Happy solstice! The sun’s light on this longest day of the year will keep shining on us all night—albeit reflected—on tonight’s magical Sagittarius full moon! Though the solstice happens every year, it hasn’t coincided with a full moon since the “Summer of Love” in 1967, and won’t again until 2026! Today, the moon—symbol of the sacred feminine—comes into fullness on the day that we are celebrating the power of the sun—symbol of the divine masculine. The union of these highest aspects of male and female energies asks us to contemplate the balance in all things, and reminds us to be appreciative of both aspects within ourselves. If you haven’t been consciously witnessing this duality within yourself, tonight is a beautiful time to consider and write down qualities or behaviors that you exhibit, and identify if they feel more masculine or feminine to you. Then ask: what can you do more (or less) of to create a better balance? Taking the time to do this is honoring yourself—in all of your aspects and seeming contradictions—in a way that we often don’t think to do!
Sagittarius, that purposeful archer, invites us to also really consider the concept of “Truth”—your own personal sense of it as well as what is expressed as collective Truth. This necessitates also thinking about personal and collective illusion, denial, deception, and delusion. What is your Truth, really? Are you living in alignment with it? If not, what can you do to get there? How can you interact with the deceptions and delusions of others around you and stay steady and connected to what you believe is right?
Additionally, though normally there is only one full moon per sign each year, in 2016, we get TWO in this expansive and growth-oriented sign! The first was on May 21, 2016, and now (especially since we’re no longer in the thrall of Mercury retrograde!) whatever you’ve been working toward since then has a golden opportunity to finally start coming together in a palpable way. Not only is Mercury out of retrograde, but it has slipped into a grand cross with Gemini, amplifying its powers of swift motion, intellect, awareness, and communication. Mercury in this position makes us feel that there’s no time like RIGHT NOW to make changes we’ve been mulling over, reminding us that life is short and all we have is the moment we’re in. There’s a feeling in the air that something must be done, but it’s possible that the exact “what” of it is still—frustratingly—a little unformed. If you’re in that boat, don’t fret! Mars, planet of action, is still in retrograde and is encouraging us to continue on with any deep soul work we’ve been doing (or to delve in, if we’re not doing it yet) in order to OWN past deeds and misdeeds, heal old wounds, take responsibility for our present well-being, and be ready to spring to larger positive action when he goes direct again on June 29th. The potential for healing is huge right now! Stay present and—most importantly—DO THE WORK. Whatever that statement brings to mind for you, pursue it. It may not be pretty. It will likely be uncomfortable. But—WOW!—what comes next has the unequivocal potential to be a firework sparkle swizzling rainbow magic treasure beyond your wildest dreams!!
(That gorgeous pic above is “Full Moon” by Marina Molares. You can buy a print of it here: http://ow.ly/nkKQ301rVi1)