The Auspicious Sagittarius Full Moon and more

June 1, 2023 | by Daniel Giamario |

The Sagittarius Full Moon of Saturday, June 3, at 8:42pm PDT, has a number of features well worth noting. The Moon is at 13Sagittarius18, the Sun at 13Gemini18. The great Royal Star Antares, the heart of the Scorpion, is currently located at 10Sagittarius04, and may be able to be seen just above and to the right of the Full Moon.

The Sagittarius Full Moon, June 3, 8:42pm PDT; image: Stellarium

The Moon will again be out-of-bounds at 25S40 declination, or about 2degrees below the ecliptic. Antares is a good 4 1/2 degrees South of the ecliptic. A few days later the Moon will reach as far as 27S50. Meanwhile, the Sun will nearly exactly conjoin the other red Royal Star, Aldebaran, the eye of the Bull, currently located at 10Gemini05.

These alignments are reminiscent of the events of December 8, 2022, the Full Moon in Gemini, also known as the feast or “Festival of the Red Swords”, which I wrote about previously.

Said Full Moon at 16Gemini02 included a Lunar Eclipse and the occultation of Mars. Mars, Antares and Aldebaran are the three “Red Swords”. The festival, still remembered by the Druids, celebrates a covenant made by the survivors of the Atlantean / Younger Dryas catastrophe, to work together to restart humanity in cooperation and collaboration. The current Mars synodic Overstory emphasizes Gemini, and Mars was actually in the zone of 13-16Gemini three times from September 11-23 2022, December 5-18 2022, and February 11-23 2023.

This Sagittarian Full Moon, six months later, feels to be a great time to remember, and to renew that covenant, as global humanity spirals into ever greater chaos, without much spiritual direction. As we move into uncharted waters, collaboration and cooperation are very much needed indeed! Also keep in mind that under a Full Moon, the longest shadows, not usually seen during other Moon phases, become most visible. These perceptions go hand in hand with the quite real expansion of awareness and illumination which also are most prominent under a Full Moon.

The Sagittarius/Gemini axis emphasizes the quest for Truth and the zeal for meaning and purpose, highlighting both the spirit of the game and the fun of it. The excessive earnestness and seriousness of Sagittarian fiery enthusiasm, and the devil-may-care sophistry of Gemini, not taking anything really that seriously, can balance each other, mitigating the extremes. In fact, they can make a great team. They can also remember that the ultimate directive and essence of these two axially connected mystery schools of life is to be in Service to Spirit.

Attendant Allies to the Full Moon

Mercury conjuncts Uranus on Sunday, June 4, 12:49pm, at 20Taurus25.

This precedes the exact conjunction of Jupiter with Uranus next April 20/21, 2024, (depending on your time zone) at 21Taurus49 – nearly that exact same degree. It is as if Mercury, in a morning star phase and the Taurus synodic overstory, is getting some advance instructions. Vesta is also present here, at 18Taurus53, and reminding the two of the sacredness of these days.

Venus is now at a maximum evening star elongation of 46.4 degrees. She is at 28Cancer38 within the sixth chakra portal in the Capricorn Overstory, high above the Full Moon, radiantly reminding us that all of global humanity are one people, and worthy of nourishment.


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