the full moon/prenumbral lunar eclipse at 8’38 gemini is exact 1:30am PST (the precise eclipse midpoint is at 1:43am), marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began with the new moon in scorpio/lunar samhain on 11/14. this also takes us into the eclipse portal that closes out a powerful and intense year of 2020!!!
this is a north node eclipse and is actually the FIRST gemini north node eclipse as the last north node eclipse with the node in gemini was the summer solstice eclipse at the 1st degree of cancer. the gemini area of your chart is super highlighted right now (listen to horoscopes for more info- to sign up to become a member to access horoscopes, gate calls and more click here- XXX)
with the full moon widely conjunct the north node there is revelation about our path of evolution and growth but often this happens by way of showing us what is karmic, stuck, stagnant and keeping us stuck in the past. the sun and south node in sagittarius remind us that hubris, self righteousness, i am right/you are wrong thinking keeps us stuck in duality. the gemini twins know there are always at least two or more perspectives and many pathways to Truth. anyone telling you there is only one way is someone stuck in black and white thinking. finding common ground, keeping our minds open and having curiosity lead the way- rather than dogma- is key!
this eclipse makes tense aspects to the separating jupiter/pluto conjunction- so being aware of power control dynamics operating behind the scenes and informing our thoughts, media and ways of perceiving things is important. luckily the full moon is sextile chiron- HEALING IS POSSIBLE if we are wiling to do the work, open our minds, see other perspectives and reign in our selfishness and ego rigidity.
the south node is conjunct the asteroid icarus- the mythical man who flew too close to the sun. this exacerbates the karmic tendencies to hubris, self righteousness, thinking we are God, and the desire to escape responsibility/accountability or restrictions. watch out for impulsive actions that lead to consequences you cannot escape!
we also have neptune slow and at a standstill- having just gone direct 1.4 days before. from here on out we have neptune heading to form a T square with the nodal axis (exact in january 2021). with neptune in pisces and the karmic south node in sagittarius- our beliefs (spiritual, philosophical, political and more) can be founded on escapism, avoidance of reality and spiritual bypassing. lest you think of others this applies to- first think of and look at yourself. where do you not want to see/hear/speak the Truth? where are you so myopically focused on your own perspective or desire to see things the way you see them that you are missing a very big part of the picture? taking off the rose colored glasses, the veil of illusion or our heads out of the sand is key in the coming months…personally and collectively.
interestingly this eclipse is conjunct the uranus placement in the chart of the USA- making for some interesting, revealing, topsy turvy energies playing out in the USA. in addition jupiter parallels uranus just over an hour after the full moon eclipse. this is an aspect by dedication not degree – and although it’s not as in your face as an aspect by degree it is very much there operating behind the scenes. jupiter/uranus is great for embracing change and opening to the new but it can also be ungrounded, chaotic and sudden! and since this eclipse is on the uranus of the USA- we really should all stay open to the unexpected.
i leave you with the star sparks meditation for this full moon eclipse degree. the words feel apt for the uranus energy in focus- “ It takes a tremendous burst of new life to overthrow the old forms and structures. And once we make way for that kind of wild momentum, it will tend to take charge completely, and before you know it, nothing is as it once was, all facets of self and world are completely up for grabs.”
it also feels very telling of the jupiter/saturn conjunction at the 1st degree of aquarius that is to come…”The sensation of cracking through into this permission for new worlds to be is more than intoxicating. It is a flooding, a rapture. We cannot contain it, control it, harness it. We are meant to become it’s seed bearer. And this may turn out to be a very tall order.”
i have been talking about this winter solstice conjunction for a while now. it’s the yearly rebirth of the sun, the start of a new 20 year jupiter/saturn cycle, but also the activation point of the 1st degree of aquarius which is the conception point of the new age. this winter solstice (summer for those in the southern hemisphere) is incredibly rare and incredibly potent. and we all have the capacity to help midwife this new age being birthed into consciousness. up until now it has been an ideal, a vision, a dream. but now it’s coming full term and being birthed out into the world. we are the seed bearers, we are the midwives- we are the ones bringing this new age through.
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i will close with sharing the sabian symbol for this full moon eclipse as well. the title is ‘a quiver filled with arrows’ and dane rudhyar says the keynote is ‘mans’ aggressive relationship to natural life, as a basis for survival and conquest’. this is the very thing we need to change- domination, control, war, aggression. this keeps us divided and on guard- not unified, safe and thriving.
a better metaphor to align with could be the arrow as symbolizing the mind and the choice we have with what we do with it. in the tarot the swords cards are some of the most intense- as the mind is truly what creates our experience of heaven or hell. if we view the mind as something to conquer, control or dominate from- we are stuck in the same old patriarchal paradigm. but if we surrender the mind into the heart- like wild flowers growing around the ruins of a temple- something new will come forth and it will turn the world inside out in the best way possible <3
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by ellias lonsdale
Gemini 9 Wild flowers growing around the ruins of a temple
When one cycle is over, another cycle can begin. As soon as we have remembered, we are onto something the previous patterns passed right over. What seemed almost trivial, decorative around the edges, now takes on the central prominence. We are divested of what had seemed to be our life. And now everything can begin.
Yet it’s not so neat and simple after all. It takes a tremendous burst of new life to overthrow the old forms and structures. And once we make way for that kind of wild momentum, it will tend to take charge completely, and before you know it, nothing is as it once was, all facets of self and world are completely up for grabs.
The sensation of cracking through into this permission for new worlds to be is more than intoxicating. It is a flooding, a rapture. We cannot contain it, control it, harness it. We are meant to become it’s seed bearer. And this may turn out to be a very tall order.
For everywhere we go, everything we do is radical, is transformative, is profoundly unsettling and provocative. We cannot stop stirring up the shared currents and making our whole world ripple with what we are experiencing. For we know it’s not ours, we know we must let it rip through freely.
There are so many ways we can cover this up. There are so many cycles we can tap to escape from the velocity of perpetual change. There are so many tasks we can take on, to turn this into more of a surfacey charm and a fascination with special effects.
But we are pursuing our own selves through the maze of time. The ecstatic one must be born. The conditional distancer has had their time.
And so it does turn out that the brightness can no longer be discounted or denied. It turns up everywhere, turning the world inside out.