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.
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.