Messages come from unexpected places. Messages come at unexpected times. Messages come in ever changing mediums. Messages come when they come. Messages arrive precisely when they mean to. Sometimes they are in haste. Sometimes they drip like honey. Sometimes they are dressed in disguise. Sometimes the same message must be delivered in different ways. Sometimes the messages evolve until they fully land.
“Knowledge is a rumor, until it lives in the body. You don’t really know something until your body does.” - The OA
Gemini is the first Air sign of the zodiac. It follows the first Fire and Earth signs: Aries and Taurus. Archetypes that are quite body centric, that live and breathe sensation, drive, feeling. Gemini is where we enter into the mental plane, the mind, the one that craves knowledge, logic, facts, stimulation through problem solving. It’s our first real taste of utilizing thinking power and learning how we view the world, and how we relate to the stimuli that it communicates. How the world responds to what we communicate and how well we like that response.
Split personality. Contradiction. Channels. Avenues. Expressions. Divergent tangents. Dots leading to more dots. Scattered across the Universe.
Gemini accumulates awareness of what is going on in the environments we most commonly interact with and how well these environments contribute to our bottom line, what mind fuck we crave.
This is the last Full Moon of 2017 and a fiercely stimulating one at that for it is a SuperMoon; the closest the Moon comes to Earth in its trajectory around it. If you’ve taken the time to get out of your head and into your body, you may already see how big and bright it is within that huge sky of ours.
This lunation requires our attention so that we can pay attention to the direction(s) of our attention(s).
This blog post took me longer than I thought it would. But midweek a clear message I received was to wait, for feedback from ...the environment I spend the most time in.
And that intuitive hit, turned out to be logical to follow, for the data collection that followed helped with what I can share with you now, as a validation to what many of you round here may be sensing.
Firstly, pretty much everyone I know on a close friend basis had some form a migraine/headache type experience this week and described feelings of pressure and compression. Including myself. And in painful fashion, knocked us out in the middle of the week. I believe this was triggered by the collective energy highlighted around the Mercury and Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius. And then there’s Mars in Libra opposing the Retrograde Uranus in Aries that we were building up to all week (with the exact aspect happening on Dec 1st). Plus the transition of Venus from Scorpio in Sagittarius this same day. OH AND the often dreaded Mercury’s station Retrograde in Sagittarius on the same day as this Full Moon, Dec 3rd.
Did I mention that Mercury...is the planetary ruler of Gemini? Oh I didn’t, well, yep...IT IS. So when a planet that rules over such a huge Super Full Moon like this goes retrograde we can expect normalcy to be scattered to the wind. To the ethers. Everywhere.
Shit just gets really fucking WEIRD. And Gemini is definitely the weirdo knowledge nerd always analyzing the heck out of all the things.
To say this week is Extra Af is an understatement.
So, have you too had migraine type pain in your body or head? You know that nervy sparky pounding ache? Or may you’ve had incredible anxiety with heightened heart rates and blood pressure...oh yes...that’s also a thing with this energy. I know a few people that ended up in the doctors office or ER because of such intense nervousness and uncertainty about what it was.
I’ve had to use the phrase “Calm yo tits” many times this week.
Not to mention there have been some deaths I’ve seen popped up in my FB feed and among friends.
It also seems like NO ONE CAN USE THEIR MOUTH WORDS WHILE “APOLOGIZING” FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT THEY CONDUCTED. It also seems like President DoucheDingus 45 (WHO HAPPENS TO BE A GEMINI!) is still at it with his grubby fingers saying asinine shit on Twitter. Hopefully this Full Moon ushers in some REAL TALK in it’s aftermath about the governmental fuckery goings about. A girl can dream (Yes, and also take action).
Anyways, I digress ...went off on a tangent. Just how Gemini loves it. But for the love of Goddess let’s evolve into the epic energy of Gemini that can come forward and is encouraged with this Full Moon in Gemini.
