June 2023 brings with it a full moon in optimistic Sagittarius and a new moon in mentally-active Gemini, keeping us moving!
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Sagittarius: June 3rd 2023 (11:41PM ET/8:41PM PT)
Full moons tend to be emotional and serious, but Sagittarius is an optimistic sign that only wants to focus on the positives, so Sagittarius full moons usually aren't as serious as others are. This can especially be evident this time coming out of the Scorpio lunar eclipse, which is as serious-minded as it gets, and we can open our minds and work on being less brooding and more open to the good in our lives. This can open our minds and give fresh perspectives.
We can connect strongly with what we believe with the Sagittarius full moon, and this can help us become more invested in the beliefs that connect with who we are now. If our beliefs aren't true to our current selves, or are bad for us in some way, the full moon can challenge us to break free and see how this hasn't been helping us. We can switch to something that resonates with us now, and can be better for us.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and loves space, so we can crave more space to do our own thing with the Sagittarius full moon. We need to make sure we go about this in a healthy, productive way though, otherwise we may push people away and can't take it back later. We need to make sure we're not just lashing out, but actually think it through. It could be a good time for a little adventure, and we can learn a lot from life experience.
Sagittarius is a travel ruler, so there can be more focus on long-distance travel in some way. Sagittarius rules higher learning, so we can focus on colleges and universities in some way. Sagittarius is a ruler of the law, so there can be an important legal ruling or case we're focused on around the full moon.
The full moon occurs at 13 degrees 18 minutes Sagittarius. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 11 degrees 18 minutes - 15 degrees 18 minutes Sagittarius
Sextile: 11 degrees 18 minutes - 15 degrees 18 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 11 degrees 18 minutes - 15 degrees 18 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 11 degrees 18 minutes - 15 degrees 18 minutes Aries or Leo
Opposition: 11 degrees 18 minutes - 15 degrees 18 minutes Gemini
New Moon in Gemini: June 18th 2023 (12:37AM ET/June 17th 9:37PM PT)
The Gemini new moon stimulates our minds in a big way, and we can focus on new ideas, new plans, and keep ourselves busy. We can fill up our schedules, and be much more engaging. This can be a great time for communication, conversation, and expressing ourselves fully and openly.
Gemini is the sign of the mind, so we can utilize our mental abilities, and benefit from using our minds. We may take up learning something new, share knowledge and information we have, and want to connect mentally.
This new moon is widely square (challenging aspect, 3 signs away) transit (moving) Ceres at the end of Virgo (exits June 22nd 2023), in fact anaretic in Virgo. There are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign, and 29 degrees is the last degree and called the anaretic degree. It's a point of crisis energy in transit.
Ceres is a dwarf planet ruling nourishment and support, so we're likely extra focused on nourishment, support, resources, and finances at this time, what we're lacking and in need of, and this new moon can challenge us. We may need to find a different approach, or stop fixating on what's missing and focus instead on how we can better use what we already have. We may lack support for ideas we have, and may need to find alternative ways to get our point across.
We may also feel extra stressed out with this new moon, and need to make sure we're managing this in a healthy way, otherwise we may get burned out and super anxious.
The new moon occurs at 26 degrees 43 minutes Gemini. The aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 24 degrees 49 minutes - 28 degrees 43 minutes Gemini
Sextile: 24 degrees 49 minutes - 28 degrees 43 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 24 degrees 49 minutes - 28 degrees 43 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 24 degrees 49 minutes - 28 degrees 43 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Opposition: 24 degrees 49 minutes - 28 degrees 43 minutes Sagittarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect