Full Moons are the culmination of a cycle, the high point, the, well, full point of something you’ve been working on. It’s like a spotlight, a high beam on whatever part of life the Full Moon is falling in. Often it’s a realization, a light bulb moment. Sometimes it’s an event, although often times that “event” is nothing more than you suddenly knowing something that you’ve sort of always known.
When it comes to lunations ie New Moons or Full Moons, we often forget all about our basic transit theory.
Normally we wouldn’t worry too much about Moon transits. Sure they can trigger a longer lasting, more developmental, outer planet transit that’s been brewing, but other than that a transit by the Moon brings little more than a change in planetary weather. Besides, the Moon moves so quickly, you could go mad, or at least cross eyed, plotting each and every Moon transit.
At the Full or New Moon, though, it’s worth having a look at what’s really going on, and whether it’s bringing to light, exposing something, that’s been hidden below the surface of your daily busyness.
How to interpret what this Full Moon means for you?
Check out where the Full Moon falls in your chart
- This Full Moon is at 22 Sagittarius, so pull out your birth-chart, and look for 22 Sagittarius. The Sadge symbol looks something like an arrow pointing to the sky…(see the pic above)…
- If you need a refresher on getting your chart, go to this post.
- What house is that in?
- If you need a refresher on what each house means, go to this post.
Does the Full Moon make any aspects to planets or points in your chart?
- If you have planets at 20-24 degrees of Sagittarius, they will be conjunct the Full Moon
- If you have planets at 20-24 Gemini, they will be opposite the Full Moon
- If you have planets at 20-24 Virgo or Pisces, they will be square the Full Moon
- If you have planets at 20-24 Leo or Aries, they will be trine the Full Moon
- If you have planets at 20-24 Aquarius or Libra, they will be sextile the Full Moon
- Don’t forget to include chart points as well (ie house cusps- especially the 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th).
What is the nature of the aspect
What is the nature of the aspect? This will tell you whether the transit will be “easy” or “hard”- and that doesn’t mean “good” or “bad.”
- When the Moon is conjunct a planet or chart point, her energy is fused with that planet. She takes over that planet. Her energy is stronger than the planet she is invading.
- When the Moon is opposing a planet or chart point, “someone or something “out there” is doing something to you and furthermore, it’s their fault.” A decision is necessary.
- When the Moon is square a planet or chart point, there is tension and frustration- something happens which will force you “into a mode of action that you have not yet explored…results stimulate actions rather than decisions.”
- When the Moon is trine a planet or chart point whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily. Obstacles will be removed. This doesn’t mean that it will be good or painless, just that whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily.
- When the Moon is sextile a planet or chart point opportunities may arise.
- What house is the Moon in natally? What house is the planet being transited by the Moon in natally? These areas will be where the transit starts to happen.
- What house is Moon transiting? This is where the main action will be occurring.
- What house/s is ruled by the Moon natally? What house is ruled natally by the planet being transited? These are the areas of life that will be affected by the outcome of the transit.
This Full Moon falls in my 10th house, square my Sun. Taking a no more than 2 degree orb, it’s also sextile Uranus and inconjunct Jupiter, and just a teeny bit wide for a trine with Venus. So, if I was to DIY what this Moon means to me, it might look something like this:
Aspect 1: Full Moon square Sun
- Natally, the Sun is in the first house for me. This is where I’m feeling it- in me- my behaviour, my vitality, my ego (Sun)
- The Moon is transiting my 10th house. Career is all that’s on my mind- my career outside the partition- my Jupiter career, my writing. Jupiter rules my 10th, is in my 5th and I have a Jupiter return just a couple of weeks away.
- The Moon rules my 5th house- this is where the outcome will be. The fact is, unless I do prioritise my tasks, and let some things go, what will suffer is my creativity- and without that, I don’t have me. My Sun rules my 6th house.
If you’ve been following along each month as I’ve done these, you’ll have noticed that there’s a pattern emerging. That’s the thing with tracking New and Full Moons- you start to see patterns…and that’s so much bigger than looking at them as isolated events.
Mine is all about the work I do- my 5th house work, and sending it out into the world. It’s about habits, its about routines, it’s about what I do and my attitude, and optimism and self belief.
Over to you…
*With thanks to Bernadette Brady’s The Eagle and the Lark