the full moon at 19’52 gemini is exact on wednesday december 11th 2019 at 9:12pm (or on 12/12 at 12:12am on the east coast!). this full moon marks the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with the new moon in sagittarius on november 26th. the gemini/sagittarius axis is the axis of information versus wisdom, personal truth versus Greater Truth, local environment versus global environment.
this is one intense full moon- with tons of aspects that are all tense. it’s uber important in all communication, information, thinking, perception, movement and travel that we are aware of what is going on behind the scenes. this full moon forms a T square between the sun/moon opposition and neptune- the planet of mysticism and mystification. tense neptune aspects can exacerbate tendencies towards deception, denial, delusion, media manipulation, addiction, escapism and spiritual bypassing. not all is as it seems and we want to take the rose colored glasses OFF and put the bifocals of discernment ON.
with the signs of perception and Truth involved it’s super important to make sure we are seeing where we may be viewing things through our own lens and perhaps are not seeing the fuller, bigger picture. hubris, self righteousness, i am right you are wrong positions are not recommended. there are personal truths and there is Great Truth and being willing to question what we think we know is going to be key right now.
not only is this full moon square neptune but it’s quincunx venus/saturn/pluto (with venus/saturn exact wednesday morning before the full moon and venus/pluto exact on friday) – confronting us with what is in the shadows. watch out for power/control dynamics and see who is pulling on the strings of authority and control (personally, politically and more). lots going on back door- we have to have eyes to see and ears to hear. we also have to have the willingness to be wrong and/or be fully awakened by Truth (which sometimes can be quite shocking).
the moon also makes a semi square to uranus- which can bring sudden and unexpected things to Light. with the emotional moon in a mental sign- watch out for overly intellectualizing emotions and feelings. being too much in the head needs to be balanced with being in the body and feeling our feelings (honoring earth and water- the two feminine elements).
we also have a stationary direct chiron- the Wounded Healer magnifying what is wounded and what needs healing. luckily the ruler of the lunation mercury is just coming away from a trine to chiron (exact tuesday) opening the lines of communication. yet he also makes tense aspects to venus/saturn/pluto and uranus- so not all the information, revelations and communications incoming are positive and expansive. having hard talks and getting to the Truth of things is key.
the sabian symbol for this degree is ‘a modern cafeteria displays an abundance of food, products of various regions’. this makes me think of modern day grocery shopping where we can get hawaiian papayas, mexican peppers, italian olive oil and french wine all at the same store. the gift of variety can also be excessive. when we stop eating locally we forgo the nutrients and pollens that are needed in our climate. when we buy things that come from all over the place we contribute to the mass production and mass transport of products that can be the very things destroying our climate and environment.
one of the shadow sides of gemini and sagittarius is always looking for the new and getting bored easily, thinking the grass is greener on the other side. what if the grass is greener syndrome is an illusion? what if what we are being promised or told is good is not only not good but bad for us, for the health of people, animals and the planet? what if what we are told is on the other side is not really on the other side? are we willing to question what we think we know? are we willing to question the truths we have been force fed?
this is quite the full moon to liberate the mind and see through the veils! use the lunar magic wisely :)