The Sagittarius Full Moon on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, is a total lunar eclipse. It is also termed a full blood moon eclipse because of the reddish color. The spiritual meaning of the full moon May 2021 astrology relates to morals and ethics.
The May 2021 full moon is square Jupiter which can cause a test of faith due to greed, excess and immorality. Mercury and Venus square Neptune adds confusion, deception, and vulnerability. Finally, lunar eclipse May 2021 joins some nasty stars between the Claws of the Scorpion that encourage deceit, crime, and disease. So it is more important than ever to protect yourself and the most vulnerable people you care about.
Lunar Eclipse Meaning
Like a regular full moon only stronger, the Sun opposite the Moon of a lunar eclipse brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy. The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a lunar eclipse. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony. A lunar eclipse represents a resetting of your emotions, clearing away the emotional baggage of the previous six months.
Lunar Eclipse Aspect
Moon square Jupiter is not usually that challenging and the orb for this aspect is over four degrees which is not strong. But this is a total lunar eclipse and all the other significant aspects are very challenging. This eclipse is also affected by nasty Mars-Saturn-type stars. So the more negative qualities of Jupiter are likely to be expressed. These include greed, excess, waste, immorality, overconfidence, and over-optimism. You may experience changeable moods, and changing tastes can present relationship difficulties, especially if you have wandering eyes. If dating, take care not to lower your standards or ignoring obvious character flaws. Otherwise, you may be subject to embarrassment, disloyalty or scandal. You may also have to watch a tendency toward excess when it comes to food, alcohol, drugs, and gambling, especially if you have problems with addiction.
A good way to avoid any moral decay is to spend some time sharing your goodwill. Charitable work would be fulfilling but make sure to leave enough for yourself. This tendency toward overdoing things also needs to be watched when shopping. If your faith is tested, religion or other forms of spirituality may help. This is also a good eclipse to broaden your horizons through education, particularly in the humanities and social sciences but also in business and law.
Full Moon May 2021 square Jupiter brings the potential for greed, excess and immorality. But an even stronger influence comes from Mercury and Venus square Neptune. So confusion and deception are major themes of the May 26 lunar eclipse. The combination of immorality and deception is good for propagandists, loan sharks, and criminals but a danger for people who are weak, insecure, or vulnerable to victimization, suggestion, addiction or infection.
This super full-blood moon eclipse in the Claws of the Scorpion increases the risk of deception and treachery. It encourages mean people to be even more cruel, spiteful and revengeful. These stars also increase the risk of infection from contagious diseases. So this total lunar eclipse is likely to prolong the coronavirus pandemic.
What would be possible if we opened our minds and expanded our vision, including people and places beyond our current consciousness? The 2021 Sagittarius full moon and eclipse (on May 26 at 7:14 a.m. EDT) can help us process truths hidden in the shadows.
With the lunar eclipse in candid Sagittarius, there will be more jaw-dropping headlines over the coming two to four weeks. Yet, these high-minded moonbeams could bring a potent reminder that honesty is still the best policy.
How to process it all? This is the second lunar eclipse in a series that is striking the Sagittarius-Gemini axis from June 5, 2020, until December 4, 2021. Eclipses reveal what’s been “concealed,” whether they are another person’s point of view or injustices that have been committed right under our noses. Often, the first eclipse is the big disrupter, blowing the lid off an issue that’s been boiling all along. What’s happened since the last lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. True to the fiery spirit of Sagittarius, a global uprising ignited near the first lunar eclipse in this sign last June. Outrage over the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin forced conversations about systemic racism and white supremacy into the mainstream.
While Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in his 2021 trial, alarming cases of violence against the Asian-American and Pacific-Islander communities have been on the rise. Bombings in Gaza have killed Palestinian children as the war between Israel and Hamas intensifies. The path to racial equity is still harrowing—globally. The job of these eclipses is to reveal disparities and bring them into the dialogue.
