FULL MOON IN GEMINI & LUNAR ECLIPSE-Create positive change by using your power wisely during crises (November 28, 2012)
This Full Moon on Wednesday, November 28, finds the Sun in Sagittarius in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Gemini. To further clarify how this Full Moon in Gemini will impact you on a personal level, locate 7° of Sagittarius and 7° of Gemini in your birth/natal chart. The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most affected by this Full Moon’s presence.
All Full Moons require us to find an effective balance between the needs and qualities of the two signs involved. Gemini is known as the sign of communication, optimism, flexibility, and learning or teaching basic information. Sagittarius is known for being straightforward, ethical, fun, generous, enthusiastic, adventurous, and learning or teaching advanced-level information. Finding a balance might mean looking into more advanced information without forgetting the basics. We also need to learn how to be flexible while being grounded (i.e., not too scattered) and how to find a way to communicate ethically without saying too much.
Unfortunately, Full Moons tend to bring out the “lower expression” of the signs involved. For example, both Gemini and Sagittarius are known for being expansive, which is a good thing because expansion often leads to growth. However, when taken to excess, this can mean that in our efforts to expand (e.g., say more, have more fun, learn more) we may become scattered, unfocused, or unaware of the needs of other people. In order to successfully navigate this Full Moon in Gemini, we need to be consciously aware of the “shadow side” of the signs involved. Although it may take effort, watch for signs when you are focusing on too many things at once and make sure you listen to the needs of those around you and find ways to compromise so you can both/all get your needs met. And remember to maintain a light-hearted approach to all situations, which is the hallmark of both signs.
This Full Moon in Gemini is also a Lunar Eclipse. This increases the power and influence of this Full Moon 10-fold! All Eclipses involve a time when the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth. For a few hours, we experience the Moon without the light it normally reflects from the Sun. For this reason, Lunar Eclipses tend to pull our attention inward . . . toward the hidden aspects of ourselves where we experience an increased awareness of our unconscious (e.g., fears, desired, dreams). All Eclipses call us to move forward in our soul’s journey. With this Lunar Eclipse in Gemini, we are being asked to evaluate all of our assumptions, remember who we really are, and live the truth of our soul.
There are a number of planets involved in this Full Moon through important aspects:
- Jupiter is conjunct (0°) the Moon, which can mean that emotional reactions are harder to control at this time. We may also want to put out newly formed ideas and opinions before they are fully explored and formulated. We need to carefully evaluate the information received for its accuracy and relevancy rather than simply accepting it as “real” or “true.” The presence of both Jupiter and Neptune (see next bullet) at the time of this Full Moon may lead to an overload of information. Discrimination is needed to clean up the clutter and distinguish between useful data and extraneous details. Neptune can bring deep intuitive insights, but it also means that what we see (or what we think we see) may not necessarily be based in reality. The fog of Neptune can be thick at this time, so move slowly and wait for confirmation and clarity in the days to come. If the idea is a solid one, then it will prove the test of time!
- Neptune (the planet of intuition and the unknowable) and Chiron (an asteroid associated with healing of self and others) are squaring (90°) the Sun and the Moon, which is forming a powerful T-Square (i.e., right triangle). T-Squares always represent an important crisis that often leads to an equally important turning point. It’s like a bur under the saddle on a horse; it will make the horse move around and even buck! Action is required! With this T-Square, we are being asked to recognize that there are many dimensions, many realities, and many truths. If we look at a scene from one direction, we will see it one way. If we shift our perspective by 90° or 180°, then we will very likely see different things from our new perspective. From our 4-dimensional Earthy experience, we live in a dualistic world of opposites (hot-cold, up-down). However, the field of quantum physics now recognizes that there are at least 26 different dimensional realities. From the higher-level dimensions, we see that everything is interconnected and that everyone is an inseparable part of a larger whole. Now may be a good time to watch (or revisit) the movie “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?”
Thankfully, on Monday, November 26, Mercury turns direct again, which will see the slow unclogging of any backed-up or blocked communication pathways. It is accompanied by an inventive and exciting trine (120°) between the Sun and Uranus on the same day, which often heralds a time of change. Venus also conjuncts (0°) Saturn, which can cause insecurities about love, money, and self-worth. Ideally, this joining of the planet of love with the planet of responsibility will help us focus, plan, and have patience in filling our hearts and wallets.
Back on Friday, November 16, Mars entered Capricorn, where it will remain until December 27. Talking responsible actions will be our focus during this time. However, on Friday, November 23, Mars squares (90°) Uranus and then it conjoins (0°) Pluto on Tuesday, November 27. All of this activity involving Mars in Capricorn indicates that our evolutionary pace is picking up. This series of aspects – especially Mars conjunct Pluto which forms a T-Square to Uranus – urges us to grow beyond the “us versus them” mentality and to recognize that we are all in this together. Mars conjunct Pluto supports all of us in creating addition through subtraction. This aspect will be particularly helpful to those ambitious individuals who can concentrate all their forces to overcome obstacles. Tough battles are rewarding when their purpose is to advance important projects, which can happen now.
On Saturday, December 1, the Sun opposes (180°) Jupiter. This high-intensity aspect between the solar system’s two largest bodies widen visions, raises expectations, and evokes strong opinions. We have a desire to surpass ordinary limits. Use the higher expression of this pairing to keep an open mind, which can inspire insights and increases optimism. That is much more desirable than being arrogant or judgmental, which can be the lower expression of this pairing.
Then on Thursday, December 6, a square (90°) between the Sun and Moon (aka Last Quarter square) will make it hard to contain our enthusiasm. Inflationary Jupiter is still in the mix through aspect to both the Sun and Moon, which will tend to increase activity. Luckily, productive Mars in Capricorn trines (120°) the Moon to help us prioritize tasks. This permits us to sort through any information to concentrate our efforts where they will do the most good.
Overall, this Full Moon in Gemini is showing us that humanity is ready to move into a heart-centered paradigm, and we are begin reminded that spiritual support is available whenever we are ready to draw upon it. We are progressing from religion to spirituality, from belief to embodiment, and from separation to unity. Given we have a limited view of “reality” from our 4-dimensional experience, it is important to remember that “Everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all our instruments, all normal matter adds up to less than 5% of the Universe” (NASA). Be open during this amazing time in humanity’s history to things previously unknown and things that are difficult or impossible to explain using our 4-dimensional language. And use the presence of Mars in Capricorn to use your power wisely.
REMINDER: New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.
Full Moon at 7° of Gemini
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:46 a.m. PDT
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:46 a.m. EST
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 p.m. GMT
INFORMATION TAKEN FROM
The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
Various online sources