Which looks like what exactly? Allow me to do some name drop of excellent Gemini representations: spiritual teacher self professed multipassionate leader and Desire Map creator Danielle LaPorte, low key alternative goth indie R&B princess musician BANKS, calm cool collected and rational Morgan Freeman, scandalous honest enigmatic Marilyn Monroe, straightforward chameleon Clint Eastwood, Harvard graduate actress Natalie Portman, and expressive bold one of a kind Helena Bonham Carter.
The thing about the Gemini archetype is that it’s fairly undefinable. Gemini shows us the power of being in an ever changing state of learning. Of mutating. Of trying on new personas. New studies. New interests.
There is an honest and well intentioned desire to know more that is on display for us at this Full Moon.
What we have learned will be illuminated. What there is left to learn will linger in our consciousness. The wisdom comes when we realize that the more we know, the less we know, and how that mystery of uncertainty is more amusing than frightening and gives us something to yearn for in this human experience.
Gemini can help us, as one of the personal signs, to assimilate higher realms of wisdom and cosmic intelligence into the body, into real life, and apply it to the environments we live, eat, breathe and work each day.
What a fucking gift.
So at this Full Moon, I urge you to hone in on that gift.
While also recognizing there will be a tremendous duality staring us in the face of restlessness, hungry for more, indecisiveness, shallowness of knowledge, fact based focus, logic, rationality, nerves, detachment from the body, and a favoring of mental activity over all else. Literally take in the tendencies you have of engaging with the aforementioned and take it in as INFORMATION.
Use Gemini’s natural ability to gather insight, data, and do research so that you may notice your patterns and notice what desires to be synthesized in your life. Use it to intimately connect with people by noticing what the heck they are doing, talking about, liking, disliking, what grabs their attention, and temper you temptation to use it solely for your outer worldly consumerist agenda and see if it’s something that is meant to deliver a message straight to your spirit and to your body and not simply another task at hand to problem solve or something else to agonize over.
Notice the patterns of your thinking and the mindsets around you. Huge collective patterns will be illuminated (as they have been) in tandem with your own personal patterning. You will see this SO clearly at this time. Where you’ve accumulated facts based off of societal norms and accepted them, and how NOW everyone is waking up to the fact that some of things were never true or are rapidly changing.
You are part of the matrix of thinking. And you will see how your mindset and your thinking patterns and mental behaviors are aligned with the collective or not. And how the personal and collective literally play off each other, ever bouncing around.
And so may you at this Full Moon recognize the absolute power of a strong mind and belief system. One that is eager and yearning to take the many information sources acquired through an engaged and learning fueled life and plug that shit into the universal computer to recode the programming once and for you. For yourself. For everyone.
These are my hopes for you at this Full Moon. But I would like to share for a brief paragraph or two the impact of the planetary aspects going on in conjunction with this Full Moon.
The Full Moon in Gemini means the Sun is in Sagittarius. So now we have the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Saturn all in Sag.
Sagittarius is an incredible expansive sign, ruled by Jupiter. There’s a sense of hope naturally with this archetype. A sense of strong opinion around beliefs. Strong spiritual bents. Strong focus on justice and seeking the truth. Seeking wisdom. Seeking physical experience. Taking education farther, wider, more high level. Taking spirituality the same. Having faith and taking leaps.
With all this energy in Sag, you may feel that yearning for that type of fire to really experience life and travel every corner of the Earth pulsating beneath all the bullshit. To be limitless, to be free to roam. And so likewise because of that, a lot of us will become aware of how utterly confining our life has been. How tethered we may have become. How stagnant. How hopeless. How faithless. How pessimistic. Or perhaps how we’ve been too “free”, too ungrounded, too quick to run away and find a new or better destination.
There will be spaces in your life you find that you do one, and then do the other, or how to waver between both at any given time. This is Gemini’s changeability after all in the mix too. With Saturn in Sag it has been a lot of expansion and contraction. Saturn is the planet of responsibility, commitment, adulting, hard lessons, and authority. It reminds Sagittarius of the work that needs to get done either way. It tempers Sag. And Sag reminds Saturn to lighten up a bit. New systems are born with this container. Saturn will soon move into Capricorn, later on this month. Capricorn is Saturn’s home sign, meaning it’s hella strong here and ready to build up the fuck out of our lives and manifest, teach us what happens when you show up and do the work of your calling. Before it moves on though, it will meet back up with the inching Mercury Retrograde that comes in on the same day of this Full Moon in Gemini. On Dec 6th the retro Mercury again conjuncts Saturn (this aspect just happened on Nov 28th while Merc was still direct). So on that day, look out for incoming repeat messages or information coming in that you missed once before and Saturn smacks you upside the head with.
