This Full Moon in Gemini falls within a few days of the Winter Solstice. Gemini is the air sign which has the planet Mercury (the Messenger of the Gods) as its ruler. Since Gemini is the “communicator” of the zodiac, we can definitely expect to see an increase of “chatter” this week. Gemini adds more social networking, more shopping, more event-planning into the mix for this final full moon of 2013. Since Gemini also rules the human nervous system, we may feel particularly stressed and over-loaded, especially if we are travelling, and it’s not just because of the holiday season!
Full Moons are always about giving thanks and reflecting upon our dreams (past, present and future). During a full moon, our emotional bodies need time to be refreshed and replenished. During the three days before and after this Full Moon, remember to breathe and take a few moments each day to stop the “busy-ness” and really reflect on what is important in your life, and what you are truly thankful for. “Giving” and “Receiving” are not just about brightly colored packages, but about the abundant energy of the heart chakra made manifest. It does not matter what your religious or philosophical belief system is, we all have an “inner child” that needs TLC and a little “magic”…be good to yourself, be good to others, and allow others to be good to you!
This Full Moon emphasizes that we are in a time of great CHANGE. Fasten your seatbelts; there is no turning back! A Cardinal Grand Cross involving Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars signify that “evolution” is a process requiring much faith and courage. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and growth is in the emotional sign of Cancer and squaring off with the two major outer planets of change, Pluto and Uranus in the signs of Capricorn and Aries, respectively. Mars in Libra (ego vs. cooperation) enters the ring to complete the square. The lesson here is that whether we are individuals, corporations, countries or religions, we ALL have to take a step back from over-inflated egos, temper tantrums, and hasty decisions and create new scenarios of cooperation and teamwork. The outer planets have been squaring off for some time now (see my November 2013 newsletters).
Now, Mars is the new player, and Mars in Libra says “Make love, not war…or at least negotiate! “Do we have the courage to take a stand for what is right and fair; or is it just too easy to play the bully? Passive-aggressive behavior or inaction through evasion is the down side of Mars in Libra. When we refuse to take responsibility for our actions, when we scapegoat others and mask our true feelings, we misuse the powerful energy of Mars, which is very forthright and direct. Projects may be “on hold”, just as with a retrograde Mars; however, since Mars will be in Libra until July 2014, we cannot just stand still and take no action. Instead, we should concentrate on how to create win-win situations without totally losing our ground. Even in the most stressful situations, it is essential that we remain balanced, centered, and neutral. Mars is usually not a team player; Libra is all about teamwork. This is not an easy fit! The lesson here is to learn diplomacy without manipulation. How can we best achieve our goals and have others work along with us? Mars in Libra says we do not have to go it alone; find your “dream team”.
Also at this Full Moon, we have Uranus (planet of sudden change) ending its 5 month retrograde period; while Venus (planet of relationship) turns retrograde at the same time. As I mentioned in the New Moon forecast December 2, the end of 2013, we are in a “relationship review” cycle. Uranus will “speed up” the cycle of change. What seems “sudden” at the time, has actually been building for months. What was happening in your life last July? Things may move more quickly around a situation that has been “stuck” since then.
With Venus retrograde in the sign of Capricorn, a former love interest or business associate may reappear in your life….often, just so you can get closure and realize you are happier without them!
This Full Moon is also conjunct the Galactic Center (the Heart of the Milky Way) encouraging quantum leaps in quantum thinking. We are constantly receiving unconditional love and support from the spiritual realms to release the old belief structures of the third dimension and remember our cosmic origins.
Happy Full Moon!
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