Full Moon (Penumbral Lunar Eclipse) in Gemini 8º
Everything in Astrology has an equal yet opposite and because of that Astrology can be one of the best languages to speak about the concept of Duality. We reflect on Duality in a very literal way every single month when we gaze upon the Full Moon, which could not reflect any light without the Sun being exactly opposite. This specific Full Moon is special as it is a Penumbral (or partial) Lunar Eclipse. This is caused when the Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun as to blot out the light. The archetypal association is one of Reset and in Gemini this reset occurs in the mind.
The Gemini and Sagittarius Axis in the Zodiac is that of Communication, Thought, Truth, Belief and Knowing. In Gemini we like to take in information, consider it, and throw it right back out again to be refined or tested. It is constantly changing and morphing just as the Trickster wishes. This eclipse season will focus heavily on Weltanschauung which is a cognitive philosophy first introduced by Kant referring to World View of a people, family, or person. Over the last decade the world has seen the rise of misinformation spurred on by the invention and adoption of Social Media as a main form of communication and information dissemination. This misinformation fog has rolled in at an alarming rate during the last year, especially in America during the Covid Pandemic and Presidential Election. It is entirely possible for anyone to put an idea out into the world and claim it as truth, and then for it to be widely spread within days or even hours. The problem comes when we resist information that is accompanied by supporting evidence and opt for comforting information that supports our own World View. We have, as a culture, been driven into echo chambers full of the beliefs that comfort us the most even if they are not based in reality.
This Penumbral Eclipse in Gemini brings with it a chance for us search for the objective truth and let go of any self serving beliefs. The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the Full Moon is
“A Quiver Full of Arrows” and is associated with the Keyword “Conquest”.
I found this so apropos as the ruler of Gemini, Mercury, finds itself in the Mars ruled sign of Scorpio. These two Archetypes can work well together. Mars takes action towards a specific goal and Mercury can provide the scope of what the goal is. This Eclipse can therefore bring up an interesting situation: when ones world view is challenged the initial reaction and natural result is conflict and this is exactly what we are seeing in the current collective events. Perhaps we are being asked to pierce through to the truth by being given this quiver full of arrows? Here is your chance to take a long look at the things coming out of the mouths or via the keyboards of the people you listen to, follow, and believe. We are given the opportunity to clear out the lies, to see through the fiction, and to let go of the power those clever tongues have on us. It doesn’t take much to dupe an entire group of people, so don’t be lazy. Hard work and an innovative mind are required during these technological advancements to vet all the information you take in. Harness this time to kill the lies we tell ourselves that only hold us back! If we can work on defragging our metaphorical hard drive - we will have much more space for new beliefs that have the potential to open us up to a beautiful future with broader horizons. Allow Mars to work with Mercury to burn away the dead underbrush of our mind. What will be left is the Alchemical Salt - the base matter - the truth.
Full Moon lunar eclipse in gemini through the signs
Aries Rising or Sun
You will be getting rid of old information surrounding the way you share yourself and your resources with others. If you have previously had a hard time speaking up about your boundaries this Full Moon is a chance to let go of the lies that have kept you from doing so. Do not be afraid to be authentically you. The goal here is quit taking in information that keeps you in a place of disempowerment. This could mean telling a sibling or a neighbor to keep their opinions to themselves. Be intentional about the social media communities you are involved with.
Taurus Rising or Sun
This Full Moon has you clearing out old information regarding your value and self worth. You may have to dive deep to see what false information you are taking in that keeps you in a place of low self worth or poverty mindset. If you have a Business partner or a Lover that doesn’t support you or tears you down, this would be a good time to draw a line in the sand. Do not believe the lies that keep you from having the abundant life you deserve. Put an end any emotional blackmail that has you giving more than you get. When you clear out the falsehoods around self worth, you can open up to deeper connection with others and the deeper parts of yourself.
Gemini Rising or Sun
This Full Moon is a chance for you to stop taking in any misinformation around your health or everyday life - including what you do for work everyday. You can take back the power over your habits but you may have to be open your mind to the fact that you are your biggest obstacle to growth. You can’t let life live YOU. YOU have to choose to live your life. This means making the decisions to do what you need to do to make every day an empowered one. If this is what you want this means you have to look at the lies you may be telling yourself or taking in from others about what is good for you and what is not. If you don’t acknowledge your bad habits or that your job is making you unhappy or unhealthy, then you cannot open up to the belief that you can take the necessary steps to make it better.
