A Bountiful Harvest: Strawberry Full Moon in Sagittarius
Today begins the Strawberry Moon, in the Sign of Sagittarius. Strawberry Moon (or Rose Moons in Europe) derives its name from the harvest time for such fruit among the Algonquin tribes. The effect of the full moon will last over the next three days.
The Moon is the planet responsible for needs. Whether you require nurturing, feeding and emotional security (things which the moon governs), the Moon (depending on what sign it’s in) represents how you pursue, receive and maintain those needs. The full Moon’s increases our demands for those needs, urging us to acquire them in the most direct way.
Sagittarius, the Philosopher of the zodiac, examines the many mental possibilities to develop the best course of action. Sagittarius is a calculated risk taker, often leaping head first into an arena in order to gain its knowledge through direct experience and observation. At its best, Sagittarius is resourceful, insightful and romantic. At its worst, Sagittarius is reckless, scattered and impatient.
Full Moons in Sagittarius are a time of exploration of one’s needs and requirements. What might you need to feed and nurture you? What makes you feel comfortable and emotional secure? What can you do to provide for those needs now and in the future? The Sagittarius Full Moon may ask for a literal and philosophical pursuit of your needs, urging you to determine best way to fulfill those requirements. The fiery nature of Sagittarius is slightly at odds with the Moon’s staid, conservative nature, so expect complications and possible conflicts. Fiery moons are known for their capricious, high dramatic natures, so work to remain grounded and relaxed.
This Full moon, as with all full moons, is a great time to engage in new pursuits and projects. Uniquely, this full moon will occur concurrently with Jupiter going direct in the sign of Libra. Jupiter, Sagittarius’ ruling planet, may provide quite a lift to your efforts, encouraging creativity, appreciation of things arts and aesthetics and help to affirm or balance friendships and partnerships.
Gemini, The time is to address personal needs is now. Tend to any of those concerns you neglected or overlooked. Examine the big picture to refine what routines activities that will refuel and restore you.
Sagittarius, this moon may urge to play for a bit, leaving serious concerns for more light-hearted fun loving activities. The balance of work and play might be your greatest need at this time.
Pisces and Virgo, Some pressing need may require direct attention at time when other issues maybe commanding your full attention. Address the matter with diligent and patience and this time could prove a most rewarding one.
Much like the Algonquin seeking out strawberries, find those sweet and compelling items to satisfy your hungers. Recognizing what you need and what will sustain your being will play an important part of the upcoming days. Revel in and embrace the Strawberry Moon as a precursor to the Summer season
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