The Super Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius Challenges You to Open Your Mind

May 24, 2021

Eclipse season begins on May 26, 2021 (4:14 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time) with a super full moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius at (5°26’).

In the grand scheme of things, the two weeks between eclipses is a tiny window of time. But it’s also a time where our understanding can grow by leaps and bounds—that is, as long as we’re giving ourselves room to grow. By letting go of preconceived ideas at this eclipse, we free our minds to explore new possibilities and potentials.

Sagittarius is the sign that broadens our horizons: geographically, culturally, intellectually, and spiritually. Still, with the moon and South Node in this sign, our need to “know it all” may be getting in the way of genuine learning and growth. Perhaps the most important thing for us to know right now is how much we still don’t know—and may never fully comprehend—about ourselves, each other, and the wider world.

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Under the Sagittarius full moon eclipse, it’s easy to assume that what’s true for us is true for everyone. But as this eclipse reminds us, that’s not always the case. The sun and North Node in the opposite sign of Gemini encourage us to keep an open mind. As we consider life’s big, burning questions, remember that there may be more than one right answer.

What Does the Super Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius Mean?

Indeed, with Jupiter ruling this eclipse, the possibilities appear to be endless. But that doesn’t mean all viewpoints are equally valid. As the Sagittarius moon and Gemini sun put pressure on Jupiter in Pisces (forming a mutable T-square), we may feel hard-pressed to discern what’s true and what is not.

Jupiter in Pisces is big on belief—even when there’s little to back it up. And while a little bit of magical thinking can work wonders in our lives, too much makes it easy to deceive ourselves (and others). So at this eclipse, we’ll need to balance faith with facts… and universal truths with the specifics of our situation. On a spiritual level, we may understand that all is one and everything is connected. But it’s also important to know where we end and others begin.

After all, each of us is on our own journey of enlightenment. And there’s nothing “enlightened” about disrespecting each other’s boundaries. As the Sagittarius moon trines Chiron in Aries, each of us should feel confident claiming our own experiences—and the wisdom and meaning we’ve gained from them.

We’ll just want to make sure that our interpretation bears some resemblance to consensus reality. With Venus in Gemini squaring Neptune/Pallas Athena in Pisces the day after this eclipse, it’s tempting to look for patterns that aren’t necessarily there—especially where relationships are concerned.

But a Mercury/Venus conjunction on May 28, followed by Mercury retrograde (May 29-June 22), is sure to reveal a different side of the story. So instead of trying to control the narrative, it may be smart to leave things open-ended… at least until the Gemini solar eclipse on June 10!

Read on for your sun and rising signs to learn more about what this full moon eclipse in Sagittarius means for you.

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Horoscopes for the Super Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius


“Know thyself.” Sag, this advice from ancient Greece could be your personal mission statement. But sometimes we need others to remind us who we are. This eclipses challenges you to take an honest look at yourself through the mirror of your relationships. Are they a true reflection of the person you know yourself to be?


Wisdom can be found by turning within. But it doesn’t mean much, Capricorn, unless you can apply it to life in the outside world. At this eclipse, you might be wise to abandon ivory-tower ideals and find meaning in the everyday instead. Truth can take many different forms, so keep an open mind and heart.


The world is your oyster, Aquarius! Right now, it feels like there’s no limit to where you can go and what you can do in life. But eventually, you’ll have to set your sights on something more specific. Use this eclipse’s energy to narrow the field of possibilities, and zero in on your true path.


Ever get the feeling you’re destined for bigger, better things? Yeah, Pisces, we thought so! And this eclipse can bring you one step closer to realizing that potential. First, though, you’ll have to shake off the weight of others’ expectations. Make sure it’s your own bliss that you’re following, not someone else’s path to success.


You know what’s true for you, Aries. But if it isn’t resonating with others right now, there’s no amount of preaching that will make them “see the light.” This eclipse asks you to let go of the need to convert other people to your worldview, and allow them to arrive at their own conclusions.


It pays to have connections, Taurus. But it can be hard to take advantage of them without feeling like you’re taking advantage. If you’re feeling a twinge of guilt at this eclipse, it might be time to check the balance of give and take. Make sure your associations benefit others as much as they benefit you.


The most interesting people in the world, Gemini, are the ones who are interested. So at this eclipse, you should only be interested in spending time with others who share your curiosity about the world. After all, they’re the ones most likely to teach you something new—and help you evolve and grow.


“I don’t know.” For you, Cancer, these three little words can be the hardest to say. But if you could bring yourself to utter them, it might open up a whole new world of learning, growth, and possibilities for you. Stay humble at this eclipse, and let others fill the gaps in your knowledge and skills.


Larger than life! Leo, that’s how you may be feeling around this eclipse. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have more growing to do. Right now, though, your personal growth may lie in learning how to let others take up space. Taking interest in what makes them shine will cast you in a better light.


It’s all good, Virgo! For you, this eclipse can bring up a wide range of emotions—some positive and uplifting, others maybe not. But either way, these feelings may have something worthwhile to teach you. So make sure you’re giving yourself the space you need to feel them all… and express them as you’re moved.


Speak now, Libra, or forever hold your peace! That’s how urgent it may feel for you to speak your truth at this eclipse. But before you serve up your “hot takes,” make sure they add something meaningful to the conversation. Others may know more than you, so be open to learning from their perspectives.


People don’t always appreciate how generous you are, Scorpio. And sometimes, this really burns you up inside! But this eclipse urges you to let it go. After all, giving means more when there are no strings attached. You can’t control how your generosity is received, but you can learn to receive more graciously from others.