The Galactic Center, currently at 27 degrees Sagittarius, is the rotational center of our galaxy – like the Sun, which is the center of our solar system and the major astrological factor of personal significance, the Galactic Center is the force that binds the galaxy together. Astrologically and symbolically, the Galactic Center is the heart of the Universe – the soul of wisdom for our solar system and our species of humanity as well as all of the other planetary systems and species that may exist in the farther reaches of the Milky Way.
This week’s Full Moon is at the Galactic Center, suggesting potential for a portal of awareness and insight at this time. Sagittarius is the sign of exploration and adventure, but also the sign that seeks meaning and truth. Under this Full Moon, we can expand our awareness and the limitation of our own ideas and achieve greater understanding that can help us in very practical ways.
This Full Moon experience is irritated by a complex planetary system involving Mars, the planet of drive, motivation and war. Mars is in emotional Cancer right now and the rumblings of anger and frustration may be more difficult to access. But Mars aligns with Mercury (the mind and communication) at this Full Moon, heightening the intensity of our conversations and making arguments and disputes more likely. This is exacerbated by a stressful opposition from Mars and Mercury to both Saturn and Pluto. Saturn represses and attempts to block these energies, and Pluto blows them up in order to transform them into more productive pathways of personal evolution.
When the planetary energies are this intense, there is no point in trying to avoid them. Instead, we can pay attention to […]