This Full Moon certainly has some sparkle to it, lifting us out of the intensity and heaviness of the past month or so! We are officially in Sagittarius season now, with the Sun, Mercury and Venus all travelling through this enthusiastic, cheerful and fun loving sign. Woo hoo! Not that this Moon is without its challenges, but just that it is a bit more lively and upbeat and not so emotionally intense. It is quite likely that this Moon will involve a lot of chatter and interaction with others. It is supported by Uranus, the Great Awakener, which could add some quite exciting, electrical energy to the picture, while it is being challenged by Chiron, the Wounded Healer, which could force some of our wounds and insecurities out into the open so we can talk about them. In the meantime the Pluto Uranus square is building in strength in the background, bringing about change and transformation on a very deep level, both personally and collectively. This Moon seems to be asking us to think about what we need to change and take the plunge ourselves, rather than ignoring it and having change hit us around the face!
The Moon is in versatile, chatty, curious Gemini, sitting directly opposite the Sun in optimistic, adventurous and freedom loving Sagittarius. Full Moons ask us to find the balance between the energy of the two signs and in this case we have Gemini’s quick witted ability to engage and gather information compared to Sagittarius’s search for the truth and meaning in life. Gemini is very curious and wants to learn about everything but can get bogged down in too many details, while Sagittarius can see the truth of the matter and concentrates on the bigger picture. Gemini is a very rational sign and looks at the hard facts, while Sagittarius is more intuitive and sees the deeper meaning behind the data or facts. There is a lot of monkey mind chatter with Gemini energy, while Sagittarius energy is more straightforward, silent and direct. Gemini represents the city and is quite sophisticated and street smart, while Sagittarius is the countryside and can be quite blunt and coarse. There is a sense of diversity to Gemini and a sense of simplicity to Sagittarius. Gemini is logical and likes to figure things out, while Sagittarius is based on faith and belief. The polarity between these two signs highlights any lack of balance between our right and left brain, or higher mind and lower mind, or our rational or intuitive selves. Do we favour one more than the other?
Full Moons tend to bring anything up that has been bubbling below the surface in the weeks beforehand. The Moon represents our unconscious, instinctive, irrational, emotional, habitual tendencies and when it is full we may have less control over these tendencies and anything that may have been bothering us may come spilling out with less of a filter than usual! During this Moon we must be aware that while the Gemini energy will make it easy to talk about whatever comes up, we must use our Sagittarius energy and sit with the feelings for a while rather than over-analysing them. Emotions aren’t rational so it is important to honour them rather than trying to rationalise them. Gemini can get quite scattered and we could feel a bit all over the place during this Moon, so it is important to centre ourselves and slow down. Underneath all of the Gemini chatter is the Sagittarian truth.
Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, is in Sagittarius sitting right next to the Sun during this Moon, which will add to the lively, communicative energy and will also help us have a more expansive, philosophical viewpoint. Mercury in Sagittarius is forward thinking and able to see the bigger picture. We may find ourselves “thinking big” during this Moon and it is likely that it will be a very sociable, jovial time. We won’t hold back about sharing our thoughts with others, that’s for sure! Jupiter, Sagittarius’ ruler, is stationing direct the day after this Moon, getting ready to go retrograde on the 9th of December. This means that his energy is stronger than usual and Jupiter in Leo wants us to open up and expand our self-expression and creativity. He invites us to get in touch with our inner child, take some risks and playfully express who we really are! As children plunge head first into whatever they decide to do next, so must we! No hesitation or holding back!
Uranus, the Great Awakener, Rebel and Revolutionary, is forming a positive aspect to the Sun, Moon and Mercury, adding a hint of excitement to this Moon and somewhat of an electrical charge. Uranus in Aries wants to awaken us to our own unique potential and purpose and during this Moon we could have some amazing epiphanies, insights, realisations and breakthroughs. We could also come up with some ideas which are quite off the wall and unusual. Uranus helps us to think outside the box. Mars has also just gone into Aquarius and so we are being asked to be brave enough to stand out in the crowd in all of our glory! Mars is in Uranus’s sign, Aquarius, while Uranus is in Mars’s sign, Aries. This means they are in mutual reception, which strengthens the revolutionary energy and urges us to break out of the mould and try something new on for size. Comfortable ruts will not be tolerated! We all have a something special that we are here to do that is unique to us and it is more than time to step up to the plate!
The Pluto Uranus square is getting very close to being exact and this Moon gives us an opportunity to be brave and bold, taking risks and stepping outside of our comfort zones of our own accord rather than having change forced upon us. The energy of the Square means that powerful changes are taking place on a very deep level, both personally and on a global level and the best we can do for ourselves is ride the waves rather than resisting them. This Moon could help us realise what needs to change in order for us to be more fully ourselves. Over the past few years we have been slowly shedding our old selves and stepping into the truth of who we are and while this is unfamiliar territory and not very comfortable at times, it is time to take another step forward before we get pulled along by the tide! Resistance is futile!
Chiron in Pisces is challenging the Sun, Moon and Mercury during this Moon, making us all feel very human indeed. Our frailties, vulnerabilities, weaknesses and insecurities may be quite obvious to us and could make us feel a little less confident than usual. It could also be a good time for clearing outworn beliefs about ourselves and life that are holding us back, allowing some deep healing to occur. Messages that we received when we were very young can cause us to believe all sorts of things which aren’t appropriate! There is something quite beautiful about this aspect, even though it has the potential to bring some pain to the fore, because it brings a sense us people sharing their wounds with one another and allowing their more human, vulnerable side to show itself. It is important not to be too hard on ourselves during this Moon and to show ourselves as much love, compassion and forgiveness as we would our friends or loved ones. We can be so hard on ourselves!
My sense is that this Moon could bring up some collective and ancestral wounds to be healed as well, not just personal ones. Pisces represents universal consciousness after all. We all carry within us the wounds of humanity through the ages as well as feeling whatever pain people are feeling elsewhere on this planet at the moment. We are all connected and what happens to one happens to all. We may not be conscious of it but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
Overall this Moon definitely has a light hearted, party-like atmosphere to it with lively, sociable Gemini and fun loving, jovial Sagittarius being such a big part of the picture! Not only that, but jolly Jupiter in Leo is inviting us to find the part of ourselves who likes to play and fully express all that we are. Together with Uranus he is urging us to have the faith to move forward and take risks and not be afraid to be utterly ourselves, even if it means sticking out a bit. Uranus and Chiron could also clear away and heal any old beliefs that might be holding us back from embodying our truth. We now really need to believe in ourselves and our higher purpose and make a deeper commitment to the new self that has been emerging. There is a sense that we are being given an opportunity to make a leap of faith and step outside of our comfort zones of our own accord. If we don’t, something might happen to force the necessary changes and that will be far more uncomfortable! This Moon could make it all too apparent what needs to change and what we need to let go of in order to do so. There are things that we want for ourselves that would definitely help us move forward and grow. The question is, are we brave enough to make them happen?