This month’s full moon is in Sagittarius, and while the trine from Mars fuels this adventurous, enthusiastic and spontaneous Full Moon with drive and motivation, the square from Saturn feeds its noble spirit with doubt, dread and despair as it challenges it to confront its limitations.
Making it even more uncomfortable is the fact that cheerleader Mars and gloom-and-doom Saturn are quincunx each other, which means they are unable to find any type of common ground. Since both planets aspect the full moon, their discomfort is also the Moon’s discomfort.
Unfortunately, that’s not where it ends. The full moon is quincunx the Mercury-Uranus conjunction, which is likely to create tension because it suggests that some type of adjustment is necessary that doesn’t feel emotionally comfortable.
At this point, it’s not sounding like a fortunate full moon, but just like the centaur who is half-man and half-beast, this lunation actually offers us two distinctly different outcomes.
Sink or Swim
With fearful influences from Saturn and tension-provoking ones from the Mercury-Uranus conjunction that diminish the Sagittarius Moon’s natural optimism and/or insists on an uncomfortable adjustment, its possible that the stimulating flow of energy from Mars could intensify the Moon’s anxiety. If that’s the case, the energy of this full moon will be nothing short of discouraging, and many of you could find yourself sinking into despair.
Thankfully, that’s not the only possible scenario, because 30+ years as a predictive astrologer has taught me that when a planet is simultaneously aspected by a square and trine, wonderful things can happen, such as:
Forced to confront its limitations as shown to it by Saturn, the naturally optimistic Moon takes a leap of faith with a bold action (trine from Mars in Leo) and despite an uncomfortable adjustment, (Mercury-Uranus quincunx) uses the hard energy as a springboard to overcome its fears and successfully swim to shore.
The Choice is Yours
While there’s no getting away from Saturn’s sobering influence on this full moon, there’s no need to fear it or be a victim of it.
Whatever you’re being shown at this time is meant to give you clarity to help you overcome the stumbling blocks in your path. Although the quincunx from the Mercury-Uranus conjunction indicates a need for adjustment, the flowing energy from Mars in Leo will help see you through it.