“Go where no one has gone before and leave a trail.”
~Attributed to many
THE CALL on this FULL MOON in SAGITTARIUS (May 29, 8:19 am MST)
More than any other sign, Sagittarius instills a need for Truth—truth that goes beyond a dogmatic or limited belief system. Instead, this Truth represents universal, cosmic truth that feels loving, inspiring, expansive and liberating.
In our lifelong quest for meaning, the Sagittarian archetypes of the Pilgrim, the Explorer, and the Wanderer call us to a mystical, magical Adventure that, at times, does involve some major bumps and boulders (sometimes outright avalanches) on the Road well or less traveled. These Soul lessons are intentional, happening when our Soul goes where it has never gone before.
To be in right relationship to the call of this Adventure, we must cultivate what Faith means to us as doubt can freeze us in our tracks. Sagittarius calls us to develop active Faith, dynamic Faith that goes beyond our homes, the yoga mat, our inner practice, or a weekend retreat.
We do this in part by finding a spiritual container that allows broader views and multi-layered insights into some heavy-lifting life questions such as Who am I? What have I come here to do? Who’s coming on this Adventure with me? As we unveil those answers layer by layer, we learn to integrate those Truths in every part of our lives.
BUT WHICH PATH DO I TAKE?
As Explorers, we’ll inevitably find ourselves at major forks in the road that call us to make some significant life decisions that will permanently alter the original Map we brought for this life’s Road Trip.
However, there are also countless times in any given day when we’re experiencing those fork-in-the-road moments in which we must decide what beliefs and thoughts we’ll continue to hold while we take those next steps in our Adventure.
I believe that the Universe will supply everything I need (faith and a belief in abundance). I can’t sleep, however, because I’m worried about how the money will come to pay this month’s bills (doubt and a belief in lack).
If you’re given the choice between doubt or faith, choose the mental fork in the road that resounds with faith. It sounds easy until we’re asked again and again to choose thoughts that align to faith over doubt. Abundance instead of lack. Compassion over criticism. Truth versus ignorance. Clarity instead of confusion. Love on the other side of fear.
We can’t control those crazy thoughts that pop up into our minds at random moments, but we can choose the next thought and the next one after that once we catch the tired story of our negative thinking.
This Full Moon, call on her luminous power to transform the belief or thought you can’t seem to shake. You know, the BIG ONE! Be specific, be vulnerable, surrender and have faith that you can transform it.
WHAT ABOUT LOVE?
Sagittarius knows we’re not here to be on the Adventure alone. As we ramble on, we’ll meet a company of Players, a team of Allies in the flesh and in the inner realms, ones who’ll help us understand and live the magic of our destiny.
And although we may have periods in our life where we seem to be walking by ourselves, if we’re open to some company, our travels (literally and multi-dimensionally) will unfold with like-minded and like-hearted individuals who give us the space to be on our individual journey but also the space to grow together in love and intimacy. Some of these people we will call Husband, Wife, Partner, Lover.
To have and to hold this type of High Romance, the feminine energy in us (man and woman alike) searches for the Truths of the Heart and Soul and takes the deep dive in sometimes murky waters to bring vulnerability and intimacy to the relationship we have with ourselves and with our Beloved. The masculine sets the course and protects the feminine with firm yet loving boundaries, so together they can move with lightness and in freedom.
At this Full Moon, some of us are reviewing how our relationships are feeling as we are walking new edges of growth, healing and rebalancing the feminine and masculine within (the Inner Sacred Marriage) so that we can have the outer Marriage with the ones we love.
With this in mind, we may ask, What is the Truth of my relationships? Are the Feminine and Masculine awake, empowered and in balance? Which relationships give me the feeling of a sense of emotional safety, a sense of freedom, and a feeling that my priorities are being honored? And how am I showing up in allowing others the freedom and the safety to live as their Heart guides them?
In 2016, Chris and I walked across France and Spain on a trail called “The Camino,” a 780-km, centuries-old pilgrimage. Although I’d dreamed of going for years before we’d met, when Chris said why he needed to go, I was initially hesitant.
I had just officially launched my brand new business five days before he brought up the Camino and was eager to build this platform that had been shown to me in a meditation only 13 months earlier. He wanted us to leave in four weeks and I wasn’t sure I wanted to risk all the hard work I had put in just to leave my Adventure called Love Matters for six weeks. I went inward (activating the feminine within) and asked for my truth in his Call to Adventure.
I seriously contemplated this question: How willing was I to move beyond my current geography and beyond my comfort zone for Love?
After asking for the highest truth to be shown, I saw this thinly veiled bubble of silvery energy descend from the summer sky. In it, Chris and I were walking on a heavily-treed mountain trail. The Camino. Seeing us on this path, I immediately knew we had to go to Spain on this pilgrimage although logically it made no sense. A second later, a dove flew over the two of us giving me the gift of peace that this was the right decision.
It was a surreal experience, but I was grateful for the clarity that Chris’s call was my call too. I ultimately had to go to new levels of trust in the bigger Vision I held for myself and for us as Trail-mates in a Sacred Partnership that would allow us to lovingly transform as individuals and as a couple.
We are grateful we both heard and acted on the Call. For 42 days we ate and drank, walked and talked and laughed and cried up and down those steep hills in our cross-country hike that changed our relationship and our lives in ways which we’re still integrating.
In our Quest for love and truth, we will all travel to new inner landscapes as part of our Divine Plan. Some of us will travel literally for Love.
This Full Moon you might include a date with any discontent you’re feeling as well as the deliciousness of the destiny you feel unfolding, asking where you’re headed next on this Sacred Adventure that is your life.
And when you do hear the next Call that will move you to the next Station, may you scale those higher peaks and swim those deeper oceans with much love, support and grace because when you personally live a fully lit-up life of Adventure, we are shown what’s possible for ours.