The Full Moon this month takes place on June 14th at 23°25’ Sagittarius, very close to the Galactic Center, which rests between the Scorpion and Archer constellations. The Earth is roughly between the Sun and Moon, each of which appear at opposite sides of the sky. The Sun is nearing the opposite of the Galactic Center, the Galactic Edge (or extreme) and about a week from the Solstice point.
This Full Moon helps us dive into the deep waters of the skyscape, the billowing star clouds and densest population of stars. It reflects the light of the Sun in Gemini in its own quest beyond our duality as the Moon’s placement activates the quest for a higher or greater truth in Sagittarius.
At the same time of this Full Moon, Mars is moving into a conjunction with Chiron in Aries, Mercury will have just moved back into the sign of Gemini and Venus with Uranus in the sign of Taurus. Combined, this shows a promise or intent for an opportunity to grieve (and gather the needed medicine) what was lost through destructive missions, an opening to the pleasures and treasures novel change and invoke one’s creative imagination to see beyond where we may be fixed.
The Full Moon activates this fiery archetype of Sagittarius. Its essence is the ongoing journey itself for meaning and truth. It is not to stop at one specific truth, but to be open to the unfoldment of the truth through the journey. This can be paved by actual roads, trails and pathways we travel along, including the inner ones in the subconscious and astral realm. The journey itself can be its own tangible, precious thing for the Sagittarian archetype, learning, exploring, and reaching out past the horizon into ever new territory.
Gateways could be opened during this Full Moon, to welcome the truth wherever it may come from and whatever it results in. Heavily inspired and drawn from the wisdom of Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar, Lynda Hill’s book, The Sabian Oracle, shares about each degree of the zodiac corresponding to an image or symbol. For this Sagittarius Full Moon at 23°25’, we add one to come up with the symbol of 24 Sagittarius. This gives us the image of “A Bluebird, a sign of good luck and happiness, is standing at the door of the house”.
The keywords of 24 Sagittarius and hence, this phase of the Moon are, “Calmness and rewards. Promise of happiness. Love and happiness available by acknowledging its presence. Real estate. House boundaries. Reminders of joy. Cottages and picket fences. Waiting for invitations to enter. Omens of good luck. Front doors and back doors.” (pg 264)
The meaning of all of this I intuit is something of new breath of life appearing on wings of potential. Have we locked ourselves in or are we waking up to a longing beyond the door? The blue color of the bird can symbolize the sky and seemingly infinite vastness to explore. Sagittarius wants to hop onto the trail or cosmic pathway beyond where it is. And the bluebird could be a messenger delivering an open-ended message that invites us to enter a new phase of ourselves.
The Galactic Center at 27° Sagittarius, a mere four degrees from the Full Moon (the center of the great Galactic Bulge with its billions of stars) has been seen in a variety of ancient cultures as a “golden gate” where souls travel to after departing the Earth. They go to their next life to be rebirthed in the mysteries of the supermassive black hole residing there, where time and physics tend to break down into the unknown. This acts as a backdrop of this Full Moon.
In addition, the Scorpion constellation, a guardian of the Galactic Center, with its outstretched tail and stingers sitting below the Full Moon can help us pierce the mysteries if we surrender the mind and ego to experience the limitless of what could, perhaps, be co-created with Great Mystery and each other.
On the other side of the Galactic Center is the Archer constellation, whose arrow roughly points to that center. Bordered by the tip of the Scorpion’s tail and the Archer’s arrow, we can draw in imagery of creation as the Galactic Center region gives birth to innumerable stars in the fire that resides there.
The Full Moon activates all of this plus the Sagittarian quest for meaning. It is a great longing for humanity to find meaning and purpose on the planet. We are in relationship with all that is and we have a deep desire to know what that means for us personally and at times for humanity. It could be this Moon that offers us a little hope to light the way, revealing the shadow and the treasures that await discovery.
The Full Moon is an important marker this year but is also at the same time is small part of the much, much larger wave of cycles of planets this decade and more that guide humanity. Sagittarius is an archetype that can show us the way ahead and the territory we can yet to encounter. It lights the way ahead in the cradle of the Milky Way.