“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” ~ Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola-Estes
The siren call of this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse went out over a week ago with the catalyst of George Floyd’s death. The energy of this moon swelled in people’s hearts and minds and they poured into the streets claiming their beliefs, their ideas of right and wrong, their TRUTHS. This is Sagittarius and this is Eclipse energy.
Sitting near the south node, opposite Venus retrograde, and square Mars, this eclipse encourages us to purge the poisons in our systems. In Sagittarius, this means reconsidering what we, or the society we live within, holds to be true. Laws need to be revised. The consensus that we live under needs to be questioned. What we have had faith in gets investigated. Occurring opposite Venus and the Sun, this eclipse magnifies the feelings, values, and conflict that Venus has helped us get to the heart of. Square Mars and Neptune, this eclipse brings both conflict and mass movement. ~ Chani Nicholas
This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is the first of three coming (see all dates below) and through this Summer eclipse season we will be asked to face the shadow over and over again. With multiple planets in retrograde, we are being given the support to review and renew the energies that must be shifted and see the opportunities for transformation, but it is not easy to excavate the deep systemic toxicity that exists.
Sagittarius with its spiritual and philosophic approach infuses this Full Moon with expansive vision, passionate spirit, and radical need for Truth. We may find ourselves in heated debate, hiking through the forest, or deep in book stacks in the library. Sagittarius embraces all of these and can provide respite from the intensity of the eclipse.
This lunation is also a perfect time to align with the sacred energies that represent wildness, freedom, and liberation. it is time to preconceive notions of extra-ordinary; to dive deep in connection to the Goddesses that wild us, inspire us, call us. The Sagittarian Eclipse offers us the chance to expand our knowledge, our vibrations, our ideas of what makes us alive; to unmask our authenticity even if we are afraid.
You are invited to cull through your definitions, your self-imposed limits on freedom. What fits? What binds? How can you be truly free? What do you stand for and what action aligns? How can you shed the “shoulds” and embrace your yearnings – a deeper life, a full life, a sane life? Where are your portals?
All of this can be overwhelming. As Summer opens her sweet center to us, seek sanctuary in nature, in the embrace of Gaia. Allow Yemaya and the Ocean Mothers to cleanse you and carry you for a bit. Buzz with the bees and dance with the dragonflies. Make Sacred Self Care a priority.
From my heart to your heart, I send you and yours well wishes and much love.
Be well, be safe, and I hope to see you in the circles and upcoming events! Thank you for being part of our community!
**I had the opportunity to interview Astrologer Mary Lomando this past week on the upcoming eclipse cycle and the Astrology of summer – listen here.
The Major Arcana Tarot Card for Sagittarius is Temperance.
Keywords are alchemy, balance, and harmony.
I am the divine weaver of duality.
I hold you. I am essence.
And our evolution of becoming
is rooted in the mixing.
~ Chris-Anne, The Temperance Card, The Muse Tarot
The Moon is Full in Sagittariusi at 3:12pm edt. The Sun entered Gemini on May 20 and remains there until June 20.
Power Words for Sagittarius: Adventurous ~ Expansive ~ Philosophical ~ Truth Seeking ~ Passionate ~ Independent ~ Spiritual
Goddesses for Sagittarius include: Goddesses of the Wild, Goddesses of Luck and Destiny
Guiding Goddesses for the Full Moon:
- Roman Goddess Diana
- Greek Goddess Artemis
- Orisha Goddess Oya
- Norse Goddess Freya
- Norse Goddess Skadi
- Mayan Goddess Ix Chel
- Hindu Goddess Kali
- Goddess Lilith
- Slavic Goddess Baba Yaga
- Roman Goddess Fortuna
- Greek Goddess Tyche
- The Fates
- The Norns
Invite the energies of Goddess that will most support you in this lunation!
