A Full Moon on Friday the 13th suggests that those who find these events as portends might encounter a black cat as well! For the rest of us, this is a juicy day to enjoy the blessings of Goddess energy.
Before I go any further, a happy birthday shout-out to my beloved friend, Mariella; may you celebrate your day with exuberant companions and joyous zest.
The Sagittarius Full Moon occurs at 12:11 a.m. ET. The Sabian Symbol** for the degree of the Sun is: “Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree”. This Full Moon has bloomed from the Gemini New Moon on May 28. What seeds had you sowed at that time? Did anything hold you back or stop you from a forward sprint?
At the time of the Full Moon, we integrate the push with the pull. The fledglings are high in their tree, protected from many predators, yet in a position that demands success at their initial flight. They are not in a position to hang out through the winter, nor can they fail once they venture out.
It is imperative to spread their wings, follow mom and learn to forage. In a short while, depending on the kind of bird, they may take flight and leave the brood forever. For now, they are secure in the company of their siblings.
The number “3” is the Empress in tarot. Another reference to the Goddess, she symbolizes abundance, creativity and fertility. This suggests that it is time to recognize that you have what you need for flight.
Know who your companions are on the journey and realize that you are no longer in a position to procrastinate. Trust that you have the creative wherewithal to make any decisions necessary for success.
The Sabian Symbol** for the degree of the Moon is: “Immigrants entering”. This symbol works beautifully with that of the Sun because it reminds us that even though we have grown to a certain maturity that demands we stretch, we still have an allegiance to that from which we have come. That doesn’t mean that we need to keep identifying with the past, but it does mean that to bury who we are can damage in subtle ways. The fledgling forgets the dependency on its parents as it perfects its independence through flight and foraging. Yet its species’ survival depends on its ability to replicate for its own young, the nurturing it received. When immigrants enter a new country, the quality of their survival depends on their ability to assimilate into the new culture. Yet something is lost if their stories are not passed down to their progeny.
A Full Moon asks for wholeness and integration. As you strive for your success, this is a time to be sure that the spark of childlike anticipation has not been lost in the quest.
Friday is Venus’ day and in June promises to be lush and lovely. Still, morning may have a “hungover” quality, not necessarily from over-imbibing, but from whatever may feel unfinished. There may be no quick fix if it’s a grievance, but there can be satisfaction in activities that give a sense of completion. Enjoy a workout, bicycle or stroll; observe your immediate environment and notice something new to you. Clear out and finish up whatever tasks you no longer want before you.
The moon enters Capricorn at 1:04 p.m. You may get an invitation to do something that seems somehow a challenge; it may be an incentive to push your wings open or it may be more trouble than it’s worth. Decide “yes” to the former for accelerated growth.
Since the evening has a Capricorn Moon, the evening’s Full Moon offerings may be tempered down a bit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy. Moderate choices lend themselves to the most fun in the long-term.
An older post on the mythology of Friday the 13th…
*Moon VOC/Void-of-Course… in Sagittarius, the scope of far-flung projects deserve attention, but direction is not apparent. Consider with vigor, but make no commitments. You may also want to physically explore a location but don’t expect to find anything concrete… keep your eye on the gas tank if you go for a long ramble.
** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.