Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse: Calculated Expansion

by | Jun 3, 2012 | Illuminated Lunations, Sagittarius | 10 comments

Apt for Gemini-Sagittarius season, both relate to spreading the word, I’ve sent out book proposals and getting lots of feedback. I’ve been encouraged by the fact that people are actually writing me back and calling – it’s a far cry from several years ago when my emails were mostly met with dead silence. I’ve been amazed at the diversity of opinions. No two are the same, yet all have value. This has the net effect of keeping my head spinning with feedback, advice, sound byte suggestions, opinions galore– a side effect of Gemini season. As we reach out, discuss, cross-pollinate and learn, opinions are not in short supply.

I’ve also had a number of what I’d call “gentle crisis” moments related to growth and expansion. As this lunation spans my Third and Ninth House, I feel like a flower who has in many ways outgrown her pot… and yet the next steps require careful tending, instruction, patience, planning. Coming up against what I’d like to do, and what I’m capable of doing is always a challenge for this Aries Moon, uber cardinal lady!  Venus is also retrograding in my Ninth, soon seeded by the transit of Venus, and my marriage is feeling the growth squeeze. At different places in our growth, we see our individual growth crises in each other, and talk about it, wondering how the vision of one will fit into the vision of the other. It’s different from walking hand in hand down the same path, together.

Sagittarius is the sign of expansion, Gemini of information gathering. Where does 14’14’ Sagittarius-Gemini fall in your chart? This is the area of life where you will try to pack as much experience, as many lives as possible, into your one tiny lifetime. I recently came across a quote on Facebook, which struck me as the challenge of this axis: “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” ‘Tis difficult, but true! During this lunation, we are being challenged to grow and expand, again — but this time with focus, boundaries, and perhaps even the acquisition of new skills. With Mars in Virgo tightly square the Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius, actions taken need to be cautious, specific, organized. This moderates the Sagittarius-Gemini tendency to do things on the fly, scattershot style. We need to apply Mars’ methodical, strategic approach to our expansive Sagittarius schemes. Maybe the big trip you’re planning requires more legwork; the legal trial, careful and rehearsed preparation; the book, an ever finer fine-tooth comb. The phrase ‘careful planning’ comes to mind.

And this is an eclipse, which makes everything taking place around now more emotionally earth-shaking.  I’ve heard the theory that as eclipses take place the magnetic field of the Earth gets ‘re-set’. I feel this happens in the area of life an eclipse falls. The earthly plane, during eclipse season, is unstable, shifting; second to the transition of winter into spring, many people ‘move on’ during eclipse season. The Earth shifts. Meanwhile, as we go about our day to day, the lights flicker. In the heavens, armed with Gemini ideas, Sagittarius pulls back bow and aims high, as Mars holds us to our earthly instincts.

*For more about the eclipse transiting your birth chart, by house and sign, visit my Eclipse Archives.



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  1. pam

    Hi Jessica,

    I love this article. You have given me so much insight! This eclipse falls on my first house saturn, which is opposed Mars in Gemini in the 7th within one degree. Both are squared my Midheaven at 17 Virgo, which is conjuncted bu Jupiter at 24 Virgo. So, an active time for me. Venus just conjuncted that seventh house Mars in the last couple of weeks, and a relationship wrinkle reappeared. It’s going to be a life changer, that’s for sure!

  2. Jessica

    Hi Pam, I’m so glad this was useful for you! best wishes with everything. xoxo

  3. VJAI

    Thank you for writing this article!

    Jupiter is about to enter my 12th house, along with the Sun, Venus and Mercury.

    I could use expansion in the 6th house — Saturn in Sag w/Sag cusp.

  4. Jessica

    You’re welcome, VJ. I am working out the Mars in Virgo details of my anticipated growth & expansion today 🙂

  5. Deborah

    Jessica, Thanks for this lowdown. I woke this morning at 3am and didn’t sleep again till around 6am. This whole season has been mimicking and really activating my birth chart…I have sag sun at 17 conj my MC and south node, and my mars, uranus, pluto in virgo at 15, op my asc and chiron in pisces. Basically, everything in my life is in a state of change, and I am feeling confused about my next steps. What DO I want to manifest next? When I sit to vision and write, I am flooded by ideas, yet not able to get a firm footing. Glad to know you are capitalizing on this energy today.

  6. Jessica

    Hi Deborah, Eclipses are especially rough and tumble when they fall on the angles, as they are with you. I recently read a blog by Jo Tracey, called: Just a Little Bit of History Repeating Itself…, who is experiencing the same thing. Check it out: In a nutshell, this eclipse links to June 1993. If you go back in time and look at the themes then, you might find similar themes, contemplations (Jo’s reflection was quite poetic). Despite Mars being in my 12th house making behind the scene rumbles, this eclipse is generally working for me as it trines/sextiles my Aries Moon. Though there have been emotional bumps & dings, no doubt about it! Best wishes. xoxo

  7. Debbie

    Enjoy your blog! Moon is transiting my 11th house no planets, but believe it is Opposite transiting mercury in my 6th. Feel like I am rebirthing – not sure of the future, but feel like I am releasing a lot and coming to peace/terms with some past garbage.
    Dreamed of boats and water skiers last night. Always intrigued when dream of water (Chiron in Pisces)

  8. Jessica

    Thanks, Debbie! This sounds positive. In my (dream) book, a boat and skis are vehicles that gets you through change. Water is change 🙂

  9. Debbie

    Cool. I was in the boat watching the skiers. I kept saying no way would I would water ski in these waters – way too rough. Good thing I was on the boat. :0 Only men were water skiing.

  10. Deborah

    Thanks Jessica!

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