Full Moon June 2019

Expanding Gracefully: Full Moon in Sagittarius 2019

Sunset from Jumbo Rocks campground, Joshua Tree National Park, Ca; photo by Chad Woodward, March 2019.

Sunset from Jumbo Rocks campground, Joshua Tree National Park, Ca; photo by Chad Woodward, March 2019.

Full Moon @ 25 Sagittarius 53’

July 17, 2019

1:31 AM Los Angeles

4:31 AM New York

9:32 AM London

4:32 PM Beijing

6:32 PM Sydney

June's Full Moon occurs in tropical Sagittarius several days before the solstice transition. In the mutable, fire sign Sagittarius, this Full Moon invites us to stretch possibilities, envision higher potentials, and indulge our enthusiasm. With Jupiter in conjunction with and ruler of the Full Moon, and in its home sign, a dominant keyword for this lunation is expansion. This lunation can stimulate our reach into new domains of experience or thought.

With a robust Jupiter archetype empowered by this lunation, there's a streak of optimism and positivity. As always, there's a risk of taking on too much of a good thing or feeling overwhelmed by an abundance of opportunities. Since Full Moons are culminations, this lunation is likely to correlate with successful completion, a grand finale, or a dramatic, larger than life breakthrough/realization.

Keep watch of hubris, excess pride, and dogmatism. The Sun opposition in Gemini suggests finding a balance between the need for certainty and the need to continue the quest of figuring things out. Neptune's square to Jupiter and the Full Moon axis can bring about an element of disillusionment, weirdness, or excessively foggy conditions. Second (or triple) guess your certainty under these signs because things aren't as clear as you'd like them to be.

However, if you can reframe this Full Moon as necessary testing of your faith and beliefs, you'll better manage your ability to confront the truth. Lastly, the most challenging element of this lunation is the desire to face the reality of a situation yet unable to comprehend it in its entirety. Neptune's square is a point of obfuscation, but perhaps a reminder to respect and embrace mystery. If you have important plans around this Full Moon, anticipate positive vibes, or for the situation to significantly exceed your expectations.

The idealism inherent to this Full Moon is both a benefit and a risk. Overestimation can lead to foolish leaps of faith. Too much caution or reserve can prevent the accumulation of greater experiences. How to find the balance? That's the essential challenge of the Full Moon generally. With this Full Moon, it's a careful dance between faith and skepticism and embracing opportunities while being mindful of healthy boundaries or limitations. Idealism is needed for motivation, but too much can lead to ruin. Expand gracefully and mindfully.