Early this morning at 1:30 am PDT did the Full Moon in Sagittarius transpire, bringing matters of communication and connectivity to a head. Retrograde Jupiter in Sagittarius, retrograde Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces are forming a lesser triangular pattern that challenges us to not lose faith if things don’t seem to go in the right direction and objectives cannot be met or if we are overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done and reviewed. If we can lower our expectations, things can be worked out, even if the conditions aren’t perfect.
Vesta in Taurus casts harsh octile aspects to Jupiter and Neptune – a sesqui-quadrate and a semi-square respectively – in addition to a quincunx to retrograde Ceres in Sagittarius. These show that we’re feeling the stress of an unresolved situation that leaves us clueless and wondering, because we don’t know how much more energy and commitment this will require and whether it is even worth our time and investment and will bring the expected return. Consequently, we need to make adjustments during this transitional period and review the factors we can depend on instead of keep investing our resources and energy into this cause.
As the Gemini lunation cycle culminates in the Sagittarius Full Moon, the seeds that were planted at the time of the Sagittarius New Moon back in December are also coming to fruition. In the symbolical language of the Sabians we get the following story: ‘The famous pianist giving a concert performance’ (SS for the Gemini NM) has turned into ‘a flag bearer in a battle’ (SS for the Sagittarius FM) – he is wearing his dedication like a flag, unwavering in his devotion to the cause, while around him a battle rages. Whereas the ‘sea gulls, which are flying around a ship in expectation of food’ (SS for the Sagittarius NM) are being replaced by ‘frost-covered trees against winter skies’ (SS for the Gemini Sun) – the circling motion of the sea gulls has resulted in crystallization; their ‘dependence’ (keyword of the SS for the Sag NM) on others for food has left them out in the cold, so to speak. This clearly shows that there is a conflict of interests – the flag bearer holds on to a cause he has no idea where this is going nor certainty of the outcome. Therefore, it is essential that we get a better view of the bigger picture and clarity what the details of this situation concerns before we continue our commitment.
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 25:53 Sagittarius states:
“A flag bearer in a battle. Keynote: The nobly accepted subservience of the individual to collective values and goals – CONSECRATION TO AN IDEAL.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 25:53 Gemini states:
“Frost-covered tress against winter skies. Keynote: The revelation of archetypal form and essential rhythm of existence – ESSENTIALIZATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 225 and 106, respectively)
Tarot card of the day is the “4 of Swords”, signifying a break from normal life and a time when we avoid overexertion. We seek to relax body and soul, because we want to gain a better perspective by standing back from the situation and coming to terms with what is. For the moment, there is a truce, which gives us a chance to stabilize ourselves, recover, center our thoughts, stop worrying, put down our defenses and take a breather from the chaos and stress around us. In a practical sense, this card is an indicator that we need to have some time out from our current circumstances, to reflect and review your progress so far to be able to re-evaluate and re-assess our priorities.