Today we have the full moon in Sagittarius, with the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Gemini. This is a particularly noteworthy full moon for a few different reasons. Sagittarius is the sign of the travel, the gypsy, the nomad, but also of the truthful, direct, and blunt. It is also the sign associated with spirituality instead of religion, and of foreign lands, cultures, and other influences. Gemini is the sign of the curious, the adaptable, the mind, and personal communication.
What makes this full moon very interesting are the influences of Saturn and Neptune. While not as prominent as the sun and the moon, they are just as influential at this time. Saturn is currently in Sagittarius in the tropical zodiac and Neptune is in its own sign of Pisces. Both Sagittarius and Gemini are mutable signs, and so is Pisces, which tells us that all three of those heavenly bodies are not quite getting along smoothly right now, but rather they are creating friction at the moment. Technically, this is called a T-Square, and is known as an aspect that is full of agitation for the sake of growth. So when you look at it, it tells us that in the sky right now is agitated energy between spirituality (Sagittarius), more spirituality (Neptune in Pisces), and person to person communication (Gemini).
Wait Bill, how can spirituality be agitated with spirituality? It’s quite easy to understand, but let me clarify because I had to figure it out on my own. There is a difference between spiritual reality and spiritual fantasy, and this is the main vessel through which this point can be understood. Many people live in a spiritual fantasy world that is usually divorced from reality. In their mind they are the very open people that are more highly evolved than the average person. They can contact beings from other dimensions all day long, and could spend a lot of time channeling and meditating, to the exclusion of all else. …..And there’s the problem. Functioning in the consensual third dimension paradigm that we all live in is a challenge to them, and thus often times their day to day lives are disasters, usually being spent in unhealthy relationships, or unable to take care of business on the physical level. I realize I’m speaking in broad strokes here and I know it, but I’m doing it for simplicity’s sake to illustrate my point. For the most part, there are two types of spiritual seekers in the world: those that take that approach, and those that stay firmly grounded in the physical world as a living testament to the integrity of their spiritual beliefs. A good point to remember when thinking about this is: Do physical values represent spiritual values (Astrologically speaking, the 2nd and the 8th houses)? In a healthy life, they should, to the best of the ability of the seeker. Most of us are on a sliding scale of grey when it comes to this point, and that’s the way it should be because so many people in the world are unique. But the underlying principle of fantasy vs reality is a major undercurrent. This is the rub for part of that T-Square: Desiring to live in spiritual fantasy (Neptune in Pisces) vs living in spiritual reality (Sun in Sagittarius), and THEN getting along with other people in the process (Moon in Gemini)! I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve noticed more and more people struggling with this, which leads us to Saturn’s role in all of this.
Saturn in Sagittarius is about grounding the spiritual into the physical world. However, another major concept of Saturn in Sagittarius is that of feeling inhibited of speaking your truth. In the USA and on social media this seems to be more common than previous. So many people are feeling like their voices are not being heard, or that if they speak their truth, they’ll offend someone (OMGS! There’s people out there that haven’t been offended by this point of their lives?? Say, Wha…?), or are feeling in some other way that they can’t be themselves, at least from a verbal perspective. Isn’t knowing what to say and when part of the maturing process (Saturn)? This reveals the hidden side of Saturn in Sagittarius: spiritual maturation.
What do we take away from all of this? 1. Live in spiritual reality because you’re making your path practical. 2. Have your day to day physical values reflect your spiritual values, and 3. focus on spiritually maturing. We’re not to the height of the Neptune/Saturn square, but we’re seeing right now how this is going to go, but that also means together we’re in a position to do something positive with the situation, and the more unified we are, the better and bigger the results will be. So for this full moon, consider meditating on these concepts and bringing more information and wisdom to light to apply to life.