This is our last week of Gemini Season and we start our week off with the energy of a powerful Full Moon in Sagittarius. This week is not an "easy" week to say the least. We have a lot of "opposition" energy which can cause conflicted feelings around how we integrate both halves or sides to ourselves or a problem we are dealing with. The word "Integration" is key when we are dealing with a week full of opposing energy as we have to find a way to balance the two sides that are in conversation with each other. A Full Moon is also an oppostion, an opposition between the Moon and the Sun. The Moon is our emotional world, the Sun is our sense of self and expression of who we are in the world. We have to learn to balance our inner and outer worlds all of the time, and like the Chariot card in the tarot, this integration of the inner and outer worlds will be the primary focus for the week ahead.
Our Summer Solstice, which represents Midsummer is also this week and takes place on Friday. This is also a powerful time for honoring the polarity between Masculine and Feminine energy, and the things that are birthed out of this unity whether it be a human form, a creative project, or a deep spiritual insight. This unification of opposites is not just in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense as well. We all have yin and yang energy operating within and around us. Integration of the Yin and Yang is constantly being required of us and it is during Midsummer that the ancients used to honor this time with fertility and sexuality rituals.
Tarot Cards for the week include:
Judgement, The Lovers, The Chariot, The Devil, Temperance, The Moon, The High Priestess, Ace of Cups, 2 of Cups, 3 of Cups, 7 of Swords, 8 of Swords, 9 of Swords, 7 of Wands, 8 of Wands, 9 of Wands.
Full Moon in Sagittarius 1:31 AM
Moon Void of Course 1:31 AM
Moon enters Capricorn 9:13 AM
Our Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius hit in the wee hours of the morning at 1:31 AM. For many during the weekend it was apparent that a lot of people were feeling anxious or uncomfortable with themselves. Feelings of anxiety around work, who we are in our lives, and what we are doing with ourselves were enhanced leading up to this Full Moon, and depending on what we do to work through these feelings, we may feel this way today as well. Gemini energy when in Opposition to Sagittarius energy can enhance our minds into overdrive around evaluating our belief systems and values and whether or not we are living in line with them. Those of us who are living in line with our value systems may feel less anxious during this full moon and more confident around what we are putting into the world. But for those of us who seem to be “going through the motions” not consciously trying to line our values up with the daily actions or thoughts in our lives, this Full Moon may feel uncomfortable and like we are being forced to acknowledge parts of ourselves or our lives that are not in sync with what our soul purpose is in this life.
Full Moons are a time for release. It is important during this transit that we let go and remove any limiting belief systems that are keeping us from living a life more in line with our “truth.” We can think of the Judgement card in the Tarot as the energy for this Full Moon. When Judgement day arrived, and you are stripped away of everything you have accomplished, who will you be? Is the person at the core of your being someone you are proud of? Or is this person being drowned by egoic desires and false tales?
When we strip ourselves down to our naked selves, we remove our projections of who or what we perceive as a valid existence. We are more likely to see ourselves as the same as everyone else on a spiritual level in regard to all of us being connected to this experience. How do we treat our fellow brothers and sisters? Plants? Animals? We may say what our values are when asked, but do our actions speak that? If you are having feelings of doubt, insecurity, shame, or guilt, strip parts of yourself away until you find the root cause of this feeling. Only once you have found the root of your insecurity and let it go, can you begin to heal.
With the Moon entering Capricorn, the shadow of the Full Moon will continue to impact us throughout the day, but the feelings of Capricorn may come more into focus. The Moon has its detriment in Capricorn, meaning it is not the most positive place for it. We can become rigid and emotionally blocked when the Moon is in Capricorn, but we can also find a way to become emotionally grounded during this time. Sometimes the boundary and rigidity of Capricorn can help us anchor our feelings if we are open to it.
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Moon Trine Uranus in Taurus 7:29 PM
This earth Trine allows for us to become grounded in the evening hours in ways that may be new or different than what we would usually gravitate towards. We may experience some sort of positive change that allows for us to see things in a new way around our physical world.
Moon in Capricorn
With the Moon in Capricorn we may be focused on our work and getting things done in a practical way. This can be a good time for evaluating our relationship to our goals and priorities. We may feel some confusion during the day with some of the other transits, so this may not be the best time to make any large decisions about our goals but it could be a good day for reevaluating our strategies or plans.
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Saturn RX in Capricorn Sextile Neptune in Pisces 4:40 AM
This is a powerful transit that we will feel over the next few weeks and we have already been feeling for most of the month. We are in a place where our intuition when it comes to our work and physical world is operating from a deep place and we are able to sense or feel things at a heightened state when it comes to our plans and moving forward on them. We may have prophetic or psychic insights during this time and we may not know why we know certain things, we just know them. Someone from our past may even come into our lives again at this time to help us with something in the present that we are working towards. Memories of where we have learned certain skills may come up and we may work through new layers around who we are in the world and how we are successful. This is a good time for being open to learning ways that you can use creative visualization to help manifest the world you want to be living in. Vision boarding is a positive thing to do with this energy this month and over the next few weeks.
