The last time there was a full moon on the same day as the Cancer Solstice was in 1967; the next time will be 2062.
The Full Moon is close to the Galactic Center at 26° Sagittarius – the black hole at the center of our galaxy believed by some to be the portal through which we originate and will ultimately return.
In addition, a Grand Cross in mutable signs is still in effect: Neptune and SN in Pisces, Saturn in Sagittarius, NN and Jupiter in Virgo and Mercury and Vesta in Gemini. The mutable signs are the healing signs. They serve as mediators between action and stasis offering options and building bridges between apparently opposing viewpoints.
Since Gemini (Sun) and Sagittarius (Moon) are related to knowledge and wisdom, communication and education, this is an important time to examine our beliefs about ourselves and others and perhaps to question and/or change them. Are our opinions based on our own experience and understanding or are they programmed by others such as family, religion, mass media? Is it possible that we have become stuck in our thinking? Are we hanging on the old ways of being because we fear change?
If so, we may find ourselves ‘nudged’ or even ‘forced’ to re-evaluate and shift during this time. Life has a way of putting challenges before us providing opportunities to think and act differently. I have found that this is especially true when one commits to a spiritually oriented life. It’s as if Spirit says: “So you want to be more conscious, eh? Okay…here we go…a life full of ‘opportunities’ to evolve.”
Years ago, when the house I was renting came up for sale, I talked to the plants and animals and said, “If you want me to stay, make it happen. If I am the owner, I promise to care for you. You will be safe here.” Within a couple of days, the house was purchased. Now I face the opposite dilemma.
A man bought the land next to mine and is cutting down all the trees. Huge trees are coming down every day. I reported him and the County came out and inspected. He was fined etc. However, he has resumed his destruction. Yesterday, a large tree on my land spontaneously broke midway and fell into the creek. There was no apparent reason for this. I believe it ‘committed suicide’ in solidarity with all the trees being cut down nearby or perhaps they were connected underground. Certainly the mycelia are connected.
This process of destruction has awakened an understanding of how Native peoples must have felt when the ‘settlers’ came in and took over the land. How helpless and hopeless they must have felt watching it happen, knowing there was little they could do but try to survive themselves. Of course that destruction was huge compared to what is happening near me, but I still feel a sense of fear and panic. I feel like a hunted animal even though the guy is not directly threatening me.
Like that tree that fell in sympathy with all the trees being cut down, I feel my situation is, in part, my empathetic reaction to the many homeless and exiled people all over the world. External forces related to politics, economics and environmental factors are forcing people out of their homes.
Among the archetypes connected with Sagittarius is nomadism and nature. For thousands of years, people moved with the seasons. In some areas of the world, people still do that. Perhaps we are being encouraged to become nomads again, remembering that our stay here on planet Earth is only temporary and that our true home is with the Divine.