Full Moon in Sagittarius June 13, 2014

There comes a golden era...or so “they” say, as you reach a certain level of maturity and wisdom that it dawns upon you that there may have been a purpose for everything you have gone through. Ideally, you achieve a sense of peace and satisfaction with your life and realize your struggles were valid. You endured them the best way you could at the time. At this time, you may also feel a few pangs of nostalgia.

Quote courtesy of Saturn in Scorpio
The down side is some people don't experience it as a golden dawning. It may feel more like they have missed their boat, wasted their chance, didn't do this or that the way they should. Some may be at the other end of these criticisms from others.

But, on the upswing, you watch the sunset on that part of your Spirit's journey and look forward to the next chapter of your ever unfolding story. You appreciate the broken roads you traveled on from time to time. And you remember fondly the sturdy and well landscaped ones you spent traveling with wonderful friends. You look at that golden glow over your shoulder one last time. Then, you face the other horizon, with all your new wisdom and knowledge packed in your luggage and sitting next to your feet, waiting for the new dawn to appear

The Full Moon in Sagittarius occurs at 12:12 AM on July 13th. The night of the 12th is the time for setting your releasing intentions.

The overall feel of this moon is pretty stereotypical of Full Moons. Some chapters of your life are coming to an end. Others are only beginning. That is the cyclical nature of life. The continual circle occurs in so many subtle ways. The Sun is born everyday. Then, it dies in the evening so that the Moon may live.

The Sabian Symbols for the Sun and Moon at the Full Moon in Sagittarius:
Moon: Sabian for 23 Gemini: Three fledglings in a nest

Sun: Sabian for 23 Sagittarius: Immigrants entering

Do you see the dynamic there? Three baby birds snuggled together safely in their home (nest) vs the anticipation/excitement/fears of moving into a brand new land, brand new culture and possibly even learning a whole new language.

Quote courtesy of Chiron in Pisces
The Full Moon perfects just after a trine with Moon to Uranus. There is a little gentle jolt. A nudge that says, “Do it.” But, then, there are the insecurities that bubble up with a square from Moon to Chiron. Plus, Venus is opposing Saturn.

Resources/outside support may be tight.

Are you graduating? Leveling up? Honor that which is passing and stretch toward that new horizon.

The emotions of the day encompass all the possibilities of a traditional formal graduation. It is the blazing multi-emotion colored grand finale to one of the "big productions" of your life

I remember when my youngest son was nearing his high school graduation. First: Number One Graduation Priority = PARTY TIME. Ok? You are graduating, there should be celebration. And, you are celebrating the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another one.

Next, it was a nostalgic time as he and all his classmates gathered pictures from their early school days to submit for various “Senior Year” remembrance ceremonies and publications.

It also took him awhile to realize it was really ending. He said, “How is this possible? How is this over? My entire life is changing. I knew it was coming. But, now that it is here it all feels SO WEIRD. Scary, sad and exciting all at the same time.”

Finally, there was that rush of excitement and newness as he and his friends anticipated stepping into the next chapter of their lives. Exit stage left and enter adulthood.

And of course, there are always critics at the ready to tell you what you did right vs what you did wrong. They usually have a healthy bit of advice to give on how you should move forward too. Or, they may just ask, “What are you going to do now?” Which could very well be the most irritating question in the world when you aren't sure.
 “Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.” J.R.R. Tolkien, Courtesy of Jupiter in Cancer
I reminded my son, “Some things are definitely changing. However, when things change always look to what is stable...what will always be true.”

“Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.
 After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.”
Quote courtesy of Venus in Taurus

As our body grows, we stretch. Sometimes this equates to growing pains. The same happens within our emotional body. If we are to mature emotionally and have a stronger, well weathered, healthy, robust emotional body, we must reach...challenge ourselves.

We have acquired a new diploma of wisdom. We lost some illusions along the way (like when that 5th grader told you there was no Santa Claus). But that diploma and those fading illusions are our first class ticket on the train to our own future. We will go through the same process when we reach the end of this new trip, too. Right now, though, the new train's tracks seem to be rambling in to a large patch of the unknown. That is scary and exciting at the same time.

2014 is nearly half over. The solstice is forthcoming. Pause before we flip the tassels on our graduation caps and reflect. Bid all that has passed a “Thank you! And, goodbye!” Stare into that golden sunset one last time...but know, there is a brand new dawn incoming and the cycle will commence again.

Moon aspects for the Full Moon in Sagittarius

Interpretations given in reference of natal positions from: http://www.cafeastrology.com/articles/chironaspects.html

Moon square Chiron:

With hard Chiron-Moon aspects, there is a feeling of awkwardness about expressing our emotional needs. These people may easily tell others "I am really fine", and then privately resent them when they can't see the hollowness of that statement! There is a tendency to dramatize the emotions. Depending on the position of the Moon in the chart, this may take place on the inside or might be apparent to others. There can be a "bottomless pit" feeling on an emotional level--a feeling that emotional satisfaction is always just out of reach. Mothers with these aspects may often feel guilty that they are not doing enough for their kids. There can be a tendency for people with these aspects to pour their feelings out, and then feel guilty or awkward about doing so and they proceed to cover it up and avoid the issue.

Moon inconjunct Jupiter:

To really understand others and life itself, you need to allow others to know you. You always "land on your feet" but often so far away from where you expected or where you said you will be, that you confuse others. Practice being more reliable; then, you will understand yourself, others and life all at once. Your optimism needs focus and to be harnessed to specific projects.

Moon bi-quintile Venus

You enjoy, and seek out, relationships that bring interesting experiences into your life. Laughter, games, and learning together are likely to be more important to you than physical attraction. You are likely to take a creative approach to your home environment and your tastes are a bit unconventional or more sensitively developed than other people in your family. If you have not developed the qualities described above, then this is a side of yourself that you may have suppressed or avoided, and consequently liberating your creative, fun-loving side can fill an empty or missing aspect of your life.

Important Sabian Symbols that further color in the picture:

Venus at Taurus 18: A woman holding a bag out the window. Theme: Chop wood; carry water: the simple activities of everyday routine are single straw actions that build a Zen mountain.

Chiron at Pisces 18: A gigantic tent: Theme: Stretching. Good day to stretch a little in terms of setting something up for potential future rewards.

Saturn at Scorpio 18: A woods rich in autumn coloring Theme: A glow before the end.

Jupiter at Cancer 23: Meeting of a literary society Theme: Critical reviews.