Mercury going retrograde in Sagittarius is not the best time as Mercury rules Gemini and Sagittarius is the opposite sign of Gem. So it’s kind of like a mish mash of small picture thinking mixing with big picture thinking. Ideally this transit will bring major and powerful and expansive revisioning. I know someone writing a book, and this for her is such a good time to do her reviews and make sure all the parts are linking up cohesively and creating an image of the vision she intended and tweaking it until it does. Any sort of learning experience you’ve been contemplating can express more information to you now. Any travel plans will do so as well. Spiritual quests may receive some bumps so that your ego gets checked before you wreck yourself.
And as per the usual, Mercury retrograde means back your shit up on all the electronics, double check your travel plans and I mean like REALLY; Mercury rules short distance/term travel and Sagittarius rules long distance/term travel. So that will be really lovely during Holiday season! Make sure you’ve got receipts.
Make sure you watch your tongue too. Sag is sassy, and Mercury is quicksilver. Some offensive shit could blurt out of your mouth and it’s too late to put them back in before you realize. If you need to say something to someone, and have a legit conversation, practice writing it out and revising it until you feel like you’re getting the truth out. Then probably revise it again. Mercury rules writing and speaking, Sag rules publishing. I think that can be left there without further explanation.
Now back to this Full Moon in Gemini, and that Sun in Sag...they both will make a sharp square to Neptune in Pisces. The good old archetypes of illusions, imagination, soft intuition, fluidity, escapism, feelings, emotions, confusion, romanticism, and subconscious programming. There’s also subconscious awareness of confinement in terms of being human for Neptune/Pisces is so attuned to universal cosmic subconsciousness and limitless experiences.
SO that being said, all this can make for one merky heck of a moment that bleeds out into the week. Neptune wants us to get intouch with our feelings and emotions, to understand their longings and the healing that can happen on soul level when we pay attention to them. And the subtle clarity they can bring when we sift through illusions and really work with the way they express and make themselves known and don’t use substances to constantly numb ourselves out.
Both Gemini and Sagittarius are not extremely emotional. Gemini is an Air sign and Sag a Fire sign which means there’s a lot of combustion possible. And then your throw Neptune and Pisces into the mix and it’s a water fest that Gem and Sag feel like it’s slowing them down. None the damn less, you can spiritually and mentally bypass your feels. It’s not going to work. Your shit is your shit and no amount of knowledge is going to “fix” that until you really, truly, actually sit with them. Like not just intellectually, like go full on messy with it.
THANKFULLY, Jupiter in Scorpio will make a lovely trine to Neptune in Pisces at this time. This is the beginning of Jupiter’s nice aspects it’ makes for it’s trek through Scorpio this next year. Jupiter in Scorpio is the one to thank for all this upheaval around sexual harassment and abuse of power. Jupiter is digging up the dirt just as much as there is deception present. Scorpio and Pisces are both water signs so they like this flow. Scorpio is powerfully fixed in nature, where as Pisces is fluid. They can teach each other the power of both. This trine helps us dive deeper, to look beneath the facts for the meat. The flesh. The realness. The absolute truths. The enfleshed programming that is pervasive. And here it does so in a way that can be deeply liberating if we let it. If we continue to gather information about ourselves, the way our mind is working, our intuition, our spirit, our traumas, our healing, our power. This trine makes sure that we don’t get too caught up in mental agony and instead try to remind us where the healing is.
And every friggen moment is an opportunity to heal in some shape or another. To know ourselves really is the ultimate source of knowledge anyway, isn’t it?
Happy Full Moon in Gemini!
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