Hello lovely ones and happy Full Moon in Gemini!
The last Full Moon of 2017 is a SUPER Full Moon and takes place just hours after Mercury turns officially retrograde for the last time this year....
This is a powerful cosmic combination and alongside other celestial aspects at this time makes for a very intense final Full Moon of 2017.
The Full Moon takes place on Sunday December 3rd at 7.46am PST (adjust for your timezone) at 11 degrees of Gemini (check the chart calculator on my site to see where you have 11 degrees Gemini and therefore the life areas which are being highlighted by La Luna).
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini turns retrograde hours before the Full Moon and Soulstrology says that this makes the focus of this Full Moon even more internal than usual as Mercury retrograde makes us look inward and focus on resolving internal issues so that we can not only move forward but also manifest on the physical plane.
Turning now to the specific aspects of this Full Moon.
The day before the Full Moon, Jupiter (in Scorpio) makes a beautiful harmonious aspect to Neptune (in Pisces).
This aspect is very much still in force at the time of the Full Moon and brings spiritual, creative, romantic and magical energies into play at this lunar event.
This somewhat helps balance the energy of Mercury's retrograde (which is always at its most potent on the day it stations retrograde and direct) as well as the very harsh square aspect made by Neptune (in Pisces) to the Full Moon.
A square aspect is a tense aspect which tends to bring out more of the shadow of that sign or planet and in this case Neptune is right at home in Pisces (Neptune is ruler of Pisces) and the shadow here is of deception, self-delusion, addictions and victim syndrome.
This is the energy being pinged cosmically from the Pisces ruled parts of each of our charts to both the Sagittarius ruled parts of our charts (the Sun is in Sagittarius) and the Gemini zone of our charts which hosts this Full Moon.
This aspect in addition to Mercury's retrograde motion bringing the usual muddles messages and mayhem means that events around this Full Moon may be like a mirage and not as they appear.
Soulstrology consciousness is to take everything with a pinch of salt at this Full Moon.
To try hard not to REact (one of the only RE's that is a Mercury retrograde no and is a general Soulstrology no no!) and instead to sit back and allow the cosmic clouds to pass (or at least for the Full Moon to start to wane a little) and allow for clarity.
We are each encouraged to stay clear headed at this Full Moon (think avoiding escapism and over indulging) in order to navigate it mindfully.
We are also asked to not believe everything we think at this time (because sometimes trickster Mercury can make our minds are biggest foes) and to be very careful with our words and communications (even more so than at usual Full Moons).
Which leads me nicely onto the title of this blog.
Gemini in the natural zodiac is the ruler of the third house of our mind and communication, our 'voice' in all formats.
The shadow of Gemini, which each of us can fall foul to and may be illuminated in the lunar spotlight, is to talk the talk, but not walk the talk.
It is also to gossip and even if not to outright bitch, to unnecessarily talk of others and their business.
It is to be superficial in what we say and do, with our words and actions not matching each other.
I think each of us, if we are honest, are guilty of all or a combo of the above at some point...
The Soulstrology theme of this Full Moon is for us to truly walk our talk.
To say what we mean, and to mean what we say.
I always tell people I coach and mentor that words have energy and so much power.
What we say to ourselves and others and put out into the universe is reflected back to us.
Yet so many of us are poisoning our existences each and everyday.
Ranting and bitching about someone may feel momentarily good (and perhaps even morally justified) but comes with a karmic boomerang that bitch slaps us and leaves us with a bruise and a nasty taste in our mouths!
Superficial conversations may be seemingly harmless but often stop us from experiencing the depth and richness which can come from a real conversation where we are truly focused on the person in front of us (regardless of whether we know them or they are a stranger).
What we say to ourselves daily is the most important conversation we will ever have and many of us are our own worst critic and foe.
We think bad thoughts about ourselves, our lives, the world and this energy reflects back at us!
Some of us may be overly confident, arrogant even, having a daily conversation that frankly feeds the every hungry ego but causes separation from the soul and from others, which over time results in a tough love lesson - sometimes bringing people to their knees so they can be humbled so they become humble.
And probably every single one of us often says what we do not mean and do not mean what we say.
I know I used to be (still am sometimes but I am getting SO much better at it) terrible at not meaning what I said and not saying what I meant, even though it came from a sort of good place.
