On the surface of things, this Full Moon at 22° 06′ Sagittarius on 12 June 2014, 09:12 PM PDT is a typically gregarious mutable affair. Gemini and Sagittarius are both outgoing, friendly signs who enjoy a lively exchange of theories and speculations. However we don’t have to look too deep to realize there is a decidedly watery feel to this lunation. Both planets that rule Gemini and Sagittarius (Mercury and Jupiter) are in Cancer and there is a preponderance of cardinal water signs . . . again Cancer. So if you feel like staying home or visiting with family rather than hitting a party or two, that’s why.
Jupiter in Cancer aspects both the Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon. It is semi-sextile the Sun and inconjunct the Moon. Cancer does not have a lot in common with either Gemini or Sagittarius, neither of whom are homebodies. Gemini would rather not muck about with emotions, preferring to live in their heads; while foot loose Sagittarius places a far lower priority on home and family than Cancer. It is as if Jupiter is putting his foot down and reminding us it is time to expand our idea of family to include all those we care about, not just those we are related to by blood.
Retrograde Mercury in Cancer is quietly introspective and not the least bit interested in chatting up friends or exploring the wide world of ideas so beloved of Gemini and Sagittarius. One thing about Mercury in Cancer is it seldom forgets what caused hurt feelings and during this retrograde we may find ourselves going back over those conversations. Who said what, when and why are up for review. Time to get serious about being more forgiving even if forgetting is not an option, Cancer is known for never forgetting anything.
We may need to make an attitude adjustment when it comes to love and romance since Venus in Taurus is facing an opposition to somber Saturn in Scorpio. How do we feel about truly committing ourselves to a lasting partnership? Are we willing to have honest discussions about sensitive issues like money and sex? And for heaven’s sake, don’t even think about making your lover jealous or asking for an open relationship where both of you see other people. Thanks to Chiron in Pisces (who is sextile Venus and trine Saturn) we might be able to set aside our feelings of inadequacy, fears of abandonment and other relationship bugaboos to find a way to greater intimacy. Be kind, sensitive and patient!
Speaking of being kind and patient . . . Mars in Libra has come back in range of the Uranus-Pluto square and we could find ourselves rehashing issues brought to light during April’s delightful Grand Cross. About the best thing I can say about this pass is it won’t last as long and without Jupiter around to make mountains out of molehills, it probably won’t be as intense. Nevertheless those who have personal planets and Angles from 12° to 15° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) best brace themselves. The exact square between Mars and Pluto is June 14 and the Mars-Uranus opposition is exact on June 25, giving us enough time in between to gather our resources for the next go-round and recover from the first.
Sitting quietly in a corner by himself, Neptune in Pisces has little direct input at this time. He will be stationing retrograde on June 9 at 7° Pisces and probably won’t be noticed by anyone other than those with personal planets and Angles at 7° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).
When celebrating this Sagittarius Full Moon, it may be wise to step outside the realm of ideas and open our hearts as well. Respect other people’s truths and recognize there are many ways to embrace the God/Goddess within. There is always room for more love in this old world, isn’t there.
On a personal note: This time it is my poor Mercury in Scorpio who is focus of attention! The Gemini Sun conjoins my natal Uranus, triggering my natal Uranus-Gemini inconjunct. This means the Sagittarius Moon is semi-sextile my Mercury with Jupiter in Cancer exactly trine it. I probably won’t know whether my ideas are brilliant or cockeyed and if past experience is anything to go by, I will probably be on my last nerve. Oh yes . . . Uranus in Aries sitting opposite my Moon won’t be all that soothing either. Time to head for the hills?
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