|("Gemini"; Artist: Maria Szollosi)|
Wednesday, November 28th, at 10:47AM/EST, is November’s Full Moon in Gemini. Gemini is a mutable air sign, and represents flexibility, logic, and communication, among other things. Full Moons are a time of culmination...projects, issues, etc. are wrapping up/coming to fruition. It is also a time when emotions are at their highest as emotional energy runs rampant. Be prepared in the event that Gemini runs up against the Moons phase…there could be some emotional tension. There is potential for some issues to seem larger than life. All the more reason to show them some attention by kicking them to the curb and allowing yourself to heal.
This month we have a double whammy in the energy department. This Full Moon is accompanied by a Lunar Eclipse, and Eclipses signify endings. Take advantage of this powerful situation by using the extra punch to help you release issues you have been hanging onto. There is strong potential for something you have shoved to the back of your emotional closet, to come to the fore. Years end is just around the corner, and we will be on the verge of starting a new one. This issue presenting itself to you is the high sign for addressing and releasing it as an early step in starting fresh in 2013 (good grief, where did 2012 go?!). Take the opportunity to work on resolving outstanding issues, and unload them.
There is a Yod this cycle with quite a bit going on. The lunar axis portion has the moon in Gemini and Venus conjunct a Scorpion Saturn, Sextile Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn forming the base. Midpoint in the base is the Sagittarian Sun. The energies of both the Sun and Moon look to be working together through this lunation, in that the Sun’s energies will foster some much needed insight, and the Moon will aid you in being able to look at an issue from different angles. Approaching things with an open mind is beneficial, but don’t over think things. That can be counter-productive, and this isn’t the time to unnecessarily spin your wheels on one subject when the time can be better spent moving on to something else. Trusting your emotions is a key here, but let them advise you. Don’t let them rule you. It is also advisable to watch what you say to others, and how you say it. Sarcasm could have drastic effects for the bad, and you will feel it come back on you…and then some. Widely conjunct the Moon is Jupiter in Gemini. Even if your comments are meant to add some levity and help boost a situation, there is the greater likelihood that things will back-fire on you. Remember, under this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, emotions will be running high. It is also advised that you stay away from making promises you can’t keep. Even if your intentions are good, if the promise is too big and you see some difficulty in filling it, you might want to think better of it.
Trine to Ceres in Cancer (still) is Neptune in Pisces, quietly going about its business. Its effects are rather subtle, but it's there to give some soft nurturing to those who need it. Sitting direct in Scorpio is Mercury (Gemini’s planet). Mercury isn’t in aspect with anything right now. Why is this worth mentioning? Mercury can give you some help by providing you with insight that you may find useful. As the Lunar Eclipse works it’s mojo on those inner issues that are bubbling up, that ‘insight’ could be of use to you.
|(Artist: David Palladini)|
The following excerpt is from the Farmer's Almanac:
- Full Beaver Moon ~ November: This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.