The Full Moon June 2 is at 11º Sagittarius and falls in Sagittarius Decan 2
The 13th Fairy & Gnosis. Rulers: Moon & Mars. Deity: Kore. (Virgin Persephone.)
The Full Moon falls on archangel star Antares in the heart of the Scorpion. The Full Moon will activate the powerful Antares/Aldebaran axis. Polarities within humanity become extremely pronounced when Antares faces its nemesis Aldebaran across the heavens. No room for grey, it will feel very black and white. The Sun will represent the white side of the coin, the Moon the black, but it is still the same coin as the saying goes. This Full Moon symbolises the object and its shadow. In our own birthcharts the 7th house is our shadow, the house of open enemies, yet it is also the house of marriage. On some level then, we do need to ‘marry’ our other half. This does not have to be taken so literally, but 90% of us humans do tend to focus on finding that soulmate to make us feel complete. It’s very hard to go against the program really since, there is so much persuasive romance out there and Full Moons are very romantic! But the main reason we are moved to settle into marriage seems to be in order to have children, since studies show a stable, traditional family unit is proven to be the most successful in bringing up well adjusted and healthy adults.
But this Full Moon might make us question why then, if the above is the case, there are so many dysfunctional families out there in the modern world. The Moon generally on Antares “Popular, broad-minded, interested in philosophy, science and metaphysics, liable to change religious opinions, influential friends, favorable for business and domestic matters, active in local affairs, great power, honor and wealth but benefits may not prove lasting, danger of violence, sickness, drowning or assassination.” I found Moon/Antares to ignite domestic dramas and be unashamedly temperamental. It is prone to emotional outbursts and is extremely devoted, but verges on obsessive with family affairs. This particular full moon will only inflame more drama in the home, so it is important to allow family members space and freedom at this time. Playing the ‘putting my foot down’ parent will only push a defiant teen into full blown rebellion. If you are touched by this Full Moon any attempt to dominate your partner will cast you into the role of big bad Pluto. Conversely, if you are usually quite subservient in relationships then this moon could be really quite empowering.
In the Full Moon chart, the Moon side of the opposition looks like it’s taking on more than it can chew. In this game of tug of war, the Aldebaran Sun has the support of both Mercury Retrograde and Mars. Not only that, but Neptune forms a T-square to the Full Moon too. This could play out as the illness I mentioned in the Mercury retrograde post, which is why I suggested that this period is best used for a healing retreat. The Full Moon almost forms a kite to the Ceres/North Node/Mercury Rx air trine, so physical retreat is also the best option if you find that you have been cast as the Antares scapegoat or black sheep of the family.
In mundane matters someone could very well be hung out to dry in the media around this Full Moon as matters are brought to a very embarrassing head. Treat the nasty Mars inflammation with Ceres’ finest soothing herbal brew I say. Be careful not to make it too strong as you will probably only need a homeopathic dose! (See Neptune/Moon below.) On the other hand, if you do want to do the shamanic thing and have plants talk to you, again, you might not need to take as much as normal. The veils are very thin between worlds with an Antares moon! So, as I said in the opening statement, the secret at this Full Moon (As we are extra sensitive anyhow) is getting the dose just right so you get the revelations you want, but not the madness. In the 3D world, expect to see very.. erm.. very ‘colourful’ pavements around the vicinity of your local pub. I’m talking about vomit, so no, not the prettiest moon then.
Full Moon Aspects & Meaning
Moon Opposite Mars: “Blood ties are extremely important to them and another spur for them to succeed. The opposition creates a dynamo of energy that needs expression in some physical action. At its worst, the rage can turn very bitter and vindictive. On the whole though this is an extremely courageous combination and you would want to have this person fighting on your side.”
Moon Square Neptune “Addictions, especially alcoholism are a very obvious danger with this aspect. The subjects are so very sensitive to the environment that self-medication can be the only way to numb the pain. The moon can fall victim to negative Neptune because of its tendency to do things unconsciously. It can be easily hypnotised by Neptune’s promise of salvation.”
Suggested Items For Your Altar*:
The 9 of wands, a dead scorpion, a figurine of Darth Vader, lavender, a small glass of Pinot Noir, a vial of fake blood, fangs, diced carrots, nettles, swirling spewy carpet from the 1970’s, spinning top, willows, almond croissant, a bloodstone, a blood stain, a moon cup (if you have one.), dragons blood incense, the number 13, a green fairy, a sprig of wheat, anything from Harry Potter, Alan Rickman, Alan Rickman, Alan Rickman…. Alan Rickman’s vocal chords, scarlet things, anything black and white.