Full Moon in Sagittarius – Nothing Else Matters

The Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 9th will get us in touch with the truth of our nature: divine and glorious, and in the same time messy and limited. The Full Moon takes place at 19° Sagittarius and is conjunct Saturn, The Great Teacher.

What makes this Full Moon truly special is that Jupiter, the Full Moon ruler, turns direct literally one hour after the Full Moon. Jupiter is now in Libra, the sign of “the other” – if you’ve been struggling in your relationships, Jupiter direct is good news.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius brings a mixture of adventure and discipline. While Jupiter is all about expansion and new opportunities, Saturn warns us to take it easy and be responsible for our decisions. As a result, we are asked to ponder how far we want to go vs. how far we can go. The message? You can do what you want, as long as you play by the rules. You have all the freedom, within the framework of accepted social responsibilities.

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Let’s get back to what Sagittarius stands for.  Sagittarius is our inner guru, our inner prophet, our inner pilgrim, ready to explore the many unfamiliar territories of the world and of the self, in search for the Truth. Look how Sagittarius is depicted, armed with a bow, focused intently on the direction in which his arrow is headed. The bow, full drawn and ready to let fly, symbolizes the divine power embodying the tension of spiritual force.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius will give us a potion of the Truth, a potion with magic herbs and bitter medicine.

And what is this truth about? Jupiter stations direct in Libra , the sign of one-on-one partnerships. We can only discover who we are through the Other, through the process of Projection. The other becomes a mirror of our inner self, especially of the unconscious side of our inner self.

Do you like what you see? Are you ready to make friends with the man in the mirror?  What about your relationships? Which relationships honor the truth of who you are? Which relationships help you grow and which one drag you backwards? Which people do you trust?

“Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters”

Metallica – Nothing else matters

The Full Moon in Sagittarius will ask us to accept our human limitations and love our divine imperfections. The process can be awkward. Jupiter is applying to Neptune with an inconjunct, and in the process we might experience a crisis of faith. Thankfully Saturn will give us the clarity we need to discern from this communication which is of God and which is not. And Jupiter direct station means we WILL move forward, no matter what.

This is the last Full Moon in Sagittarius with Saturn in Sagittarius. The next series is in 28 years’ time. This is our last chance to integrate the message of the Great Teacher and move forward, with a renewed sense of optimism.

The sabian symbol of this Full Moon is “Pelicans menaced by the behavior and refuse of men seek safer areas for bringing up their youth”. The symbol stands for the process of transmutation. We are asked to take what is truly valuable, what is absolutely essential for our journey and with this move towards safer and brighter realms. We need to be very clear about who we are, as we won’t have too much time to ponder. But ultimately, this is a message of faith and optimism. The new place WILL be a better place for us.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius will affect all of us, and especially those of us with Sagittarius or Pisces ascendant, planets or angles around 19° in Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) or planets or angles around 13° in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).

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Lilith Enters Sagittarius – Time To Break Free

Lilith enters Sagittarius on 14th of February, on Valentine’s day, making a great Valentines gift for both women, who will feel empowered by this energetical shift, and for men who will be at the receiving end of the wild and free unleashed feminine spirit.

No matter your sexual orientation, Lilith is all about breaking free from whatever chains are holding you back.

Lilith, also known in astrology as Black Moon Lilith, was Adam’s first wife before Eve. The legend says that when she refused to be submissive during sex,  she was cast out of Eden for upsetting the power dynamic.

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In Astrology, Lilith rules the unleashed woman power, seduction, sexuality, orgasms, women’s rights, menstruation and feminine fluids, abortion and which craft (to an extent).

On a psychological level, Black Moon Lilith shows the hidden side of one’s personality. Lilith stands for our temptations, for what is “forbidden”.

Lilith in Sagittarius is fiercely independent, unconventional and idealist. The need for independence can go as far as a complete refusal of intimacy and of any sort of relationship bond. Lilith is Sagittarius NEEDS to be independent and to be allowed to exercise her feminine power.

Because Sagittarius rules religion and prophets, Lilith in Sagittarius is a symbol for the Feminine Goddess.  Not the Feminine Goddess that is seductive and mysterious (like Lilith in Libra and Lilith in Scorpio are) but the Goddess who knows she is a Goddess and that she does not have to ask for it. Lilith in Sagittarius is a leader and a searcher for truth as the greatest ideal.

The transit of Lilith in Sagittarius can play out in different ways.

  • Women’s movement will become even stronger, playing along with the Uranus Eris conjunction. Towards the end of her stay in Sagittarius, Lilith will apply an harmonious trine to Uranus and Eris. And because Sagittarius also rules the laws, I expect a number of laws in women’s benefit to be passed (on the topic of equal payment we need to wait until Lilith moves into Capricorn, at the end of this year).
  • Some false teachers, leaders, gurus, corrupt politicians will be unmasked during Lilith’s transit into Sagittarius. Sagittarius wants to be fair – so people who fall to live in Truth and Integrity will have a hard time during this transit, because Lilith will expose every dirty secret, every mascarade.

