:: GEMINI FULL MOON ::
:: G E M I N I F U L L M O O N ::
The moon is full this coming Sunday, December 3rd. Around this time our emotions will not only be heightened but also may be a bit jumpy. Gemini has the tendency to be very quick and flutter around. Gemini is an air sign and is ruled by the planet Mercury. The archetype of Mercury has its roots with Hermes, the messenger of the gods in Greek Mythology. So Mercury has everything to do with our mind, thought, and communication.
There is some mirroring happening in the stars this Full Moon with Mercury going retrograde on the 3rd as well as the Full Moon happening in the sign of Gemini. When the stars align like this we can see it as a helpful reminder to pay attention to what they are telling us.
So what are the stars saying with all of this Gemini and Mercury business going on right at the start of December...
The Full Moon is a time for release, a time for manifestation, and a time to let it all go. It is also a time when we tend to be quite sensitive and emotions can get really big really fast. It will be helpful for us to remember to take our communication slow during this Full Moon as to not upset our selves or those around us. It is important to take into consideration what other hear as well as what we hear ourself saying.
Mercury Retrograde is asking the same thing from us, slow down. This slowing down is quite literally what Mercury is doing in the sky when it appears to be going backwards to us Earthlings. By slowing down Mercury is letting us know that it is time take our communication, thinking, and decisive planning at a more contemplative pace. Mercury is also conjunct Saturn at this time, making this a long and steady retrograde. Saturn is the archetype of time, tradition, work, structure, and everything that is long or old. So when we think about Mercury going retrograde along with Saturn as it's companion in the sky we can think of this as an even slower Mercury retrograde than usual. It is especially useful to take our time with all communication relating to or for work. With Saturn along for the ride of this Mercury Retrograde, it is important to see where our work life and communication may need to slow down to leave room for other things in our life.
With the Moon in Gemini and the Sun in Sagittarius, a spiritual axis of communication has been opened between the fluttery movements of our minds and the expansive realm of beyond. Gemini represents the fast pace of our brains as they decide and sort out all that needs to be done in our busy days. On the other hand Sagittarius — ruled by Jupiter, the great expander — is all about seeking out that higher level of existence. It is filled with a seeking for adventure and the great beyond. So we may notice that our interactions and our thoughts begin to focus on where we can be doing more, feeling more, being more. Furthermore between these two poles is Neptune sitting exactly in the middle of the Sun and Moon in watery Pisces. Neptune is at home in Pisces and is bringing in a deep spiritual dimension to this month's Full Moon and bringing the mid-point and balance to the Sun and the Moon.
It is a good time to check our balance that we are either striving for, making, or completely missing. This is a balance between our thinking self and our being self. Where in the past month have we been too scattered? Where are we needing to take more time and caution? Where could we be expanding more and seeing the larger picture rather than being stuck on the tiny details?
We can also take this time to look at how our communication has been the past month. Have we been short with others? Have we been disappointed in our ability to express our thoughts? After some introspection and reflection, it is time to let go. Any grudges or resentments we currently hold towards others, it is time to forgive. It is also time to forgive ourselves as we let go of anything we did this past month so that we can move on. As we see that the past is no more and the future is always near we can see what choices we can make to communicate more efficiently. As Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks it will be a great practice period to see if we are able to let go of the past and move into the future with stillness and grace. This is a great time to make sure to double and triple check texts and emails, make sure to listen carefully before responding, check in with people on a deep level, and of course make time for the exploration of communication with something beyond.