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Strawberry Full Moon: Unraveling the Sagittarius-Gemini Polarity for Optimal Personal Growth

On June 3rd, 2023, at 11:41 PM EDT, the Full Moon in Sagittarius will illuminate the sky at the start of Gemini season. This event is charged with the expansive, adventurous, and wisdom-seeking energy of the Archer.

Venturing Beyond with the Archer's Arrow

Scenic and tranquil view of Waianapanapa State Park: A sunlit rocky beach adorned with black rocks, gently kissed by the turquoise waves of the ocean. Palm trees sway gracefully in the background against a backdrop of clear blue skies and puffy white clouds.

Sagittarius is an active wisdom seeker, believing that the quest for new experiences can often require stepping outside one's comfort zone.

As a proud Sagittarius, I can affirm that our sign is always eager to bravely venture into the unknown, guided by our curiosity and love for freedom. We seem to end up exactly where we need to be, even when we're unsure about the path.

This Full Moon invites everyone's adventurous and curious spirit. It encourages us to dream big and let go of self-limiting beliefs that hinder us from boldly stepping into the uncharted territory of our dreams.

Reaping Rewards with the Full Moon

Full Moons symbolize harvest, a time to reap the rewards of intentions set during the New Moon. This period marks the peak of energy before the cycle begins anew.

It can also be a period of release for some, shedding old and outdated aspects to welcome fresh growth, aligning with the expansive energy of the upcoming New Moon.

The 'Strawberry Moon' is a term used by various Native American tribes, reflecting the ripening of June-bearing strawberries ready for harvest. ~ Catherine Boeckmann

Mind and Spirit Balance – Examining the Gemini-Sagittarius Polarity

Yin and yang harmony in a Zen garden: A captivating composition of a white and black rock, meticulously arranged to resemble the yin and yang symbol. This symbolic representation of balance and harmony in nature reflects the essence of slow living and the profound connection to astrology.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius is rising at the onset of Gemini season. This timing forms an axis of opposing energy between the air and fire sign, resulting in unique lessons and personal shifts for everyone.

This dynamic arises from Gemini and Sagittarius being opposite signs on the Zodiac wheel, creating what we call "Polarities."

In astrology, there are six such polarities among the 12 zodiac signs. You can think of these polarities in the same way Chinese Philosophy views the interconnected duality of Yin and Yang.

This opposition urges us to strike a balance between logic (Gemini) and intuition (Sagittarius), rather than relying heavily on one. Excessive logic can lead to over-caution, while too much spontaneity can result in rash decisions.

Navigating Through Others' Negative Projections

Hermia and Lysander" depicts a scene from William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The painting portrays the two young lovers, Hermia and Lysander, in a moment of romantic interaction. The setting may include elements of a forest or natural surroundings, capturing the whimsical and magical atmosphere of the play. The painting might showcase the emotional connection between the characters and the tender exchange between them.

Painting: "Hermia & Lysander" by John Simmons 

Gemini aligns closely with communication, affecting how we present ourselves in conversations and our reactions to them.

During the Full Moon, a time of release, you might find past communication issues resurfacing.

These could be connected to your hopes and dreams, perhaps instances when someone responded negatively to your ideas, causing you to withdraw or conceal aspects of yourself.

Gemini, wise and discerning, knows when to hold back and when to share its news or ideas.

This Full Moon might prompt you to reevaluate situations where you let others' projections influence your dreams. Sagittarius pursues dreams fearlessly, charging forward without doubting its next venture.

Journal Prompts for Self-Reflection

Journaling can be a great tool to clarify your thoughts and goals.

Consider these prompts to adopt the expansive Sagittarius mindset:

  • Given the powerful Sagittarius/Gemini polarity of this Full Moon, how can you cultivate a balance between your logical self (Gemini) and your Higher Self (Sagittarius)?
  • What ideas are you inspired to share? How can you effectively communicate your wisdom and experiences?
  • Reflect on recent experiences that have expanded your awareness or taught you valuable lessons. How can you incorporate these lessons into your life?
  • In what ways have you felt limited or confined recently? How can you reclaim your sense of freedom and autonomy? How can you prevent others' fears from influencing you? How can you increase awareness of moments where you adopt or project the thoughts, feelings, or perceptions of others?

The Celestial Wrap Up

The Full Moon in Sagittarius, occurring at the start of Gemini season, presents unique opportunities for growth and self-reflection.

By balancing logic and intuition, recognizing and overcoming others' negative projections, and actively seeking new experiences, we can better align with the energy of this celestial event and move confidently towards realizing our dreams.

Happy journaling and self-discovery during this Full Moon!

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