Lilith in Sagittarius will set all of us free! To get more insights into what to expect for check the area of your chart transited by Lilith.

Let’s get some real life examples of what Lilith in Sagittarius stands for,  by analyzing four celebrities that have Lilith in Sagittarius in close conjunction with the Ascendant. Conjunctions to the Ascendant best carry the archetype of the particular energy of the planet.

  • Prince William has Lilith at 29° Sagittarius closely conjunct his ascendant at 27° Sagittarius. With William we can see the negative manifestation of Lilith is Sagittarius (Prince William lost his mother Princess Diana at a very young age) and also the positive, liberating nature of Lilith. William broke the royal protocol and married a ‘commoner’ (Kate, who also has Lilith in Sagittarius). William and Kate are now the role models of the “modern” royal family, having broken a numerous  long-standing royal family rules, for example choosing to live in the countryside (and not in London), practicing hands-on parenting or sending their child prince George to a local school.
  • Brigitte Lahaie is radio host on a show on love and sexuality. Brigitte is mainly known for her former career in the pornographic industry. Her Lilith is at 13° closely conjunct to her rising at 16° Sagittarius. It is interesting that Brigitte is a big fan of horse riding (The symbolism of Lilith in Sagittarius goes even further).
  • Courtney Cox is another celebrity with a close Lilith Ascendant conjunction in Sagittarius. We all know Courtney from Friends and the Scream trilogy (horror movies are very Black Moon Lilith-like), but few things you might not know about her:  She was the girl picked by Bruce Springsteen to dance next to him in the famous “Dancing in the dark” video clip. Also Courtney appeared on a commercial for Tampax and became the first person to use the term “period” on TV. Talking about women liberation! Quite a lot of Lilith symbolism here 😉
  • Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the US had Lilith at 29 °in Sagittarius in a tight conjunction with his Rising at 27° Sagittarius. Even if later in his career he declared himself “pro life”, during his tenure as the Governor of California he signed into law the “Therapeutic  Abortion Act”, aimed to reduce the number of back room abortions performed in California.  As a result, approximately one million abortions would be performed.

New Moon in Sagittarius – Step into the Unknown

The New Moon in Sagittarius on the 29th of November is an invitation to see life as an adventure, and trust that the universe will figure out how to manifest whatever our heart desires.

“When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen to you: either there will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will be thought how to fly” – Patrick Overton

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The New Moon is square Neptune, while the ruler of the New Moon, Jupiter is square Pluto. Squares create a lot of friction and things are likely to happen because there is so much energy that asks for expression.

Neptune and Pluto are transpersonal planets while Jupiter is the teacher and the Protector. The Universe is there to give us the push we need to step into the unknown.

The message is clear: the Universe wants us to take action, and for this will awaken the adventure seeker inside each one of us.

We won’t be forced to do anything we don’t want to do (unless we don’t know yet what we want). So the good news is that we are likely to very much enjoy the new possibilities that are opened up. In our heart we always wanted to take risks and live a life of fulfillment, but centuries on conditioning have thought us to focus on the possible negative consequences of setting our spirit free.

No more self doubt – the New Moon in Sagittarius is an invitation to take a leap of faith, and trust that the universe will take care of you.

Invite possibilities in your life – if you open your mind and you heart you start noticing at every corner the infinite possibilities that are out there in the big world. The New Moon in Sagittarius is the best time to tune into the potential  that each new day brings for adventure and change.

Embrace the new – change a daily routine, your job, your residence. Anything is possible now – you have the faith, the hope and the courage to take the chances that come to you.

Move on, even if you don’t know yet where are you heading.  We are never really aware of and we never really reach our full potential, but we can sense it, and try to reach towards it.

Things to do during the New Moon in Sagittarius:

  • Attend a place of worship, a meditation class, or read a spiritual book
  • Practice honesty – when you have a one-on-one conversation with someone, take the chance and speak directly from your heart. If there are no opportunities to have a close conversation with someone, visualize yourself being filled with the courage to stand for, and act upon your beliefs
  • Take a trip, go for an adventure, explore a new place
  • Start any ritual work that will draw abundance into your life – a money spell for example
  • Expand your knowledge – enroll to a new course, or start working with a mentor. This is the best time of the year (29-30 Nov) to find the right mentor for you
  • Although the temptation to go for the big picture is there stronger than ever, try to be aware of your tendency to take shortcuts and omit important details
  • Trust your inner Guide to lead you in the right direction. Have faith that a higher power is always there to protect you and loves you unconditionally. And take action on what your intuition says about what is the right path for you

 

Sun Enters Sagittarius

Happy birthday to all the Saggies out there! – and although only 1/12 of us have the Sun in Sagittarius, we will all benefit from this transit, because the Sun will be activating the area of our chart where there’s room to grow.

With the Sun’s ingress into Sagittarius, we are entering a period of optimism, brightness, expansion and faith.

