Sagittarius Full Moon and Summer Solstice in One

Today’s edition of Planet Waves TV looks at the combination of summer solstice and Sagittarius Full Moon that we’re now experiencing. Before I go there, I offer additional preparation for Mars stationing direct in Scorpio on June 29. That’s coming up fast — get ready. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Fulcrum Moment: Full Moon, Northern Solstice, Mars Stationing

The astrology of the moment is a beautiful trifecta. The Moon is full on Monday morning in Sagittarius for the second time in 29 days. The Sun is at northern solstice — it’s the beginning of summer season up above, and the beginning of winter down below.

And Mars is stationing direct (that is, the 10-week retrograde is soon ending). Currently Mars is moving just a few arc minutes a day, and will be going a little slower each day for the next week; nearly as slow as Pluto. Of the three events, I think that the Mars station is the most relevant to inner focus and alignment. So let’s go over that one first — and there will be more details in the short video linked above.


Position of Mars day by day as it approaches the moment when it goes direct. Notice that it’s only moving a fraction of a degree each day.

Mars in Scorpio is a potent symbol of aligning with what is so. It’s like stacking your awareness, your intentions and your motivation to action in one place. That place can be experienced physically, emotionally or psychologically.

Often the three levels or experiences are intertwined, though you might want to check with each of them individually.

The purpose of this Mars event seems to be about connecting with your desire honestly. Mars and Scorpio are involved. There is a subtle or not-so-subtle reminder that time on our plane of reality is finite; Mars is about making up your mind and taking action while you can.

This could be about anything, any topic of life, though there is something biological about this combination of factors. By biological I mean that it’s physical down to the level of scent, of hormones, of pheromones. It’s about that distinctly human contact point between the emotional realm, physical attraction and a sense of your own psychology being fulfilled.

Were you to skip all the rationales about what you are and are not supposed to do, and what is supposedly appropriate, how would you answer the question: who do you want?

Remember that Mars stationing direct is directly connected to the now triple conjunction of Ceres, Uranus and Eris — some vast cultural process that is affecting every single person. There is something here about claiming true identify back from the Internet. Think of it as down to earth as connecting with your own body odor as your absolutely unique identifier in the universe.

As for this Full Moon into solstice maneuver: we get an odd Full Moon in that it’s the second consecutive one in Sagittarius, and it happens right at the end of a pair of signs (Gemini and Sagittarius are involved). Then both luminaries rapidly enter cardinal signs.

This Full Moon has momentum, it has the power to resolve anything that’s currently at loggerheads, and it is promising to lead to fruitful action. The Sun joins Venus in Cancer, and this is about loving what you do, loving existence, loving who and what you nourish, and taking care of yourself. By that I mean the usual food, rest and recreation — though really, I mean seeking the pleasures that you want, and calling that life.

5 thoughts on “Sagittarius Full Moon and Summer Solstice in One

  1. pam

    Is the part of fortune interesting (trine the sun, sextile the moon) at 28 aq 35. (To get furher clarification of how to meet these charts well with your own?)

    I so enjoy these video segments Eric – I enjoy the radio podcasts too but don’t always have the time in the summer months to listen for long

    1. Eric Francis

      For the Full Moon, the Part of Fortune is always conjunct the 7th house cusp, locally. That is how the formula works. I don’t use the Part of Fortune for public astrology for that reason. It also needs to be understood, to a real extent, in the context of what an Arabic Part is. In the case of it being in the relationship (7th house) degree of wherever the Full Moon is cast, the implicit message is that it’s about contact and connecting.

  2. Brooke Peshke

    Thanks Eric for this segment.

    I appreciate and can feel these desires and perhaps the bubbling energy within me is the momentum you are referring to.

    It can be incredibly easy to forget about our desires and passions and moving robot-like through life.

    Waking up, eating breakfast, commuting to work, eating lunch, sitting at work, commuting home, going to a party, going to sleep is NOT PRODUCTIVE when it has no relation to life in the bigger picture. That becomes our idea of life and it starts to feel bleak.

    I’ve found that coming up with big life goals can be overwhelming to the point where no progress is made. So now I choose daily goals that build into something much more profound (the big goal!)

    My biggest current goal: to feel less anxious and feel more fulfilled. Its imperative to address my passions and desires when striving to meet this goal and to remember to dedicate time each day to this.

    Yesterday I was feeling antsy so my goal of the day was to feel tired (in hopes to sleep like a baby) so I ran and swam with a dear friend for nearly the entire day. Between the two activities we also were able to talk to one another about a long range of topics.

    My goal was met and I no longer was ridden with anxiousness. I am glad I went and did something and addressed this feeling instead of googling for therapists all day.

    Eric, your words are helpful reminders that our life is a living, growing, changing, organic thing! And we have the power to overcome the sleeping-walking through life state. Thank you.


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