Sagittarius Full Moon, May 29, 2018 at 7:19 am PDT at 9 degrees

Wendy Cicchetti

This Sagittarius Full Moon is a call to adventure and initiation into greater truth and freedom. Opposing the Sunis Gemini — the light of the mind — the fiery SagittariusMoon illuminates our soul’s wisdom, the knowing we carry in our hearts and in our bodies. This Full Moon also inspires a higher perspective on our life’s path, allowing for new possibilities as we create our future.

Adding fuel to the Sagittarius fire, the Moon forms a grand trine with Chiron in Aries and the North Node in Leo. Fire can burn away illusion, and the truth that emerges has the power to heal. We liberate the healing gifts of this trine when we trust and act on our inner guidance, and share our truth with love and vulnerability. Physical movement can be especially helpful now; if you’re feeling stuck, go for a walk or a run — dance or stretch.

Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius, is retrograde in Scorpio, suggesting that the fierce fire activated by this Full Moon is best channeled into confronting our own inner demons. We’re called into our emotional depths to uncover and face our fears, and root out the belief systems that hold us back.Byron Katie’s four questions essential to “The Work” — the work of freeing ourselves from the mind’s limitations — can be useful now. For any thought that triggers an emotional reaction, we can ask: “Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it’s true? How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought? Who would you be without the thought?”(

Jupiter’s trine to Neptune in Pisces opens doorways to higher consciousness. Our receptivity to the invisible, subtle realms is heightened, and our dreams and intuition have important messages for us. We can make strong progress in our spiritual understanding and growth, and it’s helpful to take time for rest, meditation, and just being. Venusoccupies a third water sign, Cancer, forming a water grand trine that facilitates emotional and sexual expression and intimacy.

Reinforcing the inward pull of Jupiter retrograde, Mars, ruler of Scorpio, has entered its retrograde shadow as of May 12. We’re already starting to feel the influence of Mars retrograde (June 26 – August 27), a time to slow down, rethink our desires and direction, and regenerate our vitality. Mars conjoins the South Node in Aquarius, indicating a loss of vitality and power when we try to force our ideas on others, follow the dictates of our mind rather than our heart, or sacrifice our authenticity to be accepted by others.

Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn reminds us that our happiness doesn’t depend on outer circumstances, but that we have the authority to determine our inner state through our mind’s interpretation of events. While Saturn’s strength at the Full Moon can stir up fear, triggering the urge to control the flow of life and shut down our heart, we can access this lunation’s higher potential through trust and surrender. “In surrender, life is served up in perfection you couldn’t imagine with the controlling mind. Surrender assumes that the highest possible outcome has already been selected by your essence and that you are experiencing exactly what your soul intends, no matter how you think it looks.” (Ariel Spilsbury)

Written by Emily Trinkaus for the Mountain Astrologer Magazine

Full Moon symbolizes the fulfillment of the seeds planted at a previous New Moon or some earlier cycle. Each Full Moon reminds us of the seeds that may be coming to maturity, to their fullness, to fruition, to the place where the fruits or gifts are received. It may seem that fulfillment of our goals takes a long time. Some intentions may manifest within the two week phase prior to the next New or Full Moon. Some however, depending on their complexity, may take a much longer time. Just remember that our thoughts and emotions set Universal Action in motion and much work takes place behind the scenes as everything is orchestrated for fulfillment. Keep visualizing your goals as though you have already attained them and they will eventually manifest. Do not concern yourself with current conditions or worry about controlling it. The universe takes care of those details. Just keep seeing what you want, and move in that direction with your actions, and give no energy to what you don’t want. Patience is required.

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