As we approach the summer season, this is the time our “inner traveler” (especially with a Full Moon in Sagittarius) wants to come out and explore new vistas. I would like to take this opportunity to invite those of you who have been thinking about Egypt to return “home” with me this November. Whether you have already been to Egypt, or it is on your “wish list”, now is the time to go. Egypt is very safe, the US Dollar is strong, and the temples are still free of crowds. In addition to our deluxe night Nile cruise with Abydos & Dendera, we are offering a private retreat option in Luxor and Bedouin oases . Many trips are advertised, but for those truly dedicated to opening their hearts and minds to the Egyptian Mysteries, this is the one you have been waiting for. Registration is also open for our Shamanic Journey to Peru September 2016. Details for both trips can be found at www.pachaterra.com or Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS MAY 21, 2016:
Sagittarius is a fire sign and symbolizes Man’s spontaneous quest for knowledge; the spirit of Prometheus stealing fire from the gods in order to enlighten humanity. The sign Sagittarius governs our personal belief systems, our philosophy of life, and our spiritual search for the meaning of life. Sagittarius charts the course for expanded consciousness. It is no accident that in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the planet that served as the “guiding force” for humanity was Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius. New Moons and Full Moons are cosmic portals which pierce through the veil of time and space allowing us to expand our perception beyond the constraints of material 3D reality. The three days prior and three days after a Full Moon are especially potent times for releasing physical, mental and emotional blockages. The peak of this particular Full Moon coincides with “Saga Dawa”, the Tibetan celebration of the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha. According to tradition, our prayers and good deeds are multiplied a thousand fold during this time….and a little positive thinking goes a long way!
During any Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposite signs. This month, Sun is in the Air sign, Gemini, and the Moon is in the Fire, sign, Sagittarius. Gemini deals with facts and information; Sagittarius deals with faith and inspiration. This Fire/Air polarity has a tendency to “speak first and think later”, but this could also trigger the response for much needed action. Sagittarians follows their own intuition and inner guidance tending to be optimistic, adventurous, and good humored most of the time; but they can become vehement opponents when personal, political, or religious beliefs are at stake. Sagittarians frequently inspire others by their actions, even if they are not always aware of it. Their innate optimism encourages others to see life’s options, rather than its limitations. Sagittarians (and those with the Moon or Ascendant in Sagittarius) make wonderful coaches, teachers, mentors and public speakers. Although Sagittarius is the sign that values truth and freedom above all else, its shadow side is fanaticism and dogma.
At this time, our news media is filled with hyperbole and exaggeration regarding the current political scene. It is a time for a “reality check”. What we stand for personally is important; the “collective” is comprised of individuals and their intentions. What you believe; you become. This Full Moon is a good time to ask yourself if your personal beliefs actually reflect what you think, or merely regurgitate what you have been “sold” as the Truth. Have the courage to speak your truth; but allow others the freedom to express theirs as well. We are all spirits choosing to inhabit the illusion of the material world.
The Sagittarian Full Moon emphasizes the need to stretch out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons…open your mind…read…travel…We are never too old to learn (or teach) something new. Keeping your body active, keeps your mind active. We may not all be able to hop on a jet plane to a foreign land, but we can all spend some time in nature walking…bicycling… breathing … All this intense planetary energy focused around such an expansive Full Moon makes it perfect for a celebration: gather friends together, share experiences of other cultures and faraway places; enjoy the freedom of nature. Take the time to meditate; connect with your Spirit Guides, Guardian Angels, Power Animals… trust your intuition. The messages are there for you; just be open and listen.
PLANETARY PICTURES: MERCURY
The planet Mercury turns direct at 14 degrees Taurus on May 22nd. This means that we can finally move forward on things that have been on hold since last month. If it seems like you have been stuck in slow motion since April 28th, you are not alone; but the universe is finally pulling out the plug . On this Full Moon, Mercury makes a very positive aspect called a Grand Trine with Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn (all Earth signs). The Earth signs teach us about patience and perseverance; seeds that we have planted can now grow and bear fruit. Plans that needed “reinventing” can now blossom, if we have the courage to keep going.
Mars is conjunct the Full Moon in Sagittarius which may want us to move full speed ahead fueling impatience and “heated” words and arguments. We may become very impassioned about what we believe. Take a deep breath, and don’t jump to conclusions without double-checking your facts. Once you are willing to make a leap of faith; however, nothing can hold you back. In the words of the Dalai Lama: “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”