Gemini Full Moon – December 6, 2014
The Full Moon forms at 14 degrees, 17 minutes Gemini at 4:26 am PST on December 6, 2014. This is the last Full Moon of the year. This moon is called the “Long Night Moon” in the northern hemisphere. She takes a very high path across the sky, very much like the Sun in June when we have the most hours of daylight. The moon will be visible for a long time tonight.
The Full Moon in Gemini asks: “Where are you getting your information?” Gemini, ruled by Mercury is concerned with information, communication, and perceptions of reality. Where are your current perceptions coming from? Are they based in what’s going on now or are they rooted in an old habitual narrative? Is your information up to date or are you working with an old template? Perhaps it’s an ideology or tradition handed down from previous generations or some worn out set of rules and regulations you made up for yourself when you were 25. Whatever the case – it’s time to revise that canon! Are you working with the current version of you or are you defaulting to a persona that lost its truth and luster a long time ago? Who are you in your heart of hearts? Who and what are you listening to?
As we move closer to the Solstice, the energies are beginning to change. With the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus in Sagittarius tonight we begin to feel the force of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) more strongly. Neptune and Chiron have been in Pisces for a while now and their effects are beginning to be felt. They are impacting our emotional bodies. At this full moon, Chiron will square the Sun and Mercury, conjunct in Sag as well as the Moon in Gemini. Chiron in Pisces wants healing above all else and to that end insists on unity consciousness of all beings everywhere. This is nothing short of galactic unity with the divine. And that’s a tall order for those of us still mucking around here on Earth.
The mutable signs translate and communicate and they will assist us in this most daunting of tasks. We are faced with loving ourselves and others completely. We are faced with the necessity of shifting not only our accustomed narratives but our trajectories and our means of momentum. We can no longer allow a separation of heart and mind. We cannot remain separated from ourselves and each other. This imperative is being broadcast now. We are nearing the time of our closest alignment with the galactic center at 26 degrees Sagittarius.
Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn meet again in the 6th of 7 exact squares on December 14. This is Cardinal energy at its finest. We’ve been here before – most notably last April at the Cardinal Grand Cross and the eclipses. As an example of the force of Uranian energy I remind you all that the day Uranus moved into Aries in 2011 was the day of the tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan – a vivid and alarming demonstration of assertive force and disruption. We will face one more exact square from these two in March 2015. We are being dismantled and reformed. The reverberations will continue on past March but the square will be separating and waning in influence after that.
Jupiter and Uranus join the Sun in a grand trine at this full moon. The fire signs send inspiration, confidence and unbridled enthusiasm our way tonight. On December 8, Jupiter stations retrograde. He will station direct on April 8, 2015. We will have some time to assimilate the rush of expansive Leo energy we experienced over the last 4 months.
Sagittarius is the sign of the true believer. Sometimes impractical, always restless, and frequently very direct in their speech, Sagittarians are nevertheless devoted to their ideals, philosophies and visions. They are relentless in their search for the “truth”. And that brings us back to the question posed by the Gemini end of the Sag/Gemini polarity. Where are you getting you information? Does this information support the truth of you or does it obscure and occlude both your perception and how you are perceived? Tick tock – time to wake up to the truth of you!
**In the spirit of being the truth of oneself, I want to share a poem that my good friend Vickie Russell-Bell shared with me last night.
Go to the Limits of Your Longing
God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
Then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
Go to the limits of your longing.
Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.
– Rainer Maria Rilke