FULL MOON IN GEMINI ON NOVEMBER 23, 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, both with the self and with others. Yet, the final
day that Venus goes direct on November 16th, 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 minds crave and how to unblock what has been stuck for ages. The full moon
illuminates what is buried deep within the psyche and marks a 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 coexist in the same body. The appearance or charm is never what it truly means within.
Maybe there is more love to be shared. Or maybe there is foul play trying to manipulate or control how things
should be. Whatever side it is on, both are 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 to the body, back to the soul of all things, then we are
reminded of our true source of 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. It is not easy to speak aloud 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 to 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
It is 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 an earlier memory. Then write a letter to someone that you need to forgive—tell them
everything and more. Read these letters aloud in front of a flame. When finished, burn the letters
and set them free. Place the ashes in flowing water to cleanse your emotional streams. At the end, say
“blessed be” three times, then say, “so mote it be.”