This podcast episode is dedicated to the 'Black Lives Matter' Global Protests occurring in our world. For those of you protesting, I hope you are staying safe. For those of you who are not, I hope the information provided allows you deeper insight into the energy of these times.
Due to the wrongful murder of George Floyd and many others, it's important to say right out that the Cosmic Cousins Community supports 'Black Lives Matters' and stands in solidarity against racial injustice and police violence. In accordance with 'Amplify Melanated Voices', I am not posting any original content to instagram: June 1 - 7. Instead, I am sharing work and information from Black + BIPOC activists and healers who are speaking directly from their lived experience. If you are seeking resources on ways to be more involved, I encourage you to visit the Story Archives on my instagram for more information.
Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse
Fires of Great Change
Eclipse energy offers a time of heightened emotional awareness with opportunities for exponential growth and evolution. During this portal, life can feel like it is moving at a more rapid pace. Sudden new insights into the world around us come flooding through, gifting us the extra encouragement to release outdated modes of existence no longer in alignment with the evolution of our planet. Simultaneously, the energy available to us offers us an equal opportunity to push us toward expanding beyond our comfort zone.
During Gemini Season we become very conscious of contradictions within our immediate surroundings. The Sagittarius Full Moon seeks to balance the duality of Gemini by expanding our perception of reality to include the entire global stratosphere through collective vision. What started out as a protest in the Twin Cities (Gemini the twins) has now sparked a revolution around the world (Sagittarius the world traveler). So far, all 50 states plus 18 countries have participated in the 'Black Lives Matter' protests making it the largest Civil Rights Movement in the world to date.
This particular Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse starts off a year and a half cycle of Eclipses along the Gemini/Sagittarius Axis. The last time we experienced this axis was during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center: The Twin Towers (Gemini) – World Trade (Sagittarius). This invites us back to themes of this time period. For instance, the United States' police force acquired military grade equipment because of the terrorist attacks of 9-11. Now, we are revisiting this theme, with much discussion around how arming our police with more powerful weapons has led to more violence against Americans.
As the first Sagittarius Eclipse in a series, this eclipse offers us a clue into the themes that will carry us through 2021. Fateful realignments occur along the Sagittarius-Gemini axis. This shifts the "usual" invitation of the Sagittarius Full Moon. Instead of a focus on the big picture vision, it indicates a major opportunity to release outdated Sagittarian energy. With the South Node in Sagittarius, we may experience a pull toward the shadow of this archetype.
Lower Manifestations of Sagittarius
Sagittarius in a lower form can be heated, argumentative, and ignorant to other's world views. We may experience individuals exuding low-form Sagittarian traits at this time (especially during the Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse). We can expect aggressive tendencies, restlessness, erratic behavior, and even violence. We may exude these qualities within ourself, so be mindful of anger. If you feel your blood boiling, come back to mindfulness through your breath within your immediate surroundings.
Sagittarius rules over religion, philosophy, and higher education. Many people may be falling into outdated dogmatic religious and world views, while we also have the opportunity to clear out old limiting beliefs around these themes. If you are coming from a religious perspective, do not push your agenda. Now is not the time to preach. If you have received an education from an institution of "higher learning", how are you utilizing your degrees to further advance your neighborhood and immediate surrounding toward greater social understanding and intellect?
Sagittarius, the archer, is optimistic and idealistic, aiming its arrow toward a uniting philosophical or spiritual goal. However, the Sagittarius South Node indicates a heavy pull toward blind idealism and "spiritual bypassing". This can be problematic as it does not address the facts presented within one's own immediate surroundings. I have witnessed this lower form Sagittarian trait by observing white New Age spiritualist posting pictures of themselves at a waterfall with their crystals, while in reality the world around us is showing up to protest racial discrimination and police brutality for social change.
Sagittarius is connected to world travel and global affairs. With a global pandemic as a backdrop to global riots, we may also find new information or evolutions reveal itself in relationship to Covid-19. With the South Node in Sagittarius, we also can expect major changes and releases with global affairs and travel. On a very literal level, the Sagittarius South Node indicates little to no world or longterm travel, with an emphasis toward short-term immediate travel (Gemini). Perhaps the Sagittarius South Node will finally encourage us to release outdated energy we have as a collective toward air pollution and frivolous travel?
