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. In addition to our deluxe night Nile cruise with Abydos & Dendera, we are offering a private retreat “spa’ option in Luxor. 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 details can be found at www.pachaterra.com or Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS JUNE 9, 2017:
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.
Venus in Taurus
Mercury in Gemini
Jupiter Direct in Libra June 9
Both Venus and Mercury are now in their “home “signs of Taurus and Gemini, respectively, giving added emphasis to their importance right now. Venus will highlight our relationships, stability and finances over the next few weeks. Where is our comfort zone? What makes us happy? Feeling at peace within ourselves becomes a priority.
Mercury in its home sign of Gemini becomes the “busy-bee” Messenger of the zodiac.
The pace of your communications and business will pick up. It may seem like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done, so plan ahead, and take advantage of the Venus energy: be good to yourself!
Jupiter turns direct in the sign of Libra. We expand our world view through relating to others. We are truly global citizens. 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.”