The May 25th lunar eclipse ends a month of release and coming down to Earth. The Scorpio and Taurus eclipses were a call to invest more in what nourishes, than what steals our vital energies. For some, it's been full of sobering experiences or having bubbles burst.
That phenomenon of coming out of denial, "waking up" to hidden truths, or meeting the shadow lightens the load. That's the reward of taking the risk -- it's the enlightening process! We die to old realities, and enter new ones. The past can eventually feel like a lifetime ago. "I can't believe I use to think that way," we say.
The release of old traumas and limiting beliefs frees up energy to get fired up about the future, to feel optimistic and aim for something higher. A Sagittarius Full Moon is divine timing, to elevate our thinking!
The release brings more of your soul into the now. This gives you the agility to act on what's happening, and trust your instincts. A lot of change can happen in a short time!
Between the high solar activity (there's a geomagnetic storm in-progress), and the waxing Uranus-Pluto square, the tension is great showing both inwardly and outwardly. These strong currents are surely stimulating -- they get us moving! There's a sense of urgency in the air. And yet, we can also feel agitated or scrambled by the big squeeze. It's not always clear how best to direct it. My normally super high-energy husband said he feels tired, but extremely restless to be doing something.Big Picture Views
At this Sagittarius Full Moon, there can be flash sightings of a new big picture. Sagittarius is mutable fire, the sign of broad knowledge -- the kind that connects the dots. This is very, very empowering, and allows you to consider new and surprising possibilities.
Since there's an awakening happening, the timing is sweet. An event or breakthrough in perception snaps you awake to a new way to see. After the first two eclipses, A Sagittarius eclipse brings together the lively curiosity of Gemini (Sun) and the sharp instincts of Sagittarius (Moon).
It's time for the enlightened Fool to set forth on a new adventure! Be watchful for prophetic dreams, and note the serendipity in waking life. Sagittarius is ruled by lucky Jupiter, the planet that keeps us close to the path that feels right and true. The lucky star!Wise Fool
That's why the Fool in the Tarot comes to mind now.
The Fool travels light, and is at a stage of setting out with no preconceived ideas. That's what Uranus Aries encourages -- to go beyond the conditioned groove, what's handed down -- to what originates from the emerging self.
A Full Moon in Sagittarius now, with all that's going on, energizes the mind. This attracts us to ideas and people that put things into an inspired frame, rather than one that's demoralizing. This is the time to shift, to shake off the cobwebs, and scan the horizon for an idea whose time has come.
Sagittarius is the sign of truth and high ideals. Gandhi said, "Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear." With the clarity, unveiling and burning off of what's false, a new path forward is realized.
The Sun and Moon are at 4 degrees Gemini-Sagittarius. Here's the chart. It's possible to see through many filters, and come up with new interpretations. Mercury is working overtime here, with three planets in the messenger's sign Gemini (Venus, Mercury, Jupiter). That old adage about change your thinking, change your life can be put to the test now. The eclipse could bring events that shake things up, and alter your vision.
Don't let your thoughts run away with you, and down a dark alley! Both luminaries (Sun and Moon) are square to Neptune, the planet of mirages and the imagination. Look for ways to harness the active imagination -- free association, automatic writing, creative meandering.
Eclipses are often unsettling, and not the best time for major decisions. The fast currents in the air now, make it one for experimenting with perception. It's time to crack open fixed thinking, and with curiosity, explore the variety of angles from which to see. This is a very fluid eclipse, with six mutable planets in play.
When these are seen against the background action of the Uranus-Pluto square, the way we translate our world becomes of critical importance. Pay close attention to your thoughts and feed your mind uplifting ideas, music, cinema and conversation.Neptune Squares Sun-Moon
Even the high beams of Gemini-Sagittarius may not clear the fog at the Full Moon. That's because Neptune (Pisces) is square to both, and may put things in a strange or supernatural light (temporarily).
It's smart to suss things out beyond first impressions. Let a situation percolate, before drawing conclusions. What's grasped at mercurial speed may not be the full story.
But my oh my, what a great time for artists and dreamers, to be in the zone, and see where it leads. Magical realism is the norm, as Neptune lures the spirited Full Moon energies toward enchantment and the otherworldly.
Socializing can mean short encounters that are odd, but meaningful. A brief encounter drops something in your mindstream that makes you look at something in a completely different way. It can be an optimistic time, as old realities dissolve and many feel askew. It's a scene of creative chaos -- the excitement comes from being on the edge of an adventure. Keep your eyes on what inspires you and feels authentic, while being light on your feet, able to adapt to the changes of our time.