Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde December, 2017.
This is the Christmas full Moon and it happens at 11 degrees in Gemini. The Full Moon has building up all month and now its reaches its fullest. It is fully illuminated by the Sun in Sagittarius and is ready to shine down and share with us all this Gemini/Sadge energy. Full Moons give us more energy, we get supercharged and we feel there is more going on behind the scenes. Being everything is at 11 degrees ie the Sun/ Moon which interesting, as the Moon is sitting at 11 degrees Gemini and if you look at Gemini its symbol is represented by 11. The number 11 is all about new doors opening, a new chapter, a new beginnings and opportunities, it’s about life changing decisions, marriages, partnership, new doors opening and new jobs.
This Full Moon has some significant energy presented to us this month. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, our thought process, travel and insight. This Full Moon has a great potential for us to make change in our life and to transform it. If you can picture this Full Moon as a magical door way (like Narnia) Opening us up to a magical new life of manifestations, new beginnings and abundance. Its going to be very impressive, and don’t be surprised by this all as 11:11 brings in the help of our guides, god, the universe, angels, ancestors and guardian angels to help you along the way to get you to the moment of awakening and insight.
The Gemini Full Moon brings full illumination to what occurred at the Scorpio New Moon last month on November 18th, 2017. Take out your New Moon wish book, because whatever your focus was on or whatever you began at the New Moon will now show its results, unless the universe has better plans for you!
Traditionally a Full Moon is a time to express ourselves and to let things out of our systems. Release what no longer serves us or holds us back. Out with the old physical, emotional, spiritual and mental baggage to make room for bigger better things. Of course, however we might want to exercise some care and caution while doing so especially in the way we talk, communicate and process our thoughts. As Mercury did station retrograde on the same day. Which means communications, our thinking and taking in information has the potential to be scrambled or misinterpreted and what is coming out of us may not particularly rational, our dialogue can be misread and the way we communicate could be one-sided or misinterpreted.
The Sun is at 11 degrees in Sagittarius and is 180 degrees away from the Moon illuminating it. The Gemini-Sagittarius polarity axis is some what divergent as Gemini represents our “lower mind” and Sagittarius represents our “higher mind” The Sun in Sagittarius itself is all about a higher learning and understanding. Sagittarius persuades us to think in a far broader manner,we seek mystical knowledge, expand our learning in unconventional ways. We want to connect to the divine and embark on care free adventures. Where as a Gemini encourages us to think logically, practically and factual.
Those of us who are abstract thinkers, this Full Moon is really going life the veil and help up reach that higher self and learning, meditating will be great to connect with these other realms and absorbs new information
The Full Moon is almost exact square to Neptune in Pisces at 11 degrees. Neptune in Pisces is happy, it’s a water sign of dreaming illusion, INTUITION, fantasy, denial and escapism. This can points to confusion, as the Gemini Full Moon wants to be clear, logical with clarity,but when this planet ( Neptune) is involved, it may make things foggy and unclear.
Traditionally Full Moons are about clearing out the clutter, releasing what no longer serves us, gaining clarity and recognition, and Gemini energy especially demands we see reality and logic. Of course with this Neptune’s square to the Moon reality may be hard to see unfortunately. Be smart and grab what information is given to you. If you are in denial and outright avoiding reality or are unsure with what information or situations you are given, retreat, go home snuggle in your safe place and sift through the information that is given. Your guts or “intuition” will let you know whats right for you.
The ruler of this Gemini Moon is Mercury, who may I add just stationed retrograde late last night. Mercury has turned retrograde at 29° Sagittarius. Mercury has a wonderful way to make us return to a past problem or discussion and revise and review, but on a positive note with a critical eye. Communication within yourself and others can be misunderstood and miscommunication, it’s important to keep in mind we are in Mercury Retrograde and that we don’t have the full story and information the same as others are being affected just like us. There are easy ways to survive Mercury Retrograde over the next 3 weeks. Get a notebook and a pen out. Make a list of everything that you have begun but haven’t completed in the past few months, house jobs, issues that have been bugging you, that certain talk with someone you have been avoiding, organisation of your car, work and home, that art piece, your tax, assignments etc.. During the Retrograde, focus on yourself and get to work on accomplish what is on that list! If your mind wonders like me, make sure you accomplish only what is on this list maybe have a reward system in place for when you are done, and hay there is no better feeling than ticking boxes off a to do list.
Remember don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned! Mercury retrograde brings us a great gift, the perfect opportunity to wrap up loose ends and cut cords! The shadow side of Mercury retrograde is that yes travel plans can have hiccups, communication between others can get misinterpreted and lead to problems, appointments booked by yourself, but you turn up and it was never booked in at all, computers and technology can crash,emails and memos can get lost. Anything that Mercury rules over can or may go wrong! Most important don’t be tempted to start new projects, start a new jobs, sign documents (Unless necessary) take on new commitments or commit to new relationships.
Happy Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde.
By Andy J x
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