Mercury in Cancer Conjunct Mars in Cancer 9:05 AM
Over the next two weeks, Mercury and Mars will be dancing together and this is a recipe for some aggressive and overly emotional communication to come out of us. Over the past week we were already beginning to feel the build up of this energy, but with the transit being exact today and entering the shadow period in the days to follow, it is not unlikely that some of us won’t have some sort of emotional outburst if we have been suppressing anything. Issues from childhood or from our past could come up during this time and we may take our anger and frustrations spawning from childhood out on loved ones or friends. We may even need to work out the issue with the family members related. This could be a positive week for seeing your therapist, or carving out some self care and alone time. Suppressing anger is not positive, but taking it out on others isn’t either. Find a healthy way to release this energy like going to the gym, soaking in a hot tub, archery, or venting it out with someone who can hold space for you. You will likely be irritable for a few days off and on over the next two weeks, so find ways to work energy through your body.
Moon Conjunct Saturn RX in Capricorn 8:53 PM
When the Moon meets up with Saturn we can feel emotionally stifled or blocked in a way that often leads to depression or sluggishness. This is not a good time for trying to force ourselves to be upbeat, but rather find space to work through or process any emotional healing around any issues that come up for us. Traditionally this could be around work, finances, or family.
Moon Sextile Neptune in Pisces 8:59 PM
Our ability to fantasize about what we wish to manifest into the physical world is enhanced and we may need to do some positive creative visualization. Listening to music and relaxing in a bath or with meditation is a positive way to ground ourselves in the evening hours. We may benefit from doing a grounding meditation with a Tarot reading to help anchor ourselves and gain clarity on issues that may be coming up for us at this time. For artists or creatives of all kinds this may be a positive time to work through your feelings through a creative project.
Moon Void of Course 4:19 AM
Moon enters Aquarius 7:01 PM
The Moon in Aquarius can cause us to feel more passionate about social justice issues and our world. We may feel passionate about a cause and the need to advocate for change is enhanced. The issues that came up to surface for us during the Full Moon at the beginning of the week may have us feeling more motivated today and tomorrow to align ourselves with our vision of a better future. We may feel like we are ready to make changes in our every day that help to impact the future in a way that lines up for us more with our value systems.
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Mercury in Cancer Opposition Pluto RX in Capricorn 3:52 AM
For the remainder of the week we may feel the energy of this Mercury/Pluto opposition and it calls for us to transform communication and mental patterns stemming from our past that were formed by our family. We are more likely during this transit to become suspicious of others, doubtful of ourselves, and critical or judgemental. This is not a positive time for signing any contracts or going into business with anyone. This is a better time for reflecting on patterns of behavior in ourselves and how that manifests into our physical world in a positive or negative way. This is also not a good time for lurking the internet or getting into comparison games with others. We benefit from stepping away from Social Media for the days of this transit and focusing on ourselves.
Mars in Cancer Opposition Pluto RX in Capricorn 8:21 PM
This energy can create tension around power dynamics and assertion. We may have a hard time in our work, home, and family environments and we could find ourselves in conflict with someone or something that has been frustrating us for some time. Emotional tension and irritability is enhanced and we need to find ways of expelling this build up of energy that is away from those around us who are not to blame. We may feel threatened by where we feel powerless and this could create a need to establish one's own power but the energy does not support this happening in a way that is well received by others.
Moon in Aquarius
It is important that we find a way to detach emotionally today from things that we are holding onto. There is a lot of intense energy in the air with some of the transits during the week that are bringing up deep emotional wounds to the surface. The Moon in Aquarius allows for us to advocate for ourselves and others, but it also helps for us to bring some light energy into the mix. I think of the Fool and The Star cards in the Tarot as guiding forces for us during this time. How do we let go of pride, attachment, and egoic desire and find peace and tranquility among the noise?
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Moon Square Uranus in Taurus 5:56 AM
Tension in the morning hours is enhanced and our day might start out the way that we had hoped. Expect the unexpected and don’t get too rigid or caught up in trying to make things go the way you had wanted.
Moon in Aquarius
Moon Void of Course 7:02 AM
Sun enters Cancer 8:54 AM
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of light of the year and also marks the transition from mutable Gemini into the cardinal sign of Cancer. With the Moon in Aquarius and void of course most of the day, this is not a time for making any large decisions but rather honoring the midpoint of this time of year with ritual. Many ancient eurpoean traditions found this time of year to be symbolic of fertility and the union of the masclune and feminine. With Venus currently in Gemini we can think of the Lovers card of the Tarot which is astrologically related to Venus in Gemini, and is the 6th card of the Tarot, we are in the 6th month of the year, and The Chariot which follows the Lovers is the 7th card and ruled by Cancer. These two cards are symbols of the energy in the air currently and this is a time for us to honor the masculine and feminine polarities within us all. We all hold the masculine and feminine energies within us, the marriage or union of the dark and the light, the seen and the unseen, the yin and the yang.
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Moon Sextile Jupiter RX in Sagittarius 7:02 AM
This is a harmonious energy that allows for us to feel more in sync with the growth process we are going through at this time. We may feel like we want to do something spontaneous or different in the morning hours and our op