Gemini Full Moon – December 13 – 14, 2016
The Full Moon forms at 22 degrees, 25 minutes Gemini at 4:05 pm PST on December 13 and at 12:06 am GMT on December 14. This will be the last full moon of 2016. It’s been a weird year. I’m becoming weary of describing just how bizarre it is out there. So in honor of the Gemini full moon here’s a little piece of information (as information is so dear to Gemini) for those of you who don’t read widely or deeply into astro-analyses.
Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946. His Sun is at 22/23 Gemini. His Moon is at 21/22 Sagittarius. His North Node is conjunct his Sun at 20/21 Gemini. He was born at an eclipse. Tonight’s full moon conjuncts Trump’s Sun while today’s Sun in Sadge conjuncts his natal Moon. In a strange way, this indicates a personal eclipse for Mr. Trump. This full moon also squares the degree of the last lunar eclipse on September 16. I’m sitting on the edge of my seat to see how this and other planetary signatures unfold for Mr. Trump, the United States, the Planet, and all sentient beings everywhere. When the moon makes a square aspect to its former position it denotes a point of adjustment or change. We usually ask ourselves, “What’s changed? What’s been altered? Where do I need to make further changes?” I find this “coincidence” completely fascinating.
You might say, “EVERTHING”S CHANGED!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LOOK AT THIS MESS! WTF IS GOING ON? AM I SUPPOSED TO IGNORE IT? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DEAL WITH THIS!!!!!!????? And then you might ask yourself, “HOW BAD DOES THIS HAVE TO GET BEFORE SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING? – I MEAN, REALLY – WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE??? WHEN ARE THINGS GOING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL???
And those might be rhetorical questions and they might not have any answers – and the truth of the situation might just be: NO ONE KNOWS… IT MIGHT HAVE TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER AND…THINGS ARE NEVER GOING BACK TO NORMAL – EVER. Yep, things are most definitely not going back to the way they were.
And – I would advise you NOT to ignore it.
So let’s get back to the Full Moon. Tonight she is in Gemini. The Gemini – Sagittarius polarity is in charge of information, communication, learning, understanding, perceptions, and beliefs. Gemini loves information. That said, he has little interest in the truth or falsity of the information he takes in or carries. All information is potentially useful information to Gemini. Mythological Mercury, the messenger of the Gods and ruler of Gemini and Virgo, was the only being that could traverse the territory between the Underworld and Mount Olympus with complete impunity. Hence the old saying, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” He simply delivered messages and played tricks along the way. Mercury is the original “trickster”. Time has found him in the 21st century – working the same routines with a decidedly modern twist and still up to his old tricks. He can be a slippery character and at the same time be quite astute, logical, learned, and mentally agile. Never underestimate him. Gemini is clever.
In the wake of recent assertions of “Fake News”, data breaches, email scandals, election irregularities, Reality TV (what does that even mean?) etcetera; I would say that this “information” stuff is up for all of us. What do we know? How do we know it? What are facts? Does anyone notice? Does anyone care? This Moon is chatty and she asks a lot of questions!!!
Next Monday, December 19, Mercury begins his final retrograde of 2016. Okay – I can hear you muttering under your breath…”Oh great! I can hardly wait for that!!!” Mercury is currently conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. In fact by the 19th he will be less than one degree from Pluto! Pluto is currently transiting Capricorn and is about halfway done having arrived in 2008. He’s been trying to transform our ideas around and actual implementation of government, and the running of other large institutions set up for the public good. If you’re good at math you will quickly surmise that he will be done and moving into Aquarius some time in 2024. Mercury, ruler of Gemini (information) and Pluto ruler of Scorpio (what is hidden and in need of transformation) conjunct in Capricorn, with Mercury retrograde. Mercury rx is usually defined by words that begin with the prefix “re” – as in review rewrite, reorganize, relax, etc. That all still applies. However, coincidently or maybe not so coincidently, December 19 is the day that the Electoral College votes to confirm or not confirm Mr. Trump as President. Expect revelations during the retrograde period which ends on January 8, 2017 at 29 Sagittarius. Mercury regains his original degree of retrograde motion on January 27 when he returns to 15 degrees Capricorn. Some of the information we hear may be true. Some may be false. And come may be a weird amalgam of fact, fiction, and falsity.
Meanwhile Pluto has set up in a TSquare with Uranus and Jupiter, reviving the energies of the Cardinal squares of yesteryear. This means action. We can talk about this next time. But for now, let’s just say: Be ready. Be willing. Change is already happening. Could it be that Trump is the Trickster par excellence? As he roams back and forth from Hades to Mount Olympus, what message does he carry? Who is it for? Who is it from? What does it mean? This moon is full of questions.
Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, at 2:44pm PST. We will have reached the time of greatest darkness. We have been initiated into the underworld and darkness, journeyed through it and returned to the surface. We will receive the activation of the light. Small at first – but powerful. Welcome the light however small that light might be. We are ready to climb once again to the summit. Be ready. Be willing. And that “someone” who’s going to do something? That would be you. Be the change.