On June 4th, 2023, we have a Full Moon at 13° Sagittarius.
Every time we have a Full Moon in Sagittarius – and that’s once a year – the expansion, truth-seeking Sagittarius inside each one of us lits up.
Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius wants to find THE truth. Not any truth – but that type of truth that it’s absolute and encompasses all truths.
Sagittarius is our quest for meaning. Half-answers, half-truths are unsatisfactory to Sagittarius. There must be ONE truth that is so encompassing, that when found, it answers all life’s mysteries.
Perhaps that’s why big things like religion, philosophy, morals, or law are archetypally connected to Sagittarius.
If Sagittarius doesn’t have that deep inner knowing, if things don’t ‘click’ or fall into place, Sagittarius will keep searching.
Full Moons in Sagittarius are an invitation to connect with that energy – with the truth-seeker inside each one of us.
Full Moon In Sagittarius – The Aspects
Of course, not all Full Moons in Sagittarius are the same. The Full Moon always makes different aspects with different planets, so there are no two Sagittarius Full Moons exactly the same.
This time, the Full Moon in Sagittarius is trine Mars in Leo, and square Saturn in Pisces.
There’s so undenying friction coming from the Saturn square. The aspect is separating, so we are well aware of where the friction is coming from. But then there’s also the freeing, go-ahead energy of the Mars trine.
This Full Moon in Sagittarius reminds me of the saying:
“The truth will set you free – but first, it will piss you off”.
There’s something about the nature of truth that’s always a bit annoying at first. Finding “the truth” means we discover something that goes against what we believed to be true. And that’s uncomfortable. But ultimately, because there is such a thing as “the truth” – the real truth, in Sagittarius terms, will always set us free.
There’s something about the nature of truth – whether it’s pleasant, or unpleasant – that feels right, and sets us free.
Why? Because truth – in Sagittarius terms – means an alignment with the universe. When we live in truth – we live in alignment – and this feels right. When we live a lie – we live in misalignment – and this feels wrong.
I love this saying because it captures very well our everyday journeys to adulthood, when we embark on micro-journeys of self-discovery, learning from our experiences every single day.
The ruler of the Full Moon, Jupiter, is conjunct the North Node. There is a door waiting to be opened. There is a threshold waiting to be crossed. Jupiter conjunct the North Node is an invitation to do things differently. We can no longer tell ourselves the same old story. Deep inside, we know it’s time to move on.
Mercury is conjunct Uranus, inviting us to trust the divine download. Or our gut, how a Taurus would call it.
Sagittarius vs. Taurus – Quincunx-Based Signs
We have a Full Moon in Sagittarius and 4 planets in Taurus. This is a very interesting dynamic. Sagittarius and Taurus are quincunx-based signs, which means they don’t have much in common.
Sagittarius loves to go on a journey. Sagittarius is a mutable, fire sign who loves to be inspired and follow the crumb breads.
The destination? That matters less, it’s the process of discovery that keeps Sagittarius interested. Is the “not knowing what’s next” that keeps the Sagittarian heart fluttering. Sagittarius is that drive we all have inside of us to go on an adventure – of course, so we can find THE TRUTH.
It’s this Sagittarian spirit of adventure that has inspired our ancestors to sail across the world. It’s the Sagittarius part of our chart that keeps the airlines busy.
Of course, not all of us have the means to travel the world. But we can find the same call to adventure inside a captivating book, or a lecture, or a point of view that expands our perspective and makes us see the world in a new light.
What about Taurus? Taurus is a very practical, down-to-earth sign. Taurus is not interested in Sagittarian dreamy ideals – Taurus is concerned with the here and now, with the practicalities of everyday life.
So what happens when we have 2 signs in quincunx? The quincunx signs have nothing in common – so to get along, they will have to find a creative solution. They have to marry the unmarriable.
But the greatest breakthroughs in life happen exactly when 2 things seemingly irreconcilable are imagined to merge.
The Sabian symbol of the Full Moon in Sagittarius is “The Great Pyramid And The Sphinx”. This is a metaphor for our spiritual ancestry – of our ability to give Taurus shape, to give Taurus form to our Sagittarian ideals.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius is asking us some very important questions: What are practical ways you can bring your Sagittarian ideal to life? How can you get, one step at a time, closer to your Truth?
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