FULL MOON IN GEMINI – Expect the unexpected as we ramp up for the astrological events coming up in the next month (December 11, 2019)

by Anne Reith, Ph.D.

In the PacAstrology-New-Moon-Full-Moonific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 9:12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Sagittarius will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Gemini.  To further clarify how this Full Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 20° of Sag and 20° of Gemini in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

Full Moons are a time when we are being asked to review how things are going in the two signs that are involved in the opposition.  Balance is key, and this Gemini Full Moon is no exception.  Gemini is a mutable air sign that represents communication, learning, curiosity, and being flexible, but it can also be indecisive, impatient, and too talkative.  Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, which means being adventurous, generous, straightforward, and ethical, but it can also be judgmental, blunt, and pushy.  Both signs love to learn, but where Gemini is interested in basic information, Sag is motivated to take all those basic pieces of information, combine them, and determine what is “right” or “true.”

However, there’s much more going on with this Full Moon than just finding a balance between the qualities of Gemini and Sagittarius.  As we discussed in the last Moon Update, Jupiter recently made the very important move out of Sagittarius and began its 1-year sojourn through Capricorn (i.e., on Monday, December 2).  It joined Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in Cap.  Additionally, at the time of the Gemini Full Moon, Venus is also wedged extremely tightly between Saturn and Pluto in a 3-way conjunction (0°).  All of this means that there’s a LOT of Capricorn energy happening right now.  Although Venus will move into Aquarius as of Saturday, December 21, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto will all remain in Cap through the next year.  Additionally, we are headed toward the very important astrological event in January when Saturn and Pluto make an exact conjunction (0°).  We will be talking about this a lot in the coming weeks.

What does this all mean?  Jupiter usually brings a very positive energy and is often associated with optimism, good fortune, luck, and things coming easily . . . sometimes too easily in the case of overdoing it.  However, when Jupiter is in Capricorn, any “luck” will likely come through preparation, hard work, and being practical, reliable, and dependable.  We may also be given opportunities to be a leader or to take on new responsibilities in some area of our life.  For those of us who have been working hard during the last year, we may now see things (finally) coming to fruition.  However, given Jupiter will be in Capricorn all year, more hard work will likely be involved in order to bring to fruition those things we envisioned while Jupiter was moving through forward-thinking Sag.

Capricorn is a cardinal energy, which means it is associated with starting things and taking action.  It brings a lot of energy with it.  But it’s important to remember that Cap has its focus on tapping into the wisdom of the past as a way to better prepare for the future.  In my life and in the lives of many I’ve recently spoken to, this Jupiter in Cap energy has initially been manifesting in an interesting way.  Since last week, I’ve spoken to a lot of people who feel a very powerful push to deal with issues from the past that need to be handled.  This isn’t always pleasant, but it has been a productive time!  If you are feeling this urge, then I encourage you to use the cardinal energy of Cap to get going.  It may take hard work, but there is a great deal of support for a positive outcome!

But also remember that Jupiter can go to excess, so don’t work so hard that you run yourself into the ground.  Also, Capricorn can be controlling, so we need to be careful not to step on someone’s toes.  Moderation is the key to accessing the wonderful energy of Jupiter in Cap.  This is especially important around the time of the Full Moon because Jupiter is currently in an exact square (90°) to Chiron.  If we are feeling vulnerable, this aspect may nudge us toward trying to control everything and everyone around us.  If we are feeling insecure, it’s a good time to take a step back, regroup, and back off from being too authoritative or controlling.  Given the Sun and Mercury will both be in Sagittarius for several more weeks, it may help to tap into the lighter energy of Sag by focusing on laughing and having fun.

Capricorn is all about manifesting.  Additionally, right before the Gemini Full Moon (Monday, December 9), Mercury (finally) ends its long trip through Scorpio and moves into Sagittarius (where it will remain until December 30).  When you combine all of this with the Gemini Full Moon, it speaks strongly of our need to be aware of our thoughts and words.  According to the Law of Attraction, whatever we focus on will manifest.  How we focus can include our thoughts, feelings, imagination, or words.  Therefore, it’s very important that we all focus on what we want right now (and NOT on what we don’t want).  Further, once we decide what we want, we need to be willing to dig in and do the hard work (Capricorn) to make it happen.  If we can do this, magical things can start to manifest in our lives, especially if we’ve recently been working hard on our personal growth.

