by christina rai
June 9, 2017 @ 8:09 am CDT: 18º Sag 53′
When the Moon is full in a summer sky, there’s nothing quite like it!
She glows mysteriously, casting down her silvery light through the velvet folds of the night. It’s a good time to wander outdoors and just reflect on the glory of the night sky. This Full Moon is the closest one to summer solstice, (June 20, 2017), that we will have this year. In a way, it’s like a double, double—the fullness of the Solstice combined with the fullness of the Moon just before. We have come to the point of greatest light here in the Northern Hemisphere.
There is a restrained excitement around this Full Moon. Sag is the energy of unfettered exploration and a hunger for the unknown. This energy is connected to Jupiter, which, in astrological terms is the symbol for growth and an aspiration to that which is just beyond the reach of our fingers. Wherever Jupiter falls in your chart is where you hunger to achieve MORE, where you strive to reach farther. It’s the part of your psyche that wants the ‘reward’, the accomplishment of something not yet fully actualized within you. In short, we grow under the guidance of Jupiter; we learn; we reach. Not for nothing is he called ‘GURU’. He teaches us to imagine possibility and not settle for probability.
And, in Sag, we find elements of this same impulse—the urge to go beyond the limits that have been set.
At the New Moon we were encouraged to step outside the box and try something new. Did you have any so-called ‘new ideas? Did you begin investigating any ‘new’ ways of looking at your life? Well, whether you did or not, you have arrived at a point in time—now at this Full Moon—when you can review any or all of your thoughts and impulses and see how useful they might be.
Saturn is sitting close to the Moon, suggesting that we take the time to ponder and meditate on the structural conditions of our reality. How are our lives working for us? What can we do to be more effective, more responsible, more in charge of our own destinies? Think about it.
Jupiter is just about to go direct—move forward in astrological terms—which suggests that whatever may have been percolating is ready to burst out. Test your ideas, your philosophies and your dreams to see just how practical and doable they might be. Take the time to thoroughly turn them inside out.
Mercury is sitting square the nodal axis of the Moon suggesting that we should review and re-think even as we are imagining new strategies. Re-cycling old or discarded ideas is a good way to use the energy that you spent creating them in the first place. Wonderful items can be had by using old elements to create new ones. Just think of all the quilts that have been made from well-worn fabrics! Same principle. So, give yourself permission to go back and re-do, if need be, while also allowing yourself to imagine all that is yet to come into form. Who knows, you may find something useful from past thoughts that may be just what is needed for your new ideas.
Writers! Take note and pay attention. This is fertile energy and you just might find your words flowing both from past experience and imagined possibility.
Neptune, the planet of compassion and mysticism is strongly featured in this Full Moon. Magic is in the air! When you go out and gaze at the Moon on June 9, notice if there is a hazy glow around her as she soars high into the sky. Make a wish as you contemplate her magic. If that wish is in harmony with who you truly are, it WILL manifest in your life. The key, of course, is that it must be harmonious with YOU!
Poets, take your notebooks with you and jot down words and phrases that Lady Luna might send you. Neptune is inspiration for those of you who love to write!
Yes, there is chaos in the world. Yes, things sometimes FEEL scary and unmanageable. But here’s a thought. Chaos demonstrates to us where the changes must be made. Chaos is the best clear indicator of what must be done. We just need to be open-eyed as we regard the situation. This, by the way, is not only applicable to the ridiculous politics of our time, but also to the politics of personal interaction that we all experience on a day to day basis.
For those of you who follow astrology by using your own natal charts, locate where this Full Moon falls in that chart. Whatever house is activated is where you can harness the energy of emotion to facilitate action. You may feel a strong ‘need’ to do something in whatever area of life is illuminated by the Moon. Emotion is the fuel that can make a difference when action is taken. Without it, our efforts might just fall flat and come to nothing. It is feeling that drives impulse.
The Sabian Symbols for this Moon are:
PELICANS MOVING THEIR HABITAT
A LARGE ARCHAIC VOLUME
Here we get a sense of change that is born of a need to survive, grow, thrive and continue. The natural world follows natural law. The idea of pelicans moving gives a sense of natural flow based on natural needs. And yet, we do not abandon what is past. In fact, we use it to move forward as is suggested in the second symbol. That which we build is based on all that has been built. How beautiful it would be if everyone acted from a deep internal resonance with ‘natural law’, all the while revering the ancestors and understanding that all that is ancestral becomes the fabric of all that is yet to be born. It’s a thought that will save the world if we let it.
So, please take the time to, at the very least, look out your window once the Moon is up on June 9! But the best thing would be to actually go out and stand under her light and breathe in her magic. There is no month quite like June. There will never be another Moon quite like this one. Onward we go!