Full Moons are said to be culminations of energy where the moon swelling to its fullness is representative of things coming to completion. As the Moon is tied to our emotions, full moons oftentimes present us with opportunities to release feelings, situations, and people all as a result of how we have come to feel about them. Think of all the things that have changed for you since we had the New Moon in Sagittarius back on November 26th, 2019. What have your feelings shifted about? What doesn’t feel the same?
On June 5th, 2020 at 3:12 pm EST the Moon entered its fullness in the sign of Sagittarius, entering the Earth’s shadow and resulting in a lunar eclipse. When a lunar eclipse occurs the Earth is situated directly between the Sun and the Moon and astrologically it’s considered to be a time where we deal with the shadow aspects of ourselves and our emotions. This particular moon is poised to not only dredge up those shadow aspects but to have them linger like a thick fog over the collective.
The opposition between the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius highlights themes of singular truth vs many truths and long-term vs short-term. Sagittarius seeks expansive experiences and is focused on a single target while Gemini seeks information from its immediate surroundings and is focused on many targets. Since oppositions are calls for balance the energy of this eclipse asks that we strike a balance between standing on our soap boxes declaring what we know to be true and listening to others to find out what other truths are out there.
The activities of the past week have shown us that these themes are heavily prevalent as the Nodes of the Moon are already in Gemini and Sagittarius. I touched on this a few weeks ago in a Facebook post:
“The North Node in Gemini calls on us to realize that in order for there to be understanding between people we must be open to listening to ideas and experiences different than our own. These Saturn in Aquarius times we’re in where we face collective restriction with undertones of rebellion and revolution damn near beg us to wake tf up and open our minds.
The positioning of the North Node in Gemini brings a collective calling towards:
- Mental Agility
- Changeable Thinking
- New Ideas
- Consideration of Other Views
- Openness to Discussing Dichotomies
- Willingness to Communicate & Ask Questions
This calling simultaneously asks us to leave behind habits and behaviors that discourage interpersonal understanding. The South Node in Sagittarius gives us clues about what we need to leave behind to reach the North Node destiny of ideas being freely shared and heard.
The positioning of the South Node in Sagittarius urges us collectively to discard behavior that keeps us stuck in outdated patterns that inhibit effective communication such as:
- Generalization of Individual Experiences
- Disregard of Ideas & Thoughts Different From Your Own
- Having to Always Be Right
- Believing There’s Only One Right Way to Think Or Behave
- Assuming Everyone Thinks As You Do
- Not Caring About Anything Outside of One’s Beliefs or Ideals
- Constantly Searching For a Singular Truth
This is a time when you will see who desperately clings to the past (South Node in Sagittarius) and refuses to listen to others or embrace new ideas (North Node in Gemini). This is a time when you will see clearly who dismisses and tunes out the shared thoughts, experiences, and feelings of others in favor of defining people through their narrow view.
How do we know when people are ACTUALLY listening to us and are open to understanding our feelings and how we experience the world? Well, they’ll be embracing the North Node essence of Gemini. They will be those asking questions to better understand our perspectives. They will NOT be those embracing the essence of the South Node in Sagittarius; those who run roughshod over our ideas and perspectives with no consideration of their validity.
We have a beautiful opportunity available to us right now if we are willing to embrace it. Positively we can use this energy to gain clarity about things that we previously dismissed without consideration. We can use this energy to have better connections with people and come up with better solutions that impact us all. Negatively, we can use this energy as an excuse to stay stuck in our own perspectives and shut out those of others; standing adamantly on our soapboxes, preachy asf, talking over everyone, and hearing no one.
When you know what it’s like not to be heard, not to be listened to, not to have your perspective considered let alone validated, to be defined by the ideals of others instead of who you actually are you can see how easily damage can be done when you do the same. If we want to be heard, we should listen. If we want our perspectives heard we should listen to the perspectives of others. If we are unsure of what others think or what motivates them we should ask questions. We should extend to others the courtesy of the openness we ourselves wish to receive. If we don’t we are missing a blessing the universe is bestowing upon us to grow and have better connections. If we don’t we are choosing to have shitty connections or none at all. It’s really that simple.”
Have we not been witnessing the struggle between those stuck in old ways of thinking and ready to stand on their soapboxes to defend those thoughts and those who are listening and sharing experiences as a means of bringing about understanding and change? With the peaceful protests against George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police, and the subsequent rioting and looting, social media has been completely LIT UP with people’s opinions on the situation and things have gotten rather ugly.
Pluto is already in retrograde in Capricorn which The Renaissance Mystic and I discussed on a recent episode of the Spiritual Gangsta Certified Podcast. We described how this transit going on until October 5th, 2020 would cause “little energetic Freudian slips” to be popping up everywhere as people’s hidden and unconscious issues/traumas/energies rise to the surface with most people unaware. In other words, people are “dry snitching” on themselves and don’t even know it.
Between the Pluto Rx dry snitching people are doing on themselves and the fact that this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is further bringing up shadow emotions, tension is thick, emotions are on edge, and people may not be handling it well. To complicate matters further, this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius is squaring Mars and Neptune in its home sign of Pisces.
The Moon in Sagittarius and Sun in Gemini’s squares to Mars and Neptune in Pisces are indicative that this axis between our instinctual reactions to what we hold true and our calling to examine new ideas is being affected by the haze and not-so-clear influence of Neptune, but with a push into action from Mars. While this energy presents opportunities to proactively use empathy and intuition to process what we’re feeling in the current climate, it also presents themes of lies, deceit, and a proverbial fog being cast over what we’re seeing and feeling. Worse case scenario we could act impulsively on negative emotion. Best case scenario we could use our empathy to fuel appropriate action.
In Sagittarius, the Moon is already prone to exaggeration; ruled by the planet of expansion, Jupiter. Currently retrograde, Jupiter in Capricorn is conjunct Pluto, also retrograde in Capricorn . Capricorn being a common denominator here reminds us that an examination of structures like government, rules, and boundaries are due. And with Capricorn’s ruling planet currently being retrograde in Aquarius, the sign of the collective, rebellion, change, and revolution, current political happenings are bound to be at the fore of this energy.
Let’s not forget about the influence of Venus retrograde in Gemini on this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. The ruling planet of our values, one-on-one relationships, money, and love lives in Mercury-ruled Gemini, Venus is being activated in a conjunction to the Sun, also in Gemini. This illumination of what we think about our connections and commitments sits in opposition to the Full Moon and it’s evident all over social media how this is playing out. Unfriendings and blocks are happening left and right as people are dismissing ideas (Gemini) they don’t value (Venus) and the people expressing said ideas. New relationships (Venus) are also being formed as people connect to those of like mind (Gemini).
A trine to Black Moon Lilith and the Part of Fortune is also occurring with this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the cardinal fire sign of Aries lending encouragement to be aware of our capacity for destruction and how awareness of this capacity can bring blessings to us. Destruction is a necessary part of everything in nature and when we need to build something new we have to tear down the old. Black Moon Lilith’s influence brings with it a reminder that our need for vengeance and reckoning is not for nothing. It’s long overdue. But how can we use this energy constructively so that it doesn’t burn out of control?
Look for where this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is transiting your chart and ask yourself where you stand in what you hold as true. What inner revolution is mirroring this outer revolution we see at play in the world? As above, so below, As within, so without right? What do your feelings guide you to discover about yourself? What do your feelings guide you to discover about the world? Whatever these feelings are they’ll be glaringly apparent.