The moon is on her way to being full this Tuesday June 14 in the fiery sign of Sagittarius at 6:52 am CST.
Full moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the exact same degree; for this particular lunation the sun will be at 23 degrees Gemini while the moon is in the opposite sign of Sagittarius at 23 degrees. Full moons can create a sense of tension like we’re being pulled in two different directions and our goal is to try and find some balance. Full moons can also cast light on what is hidden or out of sight.
Zodiac Facts: Sagittarius & Gemini
Every astrological sign belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water and Sagittarius belongs to the fire element. Fire signs tend to be bold, passionate and dramatic in their expression. Sagittarius has a restlessness and need for adventure about them and this is doubly true for the Centaur because of the sign’s association with the 9th House; the angle of the astrological wheel linked to foreign travel, philosophy and mental expansion. So, at its most basic level this full moon can put us in the mood for some adventure; a break from our ruts and routines. After the year and a half of spending so much time in our homes we may want to shake things up by planning a trip, an adventure.
The symbol for Sagittarius is the Centaur, the half human, half horse archer aiming his arrow. At this full moon we can take this symbolizing as a reminder to set our sights on a particular goal before we take action.
The common bond between Sagittarius and Gemini is they are both mutable signs. In astrological speak, mutable signs tend to be flexible and adaptable. Both signs can adapt to change and new situations. So, on its most simplistic level this full moon in Sagittarius can bring to our attention current situations where we need to be more flexible and adaptable.
Gemini is a sign that belongs to the air element meaning Gemini tends to be more cerebral and analytical. The shadow side of this thinking modality would be analysis paralysis; the inability to make a decision because we are lost in endless choices and thoughts; a wise reminder during this full moon that a centered mind can accomplish most anything. If you work with stones and crystals fluorite and amethyst are good to carry because they help alleviate endless mind-chatter and disordered thinking.
Ruling Planets: Jupiter & Mercury
Each zodiac sign is ruled by a planet, for Sagittarius that planet is Jupiter while Gemini’s ruling planet is Mercury. Jupiter, Sagittarius’ ruling planet, was known as the king of the gods in Roman mythology and Zeus in Greek mythology. Astrologically, Jupiter rules abundance, prosperity, higher education, philosophy and good luck. In Roman mythology, Mercury was known as the messenger of the gods while in Greek myths he was named Hermes. Mercury rules communication, understanding and intelligence. Books, newspapers, magazines and modern day social media all fall under the rulership of Mercury. Looking at it from the full moon perspective we can see a common thread between these two signs is their love of learning and gathering information. So, we may find ourselves wanting to go back to school or maybe learn something new by taking a class.
Zodiac & The Tarot
The two tarot cards associated with this full moon are the Ten of Wands (Sagittarius) known as the card of Oppression in the Thoth Tarot and the Ten of Swords (Gemini) known as the card of Ruin in the same deck.
The Ten of Wands can be interpreted as oppressing oneself or holding oneself back. You could be holding back and not expressing yourself fully. There could be a lot of bottled up anger from all this repression. Sagittarius is a sign that loves to have a vision, something to shoot for (Centaur symbol). During this Sagittarius full moon we can ask ourselves if we’ve lost our vision, another version of this cards’ theme of Oppression and holding ourselves back.
The Ten of Swords (Gemini) is basically a mental state of fear or the fear of ruin like the card title. This represents the part of the Gemini archetype that can get lost in thoughts that turn into negative, hopeless thinking. This current full moon may be a time to get a hold of your thinking. It may be a good time to meditate or journal to help calm the mind and resolve any negative thoughts and fear of ruin. Both of these cards share a fear of moving forward.
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