Shadow and Light

Gemini Full Moon | A Play of Shadow + Light

Gemini Full Moon

Tuesday, Dec 13
4:05pm PST / 7:05pm EST
22 deg 25 min Gemini/Sagittarius

“Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” -e.e. cummings

Gemini, the sign of the twins, presents us with a duality of shadow and light, making love and making war, truth and lies. As Austin Coppock writes, “we must learn to reconcile angels and devils within a single soul.”

This Full Moon in Gemini may find us restless and curious, eager for knowledge, gossip, and socializing. Our curiosity can become insatiable, often leading to information overload. What details are we missing in creating our philosophy of life? The Grand Air Trine (Moon-Mars-Jupiter) adds a sense of vitality and invites us to contribute to the flow of expression and ideas.

A stabilizing influence of this Full Moon is the opposition of Saturn joining the Sun in Sagittarius. Certain sobering truths may feel oppressive to our thirst for knowledge, but are vital to maintain perspective. It’s a time to contemplate more seriously about the world and our role in it. What does it mean to ‘do the right thing?’ The Full Moon square Chiron in Pisces may help us to connect with our deep compassion for the collective wounds.

Expansive Jupiter in Libra opposes rebellious Uranus in Aries calling for liberation and exploration of new vistas, particularly in the areas of relationship. Harmony may give way to a need for freshness, excitement or a desire for freedom. This is a long-term transit, one we’ll feel much of next year so we’ll want to get comfortable with a sense of adventure even if it means breaking from what’s comfortable and known.

Perhaps we’ll see more truth bombs and news bombshells continue to interrupt our regular programming in the coming weeks. Mercury, ruler of the Full Moon, is nearing a conjunction with transformational Pluto in Capricorn. The depth and breadth and ‘shadow’ of what we don’t yet know about our governmental structures is yet to be revealed and brought to light. We’re in the pre-shadow phase of Mercury retrograde in Capricorn (December 19 to January 8) a time when truths come to light and an honest appraisal of what’s not working becomes a focus. More on Mercury retrograde soon…

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