Cancer Rising or Sun
This is a chance to stop telling yourself that nothing you say, think, or do matters. You may be dealing with information that you received as a child or something that wounded your inner child that is hard for you to let go of. But luckily, this is the ultimate reset to your background programming. Get in touch with the kid inside why it is afraid of what others think. What did it hear that made it quit believing in its creative self? Kill the inner critic and open up to a world of possibilities! In case no one told you, you have a deeply powerful creative spirit that is worthy of being shared with the world, Any information that is in opposition to that is a lie. You are allowed to have fun and express yourself and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Leo Rising or Sun
This is the time to stop taking in false information that is keeping you from feeling safe and keeping you in emotional disempowerment. It doesn’t matter what your family thinks or says, you are your best source of comfort. It might do you some good to open up and talk about what you feel with others in order to clear out some of this junk data that has been instilled in you from cultural or familial roots. Your deep inner world is worthy of being tended to. This will allow you to feel more confident and connected to your friend groups and community and open you up to a future that is more fun and adventurous than the one that was based on what others told you about yourself.
Virgo Rising or Sun
This full moon is a chance to let go of a cyclical and worrisome thought process that can keep you from your greatest success. When you are focused on something you can become quite obsessive and therefore think you know what is best because you have done all of the data processing that needs to be done. The key opportunity here is to allow yourself to open up to the possibility that the missing data is the data that can only come from other individuals. If you can manage open up to outside opinions and guidance you may see that was the missing piece all along. Opening up your mind means a greater chance at success in the outer world.
Libra Rising or Sun
This eclipse is inviting you to do away with old ways of thinking around money, values, and resources and how that connects to what you believe about reality in general. If you have always felt like money has power over you in some way this is the perfect opportunity to do away with that notion. The relationship between what is yours and what you share with others is undergoing a reset and it will lead to a clearing out of beliefs that will open you up to new horizons and opportunities for adventure.
Scorpio rising or sun
This eclipse is all about you honey. Have you been hearing the whispers that you will be always have to work hard to get others to love you? Well that is a lie. This identity crisis ends with this eclipse but it does require you to listen to what others are saying. How do you appear to others? That is an important piece of the puzzle and one that needs consideration. If you can quit listening to the misinformation that you must always try hard to win others over, then you can truly open up to the abundance you deserve. Just be yourself and your ultimate ideal teammate will gravitate towards you.
Sagittarius Rising or Sun
This Full moon is a spiritual reset for you! It requires you to quiet the voice inside that continually feeds your fears back to you. Your fears are filled with misinformation. You may have always felt more in control when you were able to escape reality in some way. Decide to let go of the belief that past pain and loss means you cannot have the future that you desire. When you deal with the false beliefs that feed your fear, obstacles will be removed in your relationships to romantic and business partnerships.
Capricorn Rising or Sun
Its time for you to dive deep into any false information surrounding friend groups, social networks, and the future. Your world view is being challenged in terms of who you want to surround yourself with and this year has been an exploration in who you are in the world. You could be dealing with old beliefs that you had to be a certain way in order to fit in. The power lies in being able to change your daily habits, career, or a health routine. Better choices in everyday life equals better loftier goals and a more supportive and healthy network.
Aquarius Rising or Sun
Have you long held the belief that you have to be cutthroat to make it in this world or that you must have some sort of status and authority to be considered a powerful person? Well during this eclipse you can allow yourself to shed this false belief! When we allow ourselves to release control and surrender to who we are at our core then we can open up to greater capacity for creativity and joy. You don’t have to try so hard Aquarius - allow your inner child to forget all the things driven into you by cultural conditioning regarding social status and control.
Pisces Rising or Sun
This eclipse is an opportunity to clear out the false information that has you feeling alienated from the world around you. You may have always felt like the only control you have in life is through believing differently than your family or the culture you originate from and that you must strike out to a different land or country to find yourself but you can allow yourself to open up to new ideas surrounding your family and roots. You can open up to the possibility that you do belong just as you are and you don’t have to run away to find a home that you fit into. Explore and listen to your roots during this time and allow yourself to learn from them. It will set you up for greater success in the future.
