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OPPOSITES & OVERTHINKING: Full Moon in Gemini, November 22 & 23, 2018

November 19, 2018

OPPOSITES & OVERTHINKING: Full Moon in Gemini, November 22 & 23, 2018

Astrology by Rebecca Farrar of Wild Witch of the West, winner of Spirit Guides Mag "Best Astrologer of the Year 2018" award!
Collage by Janeva Zentz

 

OPPOSITES & OVERTHINKING

FULL MOON @ 1 Degree Gemini
Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23, 2018
9:39 p.m. PT on 10/22, 12:39 a.m. ET on 10/23
  • Opposite Sun/Jupiter
  • Square Mars

 

Keywords & Themes: curiosity about feelings, wisdom, need to communicate, understand, write, duality, teacher & student, articulate, witty, clever, thought, concepts, expansion of intelligence, explore, research

 

Collective Energies

This airy full moon arrives on the American holiday Thanksgiving just as the Sun moves into Sagittarius, the sign of celebration and abundance and opposite its ruling planet Jupiter. Indeed, the air may be full of celebration and confusion during this holiday. While collectively we are becoming more and more aware of Thanksgiving’s violent history, the story itself is reflective of the two sides and duality of Gemini. Gemini’s gift of wisdom means holding many truths and ideals (key Sagittarius and Jupiter words) at the same time while seeking out information for ourselves. 

A sign notorious for quick changes of mind and heart, as well as sometimes exaggeration, Gemini in its elevated expression offers the healing of opposites and duality. Emotionally this full moon can stir up the monkey mind or over thinking our emotions instead of feeling them as this can also become a way to avoid feeling. Gemini leans into social butterfly tendencies and excitable energy though may feel scattered or distracted. Watch out for possible head in the clouds and forgetfulness, though remembering practices that keep you grounded will be ideal during this full moon. The dissociative tendencies of Gemini can be quickly overcome with mindful meditation or relaxation.

Mars squaring the full moon adds an edge of ambition, energy or in its shadow side agitation and anger. Though often Mars can be felt with a strong desire for getting things done or hyper-productivity. This combined with Mercury’s retrograde makes it even more important to watch our words, important for Thanksgiving meals or however you celebrate ;) With Mercury now in retrograde we have the opportunity to speak and communicate with more intention. Per usual this planetary position offers a break from analytic, left-brained thinking into the intuitive mind. To help exactly with this and offset any unwanted energies or tendencies, try this Mercury Retrograde ritual kit.

As if all of that weren’t enough cosmic happenings, the mystical Neptune stations direct on Saturday, November 24. When Neptune begins moving forward again we can count on our connection to our divine selves getting a reboot or at least feeling more inspired. Honor this festive and communicative full moon by celebrating abundance and finding thanks for the wisdom of opposites found in ourselves and others as Gemini energies.

 

Everyday Ritual Recommendations

DO // Keep the mind active, yet intentional through reading, attending a lecture, researching, or journaling.

BE // Practice any mindfulness meditation focused on breath, mantras, or counting. Using labradorite can help this process.

READ // Non-fiction or fiction (Neptune likes fantasy) books will be just fine, though best to try something new or opposite what you would normally read.

WATCH // Something informative such as documentaries or based on true life movies.

 

 

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