Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, 26 May 2021
All week I’ve been thinking about this scene from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Just when the Tributes work out that the arena is a clock and start making a strategy as to how to manage it, the Head Gamemaker switches it up, forcing them to rethink and adjust.
It feels like a good analogy for an eclipse season wrapped up in a Mercury retrograde (minus the violence and fearing for your life, of course). After all, eclipse seasons are always a bit of a wildcard.
Eclipses tend to bring about changes in our lives, and often these things can happen quite swiftly. Basically it’s like a cosmic powerup. It’s almost like the Universe (a benevolent Head Gamemaker) has been listening to our inner being and swoops in to give us a general cleanup and point us in the direction we want to go.
As a general rule of thumb, a Full Moon/Lunar eclipse brings an end to something, and a New Moon/Solar eclipse brings a new beginning.
It is always best to just roll with eclipse energy and not do any intense manifestation rituals—it is a moment for us to really surrender and trust that whatever happens is meant to be. You can read more about eclipses here.
At the moment we are in the middle of the Gemini–Sagittarius eclipse cycle which is pulling us between information and knowledge; new ideas and old beliefs. Ultimately it’s about learning, teaching and communication, communication, communication.
We are being asked to look at our relationship with our personal belief system, including how we seek new experiences, acquire knowledge and create meaning. What was sparked during the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius back in December? Something pointed you on a particular path and now this eclipse will be revealing hidden truths which will force you into change. It’s time to drop some baggage so you can travel faster.
Find out which part of your chart this eclipse is activating here.
Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and right now it is happily hanging out in Pisces. This will bring a flavour of universal love and compassion to proceedings. But sometimes tough-love is needed to find the truth. Sometimes something hard needs to be done in order for something better to come along.
Saturn recently turned retrograde on May 23, a time for us to reflect on our long-term goals, what we are mastering, and our attitude toward boundaries and self-discipline.
And our friend Mercury retrograde begins on May 29 in Gemini. With it caught up in this eclipse season, we may find that we don’t get all the answers or have any sort of clarity for a little while. A retrograde is always an opportunity to reflect, rest, reset, renew (any word beginning with re-). So ask yourself things like ‘why do I believe that to be true?’ or ‘is there a better way I could be doing this?’
It may feel like everyone has an opinion and is telling you what to do, which can of course feel confusing. It’s moments like these when your relationship with your intuition is super important—trust your gut.
Our fortune lies in being creative and courageous. It takes courage to embrace the unknown. You need to have faith that it will all work out. Trust that it will.
The exact time of the Full Moon is:
AEST: Wednesday 26 May @ 9.13pm
United Kingdom: Wednesday 26 May @ 12.13pm
US Eastern: Wednesday 26 May @ 7.13am
US Pacific: Wednesday 26 May @ 4.13am