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Full Moon in Sagittarius Horoscopes

Immediate gratification is hard to find at May's Full Moon
Rick Levine

The Sagittarius Full Moon on May 21, 2016, is a Blue Moon that puts us directly in touch with an intriguing paradox. We may dream of going on a vision quest, but the whimsical Gemini Sun distracts our lofty mission with interesting interactions in the present moment. The Sun in Gemini fills our intellectual sails with an insatiable curiosity. Everything seems like an open door; we only need to walk across the threshold to discover new experiences. Meanwhile, the far-seeing Sagittarius Moon reflects the possibilities on the distant horizon, rather than those in the next room. We can't help but believe the grass is greener on the next hillside.

Ultimately, the lure of the long journey is more compelling than our immediate environment because this Full Moon conjuncts energetic Mars in Sagittarius. But Mars is retrograde, turning up the heat while impeding our progress. We're impatient as the Sun's opposition to Mars insists on immediate gratification, and we can become frustrated, even angry, if we don't get what we want. This can be tricky energy to handle unless we practice self-restraint. Focusing on compassion rather than aggression helps us manage our emotions and keep our ambitions in check.

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Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)

It's wonderful to be so positive about your current activities but you must be careful so you don't blow through your resources. Often, your waves of excitement can come and go quickly, tempting you to spontaneously expend your energy while it lasts. However, the expansive Sagittarius Full Moon brightens your 9th House of Future Vision, inviting you into new territory and requiring you to sustain a higher level of intensity for an extended period of time. Don't burn all your fuel just because your stamina seems endless; practicing patience and persistence increases your chances for success.

Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)

Responding to changes in interpersonal dynamics is especially exhausting when the enthusiastic Sagittarius Full Moon overwhelms your 8th House of Intimacy and Transformation. Typically, you prefer a more methodical approach to navigating through your life. Unfortunately, there's no time to waste, so muster up your courage and find a way to flow with the current energy. Don't take your fear out on someone else; resistance truly is futile. You may be in for a great surprise when you realize how quickly you can adapt once you completely let go.

Gemini Horoscope May 21 - June 20)

No extra coffee for you this morning; your life is already popping and you have a better chance of enjoying the high-frequency buzz if you remember to set healthy limits. Nevertheless, you're sorely tempted to say yes to the next invitation because everything sounds fantastic while the Sagittarius Full Moon expands the energy of your 7th House of Others. Unfortunately, each avenue of exploration leads to a world full of possible distractions. Be selective or you'll end up facing the music at the end of the day when you realize all the things you didn't accomplish.

Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)

Avoiding your normal routine enables you to take a risk when impulsive Mars ignites the Sagittarius Full Moon in your 6th House of Work. Thankfully, your common sense will most likely prevail before you climb too far out on a limb. If you go after your heart's desire, don't be afraid of falling short of your professional goals. And don't be hard on yourself if you must let an opportunity slip by because more chances are already on the way. The current situation is a practice run for amazing possibilities just ahead.

Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)

You know what you must do and you're okay about doing it, even if it means you must put your creative self on the line. Still, you may be left with a tight feeling in the pit of your stomach because something is out of balance. Although the extroverted Sagittarius Full Moon emboldens your 5th House of Self-Expression, you might not be able to initiate action. Even if you are extremely busy, make time for contemplation so you don't lose touch with whatever is most important to you. Your current bout with self-doubt ends when you listen to your heart.

Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

Absorbing so much new information in a short amount of time can be quite the dilemma. You prefer incoming data to arrive at a regulated pace, allowing you to efficiently process each bit of news and then manage what's next. Unfortunately, you could be deprived of this luxury if you can't slow the energy down. Fortunately, the philosophical Sagittarius Full Moon illuminates your 4th House of Roots, helping you get back to the basics. Set priorities and focus on your work while leaving the logical analysis for the future.

Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)

You may wish to minimize the unpredictability and chaos people bring into your life while the boisterous Sagittarius Full Moon lights up your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. Although others might seem too high-strung for your easygoing style, you will still likely miss the exhilaration once you retreat. Thankfully, recognizing your ambiguity helps to relieve your current frustration. Ultimately, you start enjoying life more when you stop trying to control all the variables and concentrate on counting your blessings.

Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

You don't feel threatened by an emotionally intense interaction that's lurking in the shadows. The Sagittarius Full Moon joins warrior Mars to strengthen your 2nd House of Self-Esteem, helping you understand the connection between communication and intimacy. But someone else's avoidance of an issue is enough to make you want to scream. The more you try to bring up the subject, the worse it gets. Rise above your current personal agenda and save the talk for another day when others are more willing to meet you halfway.

Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

Kicking back to relax seems nearly impossible because you don't want to miss anything while you're taking a break. Combative Mars joins the Full Moon in your sign, heightening your concerns that someone could gain a competitive edge if you retreat to rest. On the other hand, you don't have enough energy to do battle with anyone over a minor difference. Stop trying to second-guess what you should or shouldn't do. Nothing is so urgent that it can't wait until tomorrow.

Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

You have a compelling story to tell, but finding the right person to listen is a real challenge while the Sagittarius Full Moon activates your 12th House of Privacy. You are understandably resistant to opening up your heart to just anyone; it needs to be someone who supports your dreams. But your current words may elicit an unexpected reaction that derails your original agenda. Nevertheless, you might be happily surprised by your discovery if you're insistent enough to follow a conversation wherever it leads.

Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

Your progressive plans require the participation of others, but it could get messy trying to convince them to join your cause. It's hard to understand why anyone would resist the possibility of creating a memorable event, but your idea of a good time isn't necessarily the same as everyone else's. Ironically, the Sagittarius Full Moon shines in your 11th House of Social Networking, indicating you could find more emotional fulfillment if you spend less time trying to be the ringleader and more time supporting the dreams of your friends.

Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)

You may seem like a mother hen as you try to protect your friends and family by gathering them under your wings. The idealistic Sagittarius Full Moon impassions your 10th House of Public Responsibility, enticing you to let your own responsibilities slide while you help another person who needs your assistance. Remember, even performing compassionate deeds has its limits. Creating healthy boundaries is necessary when you care so much.

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