Spring’s final full moon is also known as a Full Flower Moon. Indigenous tribes in eastern North America called it a Full Flower Moon to signify the colorful blossoms of this time. As the eclipse arrives with a shadow crossing over the moonlight, it’s anyone’s guess what truths will be revealed over the coming two to four weeks—peak manifesting time for a lunar eclipse.
Here are eight ways to harness the high-minded beams of the 2021 Sagittarius full moon lunar eclipse:
1. Tell the truth, to others and to yourself. Truth is one of humanity’s highest virtues. Yet, why do we spend so much time avoiding it or spinning it into some kind of a warped dubstep remix? Like a spoonful of cough syrup, honesty can indeed be brutal (and bitter) when we get our first taste. But if we’re brave enough, it can also set us free! That’s the theme of this keeping-it-real, tell-it-like-it-is lunar eclipse. Sagittarius is the zodiac’s most brutally honest sign, and full moons always bring with it a big reveal. Confessing is always better than having someone else expose your story.
2. But ditch the denial.
Let’s face it: Denial zaps a lot of life-force energy. The 2021 Sagittarius full moon could expose the full panoramic view of something you’ve avoided or covered up. If you’ve been unable to pinpoint the source of your suffering, this moon could expose a blind spot or two. , “It takes courage to look in the mirror and see past your reflection to who you really are when you take off the mask, when you’re not performing the same old routines and social roles. It takes courage to ask—’How did I become so well-adjusted to injustice?'”
3. Step out of your comfort zone.
Sagittarius is the worldly traveler, which is a concept most of us have to interpret metaphorically with 2021’s virus restrictions. Under this year’s full moon, the journey remains more of an “inside job.” It involves examining ways we are myopic or closed to the perspectives of other people. No matter your coordinates, cross-cultural connections get a powerful boost. Time to work together instead of sharpening the lines that divide us. While you may not be able to hop on an overseas flight, you can practice another language, cook a new type of cuisine, or take a class in the meantime.
4. Indulge in healthy hedonism.
At the full moon in Sagittarius, enjoy your physicality in an empowered and conscious way instead of hitting the mute button. Some will find you to be “too much,” but don’t let that stop you from being your authentic, full-bodied self. Take a long walk to process the pain of the world and aroused emotions. You might not be able to dance it away, but there is power in a playlist. It can help you move stuck pain through (and out of) your body.
5. Channel your raw instincts.
While Sagittarius has a cerebral side, the mythical Centaur is a horse from the waist down. As wise and worldly as Sagittarius energy can be, it’s rather randy, forever in pursuit of instant gratification and wild adventure. Can that get complicated? In our binary culture of either/or, it sure can. But Sagittarius energy is here to show us that we can be smart and sexy. Powerful and works in progress.
6. Commune with Mother Nature—and your higher self.
Globe-trotting Sagittarius always feels most expansive in a wide-open space. If it’s possible to get out into nature to soak up these moonbeams, do. Freeing your mind also broadens your horizons. Sign up for an online seminar. Invest in coaching sessions. Read that metaphysical book your enlightened friend insists has changed her life. Freedom-loving Sagittarius energy inspires us to learn but hates to sit still. You could try one of these books in audio format or listen to a podcast by one of your favorite idealists.
7. Join the conversation.
The injustices of our times are a global responsibility. As the past year has proved in skywriting, racism, sexism, and other -isms are alive and well. Sociological Sag encourages us to increase our awareness around privilege, social inequality, and intergroup relation. Self-educating is also a big Sagittarius pursuit. Before you go spouting off what you think is true, make sure you’ve got the knowledge to back it up.
8. Gather your motley crew.
On a one-to-one level, Sagittarius is all about rolling with your “soul family,” too, a motley crew united by shared values, interests, and philosophies. At this 2021 Sagittarius full moon and eclipse, rally your kindred spirits. Find spaces online and in your community where you can unite with people who share your vision and values. Go out of your way to welcome people from backgrounds different from your own.