The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for May will occur on the 26th at 05 degrees and 25 minutes in the sign of Sagittarius; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 7:14 am.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest” when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning and fading and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; May’s Moon is the Flower Moon. In the northern hemisphere, this name reflects the full flowering of the plants. This Moon has two other names: the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years).
Full Moon in Sagittarius – Harvesting Adventure
This Full Moon will take place in the 1st Decan (first 10 degrees) of Sagittarius, making it a Sagittarius/Sagittarius Full Moon. The planetary influence is Jupiter, which is the ruler of Sagittarius. Thus, this Full Moon will be about exploration, travel, expansion, expertise, and beliefs. Where do you need to go and explore? What are your strongest beliefs and how are they helping or hindering you currently?
Since the Moon is dispositing (looking to) Jupiter, which is in Pisces in the chart above, this Full Moon is going to really expand our consciousness and amplify our wider view of the world. The intensity of this Full Moon regarding exploration and spiritual energy cannot be emphasized enough. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be absolutely and completely Sagittarius. Issues regarding authority, travel and sacred knowledge will be prominent.
With this Full Moon at 5d25m, the Sabian Symbol is 6 Sagittarius, “A game of cricket”. Jones says, “This is a symbol of man’s insatiable desire to refine and strengthen every last potentiality of his own personal character and skills, and of his need to gain recognition for his success in this from each area of life in which he finds himself.” (The Sabian Symbols, 187) The keyword is: SPORTSMANSHIP.
This Full Moon is also known as the Priest’s Moon. According to Raven Kaldera, “As the Sagittarius Moon moves from its Gibbous phase to the Full Moon, the Scholar finally finds what he has been seeking all this time. The Divine touches him, and he is blessed and opened up to the Powers of the Universe.” (Moon Phase Astrology, 216). In Sagittarius, the energy focuses on wisdom.
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 05/26/2021, which totals 18, so the number for this date is 9. 9 is the number for counseling and compassion, so this Full Moon encourages us to think about the needs and suffering of others who are less fortunate. Since the Moon is in Sagittarius, the recognition of other’s struggles must be understood through scholarly study and worldly experience. We must acknowledge we all need strong beliefs and a powerful sense of purpose to live life completely.
The number of the day of the Full Moon is 26; and you should look for opportunities to show your strength, teach others, and take care of your loved ones. This will be an excellent Full Moon to seek a promotion, review your investments, and show your power (Modern Numerology, 40). Further, the number 26 totals 8, which is the number for leadership.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in a special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that the same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 2nd House of Needs and Resources (Moon placement on 05/26/2021) and my 8th House of Shared Resources and Intimacy (Sun placement between 05/21 and 06/20), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at personal finances and relationship finances.
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding your beliefs, your understanding of the world, and the lessons you have learned that have increased your wisdom.