One spring night in 1968, 21-year-old Patti Smith went with some friends to see The Doors live at the Fillmore East in New York City. A recent college drop-out, Smith was working in a bookstore and wondering what to do with the rest of her life. Little did she know that an unexpected vision of her future was about be catalyzed. As she later wrote in her memoirs:

“I had a strange reaction watching Jim Morrison. I observed his every move in a state of cold hyperawareness. I felt that I could do that. I can’t’ say why I thought this. I had nothing in my experience to make me think that would ever be possible.” Yet the future punk rock queen was galvanized. As described by Mitch Horowitz in an article in Science of Mind magazine, Smith soon found her voice as a poet, playwright, and songwriter-vocalist. And over 50 years later, she’s still electrifying audiences with her strikingly original work.

As an astrologer, I find it fascinating that Morrison’s fiery Sagittarius Sun illuminates Smith’s Mercury and Ascendant in the trailblazing sign of the Archer. He enabled her (albeit unwittingly) to find a sense of direction that had eluded her up till that fateful night. Morrison’s example emboldened Smith to trust her instinctive nature, and to move toward her higher destiny.

In this increasingly unpredictable world, many of us are scrambling to find our True North. This is especially true for those with any significant planets or points in Sagittarius, a sign which lives for meaning and purpose. I once heard Jan Spiller, author of New Moon Astrology, state in a lecture that those of us with North Node in Sagittarius must stop trying to find meaning and instead begin to make meaning for ourselves. This was a major lightbulb moment for me – I saw that there is no fixed purpose in life. It’s up to us to determine our direction, whether or not we have Sagittarius placements.

The upcoming Sagittarius Full Moon (June 14, 4:51 a.m. PDT) wants to shed some light on what’s most meaningful for you, and how best to pursue it. Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, in his brilliant book Man’s Search for Meaning, identified three potential sources of meaning in life: purposeful work, loving others, and bearing difficult situations with dignity. Since this Full Moon is square Neptune, which mirrors the depths of the sea and the subconscious mind, a cursory glance at meaning will not suffice. Neptune wants us to dive into a more emotional, heart-centered exploration of what we deeply long for.

Sagittarius is an enthusiastic sign, but can sometimes go overboard. During the time leading up to this Full Moon, as the Moon in righteous Sagittarius opposes the Sun in info-obsessed Gemini, with both of them squaring nebulous Neptune, we’ll no doubt be seeing an even thicker than usual barrage of opinions masquerading as facts, and social media “holy wars.” This may be a good time to take a break from the news and do some inner, spiritual exploration instead.

Rev. Michael Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center notes that we are currently at the apex of an outmoded form of evolution. “Though humanity has been driven to grow via pain and adapting to external situations,” he says, “we now have the capacity to grow and unfold not necessarily based on what’s happening externally, but through intention, willingness, deep purpose, and vision. This is a great leap for humanity and for those who have released the old clothes of fear-based religiosity and are realizing that within each of us lie infinite potential and limitless possibilities; we are free to participate in our own evolution and unfoldment.”

Amen to that! If possible, visit the Archer’s favorite realm – green mountains and trees – at this Full Moon. Open your mind and spirit to messages from Above. Pay attention to any dreams or callings you may receive. If you’re lucky, you might even have an “I can do that” moment, whether inspired by someone else’s example or the spark of an inner knowing that illuminates the path to your higher purpose.

13 thoughts on “Sagittarius Full Moon: Aim for True North

  • June 9, 2022 at 7:11 pm
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    Today Johnny Depp and I celebrate a birthday, and our respective healing of the severed sex-finger of the right hand, among other things. I don’t know about him, but I have a stellium in the 9th House of Sagittarius including Sun and North Node. Simone, this rich commentary is the most wonderful bd gift. I do want to head for the hills in the worst way! and soon will. I’ve sent this on to my niece Valerie in Montreal, a Sag in her Saturn Return, a stellar young woman full of life.
    Thank you so much.

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    • June 9, 2022 at 8:23 pm
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      Happy birthday, dear Constance! So glad that my words helped you celebrate! Enjoy those green hills, and hope this proves to be a wonderful new year for you…

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    • June 13, 2022 at 2:15 am
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      Hi Simone, Thank you so much for take on purpose. BTW my north node is In Sagittarius so I needed to hear this,

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      • June 13, 2022 at 2:38 pm
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        You’re so welcome, Lisa! Happy Full Moon!

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  • June 9, 2022 at 8:30 pm
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    Love this, thank you Simone! Also, I saw Everything, Everywhere, All at Once…you may want to check it out for some mind blowing alternate thinking and meaning of life. Julie

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  • June 9, 2022 at 9:29 pm
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    Simone, I’ve been reading your newsletters for over a year now, and I believe this is your most powerful message! With much gratitude, I thank you.

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    • June 9, 2022 at 10:04 pm
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      Why thank you, Amanda! I never know which ones are going to really resonate with people, and which aren’t. Happy Full Moon to you!

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  • June 10, 2022 at 1:07 pm
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    As someone who has a Sagittarius North Node along with Neptune in Sagittarius, and who struggles with finding meaning in life, this post was so supportive and helpful to read. Thank you for sharing it.

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    • June 10, 2022 at 2:07 pm
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      So glad it was helpful, Melanie – and thanks for letting me know! Us Sag North Nodes gotta stick together….

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  • June 16, 2022 at 9:32 pm
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    Simone, have you considered pursuing more with your writing? You are such a wordsmith and have commented before how much you love words. 🙂 (p.s. I relate to your intuition that you came here to do more, yet it’s taking its sweet time to make itself clear – and I’m older than you! keep that flame alive!)

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    • June 16, 2022 at 9:45 pm
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      Thanks for the vote of confidence, Sharon! I would love to write another book…just waiting for the inspiration to hit me!

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      • June 17, 2022 at 3:10 am
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        I’m sure it will, if it’s meant to be. I was even imagining another field of interest you might have, and writing in house for such an organization, non-profit, or new earth-focused platform. Or writing about/reporting on new-earth communities that already exist or are forming. There are growing multitudes of us out there now looking to find one, or perhaps form one. You probably have more experience than most in researching them, knowing their varying characteristics, what to consider….. not to mention being the best person to aptly describe them! You might find this new-earth global organization, just in its infancy, of interest (have only just learned about its existence myself): https://www.togethermovement.world/en/ 🙂

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        • June 17, 2022 at 9:22 pm
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          Good ideas, Sharon! I signed up for Together’s newsletter. Thanks!

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