On the morning of November 21st the light-bearer Venus moves into the dark and intense sign of Scorpio. The quality of this transit is sure to be quite different from Venus’ foray in Libra over the last month. Venus is the transmitter of love, values, and relationship and it likes to be in a place that is balanced, fair, and soft - but that is not the nature of the land of Scorpio which is ruled by the passionate and at times, controlling, Mars. So on one hand, we can expect for our relationships to go deeper and perhaps even be enlivened by deeply passionate feelings but on the other hand things could tip towards jealousy and power plays here. The way we share resources (including our own bodies) is put at center stage in our lives.
The moment the light-bearer moves into Scorpio it will be peering across to see that someone else is occupying it’s own home - the revolutionary Uranus in Taurus. Imagine watching from afar as someone walks in and tears down walls in your home. Would you want to rebuild it in the same way or would you be questioning if you even want to return to that place that was once so comfortable? These are the questions of Venus opposite Uranus - and it is sure to shake up the typically fixed foundations that Venus has always relied on forcing it to re-evaluate where it even wants to go from here. This opposition is exact on Nov 27th, however we will be under the influence of this shaky transit from the 24th through 30th which is characterized by an upheaval concerning the very bedrock that we base our values on. This can create a new and unexpected awareness of fundamental changes to our reality which force us back into ourselves to determine what we truly want in our lives. This may sound scary but the best part of this transit is the ability to harness the power of change!
To continue with the home metaphor - you could have the realization that you didn’t like where the walls in the home were placed anyway and you are just now realizing you didn’t even like living in that part of town! So stay open and invite in the shift because ultimately it will support the new future that we are all entering into! The key is to take a good hard look at what we consider true desires and worthy causes. I think risk assessment factors into this transit pretty heavily with Mars being in Aries. Think in terms of your future self.
In addition to Venus changing signs the Sun also moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius which brings up equally deep and probing questions like what do we believe and what do we consider our truth? There is a sense of adventure and optimism with the Sun in this sign but as we begin to build in the constructs of a new reality we must let go of the old. Life is different and so is the matrix that we are operating in. The week ends with the build up to a full moon penumbral eclipse in Gemini and it is a perfect time to clear out the old information so that we can invite in new ideas! Keep in mind this week that we will be shedding outdated ways of being - in terms of ideas, beliefs, values, and the way we relate to others.
It should be noted that on Thanksgiving the Moon joins Mars in fiery Aries. Arguments and triggers may be a situation that we encounter but at the same time the wounded healer Chiron trines the Sun in Sagittarius - if we try to keep an open mind while also standing in our own authentic truth, great healing can be achieved.
The Moon in Astrology is our emotional nature. How is our emotional nature affected when it is in Gemini? Our feelings become more mental and changeable. Emotions will be faster and frenetic with a driving need for more information and the quicker you can get it the better! Jumping to conclusions, emotionally swinging between feelings, or a lack of feeling entirely are other characterizations of the Moon in Gemini. It should be noted that Mercury rules Gemini so we can also look to the planet of communication for a better understanding. Mercury happens to be Retrograde in Libra and it slows down to turn direct in the middle of all of this. I feel as if there is a great propensity for volatility during this transit. To be honest the only peaceful time will be the first trine this evening to Venus (love, peace). I suggest you take a moment this evening to set intentions tonight for a peaceful tomorrow. When you wake up you will have the feeling that you are missing something or that something is amiss. By lunchtime we will be feeling the first initial uproar of the Moon’s sextile with Mars in Aries. The God of War speaks to the Moon and says we want what we want and we aren’t going to be quiet about it, maybe not even nice. By the evening we feel confused and want to do nothing but escape from what feels like twisted reality. Potential for deception is very high. It helps to TUNE IN to something greater than yourself tomorrow night whether it be love for your family, God, or the Green Man… step outside of the madness and TUNE OUT from those talking heads that are only agents of Chaos. Let go of the need to know the outcome and try to sleep. As you are laying your head to rest you may be acutely aware of how just how these pendulum swings are affecting your core beliefs about what the rules are. When you wake up on Wednesday be prepared for any potentially shocking news that may come your way. You will see just how much work still needs to be done. We are not finished
Sabian Symbol for where Mercury goes Direct on Election Day
LIBRA 26°: AN EAGLE AND A LARGE WHITE DOVE CHANGE INTO EACH OTHER. The interaction of the spiritual Will and of the Love principle when critical needs arise.
When we interpret the meeting and melding of the symbol of the Eagle which transmits the principal of Freedom and Power, and the symbol of the White Dove which is characterized by the principal of Peace and Love, what we get is the idea that Power is Love. Freedom is Peace. One lends itself to the other and neither are weakened, only made stronger and more brilliant, skilled, and proficient.
