December 13, 2016 we will have a full moon in Gemini. This will take place while the sun is still in Sagittarius. Gemini is the sign of the twins – two faces, two sides. It is an air sign ruled by Mercury – the chatty fast moving planet. Gemini is all about communication, both talking and listening, and determining where you stand with the information you receive. Geminis are intellectual signs, good with their mind. And, as you might expect, good with communication. Use this moon to focus on the impact of your words. Release and let go of old ways of communicating with others. And also with the dialogue you use with yourself.
There are also a lot of other aspects and transits affecting this moon. There is a trine to Mars (which is in Aquarius), and a sextile to Uranus (in Aries) and a trine to Jupiter (in Libra). There’s also an opposition to Saturn. All of this may bring about surprises within relationships – anytime Uranus is involved and Libra is involved. And because all these planets and signs are involved, all of us will be affected in some way. This can also stir up change within ourselves. After all, the most intimate relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.
Mercury is in shadow and will go retrograde on December 19, 2016. There is also the transit of the sun from Sagittarius into Capricorn with the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016. Simply put, we can all expect shifts in our lives. We move from the fiery, dashing, optimistic sign of Sagittarius into the grounded, centered sign of Capricorn. That grounded energy may be a good time for us to “re” things in our lives. Review, revise, realign. Mercury retrograde encourages us to do this three or four times a year. And as we get ready to close out 2016 and enter 2017, let’s take the time to go over the past year, find that stillness within ourselves and embrace 2017.
That full moon in Gemini, asks both you and I, communicate well with heart and mind, always be fair, gracious and kind…