Pin It

Sagittarius Full Moon: A Walk on the Double-Edge 

click to enlarge 600_english_channel_france.jpg

Overnight Thursday to Friday, the Moon and Sun reach full opposition -- this is the Sagittarius Full Moon. Locally in the Hudson Valley it looks like skies may be cloudy, though the event will ring through on the subtle levels at full strength.

This Full Moon is aligned with the center of our galaxy, and it's exactly conjunct with two of the newly discovered planets in our solar system -- centaur planet Pholus and trans-Neptunian Ixion. Together, this describes a reactive few days. Pholus describes situations that go out of control. It's challenging enough to keep a handle on anything of a Sagittarian nature. Pholus accentuates this quality. Where Pholus is concerned, matters can easily get out of hand, and the only cure is prevention.

One thing to note is the influence of alcohol to bring out "another side" of human nature. Being conscious of alcohol will provide a great source of precaution. There are many people who really turn into someone else when they drink, and this image is described in the aspect pattern. That something else looks like it could be the suspension of ethics. You'll need to be vigilant about this, both personally and in those close to you.

Though this Full Moon comes with significant momentum and you may really want to express yourself, it would be wise to take up sensitive subject matter starting on Friday, after the peak of energy has passed.

Meanwhile, Mercury is retrograde, in an exact trine to another centaur, Nessus. This is sensitive territory, and may be providing a line in to unusually deep material that would be best brought out in therapy or some other form of focused process work. I know many people who use their relationships as forums for spiritual growth. Be aware that, depending on your chart, material could be surfacing that is deeper and more sensitive than you can productively, or safely, discuss with an intimate partner -- especially if any mind-altering substance is involved.

Centaurs present the opportunity for healing, but that often emerges at some risk. Centaurs are edgy, and often it's a double-edge. Please be conscious of that.

I recently published my 1,000th horoscope column. More goes into my horoscopes than you might imagine, and you can get out much more than you ever dreamed. You're invited to read this article called Cosmic Confidential: My Life as a Horoscope Writer. Our Core Community members receive professional astrological services, prepared personally by me.

Speaking of...

  • Approach your more sensitive affairs with prudence during the Sagittarius Full Moon this week.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Virgo New Moon and Solar Eclipse: Movement First, Then Change

    How often have you tried to think your way into a new state of being or belief, or tried to think yourself into feeling healed? Thoughts are amazing tools for many things in life: planning, research, analysis. But often, when it comes to fully shifting our experience of ourselves, they are only part of the process—and sometimes not even the place to start.
    • Sep 10, 2015
  • Cancer for October 2015

    This month's Cancer horoscope.
    • Oct 1, 2015

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Super Special Story Time: Crafty Coyotes

Thu., Feb. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m. — Children will hear stories about coyotes and they'll learn what makes coyotes...
Getting Started with Genealogy @ Marlboro Free Library

Getting Started with Genealogy

Thu., Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m. — Join us from 6pm-7pm for an introductory class that will explain the...

View all of today's events

Latest in Planet Waves Weekly

  • Self-Quickening: A Pisces Eclipse Travel Guide
  • Self-Quickening: A Pisces Eclipse Travel Guide

    It's an excellent time to put out energy into making a change, whether it be starting something new or letting go of the past. In order to help this change, open yourself up to learn something new and also allow yourself the time to understand it.
    • Feb 23, 2017
  • Loving the Transitions, Eclipse-Style
  • Loving the Transitions, Eclipse-Style

    It’s an excellent time to put energy into establishing new patterns in your life. If you’re not entirely sure how to go about that, try focusing on things you truly love to do or have a strong desire to experience more of in the coming months.
    • Feb 15, 2017
  • Full Moon Mandala: Eclipse Action
  • Full Moon Mandala: Eclipse Action

    The key is for you to be aware enough to engage actively with the representative situations in your life—both personal and collective.
    • Feb 9, 2017
  • More »

More by Eric Francis Coppolino

Hudson Valley Tweets