Virgo New Moon intentions through the signs
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Timestamps for each sign:
Aries Rising or Sun 26:40
Taurus Rising or Sun 28:21
Gemini Rising or Sun 29:55
Cancer Rising or Sun 31:58
Leo Rising or Leo Sun 33:57
Virgo Rising or Virgo Sun 35:51
Libra Rising or Libra Sun 38:00
Scorpio Rising or Sun 40:10
Sagittarius Rising or Sun 42:17
Capricorn Rising or Sun 43:38
Aquarius Rising or Sun 45:34
Pisces Rising or Sun 47:48
Aries Rising or Sun:
Its time to work it. This new moon is asking for everyday effort to make your goals come true. Who you are in terms of career and public reputation has been completely redefined this year and now you are being called to put it into action. This means taking care of your health and introducing rituals or new habits into what you do everyday, whether at work or at home. If you are feeling the urge to get out there to show of your new skills, debut your new business, or just to show off how much you have changed lately, its a good idea to first consider the work that needs to be done to do it the right way. Not the perfect way, just the way that aligns most with your goals and how you want to be seen. This is the concept of ability through repetition. Mindfulness and intention in everything you do during this time will be extremely powerful. If you have a desire - infuse that into the very mundane and boring things you do all day. For instance, focus on the fact that you love yourself so much every time you take a drink of water. This new moon, set your intentions on a kick ass everyday mindset.
Taurus Rising or Sun:
Now is the time to allow yourself to have a little fun. This new moon calls your your inner creative fire to be focused on. As you have been restructuring your whole philosophy on what life actually is and what you believe to be true, you may have unintentionally been harsh or neglectful to your inner child. At some point, we cannot take in any more information or learn any more, we must stop and smell the roses and express this process creatively. Its best to actively work on relieving the pressure before it finds an uncomfortable way out. This is your pass to try to let go and live a little during this new cycle. What do you find enjoyable? What do you consider fun? Its ok to give the little kid in you a day at the park and an ice cream cone. As an adult, that concept may be a little different but the point is to have some fun, and if you aren’t sure what that is then maybe you are trying to hard. Try just getting a coloring book and watching your favorite cartoon.
Gemini Rising or Sun:
Home, family, and emotional security are the themes for you this new moon. I get the feeling that sometimes you just can’t quit thinking about the 8 billion things going on in the world right now and that will take a hefty emotional toll. You have been restructuring your boundaries and stepping into your power this year. The way this restructuring started could have felt a little like being smashed by a wrecking ball. It requires an enormous amount of emotional processing to be accept and be happy about the fact you are building something new and better! Set intentions to let go of any guilt, self judgment, or doubt. This can even show up in the body during times like this so if you are having any *body* health issues, check in on your *emotional* health. You are building a stronger emotional foundation based on the massive transformation you have gone through. This new moon, set intentions to acknowledge and feel your own emotions, and also to discern whether the emotions are yours or you are doing the emotional work for someone else. Its important to draw strong boundaries now and you do not have the time for anyone else’s emotional labor and in fact, you deserve to have all of your emotional needs met to the highest degree. It would also be a great time to make small changes to your home that help you feel more emotionally supported.
Cancer Rising or Sun:
You can’t keep pretending you didn’t hear or see the thing that you heard and saw. Likewise, people will not hear you if you do not speak your truth. This New Moon asks you to put pen to paper and go tell it on the mountain. The rules and boundaries you have surrounding relationships, romantic and platonic, have been under a major restructuring and transformation this year. Its possible you are finding stronger support there or the need to shed what is not working. The fact is, the rules you set for yourself have to be your own, and you cannot be ruled by others. And that is why this new moon is a great time to set the intention to really speak your truth to those most important to you. In order to have our relationship be highly functioning we must actually communicate what that looks like for us to our partners. This goes for career and home life as well. Set intentions to find a way to convey your ideas and thoughts in a clear manner to those closest to you. If you can do this easily, then when it comes time to communicate your thoughts to the rest of the world, it will be effortless.
