2018 Gemini Full Moon
Friday, November 23, 2018
12:32am EST, 9:32pm (11/22)PST, 5:32am GT
0 Gemini 52
The Scorpio New Moon on November 7th offered an unusual opportunity to start anew from a sense of depth and even profundity. The “unusual” part is we usually do not think of new beginnings as deep. The transformative energy of the Scorpio quality of consciousness did its work, whether we were fully aware of it or not. We brought the New Moon energies into everything we thought, felt, or did. Scorpio is disposed by Pluto, which serves as doorkeeper to our consciousness, and provides the impetus for resurrection. This is important, especially if we feel something seemed to have died or fallen away.
It is as if something deep within ourselves was lifted up and out in the Light so we could really see it. Something shifted or was reborn in our lives between the New Moon and this Full Moon at 1 Gemini, and it is time now to bring it forward. The Gemini Full Moon provides the gathering energy required to make sense of this buried treasure that we brought upward. The Gemini part of us is always collecting data, making connections, and bringing back the information we need to expand our consciousness. Our consciousness is always in a state of expansion, even though we are not aware of this, because as the universe is continuously expanding outward. The Gemini consciousness is very active all the time, all while holding a still center, serving the purpose of steadiness while always moving. This is the part of us where the integration of heart and mind is in action.
Gemini shows us how easy it is to change without losing ourselves in the process. This Full Moon at 1 Gemini speaks to this in volumes, as it forms a very clear Light Bridge (formerly opposition) with Jupiter. The Moon is conjunct Sedna (where we access our collective memory of the Divine Feminine) at 27 Taurus and Juno (where we find unity consciousness) at 24 Taurus. The Sedna/Juno conjunction in Taurus reminds us that above all we are all part of one human family, living on earth, spinning around the Sun.
Big Blue Marble; Image Credit: NASA
The Full Moon, of course, forms a bridge with the Sun at 1 Sagittarius. The Sun is conjunct Jupiter (where we access our expanding consciousness) at 3 Sagittarius and Mercury (how we think) at 10 Sagittarius, retrograde. This combination gives us awareness, if just for a moment, of how a sense of shared awareness has changed the world and the way we feel about sharing so much about ourselves. This was not so physically tangible before modern media and the Internet. The Full Moon Light Bridge provides the observers perch to experience the state of our global connections and how these affect us individually. It’s a huge moment, and the rest of the Full Moon passage to the next New Moon is all about this experience. Do we long for the memory of separation, or are we willing to fully invest in connection and treat each other as we long to be treated ourselves?
Amplifying the Full Moon is a manifestation (formerly trine) with MakeMake (where we access our sense of Divine Law) at 5 Libra conjunct Pallas Athena (where we access our sense of wisdom) at 8 Libra. This free flow of energy heightens our sense of “what is right” and it is important to be aware that there is always another side to the story. The Sun (bridging the Moon) is in a Grand Manifestation (formerly Grand Trine) with Salacia (where we comprehend both light and shadow) at 1 Aries conjunct Chiron (where we whole our Selves) at 28 Pisces, and Varuna (where we find the highest vision) at 3 Leo. This set of manifestations involving the Sun and Moon (which form our core identity), points to the need to be vigilant about casting aspersion on anyone. Seek higher ground when tempted to blame someone or something for the condition we are in. It’s all our stuff, and we all contribute to the state we are in, individually and collectively through how we feel and think.
The Full Moon is in an intersection with the bridge between Mars (how we move) at 4 Pisces conjunct Neptune (how we access self-enlightenment) at 14 Pisces and Regulus 0 Virgo (where we access true courage) and Orcus (how we access our sense of immortality) at 11 Virgo. We can use the Full Moon’s energies to tap into how we feel about our current empowerment and what we can do to expand it.
There is also a major power Grand Crossroad (formerly a cardinal grand cross) active during the Full Moon. This is formed by Uranus (where we access revelation) at 29 Aries and Eris (our inner disrupter) at 23 Aries Light Bridging the fixed star Arcturus (where we access divine justice) at 24 Libra, Haumea (where we create unity consciousness) at 26 Libra, Venus (how we love) at 26 Libra. This Light Bridge challenges us to keep recognize that our continual judgments of people and events comes from our knee jerk response of “that is not me,” and recognize that if it is in our awareness, then it is part of us.
The Grand Crossroad is formed with the Light Bridge between the Soul Star (our life purpose) at 28 Cancer with the Earth Star (our life legacy) at 28 Capricorn and Vesta (how we access devotion) at 26 Capricorn. Amplifying the Earth Star/Vesta conjunction are the Black Moon Lilith (where we access our shadows) at 21 Capricorn and Pluto (how we transform) at 19 Capricorn.
This Light Bridge asks us to take a look at what we believe the purpose our life is, and if we believe we even have access to this information. This Grand Crossroad provides access to each challenge inherent with each Light Bridge, and also the ideal observers perch –the center of the Crossroads. As Stephanie Azaria reminds us, with a crossroads we can travel down each direction at the same time, which transforms the challenge into an opportunity for positive action. It can look overwhelming at times, but this is just how it feels during a specific moment. Check in again at in another minute and see if anything has changed. And then do it again.
Our task is to use our skills with discernment by tapping into the Gemini quality of consciousness to observe how we feel as we travel the options revealed to us through the events that occur during the Full Moon, and during the passage to the next New Moon. Look at the information you are gathering from several different options before taking a decision. It is worth the effort.
Please read Stephanie Azaria’s daily blog and weekly write-up and Shelly Leal’s monthly report for a complete description of all the aspects occurring for this Full Moon. If you have any comments, you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Scorpio New Moon
Wednesday November 7, 2018
11:02am EST, 8:02am PST, 4:02pm GT
15 Scorpio 11
The Full Moon in Taurus on 24 October brought forward the opportunity to listen to our own inner voice. Sometimes it was easy to listen, and sometimes not. The passage between the Full Moon and this New Moon gave us ample time to experience what it means to pay attention to the information generated by that inner voice. No matter what goes on in our outer world, the inner voice remains constant and True. If we believe that we cannot hear this voice, or even find it, this is a sign that we must take a few moments to be still. The inner voice is basic standard equipment that every person is born with. How we listen and learn to trust that voice throughout our lives is the journey of faith.
Again and yet again
I drop into clear,
Deep pools of self
To lay relaxed at last in eternal stillness
Intimate, familiar, home.
From Floodtide: A Collection of Poems. Judith Whitman Small, Ashland Hills Press 2012.
2018 Taurus Full Moon
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:45pm EDT, 9:45am PDT, 5:45pm GT
1 Taurus 13
The New Moon on 8 October at 15 Libra gave us an unforgettable view into how we project our unconscious feelings onto people in our lives—the ones we interact with on an individual basis, and those that are part of our communities and governments. It was an astonishing perspective that only the Libra quality of consciousness can provide, that of the neutral observer. This passage was so helpful in helping us understand the lay of the land that we are moving through. From the observer’s perch we saw that we could float on the river of emotion instead of being engulfed by our feelings. We did this just by using the observer’s perch. We have now traversed to more solid, tangible ground, to the Taurus Full Moon. This is where we have the opportunity to touch base with our inner voice and see the connection between motivation, feeling, and emotion. Powerful stuff, as it is a chance to release some old feeling patterns that may have had us feeling stuck for quick some time now.