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The Cosmic Story: 2nd Sagittarius Full Moon, June 20 2016

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The Cosmic Story: 2 nd Sagittarius Full Moon June 20, 2016

" A crucial dimension of this imbalance (between Masculine and Feminine Spirit) in the West is the stunted growth of our mystical awareness and the under-development of our mystical brain. Our brains are amazingly complex creations of time, nature, and divinity. Part of what we know about the brain is that the right and left hemispheres perform different tasks. The left lobe accomplishes analytic and verbal processes for us, and the right lobe accomplishes the synthetic, sensual and mystical tasks. Western civilization, which dominates the globe today, has invested almost exclusively in left-brain processes in education, politics, economics and religion." Matthew Fox, Coming of the Cosmic Christ , p. 18.

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On June 20 th , hours before the Summer Solstice, there is another Full Moon in the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, which emphasize the realm of the Mind--our ability to think, learn, communicate, commune, explore, discover, create, imagine and intend. Coming so close to one of the power gates of the year intensifies the power of this Full Moon. It sets the stage for the Solstice's Sacred Union of Heaven and Earth. Since this Full Moon is also aligned with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, invoke your imagination to dive deeply into the Cosmic Mind and to discover your place in the scheme of things. We have to learn to think with our mystical brain--the one that connects us to all of LIFE.

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This 2 nd Sagittarius Full Moon occurs on Monday, June 20 th , hours before the Summer Solstice, at 4:02am PDT/ 7:02am EDT/ 11:02am GMT. This Full Moon occurs at the very last degree of these signs, so they are the fulfillment of the purpose of both Gemini and Sagittarius. To Know and to Understand (to s tand in the midst of) . To get the facts right and to understand the meaning. So let's see the bigger picture and work with that. Our civilization is at a turning point. Those of us who can see the bigger picture will intuitively know what we need to do to help birth a new world.

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 30* Gemini is: A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds. This image seems to be saying that we have many visions of the beauty of the divine feminine Who is Life, dancing on the borderline of consciousness and the unconscious, both personally and collectively. What images or stories or daydreams linger just out of your daily routine's sight? What fantasies give you pleasure now? Where are you immersing yourself in your ideals--beauty being one of many. Where is your passion for Life?

There are all types of beauty, just as there are many paths to the Truth. Aphrodite is invoked in this image, so perhaps we need to call on the Goddess of Beauty, Love, Sexuality and Wisdom to guide us into our new story. To evoke our passion, open our hearts and reclaim our bodies. Let Love be your guide, always walk with Beauty around you, trust your Instincts and read the signs and share your Wisdom. Get into that parade! The world needs to see real beauty, courage, honor, wisdom, compassion, integrity and faith in the future. It isn't easy walking around nearly naked (vulnerable) in front of crowds, and it won't be easy taking your stand. It will make you vulnerable yet strong.

Summer at the beach is a celebration of life (people), warmth (sun), refreshment (ocean), and attention, by taking the moment to see and acknowledge beauty (the bathing beauties).

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 30* Sagittarius is: The Pope, blessing the faithful. The Pope (aside from our personal feelings about Catholicism) is a living symbol--he is the 'official' bridge between Heaven and Earth, between God and Man ( but not necessarily women ). He becomes an archetypal presence, such as the Dalai Lama--they both fulfill an office. So archetypal Holy Man is blessing all of us. If you've ever sat at satsang or before any great master, you sit within their energy fields, which have high vibrations. And we are changed. This symbol indicates we are receiving the strong, pure and light-filled energy of Spirit. Let it change you.

This will be easy to do because the ruling planets of Gemini and Sagittarius, Mercury and Jupiter, are part of a grand cross at this Full Moon. We've been talking about a cosmic T-Square comprising Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. This configuration puts matters of faith, belief and spirit in our faces. We have to confront ancient, deep fears and see through the illusions they create to the truth. Neptune and Jupiter are both planets of Spirit--Neptune as our Creative Imagination and Jupiter as the Cosmic Laws of Life. It is time to renew the archetypal laws by re-energizing them with new patterns of awareness and possibilities. But Saturn in Sagittarius pulls back a bit and says-- but is it true or are you just kidding yourself? Find the truest form of the archetype's story. But until you have someplace to go with that energy, it remains tense and unused. That's where Mercury comes in and saves the day. It takes its place at the 4 th leg of the cross.

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Being Mercury this energy can now travel into the many worlds. What have we chosen to believe? Mercury will take it on and fly with it. Are we voting for hatred and exclusion, for judgment and hypocrisy? Or will we touch the depths of our souls and find our Truth; will we hold love in our hearts, strength in our wills and transformation in our vision? We are becoming mindful of our thoughts and words, because they express our true beliefs. If we want to create joy and peace in the world, our words must be words of peace as well as truth.

If you work these energies, anything is possible.

The days around this Full Moon and the Summer Solstice (June 20) are powerful. It is a time when Heaven and Earth are in union, creating life and joy, pleasure and abundance. We need to value these times. On June 23, Uranus, the great Awakener, dances with the astroid Ceres, the Earth Mother. We need a new relationship to Earth and to our bodies. On June 27, Chiron, the Great Teacher, turns retrograde at 26* Pisces: Watching the very thin Moon crescent appearing at sunset, different people realize that the time has come to go ahead with their different projects.

With Mars finally turning direct a few days later on June 29, we can begin to go ahead with our projects. Mars turns to direct motion on June 29 at 7:38pm EDT/4:38pm PDT. Watch for the energetic shift. The Sabian symbol for Mars direct at 24* Scorpio: After having heard an inspired individual deliver his 'Sermon on the Mount,' crowds are returning home. Are you feeling the Bern??? Now that Bernie has led the way to our revolution (which will take decades), we have to go and transform ourselves and then our countries. What will we do with this inspiration? Let's put it to good use evolving and changing the world.

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Cathy Pagano is the author of a new book, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. G. Jung Institut-Zurich in dream interpretation, then got her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in Feminine Spirituality, and (more...)

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