Leo Rising or Sun:
Is 6 in one half a dozen in the other? Perhaps its time to take a look at how many eggs you have in your basket! You’ve been going through a restructuring and transformation of your daily work life, who you work with, your health, and even your habits. When we are scrambling to maintain sanity and keep our heads above water everyday it is hard to remember that we have inherited the earth. This new moon invites you to stop lowering your standards and start charging higher prices both in reality and metaphorically. This means don’t let the wrong things waste your time. Be exacting and discerning on who and what you give your time too. You are being supported in the ability to truly believe in yourself during this cycle but it requires you to be an active participant in doing so! This is a good time to pick a mantra to say everyday or write self affirming notes to yourself. If it is possible to cause our own stagnation, it is just as possible to be an agent of our own success.
Virgo Rising or Sun:
Whoooo are youuuuu? This new moon, consider that question and ask yourself if you are happy with the answer you come up with. Do you need to put more effort into showing up authentically in your relationships without fear of judgment? This new cycle is all about the self and how it looks in the metaphorical mirror of the other. You can make great strides on any goals to be more independent and courageous this fall, but a new self must start with a symbolic gesture. Fear of loss or lack of fun can be making you feel overall very grim. The answer is detachment. Meditation. Accepting that you are here now, just as you are. There is nothing of perfection in this world, and you are supposed to be where you find yourself. Set an intention to self improve with love from this beautiful imperfection of now.
Libra Rising or Sun:
Do you every sit in silence, pause, meditate or contemplate? This New Moon is calling you to spend time in the spirit realm. Its akin to allowing yourself to download the newest version of your own programing. If your emotional security has been challenged or your home life has been rough, the best tool you can use to steady the shaking is to have is a spiritual practice at this new moon. Do not hold onto any guilt that is not yours to bear. Anxiety is your worst enemy and effort is required to defeat the foe. If relationships have been challenging its best to shift the focus back onto yourself. Commune with your dreams, ancestors, spiritual guides, and whatever you consider God and ask for their assistance in redefining and fortifying your emotional boundaries to support the future that you truly want.
Scorpio Rising or Sun:
You could be heavily reconsidering your goals and the people around you during this New Moon. The perfect future that you had envisioned last year may not have come to fruition which can be absolutely depressing. Daily life can feel like a struggle and It could seem like fun is almost non existent. If the mental gymnastics are never ending right now, that is because you are being challenged to redefine the way you communicate and think. This shift into a new way of thinking about the world, will require reassess what you want for your future and to either and what networks and friend groups you want to be a part of. Set the intention to be at peace with letting go of the old path and find a new one that is more suited to the new terrain.
Sagittarius Rising or Sun
It is time for you to consider how you are here to improve this world. No pressure huh? But the interesting thing is that you’ve been undergoing a process of building your self worth and perhaps even your financial standing and you have the ability now to really bring that confident self into the outer world. You can achieve all that you desire, its just a matter of actually showing up without fear of judgement and doubt. We will never be free from the judgements of others but we can be free of the value we ascribe to those judgements. In a very real sense, setting a goal for career or anything in public will be a great way to start this cycle and could also prove very lucrative. Put in the practice and the effort and you will receive the reward. Do not strive for perfection, but for Mastery.
Capricorn Rising or Sun
This New Moon is an opportunity to be educated and open up to new truths. We can be so focused on being right that we do ourselves a disservice. The things that make up your entire identity have been completely redone this year and you may find yourself not knowing what to believe anymore. Most of everything that we held onto as an identifying trait has been taken away or changed in reality forcing us to tweak what our truth is, but that require a letting go. We must allow the old things to pass away and open up to the new reality of the world and what adventures that might bring! Do not stubbornly hold onto something that isn’t working because, well, it won’t work anymore. Humility is is necessary for survival. We cannot invent fire if we do not admit we are cold! Part of this new moon requires your to surrender to the spiritual concept that there is something greater than yourself and decide how you want to proceed with that knowing.
Aquarius Rising or Sun:
This new cycle is all about redefining your boundaries and personal power. It is a good time to entertain the concept that our own personal truth may be completely divergent from another person’s, and that is ok! A lack of control may have been ultra anxiety inducing for you in the past but as your subconscious has been under a re-programming this year, you have begun to learn to trust the process and surrender to the chaos. We must be aware of the places we have asked others to bend to our will as a mechanism of our shadow and likewise, we need to be aware of the times we allow ourselves to be controlled or abused. Both situations are the result of low self worth and a lack of emotional security. This can also manifest as not letting others get to know the real you as a way of controlling the outcome. You may want to consider letting people in for a change and sharing the deepest, and even darkest, parts of yourself. It will be extremely beneficial to set these New Moon intentions to grow and ground strongly and to redefine your boundaries in such a way that it reflects how much do value yourself. Go deep and consider how hidden desires may be expressed in a healthy way.
