23rd November 2018: Full Moon in Gemini

by Sarah Varcas on 20/11/2018


 Full Moon in Gemini, Mercury retrograde, conscious relationships, Venus in Libra


Let It All Go!


Sarah Varcas

The Moon is full in Gemini at 5:40 a.m. UT on 23rd November. A Gemini Moon is rarely predictable. Interested in this and then that, it casts aside one thing in favour of the next, then the next. It’s great at talking about plans, less so at implementing them. It will express feelings but fail to process them, creating knee-jerk reactivity to life rarely explored deeply enough to change. On the other hand, Gemini Moon can swiftly assess a situation, take note of relevant data and cast aside the rest to move on better informed and more effective. At this full moon we can embody this more efficient side of Gemini or the scattered and reactive one. Either is available, but the latter may wreak more havoc than we care to encounter right now! And remember, even adaptability can be a liability if what we need is forbearance while old patterns fall away. It’s great to be able to change with the wind when necessary, but if flexibility serves only to avoid the risk of commitment it’s just another way to deny life’s fullness by living in half-light.

With Mercury – the ruler of Gemini – currently retrograde, this moon encourages us to consider what and how we communicate and our aim in doing so. Do we censor ourselves to keep the peace or feel compelled to express an opinion on everything? Is passive aggression the name of our game, or are we forever seeking reassurance? Communication in all its forms is a deeply complex matter and this moon illuminates how it shapes our life. Be prepared to listen as well as talk. Remember communication is a two-way affair which takes attention and commitment, especially when the subject matter is challenging or the dynamic uncomfortable to bear.

This is the first of five full moons in the first degree of their zodiac sign, so between now and the end of March 2019 new beginnings will be hidden within endings, completion and loss. It may augur a parting of ways as opinions differ and paths diverge.  In struggling to retain our connection with a familiar face, we may overlook the freedom of new directions for everyone. People come and go in life. It’s the nature of relationships – to shift and change, connect and then separate. Honouring the truth of a relationship by letting someone go with grace is as important as forging connections in the first place. With Venus having recently turned direct in Libra many relationships are undergoing a process of recalibration and this full moon supports those who know that times are changing and things simply cannot remain as they were.

A new start is within our grasp, wrapped up in the blanket of loss. People may be drifting from us, beliefs falling away, perceptions shifting. If this is you, let it all go. It is time. Pay attention to where change is overdue in your life and resolve to release the chains that bind you to the past. That every ending contains a new beginning isn’t just an age-old cliché but an abiding truth. This moon exhorts us to honour its wisdom and allow a conscious and open-hearted parting of the ways.

Sarah Varcas

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