Full Moon in Gemini, December 3, 2017 @ 9:48 am CST
Here we go!
After the dark, deep waters of the Sun’s transit through Scorpio during the past month we have arrived in the fast-paced land of the centaur—Sagittarius. Fittingly, the first Full Moon finds itself in Gemini, an energy that stands squarely opposed to anything even remotely Scorpionic. This is all about the LIGHT.
Gemini is light in every sense of that word, emotionally, physically & mentally. Remember that Gemini’s time is just before the Summer Solstice when the natural world is alive with anticipation and growth. Emotionally, Gemini is loathe to dwell on the negative but rather avidly seeks out those ‘god vibrations’. Mentally, this is about sampling and sipping rather than digesting and regurgitating. In its own way, Gemini gives us some fairy magic instead of the magic of the dark.
However, and this is the neatest part of looking at reality through the astrological lens, all may not be quite as it appears to be. For this Full Moon, Neptune, the planet of the mist extrordinaire, sits in exact square to the Sun/Moon at 12 * mutable, (Gemini/Sag squared by Pisces).
The suggestion with this thorny little interaction of energy is that some of those dark and secretive issues that you may have uncovered or tried to deal with, will sink back into the far reaches of your psyche either by intent or reflex reaction. Maybe it is just too much to swallow all at once and you decide that you have to give it a rest. Or, you may just simply decide to walk away from truth-telling. Neptunian energy can easily facilitate deception if not used with utmost consciousness. It is, after all, the energy of the consummate dreamer, the one who can re-imagine anything, anywhere and any which way.
On the other hand, if you rise to the challenge, you could easily discover how to integrate some of the less appealing things that you uncovered over the last few months into a better and more functional version of yourself. That’s the other side of Neptune, especially when he resides in Pisces, an aspiration to spirituality, to blessedness, to all that comes from the sweet part of the self.
Let’s go with that, shall we?
There are a few other things to keep in mind as this Full Moon lights up our night sky. Firstly, we move into a Mercury retrograde period at this moment in time! The little trickster was just about to step solidly into Capricorn but changed his mind (thanks, Gemini Full Moon) and will now move back into Sag until just after Winter Solstice. These periods can be frustrating if you are not prepared to cross your T’s and dot your I’s at every turn. Just be extra careful to PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS and before you know it, clarity will arrive…I hope.
Saturn is almost exactly conjunct Mercury at his station adding to the feeling of frustration and stuck-ness. Use the energy to recheck whatever you have been planning or working on. ‘Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat…’ so says the great general. Formulate strategy, plan it out and then implement.
Mars is just about to enter Scorpio in about a week. Once he enters his home sign (Mars is in his home domicile in both Aries and Scorpio), the energy of action and initiation will be let loose. This is an energy that is hungry for effective implementation of intention so get ready to move with it. Of course, any ingress or transit is modified by the psyche which perceives it so we will all act uniquely during this time period. Nevertheless, the next few months is a good time to get moving, get doing. I’m going to try it out!
The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are :
A TOPSY SAUCILY ASSERTING HERSELF
A FLAG THAT TURNS INTO AN EAGLE THAT CROWS
A topsy was an old-fashioned term for an indentured servant, usually black. If you feel enslaved to things that do not have the right to enslave you, if you feel hard done by, if you feel a need to be free, its up to you to step into emancipation. We are the masters of our life and it is the choices that we make that will either lead us into self-determination or further into entrapment. Face yourself. Find yourself. Free yourself. Then you will easily move into the opposing image, mythic, magical and energizing. On its own, a flag flying free in the wind is a beautiful sight but magically transformed into an eagle, a symbol of wisdom and insight, it becomes something mighty. It is victory over all that is attempting to defeat us. It is the pinnacle of an impossible mountain climb. It is hope and faith for better things to come. I can live with that.