Pisces Rising or Sun:
This new cycle concerns the relationships in your life and whether they will fit into new goals and networks you have made for yourself in this new reality. Redrawing the blueprints of your future requires a focused and discerning look at your partnerships and friendships. Consider first IF they can be improved and then HOW that can be implemented. A partnership can be romantic and fun, but at a certain point, the practical nature of aligning entire life with another human has to be considered. That is why during this new cycle it will be beneficial for you to intend on dusting and polishing the commitments that you’ve made both to romantic and friendly partners. Its also very important to be honest with yourself if there is a relationship in your life that is too rusted to function properly any longer. It might be a typical behavior for you to continue on with something because its easier or it keeps the peace, but the future doesn’t allow for that. You need people in your life that are intent insuring mutual success. If you don’t have a relationship like that, or one at all, set intentions to make it happen this New Moon because you are cosmically supported in that endeavor!
Pisces Full Moon 2020
Below is a description of what the Full Moon will be like for each sun and rising sign. You can click here to get a free copy of your natal chart from astro.com if you need to find what your rising sign (also known as ascendent) is.
♈︎Aries Sun or Rising -
This Full Moon brings you a desire to let go into the dream world. You had the New Moon in Leo spark a creative fire and now it could be that you are divinely inspired and challenged to put the whispers of the muses onto paper. How can you bring your dreams into real life? There could be a shift in your values and a new sense of radical self worth is giving you the confidence to finally step forward and claim your place in this world!
♉︎Taurus Sun or Rising -
This Full Moon brings an emotional awareness that the groups you are a part of are need to be in alignment with who you are spiritually. The New Moon in Leo brought up a need to be brave and embrace the emotional challenge to share your creations and to be seen instead of hiding your light and making yourself small. Simply put, you need to feel accepted and encouraged by the people around you. This awareness will require you to be more authentic and sure of yourself. Do not be afraid to speak up and show people who you are in your heart! The people that aren’t meant to be a part of your world will fall away when you show up as your genuine self.
♊︎Gemini Sun or Rising -
This Full Moon brings you an epiphany about your legacy or career. The New Moon in Leo asked you to think outside of the box! New ideas and a sense of pride regarding how you think and communicate dominate this cycle. Now the Full Moon is giving you the opportunity to step up your game and take action regarding career and goals. If you were to read your book up until this point, would you be happy with what is written? Pay attention to your dreams and intuition, they hold the shift you have been waiting for.
♋︎Cancer Sun or Rising -
This Full Moon highlights what you believe about life. The new moon in Leo asked you to plant the seeds of a newfound self love and financial stability. Now the Full Moon brings an emotional awareness that you are worth more than you’ve ever given yourself credit for and the world is bigger and full of new possibilities. When new possibilities for the future come into your awareness, do your goals for the future still make sense? Maybe you’ve been aiming at the wrong target all along! It doesn’t matter what the world around you thinks. This is your story to write.
♌︎Leo Sun or Rising -
This full moon can bring up deep emotions and buried desires. The New Moon in Leo began a process of finding happiness with how others see you and to be in the fullest expression of who you are. The full moon may bring you the emotional awareness that you need to reevaluate your partnerships and investments. You could be beginning or ending contracts with people during this time. A good mantra to remember during this phase is to hold on loosely.
♍︎Virgo Sun or Rising -
This full moon can bring up a deep realization about relationships. The New Moon in Leo planted a subconscious seed to open up your heart to connection. The full moon is shedding light on the possibility that you can connect on a deeper spiritual level with a current partner or connect deeply with someone new. Your fundamental life philosophy regarding what connection means to you is undergoing a shift. If love has not been possible or unattainable in the past, now you are beginning to open up.
♎︎Libra Sun or Rising -
This full moon is shedding light on your health and daily habits. The New Moon in Leo granted you clearer vision and fresh perspectives on the groups you are a part of and goals you have set for the future. The Full moon is now inviting you to do the spiritual and physical work to bring these goals to fruition. If you are not feeling healthy or finding yourself unproductive, perhaps the goals you have set for yourself need to be adjusted or toxic people cut out of your life. This requires doing inner work to find the reasons you may be sabotaging yourself or not honoring your deepest desires.
