This is the second consecutive Full Moon in the fire sign of Sagittarius. This is an unusual cosmic occurrence and reinforces the Sagittarius/ Gemini message: (see May 2016 Full Moon Update). As I am writing this, our country is, once again, dealing with the repercussions of violent fanaticism. This is not the time for inflammatory rhetoric; bigotry, or hateful words. Sagittarius is all about freedom and the quest for Truth….not just for the chosen few, but for the many. This Full Moon also falls on the Summer Solstice (the day of the longest solar Light in the Northern Hemisphere). This again emphasizes the need to celebrate the Light in our lives, no matter how heavy the darkness seems. As we have seen in the past, polarization only breeds contempt and more fear. As we open our hearts in compassion and send prayers to all who have been touched by the tragedy of hate, let us also realize that tolerance and understanding go a long way!
Sagittarius is the sign of equated with truth and freedom 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 also governs our personal belief systems, our philosophy of life, and our spiritual search for the meaning of life. 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. As we have already mentioned the Summer Solstice will allow the light of truth and understanding to illuminate consciousness.
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. 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. 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.
In the words of the Dalai Lama: “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
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