- On November 30, 2017
The last full moon of the year takes place on December 3, 2017.Â Full Moons are a time of culmination, endings, release, and healing. Being the final full moon of the year, the energy of the this full moon cycle will provide the wisdom and insight needed to close final chapters, cut ties, and break through barriers that we have been dealing with for some time now.
The moon is a luminary that governs emotional needs, expression, and connections as well as intuition.Â Gemini is a zodiac sign ruled by the element of air and operates on the mental plane.Â The moon and Gemini conduct business differently; when they come together the moonâ€™s need for deep, emotional connection is overpowered by Geminiâ€™s preference for surface connection and information exchange. The full moon in Gemini will help us explore new possibilities and seek new experiences without the need to submerge our self in the experience or be involved with fine details; finding points of connection, intersection, and interest will be enough.Â In many ways, this light-touch approach is a breath of fresh air after spending the last month in Scorpio where things were deep and intense. The light emotional feel of the moon in Gemini can be likened to whip-cream on top of the mounds of heavy emotions that came up during Scorpio season â€“ sweet, pleasant, and definitely a value add.
The theme of this full moon is Looking to Move Forward.Â The looking back will be brought to us via Mercury which goes retrograde around the same time as full moon.Â Like Gemini, Mercury uses the element of air – thinking, and communication.Â Mercury and Gemini are closely related, Mercury rules the zodiac sign Gemini; therefore, Gemini takes cues from Mercury on how to behave.Â To help give more structure to the lesson of Mercury Retrograde, the planet will be in conjunction with Saturn. Saturn teaches responsibility and maturity, its connection with Mercury ensures that we will gain a valuable lesson in our journey into the past.Â Saturn imposes the quality of restriction and being closely linked with Mercury we will experienced restriction in our thoughts, logic, and communication; however, through the restriction we will learn to conceptualize, comprehend, and communicate within ourselves and with others in a different way to be more effective.Â In the uncovering of new insight from past experiences and taking a more mature approach we gain the ability to fully release and heal from the past in order to close the chapter for good.
As Mercury retrograde brings the past into the present, you may be surprised to find that unpleasant feelings related to a person or situation has diminished â€“ you could feel less angry or off-put by the results or actions of the past.
The search for new ideas and information may unfold more like a story line vs. real-life thanks to Neptuneâ€™s co-starring role in the full moon.Â Neptuneâ€™s energy is dreamy, idealistic, fantasy-driven, and creative.Â The planet connects us to spirit, intuition, compassion, and creates a need for harmony and refinement in our expression in order to be well received by others.Â During the full moon, Neptune will be in a difficult aspect to both the sun (identity) and the moon (feelings). Neptuneâ€™s connection with the sun and moon will having us wanting to escape the mundane aspects of life for the freedom and fun of fantasy. The lines could become blurred between what we feel and what we know as we slip on rose-colored glasses and go with the flow of things.
As Mercury retrograde brings the past into the present, you may be surprised to find that unpleasant feelings related to a person or situation has diminished â€“ you could feel less angry or off-put by the results or actions of the past. This is the harmonious and healing quality of Neptune. Â Neptuneâ€™s influence will calm anger and sadness allowing us to find happiness (or at least calmness) in the moment. Â This is the illusion/delusion quality of Neptune â€“ nothing is what it seems, moments of bliss may not last but pleasure and cooperation is more emotionally fulfilling than disagreements.
Visiting the past is ok, as long as we donâ€™t dwell too long.Â Thankfully, the moon in Gemini doesnâ€™t care to dwell anywhere for too long. The gift of this full moon will allow us to revisit the past in search of information, ideas, and themes that are still connected to the present in a way that is preventing us from fully moving forward. This includes things that we thought we cleared away (enter old relationships and situations that we walked away from without properly closing the door).Â This time however, we will be looking at an old situations through a new lens. Neptuneâ€™s positive connection with optimistic, higher-minded Jupiter holds a tremendous energy of compassion and acceptance; exactly what is needed to let go of big hurt, pain, and disappointment with love and understanding.Â After insight is gleaned, the moon in Geminiâ€™s light and free-flowing energy will allow us to take what we need from the situation and then quickly move-on.
Uranus will help us quickly connect the dots and uncover relevant facts and truths that were not as obvious before.Â This mental clarity will further support necessary closures and removal of blockages.
On the topic of moving on, As Mercury retrograde brings the past into the present, you may be surprised to find that unpleasant feelings related to a person or situation has diminished â€“ you could feel less angry or off-put by the results or actions of the past. Â Uranusâ€™ connection to Mercury will bring sudden insight, revel hidden information, and even evolve logic and rational. Meanwhile, Uranusâ€™ connection to impulsive, action oriented Mars could result in clashes, disruptions, outburst, and even accidents. In relation to full moon energy, when the lesson from the past reveals itself, Uranus will help us quickly connect the dots and uncover relevant facts and truths that were not as obvious before.Â This mental clarity will further support necessary closures and removal of blockages.
Over the past few months the universe has been breaking emotional connections to what doesnâ€™t serve us while helping heal the wound of that emotional separation.Â This full moon in Gemini, an air sign, will focus on our mentality, separating us from outdated beliefs and mindsets while shining light on new concepts and ideologies to replace the ones we are leaving behind. At last our head and heart will begin to feel aligned – freed from the past and focused on the future. The energy of a full moon lasts for about 2 weeks and Mercury will be retrograde for 3 weeks meaning the energy of the full moon and Mercury retrograde will shift around the last week of December just in time for the New Year.