♏︎Scorpio Sun or Rising -
This full moon is shining light on how you honor your inner child and romantic needs. The new moon in Leo had you set goals for career and legacy. This full moon is showing you that success means enjoying life! You have an emotional need to honor your creative spirit and romantic notions during this time . You deserve people in your life that you can have fun with and reflect back to you just how much you are worth!
♐︎Sagittarius Sun or Rising -
This full moon is full of emotion for you. The new moon in Leo planted seeds of new beliefs and better understanding of the world. This full moon shows you that if you want to understand this reality, you must understand what makes you feel supported. Ask yourself what your fundamental emotional security needs are this full moon. This could bring a new realization that you must devote time and space to take self care. This would be a good week to add meditation or some sort of physical or spiritual practice into your life. You deserve to feel good.
♑︎ Capricorn Sun or Rising -
This full moon brings you new ways to think and communicate. You set intentions at the new moon to take an investigative look at what it truly means to enjoy life. This full moon shows you that what it takes to be happy is the willingness to be honest and to communicate your true feelings to others. When you deny your inner child the ability to express itself because of a need to seem as if you have “have it all together” then you can’t blame others for not providing you what you need. If you truly want to transform into a whole happy person, you must allow the kid in you to be heard. Vulnerability is power.
♒︎Aquarius Sun or Rising -
This full moon can shine a light on your self worth and values. You set intentions at the new moon to kindle a romantic fire in your current relationships or seek out a new romantic connection. This full moon sheds light on the idea that if we want to find our true love, we must first truly love ourselves. This requires a radical new way of meeting our own emotional security needs. We cannot share with others that which we don’t possess ourselves and we cannot expect from others that which we do not give ourselves.
♓︎Pisces Sun or Rising -
This full moon brings your emotional awareness to how you interface with the world. The new moon in Leo invited you to plant new seeds in how you allow your inner child to express itself in everyday life, health, and habits. The full moon in pisces will remind you that you should not let the expectations of others to govern the way you go about your life. You can be whoever you want to be in the world. The only true validation you need is from yourself is the validation that you give to yourself.
The function of Venus is to show us what we love and where we place our values. When Venus is placed in an earth sign, Venusian values take on a more material and real manifestation. In a water sign, emotions can highlight the imbalance in relationships and money. But Venus is in Gemini right now which is a mutable air sign. The name of the game with Venus playing in the territory of the trickster is communication, sharing of information, influx of new ideas and shifting thoughts and beliefs. Today the planet traditionally known as The light Bearer turns retrograde. This refers to its apparent motion in the sky. It does not mean the planet moves backwards in actuality, it only appears to! It also appears closer and brighter to us. The concept of - As a above, so below - tells us that how we see the cosmos will mirror the archetypal function in our psyche. So love, peace, beauty, creativity, and relationships all take a bigger more magnified place in our minds and especially because it is in the sign of Gemini, our conscious thought process.
Gemini is fickle, changeable, and sometimes very hesitant to settle on any one idea and so during the Venus Retrograde there, we may decide we like the color green this week but if next week we remember that was the favorite color of our shitty ex partner we may decide to throw away every green tshirt we own. Of course this is a very simple and limited example but this is the way I envision this time period playing out. It begins May 13 and goes until June 24th for a total of 40 days. This idea of 40 days is extremely symbolic. Jesus went into the desert abs fasted for 40 days. Quarantine means 40 days. God forbade the Israelites from entering the Holy Land for 40 years. 40 is the standard number of spaces in a Monopoly board. Most of the Symbolism has something in common, there is a lack or a desire and therefore there is a goal to obtain. In Gemini, this can be a lack of or desire for truth, a lack of knowing where to place our bets, a need for understanding. A desire to be social and communicative. My advice to all of my clients during this time has been: DON’T PICK THE LOW HANGING FRUIT! Take Jesus for Instance, whole point of going into the desert was to connect with his Father God - and that was the goal he aimed for and giving into temptation only would have derailed him.
What is your goal during this time? What are you seeking? Begin today to think about what truth means to you. Begin today to think about your value system in terms of how you communicate. What is the temptation to avoid? What is the low hanging fruit? Maybe it is Facebook likes or the rush you get when you argue with a stranger on the internet. Does that really serve you? Will it serve you to give into the whims of the trickster and act without thinking? Maybe you have come to a realization during this time of isolation and as things seemingly begin to move again you are tempted to go back into the same old hustle and bustle.
