Happy Full Moon in Sagittarius! What would normally be a free-spirited and adventurous lunation is made extra intense by a lot of other planetary action: Mercury and Mars in emotional Cancer and Saturn and Pluto in discipline-enforcing Capricorn. Mercury in Cancer is assisting us in getting in touch with and better expressing our feelings, while Mars’ influence is making them feel more intense—like they *must* be acted on *now*. Beware the tendency to make snap decisions or declarations based on the feeling of the moment, and recognize that strong emotions are triggered extra easily right now. If we feel attacked or unsafe, we are likely to SNAP! with our crab claws, in ways that we might not usually choose. At the same time, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are digging up unresolved issues around structure, authority, and discipline. These planetary vibes are in direct opposition to the way the free-spirited Sagittarius moon enhances our desire to feel unencumbered and open to possibility. We may find ourselves feeling frustrated and stuck, though we can and should lean into the Sagittarian impulse to seek the lessons in conflict and struggle, and take in what we observe as opportunities for growth.
This moon ultimately marks a period of expansion, even though at this time this may be through taking a step back, recognizing the things that limit us, and working on step-by-step plans to address the not-so-fun aspects of achieving a dream. Sagittarius’ positive attitude can help us take on these tasks in good humor, and we also have compassionate Neptune in harmonious aspects with both the Capricorn and Cancer planets helping us to keep the energies of love, connection, and dignity in their highest vibration as we do whatever we do. Check yourself when you feel impulsively compelled toward immediate action, seek out opportunities to be amused and amazed, and dedicate some time to contemplating a dream you want to achieve and what you believe you need to get there.