Time to See: Full Moon in Gemini
Full Moon in Gemini on November 23rd 2018
Venus is now direct and even though her shadow still lingers, things have become clearer. Over the past 40 days and 40 nights we have been tested in our relationships, the one with the self and with others. Yet, the final day that Venus goes direct on November16th our dear friend Mercury will go into Retrograde in Scorpio. Again, another dive into the Scorpio world, to learn about our habitual and ancestral thought patterns keeping us stuck in this paradigm.
This Full Moon is in Gemini which is ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the Gods and since Scorpio will be the ruler, we will be listening to the Gods of the underworld. We often fear, what is hidden within us, desires that feel unspeakable, addictive thoughts that keep us thirsty, or the lack of trust in our abilities. We will learn what information our inner mind craves and how to unblock what has been stuck for ages. The Full Moon illuminates what is buried deep within the psyche and is our time to witness what needs to be healed.
Gemini carries within it the duality, night and day, give and take, within itself it is two ideas, two ways of being, that somehow co-exist in the same body. The appearance or charm is never what it truly means within, maybe there is more love to be shared and to shy to admit it. Or maybe there is foul play, trying to manipulate or control how things should be. Whatever side its on, they are both right, for they are all expressions of the self. Since Gemini will also be influenced by Scorpio, we will be able to transform and shape-shift into new forms. The mind can play tricks on what we perceive to be real but when we return back to the body, back to the soul of all things than are we reminded of our true source energy.
This will be an important time to focus the mind on forgiveness and gratitude of the past and what has not yet been born. Its not easy, speaking out forbidden needs or having thoughts that seem from a dark past. They are alive but not part of you, they are part of the great mystery that wants to show us what we are capable of, so we can choose another way. Our greatest power is to be thankful for all that has arrived and be blessed for the endings that gave us life.
Full Moon Mantra
I forgive what came before
I know what must happen now
I trust in what will become.
Full Moon Ritual
Its not easy to forgive. To forgive yourself for things you didn’t know you could change or the people that have given you pain. Yet, the freedom is in the release of holding on to the past, to what no longer serves your path. Under the Full Moon write a Forgiveness Letter to your past self, this could be from a past life or a earlier memory. Than write a letter to someone that you need to forgive, tell them everything and more. Read these letters out loud in front of a flame. When finished burn them and set them free. Place the ashes in flowing water, cleansing out your emotional streams. At the end say “Blessed be“ 3 times and than say “So Mote it be.“
Nicole O’Byrne is a Transformation Coach using the tools of Astrology, Tarot, Sound Healing and Ritual to connect her clients back to their magic and cosmic selves. She facilitates soul initiations and leads transformation workshops around the world. www.inner-doorways.com