Sun in Sagittarius is an invitation to embrace our passions and aim higher, to choose freedom over “hanging on,” and follow our heart wherever it wants to take us.

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There’s an explorer inside us all. Whether or not we go on physical or mental explorations, the freedom to experiment and see THE POSSIBILITY and potential everywhere is there, in each one of us, waiting to be unleashed.

Sun in Sagittarius is here to teach us that we can only learn from experience, and to go out into the wild, we have to “dare to” make unpredictability our friend.

Like the archer, we have to aim and let go. We are now discovering that when we trust our instinct, in that moment of divine focus when we connect with the fire within, we usually get it right.

In the following weeks, you have the celestial green light to go for all kind of new experiences without worrying to much (Jupiter, which rules Sagittarius, is the ‘Great Benefic’, so you are in good hands) – so just keep your eyes open and say “yes” to any unusual opportunities. Whether these are exotic lands or just the sight of the unfamiliar – your heart will leap at the possibilities that lay beyond your comfort zone.

Beware though, too much of the good thing can lead to denial of seeing  risks or obstacles. Too much optimism and faith can be a double edged sword – there is a danger to get stuck in your head for what you believe in and fight tooth to nail to get everyone else see it too.

Opinions can run very strong! Just keep in mind that is when you’ve become certain of something, you’ve stopped being open to learning.

Deep inside, Sagittarius is a lover of Truth, and candor and honesty are his hallmarks. The transit is good for dealing with institutions of higher learning, publishing companies, law, sports and adventure.

Take advantage of the Sun in Sagittarius’ contagiously enthusiastic approach to life and use the following weeks to learn something new, sign up for a class, enroll in a club, do something in your community to help make a difference, spread positive energy, have fun and dream big.

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride!

Mercury in Sagittarius

Let’s welcome Mercury in Sagittarius! Freedom of thought, vision, leadership, optimism – this is what Mercury in Sagittarius stands for.

Not so keen on details, Mercury in Sagittarius prefers to focus on the big picture. He likes to have the freedom to think for himself, and to focus on the topics that he likes, especially if that is:

  • An opinion that is different than yours
  • Fun
  • Philosophical

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Forget about political correctness during the next few weeks. Mercury in Sagittarius, with his restless intellect, has a hard time with rules, limits and he could not care less about what other people think (of course, those people who don’t share HIS opinions). He won’t have the patience to deal with other people’s opinions – especially if he has heard them many times before – as he see them as a waste of time. Life is too big and there is always so much to think about.

But Mercury is Sagittarius is not narcissistic, nor naïve. With his broad viewpoints, he is able to put things together in a way that other people can’t see them.

Things to do during the Mercury in Sagittarius transit:

  • Focus on the full side of the glass – Mercury in Sagittarius is known for its contagious optimism
  • Do stand up comedy or any type of public speaking
  • Go ‘big picture’ – if Mercury in Gemini is about connecting things and ideas and thinking inside the box, Mercury in Sagittarius is about thinking outside the box. In Sagittarius, Mercury is Jupiter-like, so he likes to ‘go big’ in everything he does
  • Share your great ideas with others, while allowing them to draw their own conclusions and develop their own opinions. A good, honest debate will always lead to better outcomes
  • Travel – either with your mind, or literally, pick a destination and go and explore a different culture
  • Start learning a new language
  • Philosophize – this is the best time of the year to attempt to answer the big questions of life. “What does it all mean?”

Famous natives with Mercury in Sagittarius: Martin Luther, Marie Curie, Woody Allen, Jimi Hendrix, Voltaire.

Venus in Sagittarius

Venus enters Sagittarius on the 18th of October.

Venus is Sagittarius is the Amazon woman as portrayed by Greek mythology. (think “Xena: The Warrior Princess”). According to the legend, Amazon women  fought, hunted, rode horses, used bows and arrows, they were fierce, independent and freedom loving.

There is something about Venus in Sagittarius very unique, that differentiate her from any18-sagittarius-venus other Venus placements: risk taking. Venus in Sagittarius is a “natural” when it comes to risk taking. And what from outside might look insane, makes total sense to Venus in Sagittarius – because she knows which risks to take.

Indeed, the fearless nature of Venus in Sagittarius is not foolish, but it is backed up by skill and experience equivalent to her confidence. She is a natural leader and her wordly experience garners everyone’s respect.

The most exciting thing about the Venus ingress is Sagittarius is that Venus will be in mutual reception with Jupiter in Libra. This is a very fortunate combination, because Venus and Jupiter are the two “benefics” according to traditional astrology, and when in mutual reception, they strengthen each other’s attributes, so in the next few weeks we will have more love, better partnerships – especially in the areas of publishing,  more exciting things to  learn and discover, better events to attend and travels to beautiful places. Now is the moment to “go for it” and say YES to life.

Those of you with Venus in Sagittarius will experience the “Venus return” – this is a good time to start a new romantic venture or a new partnership.