SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
5/21/2016 @ 5:14 pm EST
Numerology of the Day: 8
[5+2+1+2+0+1+6= 17 = 1+7 = 8]
What goes around comes around is the idea behind the number 8. Just like the symbol of infinity, this number embodies endlessness. 8 can be the gift that keeps on giving, or it can represent the shackles of bondage to an oppressive circumstance. The result of the 8 energy depends on how its power is wielded. The get back is only as strong as the put out, sort of like karma. Or exactly like karma. If every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then whoever reads this better act accordingly, or else.
Once this personal responsibility is assumed, 8 can elevate ordinary individuals to executive heights. 8 is related to the archetype of the boss, one who has self-control and well as power of the circumstances of subordinates. Ambition, business, and corporation all fall under the rule of this authoritative number. Not so positively, the number 8 may be cumbersome and sensitive to the pressures of this gravitational existence, so people who identify with this vibration must often fight through fatalism. With discipline and balance, 8 can achieve greatness.
Major Arcana Tarot Correspondence for Sagittarius:
XIV | Temperance
After dealing with some of the Tarot’s more extreme archetypal circumstances, Temperance pops out of the deck as a reminder of moderation. Sometimes it’s more appropriate to lay back and be patient, even as the world seems to be spinning out of control. Do what must be done, but beware of doing too much too soon. Depending on the stakes of the situation, maybe it’s better to leave it alone altogether, whatever “it” may be.
Even in the bleakest of conditions, there is always a way to make the circumstance work, even if it takes a little magic in the form of alchemy. To be cliche, take all the lemons that life has given and make the best lemonade that lemons can make – with some other helpful ingredients, of course. Perhaps it’s best to focus less on getting rid of something [or someone] bothersome and to concentrate on transmuting trouble to triumph instead, thereby ensuring that victory will be the destination of this long journey.
Rather than acting thoughtlessly or giving into reckless reactivity, Temperance urges us to ponder the possibilities of the future, as well as how they may be affected. Play around with all available elements and realign resources to elicit exciting new effects and create unexplored contexts. The decision to bide time shouldn’t render one inactive. Anyone who equates apparent stillness to stasis is foolish, and more likely than not, that fool will be the one who ends up holding the losing hand.
The Full Moon is the monthly separation of the Sun [ego, identity, expression] and Moon [empathy, intuition, emotion], as they assume their most distant positions in opposite signs. This great space between our luminary bodies allows for a more comprehensive awareness of the energy that has been building, as the moon is illuminated to maximum capacity, revealing momentarily the mysteries of the creation cycle that once were [and will be again] concealed behind the nocturnal veil. Just as visibility increases to supernatural proportions, the emotional atmosphere is heightened prompting what seem to be unusual experiences and outbursts. The earthly realm becomes a mirror image of this cosmic standoff. Holistic awareness and dynamic self-expression are the blessings of the full moon, but a long overdue confrontation could be the prerequisite roadblock that makes it challenging to receive them. The goal is to recognize hidden facets of self instead of projecting dark revelations onto partners/opponents. Then and only then will personal balance be made possible, and thus all else is resolved. In the meantime, as the opposition builds, be prepared to go back and forth.
The Sun is shining on both sides of Gemini, but the Moon’s shift into Sagittarius will reveal even MORE. Why is Sagittarius considered opposite of multi-faceted Gemini?
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Opposite Sign: Gemini
House Association: Ninth House
Day of the Week: Thursday
Keywords: Confidence, Improvisation, Broadcasting, Cultural Customs, Foreign Affairs, Law, Morality, Religion, Higher Learning, Philosophy, Adventure, Speculation, Optimism, Leaps of Faith, The Big Picture
While the Sun in Gemini lives to experience as many different [sometimes contradictory] realities as possible for the sake of child-like curiosity, the Moon in Sagittarius feels the need to explore diverse ways of life in hopes of finding the greater meaning of this existence. Where the Gemini Sun is fueled by novelty and the prospect of gathering bits and pieces trivia for a later date, the Sagittarius Moon is hungry to seek and receive one big conceptual truth about life that inspires a sense of direction. For some this Full moon opposition may be experienced as combative skepticism that challenges any story that seems too sensational to be true. Others might find their blind faith being deflated by an unapologetic fact-checker. The tension, however it manifests, is likely to revolve around the question of truth, specifically what is right versus what is wrong? This isn’t only a matter of fact versus fiction, but also a conversation of morals and religious righteousness. Speaking of which, religion and other high-minded concepts are emphasized right now, whether as an confirmation of belief or an inward doubt that seems to be reaching its peak. Honesty is everything at the end of the day, but don’t be surprised if a revelation of truth proves too inconvenient for some of us to receive with open arms.
