Friday, June 9 at 6.11am PST
The Algonquins call this particular full moon the Strawberry Moon as it coincides with berry ripening season. In Europe, it is called the Rose Moon. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.
The Sun and Moon in total opposition between Gemini and Sagittarius: words vs. actions — or thinking without doing vs. doing without thinking. Blind optimism and restlessness dance with one another clumsily and with great absurdity.
The smallest of details and ostensible insignificances are very important at this full moon. Even when we are especially careful, Sagittarius turns us to the end of the line to start again. All decisions must fit the centaur’s strict requirements, no matter how infinitesimal.
Gemini-Sagittarius full moons are awkward and deceptively complicated. These two constellations are oddly similar in that they switch rapidly between the roles of seeking-rambling-yearning escapee and serious realist. Conflict at this full moon revolves entirely around acceptance – either we see and know, or adamantly deny. We have to sit still and properly focus, then diligently sidestep myriad potholes pocking the corkscrewing mind-path. These potholes lead, at this juncture, to nervousness, loaded silence, superiority complexing and two-faced behavior. Probably the most exasperating aspect of all is that not everyone will be onboard, so even when we are at our absolute best, roadblocks like immaturity and unwillingness to cooperate will emerge. Don’t give up or give in, my friends – embrace the awkwardness, swallow your frustration.
Someone at this full moon will be unaware that they have crossed boundaries. A decision must be made by those offended: to speak or not to speak? Partnership is premised on honesty, among other things, but when hard truths drip like bitter candy from the lips of loved ones, can we untangle the message from the messenger?
Gemini squabbles incessantly with himself, picking and critiquing. This is familiar territory for the twins. Sagittarius, however, shoots bow after fiery bow into the darkness of the unknown. This full moon illuminates Truth sealed and sewn under the flesh. To expose what we have always known, to speak with actions that leave no mystery – this is the centaur’s duty. We curse him as the umbilical cord is broken, and bless him too, for all things which are false meet their end one day and when they do, we are free at last to live completely in Truth.
At this full moon we gravitate in two directions at once. One moment united, the next standing directly across from our twin image. Again and again I am learning that we are both the seer and the seen. How to be compassionate and still live in Truth? Boulders of silence roll imperceptibly forward. When they split and crack, falling here and there, only then do we realize what has been at work. Think twice, think three times, then think again. Your breath is your best friend now. Take time alone – this is very important. No sudden movements. There is joy in uncertainty!