Having Mercury in Sag will help us keep our thoughts positive and optimistic, but we all are also forewarned that we do need to be careful about being too “honest” with others during this time.  Mercury in Sag can be too straightforward at times.  What you want to say may not be well received unless you take a moment to make sure that you speak in an empathic and compassionate way.  Luckily, Mercury is in a trine (120°) to Chiron, so healing is very possible.  This could take the form of healing how we are thinking about something in our lives, or it could be that the words of others or our words can be healing, but only if they come from a compassionate place.

Going back to the Law of Attraction, this will be an important time to trust that the Universe will make it loud and clear when we are supposed to act.  Tapping into our intuition, faith, and trust will be very important now because the Sun and Moon will both be squaring (90°) Neptune during the time of the Full Moon.  This powerful right triangle configuration is called a t-square, and the planet that is being squared often shows us how best to deal with the energies involved.  In this case, Neptune tells us that things may not be clear to the logical mind, but the heart and soul will often understand what the rational mind cannot.  What does this mean?  I think we all can remember an event when we “knew” it was time to step up or take a leap of faith.  Most often, the Universe gave us big green lights or strong pushes in a certain direction, and we followed that inner guidance.  No second guessing; we just knew it was right.  Therefore, if you are indecisive, it’s likely not the right time to act.  When it’s right, we won’t have doubts or uncertainty.  Wait for that feeling of “rightness” and “certainty,” and then go for it! Furthermore, Neptune also shows us that we may be more creative than usual, that we may need to compromise for the highest good of all involved, and that compassion for self and others will go a long way in supporting our efforts.  And all of this is supported by a wonderful trine (120°) between Neptune and the action planet Mars that will support our actions if they are intuitively guided and taken with compassion.

Of particular importance is the fact that Jupiter will form an exact trine (120°) with Uranus.  This aspect will not be exact on Sunday, December 15, but it will influence us for several days before and after the actual event, including the time of the Full Moon.  This wonderful flow of energy will open our minds to new options and approaches.  Uranus tells us that change is coming, and we can either flow with those changes or resist them, which will only make things worse.  As we discussed above, Jupiter in Cap brings positive energy, but only if we are willing to do the hard work.  Uranus can bring unexpected events into our lives, but the trine supports us in being willing to be open to something that we previously would have considered to be too far “out of the box.”  The power of this aspect might be pretty strong and might leave some of us feeling a bit unsteady on our feet when it first starts to impact us.  However, both Jupiter and Uranus are in earth signs (i.e., Capricorn & Taurus, respectively), which will help us get grounded and more easily adjust to any changes that occur at this time.  Additionally, Jupiter will help us feel optimistic and positive about any shifts, detours, unexpected events, and changes.

The Uranus energy is particularly important now because the Moon is in very tight inconjuncts (150°) with Venus, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn.  Inconjuncts are challenging aspects because there often aren’t easy solutions or readily-available compromises.  Uranus’s current influence will help us to see viable options that we might not have seen before because we were too focused on what we thought would be “best.”  Inconjuncts often require adjustments that both parties don’t see as a total win-win.  However, we need to keep in mind that there are solutions that will work for both parties, if we can use the Uranus energy to keep an open mind.  Saturn and Capricorn bring a serious energy to the table.  Pluto reminds us that we all need to use power and not force in order to get our needs met.  If we feel unsure how to proceed, it might be helpful to tap into the Neptune energy described above . . . empathy, compassion, creativity, and intuition.  Meditation, healing work, and journaling might help us sort things out.

Finally, it is important to note that with Venus is involved, we may find that these new options involve either new people coming into our lives or perhaps someone from our past (Capricorn) re-emerging as an ally in some way.  It could also be new financial opportunities become apparent that we weren’t previously aware of.  But given Venus is in Capricorn, there will likely be a weight and seriousness to any interactions or endeavors.  Making sure everyone’s needs are being heard, and it will also be important that everyone’s taking responsibility for their part.

Overall, this Gemini Full Moon is ripe with possibilities, but only if we are willing to do the hard work that might be involved.  We all need to remember that “energy goes where our attention flows.”  We need to take control of that flow by making sure we focus on what we want.  And remember, our job is always to figure out WHAT we want and WHY we want it.  Then, we need to let “the fairies of the Universe” determine the HOW, WHEN, WHO, and WHERE.  This sounds simple, but it’s exceedingly hard for us Earth-bound souls who prefer feeling in control by doing, doing, doing.  Sometimes the best thing we can do is wait for the Universe to give us that green light.  Until that happens, relax, enjoy the positive and productive energy swirling around us, and be open to new and unexpected insights that will “show you the way.”


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  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
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  • New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.


Full Moon at 20° of Gemini

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:12 p.m. PST
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:12 a.m. EST
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:12 a.m. GMT

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