On November 22nd/23rd (depending on where you are in the world) the Full Moon in airy, chatty Gemini will oppose the sun in fiery, playful Sagittarius and we’ll have 2018’s one and only Gemini Full Moon.
The twins are known to be social, chatty butterflies and together with the adventurous, happy-go-lucky, archer, the Full Moon in Gemini is often one to lighten the mood. As an air sign ruled by messenger Mercury, Gemini knows how to express herself, and under this Full Moon the Universe now demands clear and honest communication. However hard it can be at times, expressing our heartfelt truth leaves us feeling a lot more grounded and at peace, than trying to keep up with those little white lies we tell to protect ourselves. The truth may make you feel vulnerable, but if you can stay true to yourself and communicate your heart, you will soon notice how telling the heartfelt truth makes your soul expand ♡. Trust that this is a time to let the world know how you feel.
There are some reefs in the sea though. With the recently mentioned communication planet, Mercury, in retrograde as we speak, even if we want to tell the truth, clear communication of your feelings may seem close to impossible. Chances are that you will misinterpret information and/or not perceive things correctly, and the same goes for those around you. The chances of misunderstandings are high, so make an effort to be really clear and articulate when it comes to all forms of communication – written or spoken.
Gemini as well as Sagittarius are known for their outgoing energy, but with Mercury retrograde for pretty much the whole two weeks of this waning moon phase, making the coming weeks a time to slow down rather than bursting forward is the key. Mercury retrograde always slow things down considerably, which may make you feel a bit stuck and stagnant but see if you can allow this slower energy to work for you, rather than against you.
And yes, it may be the holiday season, but the Full Moon/Retrograde period is nevertheless a time – and opportunity(!) – for stillness and reflection, quite suitable for the darkest time of the year. Take time to carve out some space in your busy pre-Christmas schedule to simply slow down for one night. Light some incense, journal, meditate, do yoga, and pay some extra attention to your throat chakra – the chakra of communication.
On a more positive note, with the sun now in conjunction with one of the heavens beneficiaries, expansive Jupiter, Mercury retrograde or not, this actually makes for one of the most positive Full Moons of the year. Especially since both the Sun and Jupiter just recently moved out of the deep dark waters of Scorpio and into the energy of the more lighthearted, optimistic and playful Sagittarius. This very welcoming shift in energy will help us to open up and expand our mind, heart and soul to new and unknown possibilities, and providing us with just the right amount of faith to navigate the trickier planetary juju.
Also, as we start to wrap up the year, think of the Full Moon as a good time to stop and do some personal inventory. How has this year been for you? 2018 has been a year with lots of change going on, and this Full Moon is in many ways the final dot to that energy. And however wonderful changes can be – especially if we’ve been in the rut – the truth is that a change also requires an ending of something else – a little death so to speak – which may have made 2018 a challenging year for many of us. The process between the old and the new is challenging to say the least and may have resulted in huge life changes for some of you. But whatever has happened these past 11 months, big or small, now is the time to congratulate yourself. You’ve soon made it through another year!
Let this Full Moon in Gemini be an opportunity to celebrate just how far you have come. Remember where you started. And even though 2018 may not have brought you everything you wanted, trust that it brought you what you needed. Have faith in the bigger picture. Trust that you always get the lessons you need for you to learn and grow. Remember that your life is a sacred journey, and that all we can do at all times is to live the best we can with the opportunities we get.
So, whatever comes up for you around this time, remember that things always arise for you to be healed. You need to feel it to heal it as they say ♡ The time of the Full Moon is great for releasing, so take this time as an opportunity to get closure and to let go of what no longer serves you once and for all, then open up your heart for a new chapter to begin. As the energy of 2018 is slowly fading, accept, surrender, release and move on. It’s time to make room for the year to come. And as things are about to get a lot more lighthearted as this year comes to an end; trust that you alone hold the keys to your happiness.
Happy Full Moon in Gemini lovelies!