KEY THEMES OF THE 2019 FULL MOON IN GEMINI
*Trusting your inner wisdom*
*Sorting through the fluctuations of the mind, emotions or psyche, and arriving at difficult decisions*
*Breaking down long-standing paradigms*
Full Moon Vibes
Full Moons bring an energetic culmination that can manifest as things ‘coming to completion’ in your life. It can be a time for important personal realizations or the achievement of milestones. The heightened energy of the Full Moon also reveals where unconscious emotional experiences are provoking you to excesses or interfering with your sense of objectivity.
Use the energy of Full Moons to reflect on how you find balance between energies of the signs where the opposing Moon and the Sun are placed. Since the Moon rules your emotions, notice where fear or the desire for security are driving your behavior. The intensity we temporarily feel at the Full Moon increases our ability to gain understanding and self-awareness. They also draw our attention to negative behavior patterns and/or belief systems that are ready to heal.
We have also begun to experience influence of the December/January Eclipse Season now, meaning that this this Full Moon can be an early indication of shifts that will set the tone for the next 6 months.
The Gemini Full Moon occurs at 12:12am EST on Thursday, December 12th at 19° Gemini 52
Quick-witted Gemini rules communication, adaptability and resourcefulness. Its domain is the intellectual realm, where it brings wit, charm, and the free exchange of ideas. Those with strong Gemini energy in their natal charts are clever, persuasive and make terrific storytellers.
This fast-paced Air element sign is characteristically ‘in motion’, simultaneously juggling numerous activities and thought-processes. These vibes bring open-mindedness, with the ability to entertain multiple (seemingly endless) points of view. While it’s easy to shift focus from one thing to the next, this energy is also prone to distraction; much is ‘in progress’ and little actually reaches a state of completion. Nevertheless, Gemini’s inherent adaptability and strong orientation to the ‘here and now’ is what allows it to be so wonderfully spontaneous, enthusiastic and energizing.
Gemini is perpetually in a state of gathering and synthesizing information. It sees truth as subjective and is highly sensitive to the opinions, and criticisms, of others. Making firm decisions or taking an unpopular stance absolutely goes against Gemini’s nature. When this energy is strong, you may need be reminded look within in order to reconnect with your personal truth.
Anxiety and scattered thinking are to be expected when Gemini energy is strong, and this Full Moon’s square to dreamy Neptune in Pisces amplifies that potential. For many, a general feeling of being stressed or overwhelmed will make it difficult to be productive. Taking a step back, as well as time alone can help you reground and regain perspective. Neptune’s trine to Mars now may support a less structured approach to day-to-days tasks this week, with an emphasis on intuitive inspiration.
With the Eclipse Season now upon us, it’s time to expected the unexpected, which can include positive developments, new opportunities, or other dramatic shifts. This Full Moon brings a temporary peak of intensity within the context of the December and January Eclipses, as well as the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in January 2020 (which has been intensifying since the beginning of November).
At the time of the Full Moon, Venus aligns with this configuration of Saturn and Pluto, although these also form a challenging quincunx aspect to the Moon. As a result, Gemini’s desire to maintain its sense of flexibility and freedom comes into conflict with strong Capricorn vibes, and bring forward a calling for commitment, structure and difficult decisions. In the short term, this Full Moon may bring confusion and uncertainty that only becomes clear as we move through the larger cycles of transformation still in play.
While the energy of the quincunx points to confusion, frustration and the need to make difficult choices, what it can also ultimately mean is that the significance of this Full Moon may only become clear as we move through these larger cycles of transformation.
Chiron goes direct on the same day as this Full Moon, but those who have their natal Chiron in Taurus, Gemini or Cancer (born between 1978-1991) are also going to experience an activation of their natal Chiron with this Full Moon. The combination of anxious Gemini vibes and a natal Chiron activation can lead to even more self doubt and second-guessing.
Compassion for self and others is so key with this Full Moon! Remember that Gemini is highly sensitive to the opinions and criticisms, and that we can be taking what others say to heart even more over the next few days.
Energetic Themes of the Full Moon in Gemini:
- Energetic social interactions or debates
- Feeling scattered, anxious or overwhelmed
- Trusting your inner wisdom
- Breakthroughs in expressing your ideas especially through writing, public speaking or teaching
- Sorting through the fluctuations of the mind, emotions or psyche
- Arriving at difficult decisions
- Positive opportunities arising from ‘chance encounters’
- Advancements in research & study; diving into topics of personal interest
- Breaking down long-standing paradigms
Tuning Into The Healing Energy of Full Moons
Being healed doesn’t mean that the pain never existed. It means you have evolved to a place where it no longer controls your life.
Working consciously with the energy of the Full Moon means that you can tap into its power to bring awareness to residual emotions from past experiences and/or self-limiting beliefs that may be operating beneath the level of conscious awareness. By consciously acknowledging these energies, you allow for the opportunity to cleanse and heal pain, grief or other traumas. During the Full Moon, your sensitivities are heightened – you are literally FEELING more intensely and the potential for healing can be accessed by leaning into and exploring the emotions that arise. Feeling is the first step towards healing. You can use the energy of the Full Moon to;
- Forgive yourself as well as others
- Release emotional emotional ‘charges’
- Integrate past experiences, acknowledging the associated lesson or wisdom and taking on a fresh perspective
- Evolve out of a victim mentality
- Gain a deeper understanding of the unconscious desires, fears or needs that drive your behavior
Exaggerations or Shadows of Gemini Energy:
The Moon influences the emotions which guide our desires and decisions around our sense of security.
With the heightened energetic influence of the Full Moon, be mindful of these excessive tendencies so that you may work consciously to bring your emotions into balance:
- Anxiety, overthinking and indecisiveness
- Exhausting yourself by taking on too many commitments or trying too hard to please others
- Using dishonesty to manipulate a situation (telling white lies)
- Superficiality – needing to be reminded to assess people or situations beyond the ‘surface level’
The challenge with strong Gemini energy is that the limitations of the physical body do not permit us to keep up with the potentials of its intellectual capacity. When Gemini energy is in excess, we need to remind ourselves to slow down and do less, in order to accomplish more.
Gemini energy is highly sensitive to the opinions of others, which can lend itself to lively discussions and debate, although it can also lead to challenges with making the decisions best for you. Balancing strong Gemini energy means letting go of the urge to obtain more information from external sources, and tune into your intuitive wisdom.
2019 Gemini Full Moon POWER PERIOD:
We feel the heightened energy of a Full Moon about 3 days before and after it occurs; I call this the Full Moon Power Period.
Those who have their natal Sun, Moon, Ascendant or other key placements in the Power Period signs will feel the influence of this Full Moon most intensely.
- December 9 -10th (until midday) in Taurus
- December 10th – 12th (until evening) in Gemini
- December 12th (evening) – 14th in Cancer
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