How to Navigate May’s Full Moon in Sagittarius

The last full moon of spring is approaching, with its official peak reaching 9:53 a.m. ET on May 23. This liberating lunar phase is a time to connect with your higher ideals and big-picture goals, and free yourself from limiting dogma and philosophies that no longer resonate with your journey. New adventures are ahead, opportunities are all around you, and there are things all signs can do to better align with this auspicious energy.

The May 2024 full moon occurs in the passionate and free sign of Sagittarius, a sign symbolized by the cosmic archer. Like its zodiac archetype, the energy of Sagittarius is all about taking up your proverbial bow and arrow and fearlessly aiming for the stars. This optimistic, open atmosphere encourages you to consciously seek new inspiration, experiences, and perspectives that expand your worldview and deepen your sense of wisdom. Of course, to do this, you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone, challenge your personal beliefs, and have a little faith—and this full moon is the perfect time to put those things into practice.

Also known as the Annual Flower Moon, this lucky full moon blooms alongside some of the most auspicious astrological times of the year, so there are exciting opportunities to take advantage of. Here are some helpful considerations when harnessing the energy of the May Full Moon.

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DO: Be open to new perspectives

Full Moons can be incredibly revealing times, illuminating spiritual insights and realizations. Since this happens with knowledge-seeking Sagittarius, it's even more important to lean into this illuminated energy and be willing to see things from a different perspective. It’s easy to fall into the trap of always viewing the world through the same lens, a lens shaped by your beliefs, perspectives, and past experiences. While it's good to have a strong point of view, getting stuck in a fixed mindset often doesn't help - so keep an open mind and be willing to acknowledge other ways of looking at things.

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Don’t: Ignore your inner truth

Everyone has a spiritual compass within them that helps guide them to the people, opportunities, and choices that will promote meaningful growth in their lives. Under the light of this full moon, it's important to check in with yourself and make sure your feelings are properly calibrated. If your heart is telling you something that your mind doesn't necessarily agree with, take some time to sit with that feeling instead of writing it off. Sometimes the truth is revealed in mysterious ways and you must challenge yourself to evolve.

DO: Connect with your big goals

While Gemini season has everyone focused on the small details of life, this Full Moon in Sagittarius across the zodiac wants you to zoom out and take a bird's-eye view of your current trajectory. Instead of getting caught up in all the day-to-day distractions and details, take some time to think about your higher aspirations and start focusing on how to achieve your broader goals.

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DON’T: Avoid deep and uncomfortable feelings

The Moon forms a powerful connection with transformative Pluto, named after the Roman god of the underworld. This transit encourages you to delve deep within yourself and unearth hidden fears, feelings, and innermost truths. It's not always easy to face what's beneath the surface, but bringing all that baggage into the light will bring you a lot of freedom - and that's what this new moon is all about. Be willing to face your emotions.

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DO: Be optimistic about love and romance

One of the most romantic astrological alignments of the year coincides with a full moon, involving love planet Venus teaming up with abundance planet Jupiter, as well as sweet cosmic support from mystical planet Neptune. This vortex of dreamy and amorous energy has the power to place all signs in a mist of heart-eye lavender, which brings tons of luck to relationships of all kinds. Take a chance on love and let your inner hopeless romantic lead the way.

DON’T: Stay within your comfort zone

This lunar phase is called the “Flower Moon” for no reason! May's full moon is about growth, expansion, and star-struckness, so now is not the time to stay in your comfort zone. Push yourself to be open to new ideas, try new things, let your guard down, and feel optimistic about life’s endless possibilities. There's a lot of beautiful astrology happening during this new moon, so you have every reason to hope for the best.