Owning your creativity isn’t always easy. It requires a deep dive. Speaking of which, back in December, I took a deep dive. Literally.
My husband and I spent a few days in the Caribbean scuba diving. Each morning, I’d wake up still blurry-eyed and waterlogged from the previous day, both feet firmly planted on land, curious but resistant to the day ahead. Diving scares me. By the end of the trip, I had spent hours beneath the sea with nothing but the sounds of my own breath and beating heart.
There was one dive that stuck with me in particular. I found myself hovering over this vast open space under the waves. It was so enormous and so expansive, and I felt as if I was both a part of this space and just an observer to it. I remember thinking to myself, “This is Jupiter’s square to Neptune. I’m right in the middle of it.”
The Full Moon in Sagittarius and Jupiter Square Neptune
Flash forward to now. This full moon in Sagittarius, the truth-teller, occurs the same day that the second Jupiter square Neptune aspect of 2019 perfects. Traditionally, this full moon is usually one big ol’ celebration—benevolent Jupiter does rule Sagittarius, after all. (Even more so in 2019 because this full moon happens in distinct proximity to Jupiter.) Plus, it typically occurs just before the solstice, when the sky is full of buttery soft daylight. But with Neptune in this placement to Jupiter, this full moon is asking us to take a step back from the chill summer vibes for a second and remember that we still have work to do.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but notice the explosion of art that 2019 has gifted us. From all of the fresh music that’s been released this year to some of the best television we’ve ever had, it seems like artists have heard the call to get their work into the world—and fast. We can partially thank Jupiter in Sagittarius for that, but Neptune, the planet of music and art, has been hanging out in high-minded Pisces for a long time too. Where Neptune asks us to create from our deepest center, Jupiter gives us the push to get it out into the world.
Taking a Deep Dive with Jupiter Square Neptune
On June 16th, Neptune makes his second exact square to Jupiter just as the moon crests to its fullest point, bringing this steadily accumulating energy to a peak. This astrological transit is all about taking that deep dive into your cavernous, courageous center and remembering what lives there. It asks us to be brave enough to see through our turbulent waters, find out what matters to us, and share our creative gifts with the world.
Jupiter is a planet of expansion, and Neptune is about illusion and dreams. These two together can create a myriad of experiences, ranging from the spiritual to the profane. It can be both ecstatic and duplicitous. This transit requires learning to swim deep, in the hollow interior of our lives while plumbing the depths of our spirituality, and leaning into our impulse to grow.
Jupiter Square Neptune as a Glimpse of What’s Ahead
I won’t lie to you, love: astrologically, 2020 is going to be a shitshow. I don’t tell you this to scare you, but for you to be aware of what we’re up against. Next year brings a political arena that will no doubt be contemptuous. That, along with an increasingly erratic climate, polarized communities, and human rights violations, makes for a complicated view of 2020. The only way forward is to own your creativity. After all, your creativity is our future.
The creative Renaissance 2019 has brought us is both a gift and a calling. It serves as a method of reclaiming our center and using our voices, but it also warns: The fight for justice isn’t nearly over. Jupiter’s super close position to both the moon and Earth reminds us that our art is a tool for cutting through the confusion. From the fog eventually comes hard-won illumination.
We’re still here. We’re still alive, vibrant, and we won’t give up. Keep creating.
So please use this transit to dig deep into your creative center within. What do you ready to cultivate? Go deep and commit.
As always, I love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what’s coming up for you this full moon.
All of my love,
P.S. Own your creativity!