My advice here is to be conscious with your words and to be deliberate about the information you allow into your brain. A very welcome way Venus Rx works here is massive amounts of creative inspiration! So create, and to really take advantage of it, get out of your typical way of creating. Try something different and let it be a mirror that informs your own reality. Can you imagine being a musician in the middle of the worst writers block you’ve ever had, and so you pick up a paint brush for the first time and pain something that actually inspires you to write your greatest musical masterpiece? This is the promise of the Venus Retrigrade. Similarly, journaling or writing of any kind can be an extremely helpful tool.
We are being challenged to pay attention and to intellectually consider what we deem important, especially in terms of money and relationships (both friendly and romantic). Do not waste this time on the easy outs or getting lost in cyclical thinking. Put it in a project and let that be a Meditation dedicated to inviting the light to shine and illuminate the things that really deserve your focus, thoughts, and attention.
Hello Feb 3rd 2020! - Damn you look a little lighter than the end of January - I am so glad to be past the first quarter square of the Moon which is in Gemini today! Bring on the fullness of Leo! Gemini is actually a Mercury ruled sign, so what better time to approach the subject of the looming Mercury Retrograde!! Mercury moved into Pisces and is in Shadow of the Retrograde right now. This means it will eventually retrace the path that it is currently trotting along at this moment. Y’all, last year this was my LEAST FAVORITE transit involving this planet. There is no reason why anyone should fear or hate Mercury Rx in general. Mercury which represents communication, information, short trips and the way we think, turns retrograde 3-4 times a year. When a planet is Retrograde it is closer to earth and my teacher Rick Levine says it gets a bit LOUDER. I would also add that it is INTERNALLY louder. I mean sometimes when a light is too bright in your eyes you can’t see what you are doing and in this way when Mercury is Retrograde we tend to miscommunicate and even have breakdowns in technology. In my experience and opinion the PURPOSE of this is to slow things down. The actual planet appears to move backwards in the sky (It should be noted that it is not actually turning around)! And that is how it manifests in everyday life so - to turn around is to re-think before you send that text, re-do the edits on your paper - re-charge your phones… etc etc. Taking your time to consider reality a bit more carefully will actually help you avoid these snafu’s. Although some are unavoidable and seem to be specifically designed so that you have whatever the experience of a breakdown is. BUT that being said, If we were to have a hard time during every one of these our lives would be ruled by it! Thankfully, I have come to realize its just an energy we can and have to work with, rather than something that is always “bad” or “anxiety inducing”. These transits also affect everyone differently depending on the SIGN they are in and where in your own personal chart the transits are happening. So - why does the Pisces Mercury Rx seem to give me more pause and tendency to be apprehensive? I think its because the flavor of Pisces is in its lowest vibration is confusion, illusion, fog, escapism, and rose colored glasses. So maybe that tells you everything you need to know about why I feel this way. This is why it is PARTICULARLY important from now until the end of March to try to channel the higher vibration of Pisces - this is spirituality, creativity, agape love, service to humanity, DREAMS!, and I would even include rest. This can be an insanely mystical time when we connect with our higher selves if we are willing to allow it. So, when it comes to what you do everyday try to allow for time to Meditate or Create. Meditation and creation are exactly the same things by the way. We do both at the same time. Also allow for rest and dreaming. Write write write if that is your thing. And as always, try to get on top of things before they can cause havoc. Charge your batteries, make sure you have maintained your car, allow extra time for any projects or due dates, and prepare. Pisces is in a good working aspect with the sign of Capricorn which is symbolic of maturity, preparedness, rules, and foundations. This is the area in which we have been putting in some extra effort and are completely redoing how we approach this. These next few months will be a good reminder that Pisces, the still small voice of the soul, should be leading the charge. Before I let you go though, we should note that on March 4th until March 9th - Mercury Rx actually changes signs and enters Aquarius for just a few days. This will change the flavor of the Mercury Rx just a hint. Aquarius actually symbolizes the future, the bigger picture, and the higher mind as well as the “tribe” you belong too. So for those last few days, it would help to take stock of the groups you are a part of and the plans you have for the future. Might those need Re-Thinking?
Author: Mandi Rae Trott
Content creator of Ecstatic Astrology, Mandi, a mother, musicia, and writer, resides in the Heart of Dixie and has a uniquely southern approach to interpreting the patterns of the cosmos.