Gemini Full Moon: November 22, 2018 @ 11:41 CST
Original artwork by permission of CLEM
As the yearly cycle descends into the darkest of times, our souls are filled with light as the Moon reaches her fullness in the sign of Gemini. This only happens once a year on average and always in November or December, just prior to Winter Solstice when, in the northern hemisphere, the Sun is reborn.
So, although the days are short and the nights are long, the energy of Gemini promises us, as the Moon dons these magical robes, that summer will return and that we will not linger too long in the arms of the night.
There is a playful magic afoot when the Moon and Gemini merge. Worries are set aside, if only briefly, and a light-heartedness overtakes us. In Gemini we find ways to laugh. We explore for the sake of exploration. We network for the sheer joy of connectivity. We make friends simply for nothing. No need to be ponderous or deep. That can be tucked away for another time. Better to embrace each other with a smile and a chuckle than to look for hidden meaning and secret intentions. We are now well into the ‘season to be jolly’ and Gemini winks at us and says…”Just go with it. Enjoy it. Have some fun. It won’t last long, after all.”
This lunation is conjoined to several significant astrological shiftings. Firstly, the Sun has now stepped out of Scorpio and into the joyous energy of Sagittarius. And with Jupiter also in this sign, the emphasis is on generosity and expansiveness. Enough with the moods and intensity, says Sol. I wanna have some fun and think about loftier things. I wanna explore and adventure myself into a stupor if need be. I wanna GO and be free. Sounds fine to most of us after those long lingering Scorpio nights and days. Let’s have another glass of the red!
Secondly, Mr. Mercury is once again retrograde, and this time in Sagittarius, the energy of rapid movement for one thing. This retrograde period lasts until Dec 6, 2018 with the lingering shadow continuing until December 24ish, 2018. Mind your feet. Think decisions over once, twice, three time, four times. Sag impulse is pretty hard to hold in check. Back up your computer and make sure that your electrical equipment is in good working order and won’t short out. Generally, be alert to your environment. Mercury is all about the connection between things so any area of life that involves this principle is open to ‘adventurous’ mishap.
Thirdly, Venus has now concluded her retrograde journey and will be out of the shadow by December 17 ish, 2018. Gather up your thoughts and feelings and the sensations that you explored over that few weeks and reboot, baby, reboot. With this Full Moon, Venus herself is featured in a power packed square to the Moon’s Nodes. What does that mean? We are collectively at a crossroads regarding those things that are of most value and concern to us. On an individual basis, we are faced with integrating the choices that we have been making in regards to our value systems, to our resource management, to what we love and want and what makes us feel grounded and full of well-being. There is a call to balance coming from the deepest part of our psyches, urging us to find the path of peace and conciliation, to really listen to those who may not be expressing exactly what we think is true, to seek the middle road. Walking in the middle is the safest place to be. The extremes are all much too close to the edge of the cliff. And this cliff drops off into sheer destruction. With Mars currently in the divine energy of Pisces, we are encouraged to assume the stance of the Peaceful Warrior, she who fights for the right from a place of compassion and forgiveness. So as we move into this ‘holiday season’, let’s all of us make love, not war. Put your partisan clothes in the trash can and don the robes of the light-worker, she who brings healing into this world of woe. In a hundred years, if we are still here, no one will care who the president was in 2018.
The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:
A GLASS BOTTOMED BOAT IN STILL WATER
When we still our thoughts and ground our bodies, inspiration and insight can occur. After all, we are merely shreds of spirit caught in flesh and floating within the sphere of consciousness. The more that we can ‘peer’ through the ‘glass-bottomed boat’, the more easily understood are the workings of this wonderful thing called life.
A GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC CAMPFIRE
There is joy in fellowship and particularly so in the fellowship of reunion. How sweet it is to see sisters dwelling together in peace and harmony. This is really the reason why we came to this plane of existence in the first place, to find each other, to play together, to create love, to shine.
Blessed be the little children
For they will inherit the Kingdom of the Heavens…