Let me explain this to you further in case it helps you (I am fine with being the cosmic guinea pig, I have probably made every mistake under the sun so if it helps others for me to share, it was worth it!).
For pretty much all of my life I was a blunt Sagittarius.
I said what I meant, meant what I said but often it was mean.
Not that I meant to be mean but it just came out mean as I was more often than not brutally blunt (hey the truth often hurts and people often aren't ready to hear things but also it wasn't my place to be telling people certain things, even if they were truths!)
Then in 2008 I had my awakening and started some deep spiritual ego work and became a egg shell walking people pleaser totally overcompensating for my prior bluntness and creating a whole new set of issues to deal with.
This all happened until circa 2013.
During those years (and it still happens occasionally but I would say rarely) I would not say what I really meant to people and it would end up biting me on the arse as we say in England (or ass as you all say).
For example, I would not tell someone how I really felt, what I really wanted (or didn't want) and instead would people please in my communications which would end up displeasing me and usually end up with me having a meltdown at some point and causing friction with said person (s).
Then I would not mean what I would say.
'Yes, we should totally have lunch/dinner/get drinks' = words.
'I like you but I have no real desire or intention to meet up again' = true thoughts/feelings.
I would also not walk my talk.
`I am going to write a book!'
Two years later. No book writing done. Or so little, it was shameful.
Lesson learned = books don't write themselves.
'I am going to get fit and healthy! I am going to stop over indulging, partying so much and being hedonistic'
Still partied. Didn't exercise. Overindulged. Wondered why I looked and felt like shit.
Lesson learned = you need to STFU and take action and stop yabbering on about what you are going to do and actually DO IT!
These are some small examples but since 2013 I have truly (for the most part, hey I am still a work in progress) said what I mean and meant what I have said.
I have also walked my talk.
I became healthy, dropped bad habits, started taking care of my health - mind, body and soul and stopped talking as much and started doing (in all areas, so for example, I knew I wanted to write as a way of helping people and expressing myself and I have done this consistently and diligently even when it hasn't been easy or I have been tired. And in case you are wondering, yes, I did write a book, but it needs editing/rewrites!)
I stopped being fake nice and making arrangements which I knew I would never keep (or would keep and not enjoy and then feel resentful) and started to be honest and ultimately kinder to myself and others at the outset.
I became accountable to myself and that's when life - after having bitch slapped and sucker punched me for almost two years straight - started to respond lovingly and magically and the blessings started to flow...
I slip now and then as my old people pleaser raises her head and sometimes my actions don't match my words but for the most part, I have changed and life has changed magically too.
Life isn't perfect.
But I am very happy and it is imperfectly perfect and I have no doubt that strengthening my personal integrity by aligning my consciousness, words and actions had a lot to do with that.
So enough about me and now turning to you.
Think carefully about all of the Gemini shadow and be honest with yourself about what shadow you may find yourself slipping into.
How often do you let the shadow of Neptune which rears its head at this Full Moon (self delusion, deception of others) impact your words and communications?
Then ask yourself the following questions.
1) Where and to whom do I not say what I truly mean and why? How does this impact me and my relationships?
2) In what areas of life am I all talk but little, or no walk? Why do I do this and what is the outcome for me?
3) How can I be more honest and soulful with myself and others in my communications?
4) Where am I deceiving myself, even in my own thoughts and conversations with myself, about a person or situation and how is this impacting my life?
5) With whom do I need to have a difficult conversation and why am I putting it off?
6) Am I and if so, how am I, superficial in a less than soulful way in my communications and how does this impact me and others?
7) How can I speak more mindfully with more consciousness so that even lighthearted, fun conversations are healthy and soulful for me and the person I am conversing with?
Answer these questions honestly and you will have the content for your burn and release list....write your list and indulge in a little burn and release ceremony (under the moonlight if you can) and watch the words burn and visualize the energy leaving you and making space for mindful magic.
Full Moon Mantra:
I observe what happens at this Full Moon rather than judging it
I choose my thoughts carefully knowing they form my reality
I respect the energy and power of words and I am mindful and soulful in what I say, to whom and when
I trust myself to think thoughts and speak words which are truthful and serve the highest good of all
I walk my talk knowing that actions speak louder than words
May each of our words align with our consciousness and our actions and may this bring us into alignment with ourselves and the cosmos and help us manifest more what truly serves our highest good and the greater good of all.
And so it is.
Wishing you all a mindful, healing and aligning Full Moon.