Welcome dear ones, to our Full Moon blog. We are heading into a powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse tomorrow in the sign of Sagittarius and entering into eclipse season. We may have already been feeling how potent 2020 is astrologically and it’s set to get even more intense as we work our way through planetary retrogrades and eclipses. This combination of eclipses and retrogrades combined with all the events taking place throughout the world is calling us to do the work! To do our own inner work and to show up to do the work needed for the collective. This year is all about bringing injustice, untruths and structures that need to be torn down to the surface. Eclipses are often referred to as times to do shadow work and we know that this is always a theme that comes up every full moon also. Ask yourself as you head into this full moon lunar eclipse, what shadow parts of myself are making themselves known at the moment? Where do I need to do the work? Are we turning away from what’s going on right now in the world or are we turning to face it and our own shortcomings?
Tomorrow, we have the sun in Gemini and the moon in Sagittarius, these two signs compliment each other really well as both are to do with the mind. Sagittarius is known as the Philosopher of the zodiac and can help balance out Gemini’s constant quest for knowledge and information. This full moon helps us to see the balance between intelligence and wisdom. Do we spend too much time absorbing information but then not actually integrating it into our life? For example, maybe we have been reading about certain topics for a long time, like meditation, but don’t actually put them in to practice. Intelligence comes from the gathering of knowledge whereas wisdom comes from putting that knowledge into action and gaining insight and experience from it. That’s where doing the work comes in!
- the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise.
Sometimes Gemini can be led by ego, wanting to acquire knowledge and information for their own gain. Sagittarius wants to learn, understand and gather knowledge for the greater good. We can ask ourselves if ego or love is the driving force behind our thirst for knowledge? How do we use the information we have gathered? Do we share it with others or do we keep it for ourself? Sagittarians want to learn from others, want to travel to other lands to gain insight into how other people think and experience life – not for their own sake but to help them connect better with others. Again, we can ask ourselves, how willing are we to learn from others? To be humble and to understand that ours isn’t the only point of view.
We love this Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about the danger of the single story:
Sagittarius is a masculine fire sign, ruled by the planet Jupiter and the 9th house of Philosophy and long distance journeys. Jupiter is often referred to as the great benefactor, it is the largest of the planets and has the largest number of moons so has this beautiful expansive and abundant quality. Sagittarius moon is a wonderful time to focus on manifesting your dreams, cultivating gratitude and joy, and elevating your thoughts.
Sagittarius themes: freedom, expansion, knowledge, abundance, joy, travel. philosophy, light, growth, limitless opportunities, adventure, curiosity, meaning, direction, focus.
The image associated with Sagittarius is the Centaur holding a bow and arrow aimed at the sky and the constellation is the arrow. There are many messages we can take from this image, one of these is the message to look at the balance in our own life between our lower and upper chakras. Do we spend all our energy only on the lower chakras associated with this life and this life alone – our home, financial security, our sense of self and the day to day? How much time do we spend connecting with the higher chakras, looking to the stars? Asking questions about the universe and why we’re here? Who are we underneath all the layers of daily life and responsibilities? Sagittarius is often referred to as the philosopher of the zodiac and they love to ask these kinds of questions. They have a childlike curiosity about everything and will always look beyond the ordinary much like Gemini. The symbol of the arrow can also remind us to check-in with our direction in life. Is the direction we are currently headed in in alignment with our true desires and our integrity?
The other archetype associated with Sagittarius is the traveller or the explorer. This doesn’t necessarily mean physical travel but can also mean travelling with our mind. As we still find ourselves in lockdown, a wonderful way to tune into this energy is to read. Expand your mind with books, podcasts, blogs and conversations. Use your journal to record the things you’ve been learning. Start or join a book or philosophy club. Enroll in new studies. The world is your oyster!
Step outside into nature and carry that same Sagittarian curiosity with you. Marvel at all the seasonal changes taking place in your local area, look up when you’d usually be looking down, leave your phone at home or turn it onto flight mode! This fits in so well with our New Moon in Gemini theme of following our whimsy and wonder.
Full Moon Journaling Questions
– First off, have a look back at your journal from the New Moon in Gemini. Have you stayed connected to your intentions and have they served you?
– Ask yourself if you have a balance between intelligence and wisdom?
– Tuning into the expansive quality of Sagittarius, how could you expand your mind? What topics are you curious about but know nothing about?
– We might not be able to go travelling physically at the moment but where would you like to travel in your mind? How will you do that? Will it be through stories? Reading? Connecting with others?
– Do you have a balance between focusing on the tasks and responsibilities of everyday life and also zooming out and seeing the big picture? Are you able to see beyond the ordinary?
– What are your triggers at the moment and how are you dealing with them? Are you taking the time to do the work or repressing these triggers?
– A big part of developing wisdom is being humble. Using the light of the full moon to shine down on your heart and mind, who and what could we learn from at the moment?
– A key theme for Sagittarius is elevating thought for the greater good. What can you do at the moment for the collective? How can you educate yourself on matters that will help you gain better knowledge and insight into other people’s experiences?
Sagittarius Self Care
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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