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SAG – GEMINI Full Moon (May 29) – Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon

27 May

Welcoming the Moon of Many Names…

The SAGITTARIUS – GEMINI Full Moon will be on May 29, at 7:20 am PDT exactly.
Monday to Tuesday will be the Full Moon night! 

It’s (already!) the last Full Moon in Spring.

It also completes the three Full Moon Festivals in the esoteric traditions:

  • Pre-Easter Full Moon (in the cardinal signs LIBRA – ARIES): Festival of the Risen Christ; 
  • Wesak Moon (in the fixed signs SCO – TAU): Festival of the Buddha; 
  • Post-Pentecost Full Moon (in the mutable signs SAG – GEM): Festival of Humanity.
    This last Full Moon (Festival) in Spring calls us to ‘Spread the Word’ from the Heart, in our Humanity.

What a diversity of cultures and languages (GEM) in the World (SAG). We can learn so much more, and so much from one another… yet the HEART (SAG) is always the best bridge.


Magical Almost-Full Moon (Sunday May 27) …still in SCORPIO, and close to JUPITER  (can you see the orange dot on the far right end of the pic???).


The Full Moon in May is in Native American traditions known as the Flower / Blossoming Full Moon.

So many beautiful flowers in full bloom now, incl. already Wild Roses and cultivated Roses. T
ime to smell the Roses, and pick up their Heart Medicine.

Just found this beautiful website with a long list of Native American names for the Full Moons of the year.

Each Nation has given the Full Moons of the month different names, according to what that month brings and requires.



Wild Rose Medicine – Photo by Melanie June 2017

The May Full Moon is from Abenaki to Zuni:

– Field Maker Moon
– When Women Weed Corn Moon
– Blossom Moon
– Season When the Leaves are Green Moon
– When the Ponies Shed their Shaggy Hair Moon
– Idle Moon
– Planting Moon
– When the Horses Get Fat Moon
– Flower Moon
– Frog Moon
– Mulberry Moon
– Food Gathering Moon
– Moon of Waiting
– Camas Bloom Moon
– Time of Big Leaf Moon
– Alewife Moon
– Strawberry Moon
– Budding Moon
– Moon When Ponies Shed
– Moon Before Pregnancy
– Hoeing Corn Moon
– The 9th Moon

So many names, so much diversity… directed by Nature.



What does THIS FULL MOON mean to YOU?
And even more so, how does it MOVE YOU?

I invite you to follow the trail into the Heart of Astro~News, and find its gifts and Medicine through the read, and in your HEART! 


Phoenix Heart-Fire Moon Moves Us!

Before tuning into the SAG FULL MOON (that might be already ON when you read this) we’re still going through the SCORPIO MOON (as I’m writing this) – the most intense of all lunar vibrations – which of course ‘feeds’ into the upcoming Full Moon.

What a SCORPIO MOON (with extra enhancing JUPITER!) weekend, building up to the FULL MOON on Tue in early SAG!

Let’s speak (the GEM SUN) about what touches us deeply, and about intense shadow things as well, where CHANGE for the BETTER is needed, and under way / hopefully coming!
Knowledge (GEM), Understanding (SAG / JUPITER), and mostly:




We rise again – even more so when we’ve processed and cleared a lot in / through the scorpionic phase.
The pre-Full Moon is always most charged – compounding through the SCO flavour which has been this time around very potent, enhanced by JUPITER, and still reverberating the SCO – TAU Full Moon on Apr 29 – the Wesak Moon:

  • Where are we emotionally ‘hooked’ yet can’t control the situation?
  • Where do we feel deeply affected (hurt over or passionate about something)?
  • How can we transform attachments (to a desired outcome / gain, or being stuck with the unwanted), and find freedom?
  • What’s a ‘game changer’ that brings the intense and ‘negative’ to the light, and restores love?
  • What does the inner Buddha Nature say to all this, and where does it take you?

Once the MOON will cross over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG (Mon May 28 at 3:29 pm PDT) the Spirit / mood can lift – and we can ‘come through what needed to be felt, ‘digested’, transformed, and alchemized, with new understanding and direction, rooted in the Heart.


This free and public Eagle showed up for Public Domain Photos – in public air space…


The following SAG energy pulls us upward-onward – yay!
SAG after SCO is the ‘Phoenix out of the Ashes’, the soaring Eagle, the rebirth and widening of perspective:
To SEE is to be FREE!

Freedom and Truth are big for SAG.

Yet when that comes from the head and ego it turns easily into a divisive scenario.
Either horizontally: “Me here – you there; my truth vs. your truth”, or vertically: “I’m up here and know better than you.”

What saves the day and the way is the HEART.
HEART Truth isn’t somebody’s truth, doesn’t have an opposite, is inviting rather than dividing.
Coming and speaking from the Heart Truth is a big theme under the GEM – SAG Full Moon.
Is that up for you too?
Related to the areas in life that the Houses with GEM and SAG in your chart point to, and perhaps even your SUN, MOON, Nodes, and Planets in GEM and / or SAG?

When the “me and them” or sense of “I know better” comes up, and creates an interpretation of perceptions that can turn into a ‘story’ we can inquire (GEM), a la Byron Katie, and deeply ask ourselves:

  • Is this true?
  • How do you know it’s true?
  • Who would you be without this truth / story?

