Full Moon in Gemini December 2019 - Compassionate Self Observation
Happy Full Moon, sister! We're honored to have Astrologer Katya Weiss-Andersson here on the GoddessCeremony Team sharing her astrology insights for this Full Moon in Gemini!
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Early Thursday morning- or late Wednesday night, depending on your time zone- our moon hits fullness in the buzzing sign of Gemini. The Sun, of course, is still about mid-way through Sagittarius season, and the combination of Gemini and Sagittarius energy AND a full moon can be a lot at once. Gemini is witty, social, clever, fast-paced and sometimes duplicitous or lacking integrity; Sagittarius is bold, adventurous, fun, also clever and fast-paced, and sometimes commitment-phobic and reckless. If you’re feeling a lot of intensity this week, you’re not alone.
Like the Sun, our communication ruler Mercury is moving through Sagittarius, making us feel a little more blunt and opinionated than usual. For folks who tend toward timidity or perhaps need to do some third chakra work, this transit can be helpful in boosting self-advocacy and speaking their truth. Folks who are naturally more vocal and reactive, on the other hand, may need to take this time to curb any impulses to lash out (especially since Mars is currently in Scorpio!) or step out of bounds with unsolicited advice. It takes a lot of self-awareness to know what you need to make of this energy, but mindfulness is key here. In order to cultivate that mindfulness, we have to slow down and observe our urges, thoughts and feelings.
Venus, Saturn and Pluto are all conjunct one another in Capricorn, and what means is that in the midst of the fun Sagittarius and social butterfly Gemini energy, we have some serious dynamics emerging in the realm of our relationships. Maybe a friendship dynamic has taken an unexpectedly heavy turn, or maybe a romantic or familial relationship, or a combination of the above. Suddenly, it’s hard to keep things light; there’s something that needs to be attended to. Pluto wants to get to the bottom of things, Saturn wants to do the work to make things better in a lasting way, and all of that is ultimately good. If you know the relationship doesn’t have the potential to become a mutually healthy and worthwhile dynamic again (or maybe it never was), feel free to leave it behind and let go of any guilt around that boundary-setting. Otherwise, release the urge to keep things superficial and fake-fine; this conjunction is here to help you and the other person get to the other side of whatever is feeling heavy.
Jupiter is also in Capricorn, meaning that this is the time to be on your grind in the name of making your dreams come true. Fulfilling your karmic destiny, reaching your highest good fortune, bringing forth abundance in alignment with your purpose- all of that takes not just vision and surrender, but devoted step-by-step effort. What is/are the next right step(s) for you to take today? Tomorrow? The next day?
To make this full moon even more special, Chiron stations direct after a long retrograde. This is our checkpoint to examine what we have we learned about our wounds. Which wounds still need some healing, where do they come from, and what can we do to bring extra tenderness around them? How can healing from those biggest wounds launch us into playing a (healthy and well-boundaried) healing role for others and the world?
Throughout the past week, many of us have been feeling especially anxious or “off,” and that’s okay. We may be feeling particularly self-critical or putting a lot of pressure on ourselves; remember that that gets in the way of taking those next right steps. The full moon will form a square to Neptune, which makes us particularly sensitive and perhaps even a bit irrational. What grounding practices can we put in place to put one foot in front of the other?
This full moon has a lot going on, and it’s no need to retreat into hermit mode, but rather to level up in our compassionate self-observation and self-regulation. From our communication to our relationships, our work visions and our healing, the level of consciousness with which we take each step will determine how successful that step will be.
Three Ways to Celebrate this Full Moon:
(it’s all journal prompts this week!)
1) Journal about any relationship(s) that are feeling heavy or tense. Explore the different dynamics of that relationship- is there an imbalanced sense of give and take, is there a sense of unspoken resentment coming from one or both sides, is there a problematic pattern coming up again and again? As you work through the rational elements of what next steps can be taken, allow yourself to fully feel any emotions coming up.
2) Journal about what visions you most want to bring to life through your work in the world- a book, an organization, anything- and create a list of practical steps you can begin to take to bring them into reality. Get really serious about what dreams you are and aren’t willing to allocate the time and energy to follow through on.
3) Learn about Chiron, the wounded healer archetype, and journal about which wounds have felt particularly potent to you in changing the course of your work in the world. Allow yourself to feel any emotions that come up, from grief over the particular wound and its origin, to empowerment or compassion. No feeling that comes up here is wrong.
Happy Full Moon!
Katya Weiss-Andersson -GoddessCeremony Astrologer-
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About the Astrologer~
Katya Weiss-Andersson offers resources for holistic wellness through multiple modalities. As a plant-based chef, she caters retreats and events across the United States. As a RYT-200 yoga teacher and kirtan artist, she teaches yoga asana and
Bhakti music. She works with astrology, plants, movement, sound and intersectional queer theory as tools for healing on the individual and community level. Her writing on food and wellness has been published on GoddessCeremony, Greatist and others and her website is katyaweissandersson.com. She is the proud mom of one plant and one queer kickball league in Durham, NC.