It is also worth noting that Gemini is the sign that represents duality, or division of oneness, so we start to notice distinctions with this sign. Sagittarius, on the other hand, is inclusive and searches for the common thread links us all despite socio-cultural boundaries and others borders erected to keep us separate. Because of this, it is likely that many will feel pulled to embrace similarities. This might be an unfamiliar feeling for those who are use to pointing out differences. Maybe it’s possible to honor the quirks that distinguish us while still looking for likeness wherever it may be. Ruling over long distances, large-scale publishing, and all global affairs, Sagittarius transcends these lines so that the local narrative reaches a much broader audience.
Because of proximity, this Full Moon opposition [Sun versus Moon] highlights yet another planetary opposition between adrenaline-inducing adrenaline-inducing warrior Mars and the asteroid Vesta, who is known as the keeper of the eternal flame. At the exact moment of the Full Moon, the Moon will be less than a degree away from joining together with Mars in Sagittarius, and the Sun will be exactly a degree away from meeting up with Vesta in Gemini. To try to simplify this, if the Full Moon were a game of tug of war, Mars would be on Team Moon and Vesta would be on Team Sun. Because of this Mars/Vesta opposition being so close to the Sun/Moon opposition, this Full Moon will have an intensely Martial and Vestal influence.
As the Sun [with Vesta not too far away] illuminates the Moon to capacity, Mars will also be vulnerable to this full-out exposure, and so revelations of our subconscious anger management issues are likely to arise. Since Mars is Retrograde, this could manifest as someone being called out for passive-aggressive behavior. This could also accelerate the realization of depression, which can occur when Mars’ combative impulses are stifled and internalized. Conversely, an apparently unwarranted explosion of rage could be the result of Sun/Vesta in Gemini’s relentless’ pushing and pulling. Wherever Vesta gives herself wholly and singularly to her area of devotion is where she is prone to burnout, so this big opposition could find some of us over-committing and struggling to follow through due to being spread too thin or growing bored after the initial excitement of the promise wears off and reality sets in. It doesn’t help that Mars is better at starting things than finishing them…
On the plus side, if this energy can somehow be balanced, many of us will be inspired to assert our personal standards for the world to see, enabling us to finally commit to these standards without succumbing to the habit of second-guessing, settling for second-best, or wasting unnecessary energy on distractions. Such an exacting sense of personal preference is sure to be met with resistance from those who just don’t get it, but does that even matter in the grand scheme? It’s important also to make sure that we are not verbally undermining anyone else’s preferences, even if this this person’s preferences appear to be inconsistent with our idea of who he or she “really” is. Some things are not up to us to judge. Thankfully, Moon/Mars fosters an intuitive rhythm to keep us on focused on what is personally urgent, not to mention an internal confidence that is supplemented by Sun/Vesta’s self-sufficiency. This energy also suggest a readiness to move forward and begin practically applying something that we have been learning and studying, although any brand new endeavors are best initiated once Mars resumes direct motion at the end of June.
Lively verbal exchanges are one great way to celebrate this energy. The transmission of information will be met with a philosophical comprehension so that mundane, meaningless messages are elevated to the epic, archetypal realm of mythology. It is possible to achieve an elementary understanding of lofty conceptual systems, just as it is within our capacity to recognize major themes that were previously hidden in plain sight, such as the communist undertones subliminally woven into the plot of a beloved children’s cartoon. There will be many opportunities to connect the dots between disparate entities. There will opportunities all of kinds in general that are presented to us, as Sagittarius rules fortune and blessings. Take a leap of faith.