Rituals, Practices, and Workings for Full Moon in Sagittarius:
- High Magick – Ceremonial Magick – Ritual Magick
- Magick with Goddesses of the Wild and Nature
- Esoteric and Occult Studies
- Oracles and Divination
- Automatic Writing
- Psychic and Intuition Development
- Spellwork for legal proceedings, court issues, justice
- Sharing knowledge – give a talk, organize a spiritual circle, teach a class
- Awareness of synchronicities, omens, prognostications
- Sacred Travel
- Natural/Alternative Healing
- Purple Color Magick
Crystals for Sagittarius: Azurite/Malachite, Charoite, Emerald, Golden Topaz, Green Aventurine, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Pietersite, Pink Opal, Sodalite, Star Sapphire
Plants for Sagittarius: Angelica, Cinnamon, Clove, Geranium, Jasmine, Orange, Pine, Rosewood, Saffron, Spruce, Sweet Marjoram, Ylang Ylang
Ruled by: Jupiter
Symbol: Chiron the Centaur – first Doctor of Herbal Medicine and Sage
“When the time comes to you at which you will be forced at last to utter the speech which has lain at the center of your soul for years, which you have, idiot-like, been saying over and over, you’ll not talk about the joy of words. I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer. Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think they need? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” ~ Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis
Goddesses Who Rule by Elisabeth Benard & Beverly Moon
Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis
Woman Most Wild by Danielle Dulsky
Women Who Fly by Serinity Young
Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola-Estes
SUMMER 2020 ASTROLOGICAL DATES
June 5 – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse @ 15° of Sagittarius @ 3:12 PM EDT
June 21 – New Moon Solar Eclipse @ 0° of Cancer @ 2:41 AM EDT
July 5 – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse @ 13° of Capricorn @ 12:44 AM EDT
July 20 – New Moon @ 28° of Cancer @ 1:33 PM EDT
Mercury Retrograde: June 18 – July 12 @ 14° of Cancer – 5° of Cancer
Pluto Retrograde: April 25 – Oct 5 @ 25° – 22° of Capricorn
Saturn Retrograde: May 11 – Sept 9 @ 1° of Aquarius – 25° of Capricorn
Venus Retrograde: May 13 – June 25 @ 21° – 5° of Gemini
Jupiter Retrograde May 15 – Se
pt 13 @ 27° – 17 ° of Capricorn
Neptune Retrograde: June 22 – Nov 29 @ 20° of Pisces – 18° of Pisces
Chiron Retrograde: July 11 – Dec 16 @ 9° of Aries – 4° of Aries
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Well, it certainly seems that 2020 is the year we move from crisis to crisis, evolving (hopefully) with each challenge from the density of the 3D matrix into a healthier, more enlightened world view. We have barely emerged from this spring’s surreal pandemic “lock-down”, as the first of the summer eclipses (June 5) storms in on a massive emotional tidal wave of grief and anger, as well as, compassion and solidarity over the tragic and unjust death of a black man. There is a karmic theme at work here calling out for justice and liberty for all, the very foundation of our national psyche. One man’s death takes on archetypal overtones, since this penetrates to the very core of our nation’s roots; even “eclipsing” the collective fear of covid-19, as thousands of people take to the streets in protest So, this will be the work of the summer eclipses: a healing catharsis individually and collectively on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels. And so goes evolution. On a very positive note, this particular full moon coincides with “Saga Dawa”, a major Tibetan holy day commemorating the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha. It is believed that all good deeds performed now will be multiplied 100,000 times! Help a neighbor, donate to a worthy cause, feed a hungry child…the opportunities are endless to shine a ray of light in the darkness. ~ Mary Lomando – Read the FULL Astrology Update
Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs. On Sagittarius moon days it’s important to look after these parts of the body. If we’re spending more time at a desk or cooped up at home, it’s important to stay mobile in the hips by doing lots of mobility work as well as stretching. A leg massage would be ideal – you’ll have to do this yourself or using a foam roller for the thighs, IT band and back of legs to help release any tension.
Due to the optimistic and joyful nature of this sign, uplifting Citrus oils such as Bergamot, Orange and Mandarin are lovely to use and these oils help to lift our mood and connect us to hope. Why not add some of these oils to a base oil and make yourself an uplifting leg massage oil 🙂
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