Ready, set, revamp! Your shining moment could arrive on June 20, when the second installment of two RARE consecutive Sagittarius full moons brings your biggest goals full-circle. Plans set in motion at the Sagittarius new moon in December 2015—and the one a month earlier—could come together with a flourish now. Since purpose-driven Sagittarius rules or loftiest life #goals, you could also reach a turning point on your path and decide to go in a wildly different direction. Don’t be afraid to take a side road…or even to veer off the grid!
Normally there’s only one full moon per sign in any given year, making this second Sagittarius full moon a true cosmic rarity. The first full moon in expansive, worldly Sagittarius fell on May 21, 2016. Since this was the tail end of Mercury retrograde, the last lunation erupted under more challenging skies. Now, whatever you’ve been building toward since then could really come together now. If you’ve been awaiting big news or have had to retrace your steps, this full moon gives you a second chance.
June 20 also marks the Sun’s shift into sensitive, nurturing Cancer (ruled by the moon) AND the Solstice. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Sun hovers over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere and the Earth’s North Pole tilts directly toward the sun at the culmination of the June solstice. (Try repeating that back to us twice as fast…kidding.) But since this is Summer Solstice—the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere—you have even more reason to tap into the jovial spirit of Sagittarius, ruled by god-of-all-feasts Jupiter, Those in the southern hemisphere, who are experiencing this day as the Winter Solstice, will want to soak up ask many of those positive and bountiful Sag vibes to feed you through the colder, darker season ahead. And if you’re so inspired, here are some tips for creating a full moon ritual or gathering with friends.
Whew! There’s clearly a lot of cosmic synergy at play today, so to help you harness this supercharged starmap, here are nine ways to make yourself big, bad, and brave—and embrace the risk-taking prowess of the Sagittarius full moon.
1. Get yourself travel-ready.
Globetrotting Sag is the sign of international travel and global connections. Where in the world would you like to go next? No, you may not be able to hop a plane to Bali tomorrow, but you can snag a Rosetta Stone foreign language course, cook an Indonesian meal (do the words “gado gado” mean anything to ya?) or take a dance class in the meantime. Broaden your cultural and geographic horizons, even if that just means having dinner on the other side of town, or taking a spontaneous road trip for the day. (For inspiration, we love the travel site AFAR.)
2. Embrace your inner geek/dork/brainiac.
Remember Steven Urkel from Family Matters? The actor who played him, Jaleel White, is a Sagittarius. While you may not prance around in overhiked pants and thick glasses, grooving on some Urkelization will do us good today. The zodiac’s Centaur is a half-human, half-horse, forever seeking lofty answers, enlightened perspectives and intelligent discourse. Lead with your wits instead of your, well, you know. At the Sagittarius full moon, it’s hip to be square.
3. Get into your animal instincts, too.
Disclaimer on #2! From the waist down, the mythical Centaur is all animal. So as wise and worldly as Sagittarius energy can be, it can also be rather randy, primal and instant gratification seeking.(Think of Sagittarians like Brad Pitt, who’s a self-taught architect AND Angelina Jolie’s man…or Scarlett Johansson, who wins all those “sexiest mortal” awards but is also well-spoken and politically active.) Sagittarius is the sign of the hunter, and under this full moon, you might just be looking for some fresh game. Oh well, that’s part of being human, too—so stretch beyond your comfort zones in the dating and mating scene today, too.
Carrying on this hedonistic theme for one more item, Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, mythic god of the feast. So you’re gluten free, don’t eat dairy, swore off red meat, you say? Well, maybe you take a day off from all that to indulge. Or, find a way to combine “plant-based” and “pleasure whore” in a single, believable sentence—and share the results with friends at a healthy dinner party.
5. Tell the truth—and nothing but the truth.
Truth is one of the highest virtues. Yet, why do we spend so much avoiding it, or spinning it like dubstep DJs into a warped remix? Like a spoonful of cough syrup, honesty can be brutal (and bitter) when we get our first taste. But, if we’re brave enough, it can also set us free. That’s the theme of the Sagittarius full moon. Sagittarius is the zodiac’s brutally honest sign. Full moons are all about revealing ourselves completely. Put these two elements together, and you’ve got the makings of a “true confessions” day.
6. Oh, and stop lying to yourself while you’re at it.
On the topic of truth-saying, denial zaps a lot of life force energy. If you’ve been walking around with “eyes wide shut,” this super-powered full moon could expose the full panoramic view in its floodlights, uncovering a blind spot or two. While seeing yourself this objectively may be jarring, it will also be enlightening. The truth will indeed set you free!
7. Expand your mind (and your view).
Sagittarius is the globe-trotting wisdom seeker always thirsting for freedom. Make a point of seeing a few wide-open spaces in the next few days. Get away from the urban chaos and out into nature! Sign up for a seminar, invest in coaching sessions, read that metaphysical book your enlightened friend insists has changed her life. Check out PhilosophersNotes.com—a website that “CliffsNotes” the best personal growth books on the market today. Because free-spirited Sag loves to learn but hates to sit still, you might want to get a few of these books in audio format, so you can listen while you take an all-day hike. (Philosophers Notes condenses each book into either a six-page PDF or a 20-minute MP3.)
8. Jump into the dialogue on race, class, gender and identity politics.
Sure, we may live in a world of privilege and surface-level tolerance, relatively speaking, but racism and other -isms are still alive and well. Sociological Sag encourages us to increase our awareness around privilege, social inequality and intergroup relation. Check out blogs like Racialicious.com (“the intersection of race and pop culture”) or the multicultural body image blog AdiosBarbie.com (full disclosure: AstroTwin Ophi is a co-founder of this nearly 20-year-old site). Sure, it might be uncomfortable to read some of this material—but if we look at these injustices as a global responsibility, we can all do our part to create a world that’s welcoming to everyone.
9. Gather ye peeps.
Despite the aforementioned matters, on a one-on-one level, Sagittarius is all about rolling with your “soul family,” too—a motley crew united by shared values, interests and philosophies. At this full moon, rally your tribe and tell your friends to bring their friends. Adopt a more-the-merrier approach and welcome people from backgrounds different than your own. As Mother Teresa said, “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” Global ambassador Sagittarius helps us connect across boundaries. Now, who wants to go to karaoke?
This post also appears on mindbodygreen.com