Inquiring as in: questioning our assumptions, and also: asking deep existential questions about our True Nature is a great way of being with the SAG – GEM activation through the Full Moon.


Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer

After entering its domain of GEM on the day of the Full Moon, May 29, MERCURY the Communicator / Messenger / Mental Agent meets with the SUN in GEM on June 5.
MERCURY will be in GEM until June 12
(only, since it’s in its fastest speed presently).

Expect a 2-week whooosh of communication / writing / learning on steroids.

Some people have said recently, it feels like MERCURY retro…

Could be the upcoming MERCURY / SUN effect, very brainy, and always good to remember to travel from the head to the Heart (also a GEM – SAG theme).


Time to take a look at the SAG – GEMINI Full Moon chart!



With the bright GEMINI SUN, together with approaching MERCURY, rather than giving excess energy to more information, head space, questioning, doubting, it can be best activated through conscious spiritual inquiry: What is the Truth about YOU?

The SAG Full MOON brings the energy into the HEART that offers Wisdom, Truth, and Direction:
Why are you here?
What moves you?
What does LOVE say?


Both GEM SUN and SAG MOON point in T-square (from West Coast perspective) to the MC / Midheaven, and widely to NEPTUNE in PISCES:

Relaxing and surrendering into the flow of life, into the connectedness and actually oneness of ALL is often the solution. Forgiveness and letting go can be part of it.

Beyond controversy and polarity, this and that, right and wrong, PISCES and NEPTUNE are the big unifiers.

Other polarities in the chart and energy field presently show up as well, yet are here to be bridged and ultimately unified:

  • The Lunar Nodal Axis, with the South Node next to MARS in AQ and North Node in LEO, in favourable Fire Trine with the MOON in SAG:
    Yes, it takes a village and a world community for cooperation (more activation to come in this field, as MARS will go retro soon, on the AQ-CAP-AQ Community Building Point, from June 26 – Aug 27).
    And yet it starts with feeling loved and welcomed from the Heart, for everyone involved. The Heart is the fuel for community.
  • VENUS in CAN just opposed (on May 25) SATURN in CAP:
    Where / whom / what do you feel emotionally connected to, and what nurtures you? And what does the ‘practical’ side say?
    How can you balance and combine the two?


This Full Moon activates directly the U.S. chart! 

… as it lines up with the AC – DC axis of the U.S. (at 12°12′ SAG – GEM) which shows how the U.S. presents itself (quite Sagittarian), and relate to significant others (people and countries). On the U.S. DC is also MARS in GEM – very outspoken, debating, and often aggressive, now activated by the SUN and MERCURY. The Full Moon sits very close to the U.S. AC (4 degrees apart).

This is also the Full Moon of the year that most directly activates Trump’s SAG – GEM Full Moon. Yes, he was born under not just a Full Moon but a Lunar Eclipse, with the MOON / South Node in SAG, and the SUN / URANUS / North Node in GEM (no wonder the man is obsessed with ‘fake news’ yet needs to learn to respect the freedom of press – among many other freedoms, rather than just come from a righteous and arrogant ‘my way or the high way’ SAG MOON / South Node shadow).

I wouldn’t be surprised if significant news, stories, fiery discussions and debates showed up in the next while that have an important effect on the U.S. and their present president / precedent.



In the Spirit of GEM Diversity, and combination of a mosaic of perspectives a la SAG – GEM, let’s take a look at the

SABIAN SYMBOLS Oracle for the Full Moon



Heart Lava on Kilauea. Photo by B. Lewis (from years ago)


KEYNOTE: The alchemical fire which both purifies and transforms the very substance of human inner life.

Forces are at work in the deepest layers of the psyche which in their own way respond to the outer stimulation produced by a strong involvement in group ambitions and emotions, and even more by the powerful tensions and releases of love. An alchemical process goes on, usually unnoticed by the conscious ego, until it becomes obvious that a kind of mutation has taken place and a new level of awareness and of responses to life has been reached.

At this third stage of the five-fold sequence we deal with both the basic rhythm of growth of the human being and the reaction to more individualized experiences which aroused the emotions. The very substance of the person’s nature undergoes modifications, on the basis of which a new step may be taken. The symbol draws our attention to the inner changes. We have to become aware of them. What is implied is a kind of PSYCHIC GESTATION.”


Wow, so apropos what’s going on in Hawaii, on Sacred Mt Kilauea.
Maybe also standing for a symbolic purging and inner transformation that the Old Land / Old World / Ancient Earth births forth, through destruction and rebirth.

Take a look / read at my recent blog article from May 8 which offers an astrological view on the Kilauea eruption: The Ancient, Sacred Earth showing her Power.

And of course, for all of us a call to let the Heart Fire erupt, melt the old ‘trodden paths’, and make way for a new and more authentic journey of LOVE.


After all, GEMINI is also the Alchemist of dualities and polarities – which brings us full circle:

Mercury Rules Gemini, by Johfra Bosschart. Detail: The Phoenix, alchemizing Feminine and Masculine.


HEART-ful Blessings for the FULL MOON in SAG – and beyond!


© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger



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