Feeling weepy, confused, overwhelmed, hyper-sensitive, exhausted? (Me too!) Wondering why this Full Moon in fiery, fun Sagittarius doesn’t feel so fiery and fun? The Full Moon is the energetic and emotional peak of each moonth, and this one – exact on June 2 at 9:20 am Pacific – amplifies watery, porous, psychic, dreamy NEPTUNE, God/Goddess of the Ocean.
We’ve been in Neptune-land for the past week, as Mars, Mercury and the Sun, all in Gemini, have formed consecutive squares to Neptune in Pisces. When planets in Gemini – the busy, airy realm of the mind – meet Neptune, distraction, spaciness, confusion and nervous system burnout are possible. The more you try to “figure it out” by relying on logical analysis, the more confusion you’re likely to generate.
Now, the Sagittarius Full Moon joins the party, opposing the Gemini contingent and also squaring Neptune. Both Gemini and Sag are prone to over-extension, but the recommendation is to surrender to Neptune – unplug from media (Gemini), take time for meditation, rest and retreat, allow the tears to flow, take long salty baths, pray, stare at the ocean (or other body of water), ask your dreams for messages, dance, read/write poetry and make art.
The higher potential of the Sagittarius Full Moon is to reconnect with feelings of trust, inspiration and enthusiasm, and to access your deepest truth and highest vision for the future. But in this case, we have to travel through the Neptunian depths, where we often encounter grief. While watery Neptune is associated with ALL feeling states, it specifically rules grief, the emotion that dissolves and dissipates old energies, just like salt water.
With Retrograde Mercury opposing the Full Moon, this could involve a reactivation of old grief, moving through another layer of feeling about a past loss. On a collective level, Neptune rules both oceans and oil, and I’ve been feeling heartbroken about the latest oil spill – feeling overwhelmed by grief for the creatures of the sea, feeling hopeless in the face of yet another assault on our precious planet. All of which can easily devolve into shadow Neptune/Pisces – the desire to escape, to numb out, to collapse into victimy powerlessness.
As always, the key is to allow yourself to really feel the feelings, to surrender to the tears, even if it feels like they’ll never stop (they will). The only way out is through, and at the bottom of the ocean of grief is the Archer’s arrow of truth – clear instinctual guidance about the next best step toward bringing your highest vision into reality. Work your Neptunian powers and imagine, as Charles Eisenstein says, “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.” Know that you are not alone, you are always connected to the infinite and eternal web of life, and you are one of many visionary activists who are dreaming into reality a new paradigm of love, compassion and planetary service.
– Emily Trinkaus
Calling all priestesses! Want support for navigating these Neptunian Full Moon energies, and deepening into trust and surrender? Join energy-healing genius Katie Todd and me on Tuesday (or by recording) for our Full Moon Galactivation! All women are welcome, and this is a teleclass, so you just need a phone or interweb connection to participate. Details here.