness. With Jupiter in opposition to Neptune, extreme desires to escape. Neptune in Pisces square Saturn in Sagittarius could be felt as fears about the future or fears of what the outcomes could be. Other possible ways the Moon in opposition to Saturn square Neptune could be felt as big dreams that could lead to disillusionments or disappointments or plans that felt possible could turn out to be thwarted. There are so many other ways these many influences could be experienced. But just a few examples should relay how confusing and hard this grand cross is. Even the Sun square Jupiter (a planet of bonhomie and expansion) could mean blind faith and optimism are felt and then the Moon Square Saturn can be depression or melancholy so swinging between different polarities and emotions is possible too this month. Plus don't forget Gemini is a very changeable sign, with the Sun, Venus and Moon here. Finding new ways to express yourself and learning adaptability may be valuable tools to embrace. The positive thing about Grand Crosses (whether natal or transitory) the challenges bring about change, healing and transformation. Themes for this grand cross are communication (Gemini), truth and reality (Saturn in Sagittarius), Illusions and dreams (Neptune in Pisces) and adventures and philosophy, healing and service to others (Jupiter in Virgo/North Node)