How is this Lunar Eclipse affecting the United States?
For the United States of America, the Gemini-Sagittarius Axis is important. Using July 4, 1776 at 4:50pm as the birth time, this makes the U.S.A a Sagittarius Rising with Uranus and Mars in Gemini in the 7th House. As a nation the U.S is encouraged in a fateful direction toward radical change (Uranus) and activism (Mars), particularly as it relates to duality (Gemini) and the Other (7th House). This duality is reflected in issues arising around racial divides, political party lines, and socialism vs. capitalism. The goal of Gemini is to build bridges between duality through change. The United States does this through collaboration and partnership.
Interestingly enough, the United States' president Donald Trump has major energy along this astrological axis. Donald Trump is a Gemini Sun with a Sagittarius Moon, indicating a year and a half of major eclipse change for the Nation's 45th President. The Sagittarius Solar Eclipse this December is at the 23°, and Donald Trump's Sun is at the 22° of Gemini, and his Moon is at the 21° of Sagittarius. In Ancient Astrology, astrologers would look to a Nation's leader to determine the fate/karma of it's people. The eclipse this December indicates the culmination of a deep karmic release for the president (such as an impeachment) and for the Nation's people. This eclipse season offer clues around changes in leadership in the United States.
For the U.S., and the whole world, the Gemini North Node continually beckons us to go toward building bridges between duality. This encourages white people to listen to the view points of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. For those individuals who have experienced discrimination because of racism, the Gemini North Node encourages you to speak up, to write and share your point of view. For those individuals who have not, the Gemini North Node asks you to acknowledge this through reading, journaling, discussion, education, and learning.
Mars in Pisces
Another major aspect important to consider is Mars in Pisces 15° – forming a T-SQUARE with Gemini Sun 15° and Sagittarius Moon 15°. When two or more planets form a 90° angle this is called a SQUARE. This type of aspect is considered to be full of tension, with the potential for a major breakthrough. When planets form a T-SQUARE, it indicates that share modality. All three of these planets are Mutable signs, indicating change and adaptability.
Mars is the planet of Divine Action and rules over activism, physical activity, and ambition. Pisces is the sign of Universal Compassion, peace, and the end of karmic cycles. As a Collective Water sign, Pisces connects us to the emotions of groups of people. We feel this reflected in the peaceful protesting taking place (Pisces Mars), while also a deep well of emotion that has been building for centuries is coming to a head.
With Pisces Mars forming a SQUARE with the Gemini Sun, this creates an atmosphere for tension with words and communication, while also the opportunity for breakthrough. The information we are receiving around duality (Gemini Sun) is coming up to a stand off with the action we are ready to take for karmic release and peace. Pisces Mars also SQUARES the Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. A sudden spark of realization, the great fires of change, the deeper desire for a more expansive uniting vision (Sagittarius Eclipse) forms tension with the deeply emotional and spiritual warrior energy of the Pisces Moon.
Gemini North Node
With the North Node in Gemini, this is the direction we are heading for evolution over the next year and a half. So although we have a Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse, we are reminded to reorient toward Gemini. For some, this may have us focusing on the children in our lives and their education. For others of us, perhaps we are working on writing and sharing information, while others may be utilizing their multi-tasking skills to organize within their neighborhoods. Looking at the Gemini-Sagittarius axis in your own birth chart will help to offer you clues into how this might manifest for you. This particu If you would like help reflecting on this from an esoteric soul-centered astrological perspective, I would be honored to connect with you through a deep-dive astrological reading.
Question for reflection: how might we call upon Sagittarius to help us aim in a conscious direction towards hope for the future? How might we better use the fuel of Sagittarius to activate the Gemini North Node? How are we swiftly adapting to our ever changing immediate surroundings by connecting to our neighborhood through social engagement? How might we stay better informed and connected? Gemini reminds us to build bridges between duality. If you have a spiritual practice, how are you directing that toward your neighborhood? How are you utilizing your philosophies to build bridges between duality?
Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Blessings to you all!
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