Go ahead and get excited for the shiny happy Full Moon at 11 degrees Sagittarius on Tuesday, June 2 at 11:19 A.M. CST. The Full Moon (also known as the Strawberry Moon) will oppose Mercury retrograde at 7 degrees Gemini and Mars at 15 Gemini; square Neptune at 9 Pisces and Chiron at 21 Pisces; and form magnificent trines to Jupiter at 16 Leo and Uranus at 19 Aries. Shame this happens in the middle of a Tuesday, rather than on a Saturday night… but, who couldn’t use a bit of a party atmosphere during the work week as well?
The strong aspects make this particular Full Moon a rather quirky and vague one, but Sagittarius Full Moons are always an emotional adventure. Emotions can become a complicated mix of contradictory feelings and responses. Emotional growth happens here via the process of eliminating barriers of expression, experience and fulfillment. As Sagittarius is the sign most closely associated with beliefs, this Full Moon is a great time to examine your personal philosophies and see how they are serving you in actuality. Ideas and practices that are hurting you in daily situations will come to light. Other personal principles will be tested in ways to ensure they are still right for you. The need to reevaluate beliefs now is really quite crucial with Saturn currently retrograde on the very first degree of Sagittarius (and conjunct the Moon in Sagittarius on Monday, June 1, ahead of the Full Moon), soon to be returning to the final degrees of Scorpio for much of the remainder of the summer. Throwing away things you’re clinging to but that aren’t working effectively will be much easier now than when we’re back in Saturn in Scorpio territory, when changes will be less within our control. The oppositions to the Sun, Mercury retrograde and Mars in Gemini means these issues can be brought up by talking it out with other people.
And people are certainly gonna blab under this Sagittarius Full Moon! There are stories to be told and experiences to be shared. Some will be tall tales or even outright bullshit, but even liars have their own truth sometimes and its truth that we’re ultimately looking for now. Seemingly far-fetched tales can be parables that nuggets of knowledge can be gleaned from. Even well intentioned and honest communications can take on a life all their own. Once people’s mouths get going, it will be hard to rein in the inherent chattiness. Just go ahead and say whatever is on your mind, and allow others to do the same. Keep in mind that perspective and factuality will be distorted, though.
Distortion is really one of the only problems in an otherwise upbeat day. There is a real possibility of overextending yourself or overdoing something in some way. Making promises or commitments you can’t keep at a later time is likely. People can get so caught up in a certain mood and not anticipate the consequences of what will happen once the infectious mood has passed. On the other hand, with enough caution this optimism can turn into some lucky breaks. Sagittarius and its ruling planet Jupiter are associated with luck, speculation and gambling. Seeing as the Full Moon in Sagittarius trines Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries, calculated risks can definitely pay off. Not major life changing lottery-winning type lucky breaks, but more reasonable ones that improve your current life situation in some way. The opposition to the three bodies in Gemini suggests again that communication and information searching will be a necessary component.
Travel of any and all kinds can be beneficial and exciting, even if it is just mental travel. (Actual physical travel will be much more rewarding, though! Especially if it gets you out of enclosed spaces for a while.) If you get the urge to say “to hell with it all!” and go off routine and off the beaten path, by all means do it and don’t feel guilty. Life needs random excitement if it is to keep from stagnating. Going places you don’t usually go, around people outside of your usual clique, is a natural and fun way to test your old beliefs and ideas and try some new ones on for size. So maybe there’s a purpose to having this dynamic Full Moon in Sagittarius fall on a typically dull workday after all? Roll the dice!