The Full Moon in Sagittarius-Travelling Light

“There are far, far better things ahead, than any we leave behind”

C.S. Lewis

The Full Moon in Sagittarius on Monday June 17th, culminates a cycle that started with the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7th 2018, and has challenged us to look at how and where we are “dependent” and how this dependance may eventually undermine our power to stand forward and to be an individual in our own right.

Full Moon by Dorina Costras

This Full Moon represents a powerful time for release, when we are encouraged to look at what really matters to us, the bare bones of our existence, to look at our lives, and to choose the essentials that we would take away with us to that “desert island”… to “keep the best and ditch the rest”…on some level, we cannot continue in the way that we have, and something must be put down. 

What aspects of our lives have become unnecessary? what is no longer of use? what have we outgrown? what dependances do we now feel strong enough to leave behind? 

All these questions and more, may be arising as a result of the events of the past six months, and on many levels, life may be presenting you not only with the inevitable

"Full Moon in Magome" by Kawase Hasui
“Full Moon in Magome” by Kawase Hasui

endings, but also the knowledge that you have enough of your own resources and sense of self determination to start afresh, in a new way, on a new day.

This cycle was never going to be easy, as the comfort of always returning to the “same

old scenarios” that keep you bound, secure but ultimately imprisoned, are very difficult to walk away from. Uncertainty and fear always accompany the move away from the known, but the promise of freedom, and the need to move on, are likely to be strongly felt right now. It is not enough just to feed on the “leftovers” to be content with the “scraps”… the urge is to break away, and seek pastures new. 


The cards associated with this cycle are the following, The 9 of Wands, representing the Seed on December 7th last year, with the 10 of Wands & The 10 of Swords representing the Full Moon June 17th (Moon in Sagittarius, Sun in Gemini). 

So for this Full Moon, recognise that not all of your burdens are necessary, and the call is to carry only what is vital. Even if this seems to spell the death of much that you believe to be important, the invitation is to offload, step free, and discover what comes next, what new opportunities will arise to fill the space that you have created. 

The Astrologers Diary 

131_WOYS_wheel-of-year-pagan-holiday-calendar-900x900The Full Moon every month offers an opportunity to release old cycles, and as an Astrologer, I find it to be a useful exercise for myself and in working with others, to use the energy of each particular Full Moon, according to the Sabian Symbol that it falls on, together with the position in which it falls in the Natal Chart. Such considerations can be invaluable in steering through ups and downs, and in becoming “easy” with the ebb and flow of what life brings.  

This particular Full Moon falls in the 26th degree of Gemini, which Dane Rudhyar describes as follows: 


The revelation of archetypal form and essential rhythm of existence.

This particular Full Moon falls across my own 6th 12th house axis, and illuminates various issues connected to health, routines and habits, that I have been wrestling with over the last six months.!

This Full Moon presents to me the opportunity to release negative thought patterns that hold me back from being “wise” on a daily basis. Currently being illuminated by the Sun, this time of year is for me, always a time of looking inwards, as the yearly cycle puts my 12th house, the house of “hidden things” in the spotlight. Letting go of outdated ideas will aid me in incorporating new routines to help me develop better mobility in my daily life, whilst exploring and letting go of old and now unnecessary habits that belonged to a “younger” self, can now be safely let go of, I no longer need them.

This kind of “house-keeping” engendered by the Moon’s cycle can be invaluable in keeping “on track” with life, rising to the inner rhythms, and flowing with the lunar tides. In the same tone, I know that the next New Moon, wil fall in a particularly relevant place in my first hose, and it will be interesting to conjecture on the outcome of that 6 month cycle which will also be an Eclipse Cycle. 

wom1Knowing which houses the Full Moon falls in, and whether it is in close aspect with any planets in your chart can be an invaluable tool, along with the wider cycle of the Progressed Moon, for discovering the secret rhythms of your daily life. 

A free natal chart wheel can be set up at  

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My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives for now Head Shot Fadein the South West of Ireland. Throughout my life, I have watched as the planets have woven their stories into my life; as Jupiter has brought me the desires of my deepest longings and as Pluto has torn my life into shreds, and eaten the remains. I have answered the clarion calls of Saturn, as he has brought me to new lands, to hardship, and also to deep learning, and have also witnessed that he has never left my side. Uranus has ensured that I have not stayed in any one location for very long, whilst Mars & Venus have led me by the nose on far more occasions than I care to recall, but who have also brought their passionate efe5e34ac3b2f4dc8d851a9fa3eb13d1creative spirit to the fore in my life. Neptune has beguiled and confused me, but also entranced and inspired, whilst Mercury has made certain that I have studied the reasons “why” for everything to the “nth” degree. The Moon, my eternal guide on this journey and the lady of my own chart, has given me my deep love of The Stars, steering me ever onwards along the path to seek The Sun.

At this stage in my life, it is time to give back….. and my long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic, productive and magical life. You can read more about me here.

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