NOVEMBER 22, 2018

On November 22, 2018, at 9:39pm PST, at 00 degrees, 52 minutes of Gemini, the Moon will reach its peak.

Under the light of the Full Moon we are drawn to look up. We gaze at the light and something within us responds energetically…emotionally.  The Full Moon’s energy also draws us to something deep within us that needs acknowledgment and expression, even if to ourselves.  

The Full Moon is a time to consciously work with the energy within and in our lives. It is a time when we realize our deepest feelings about something or someone in our lives. It is the culmination of the lunar cycle which can be reflected in emotional closure and the importance of moving forward, as well as the satisfaction of completing some project or goal. It is nature engaging our heart and soul in the cycle of life.

Gemini is an air sign with a quick energy that is all about communication. Perception. Gemini enjoys stimulating diverse and changing life experiences.  Gemini is curious and asks questions, understanding that the answers may change. When healthy, Gemini energy remains radically open minded and ready to talk and very importantly listen. To remain flexible and adaptable, sharing and comparing ideas and information. Keeping the flow going to decipher what is real and what is not. When Gemini gets off course is when there is information overload, where one becomes emotionally and mentally scattered. When deeply off course, Gemini can fall into a trap of shutting the door to new ideas or information or twisting them into a personal version of truth; that in fact may not be. 

Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini is now retrograde in the sign of Sagittarius. Mercury retrograde quite often creates computer problems, snags in communication as well as delays in sometimes pressing situations. The gift in Mercury retrograde is the reminder to take a moment, especially before speaking or making decisions. To reflect on how we feel, think and what our next step should be. As Sagittarius is a sign that seeks movement, growth and faith in life, we are given a few weeks to look at the ways in which we would like to stretch further into life. To look at and possibly re-discover or re-define our biggest hopes and dreams. To reconnect and claim our values and faith that life is worth it.  

This Moon will facilitate an active thought process and conversation. At 0 degrees of Gemini there is an energy of newness and initiative that can move our thoughts and deep emotional sharing in ways that may have become stuck.  

Transiting Jupiter, now in its own sign of Sagittarius, intensifies the fire dynamic of growth, hope, and faith in life. This strong configuration promotes expansion, generosity as well as the ongoing search for what we believe in. Our values. Individually and collectively for the next year, Jupiter takes us on a spiritual quest for meaning. 

November 22, 2018, in the US is Thanksgiving Day.  A holiday that has deeply wounded roots, yet also offers us a day when we can come together in gratitude and enjoy good food and the company of family and friends in the spirit of sharing and healing.    

On this day, can we embrace our differences as we honor the love we have for each other? Can we bring this out into the greater community to create bonds based on our shared humanity?  

Can we change our hearts and minds to create a better, more life sustaining and honorable world? Possibly today, and everyday in gratitude and an open heart and mind, we can bring more healing to others and our Mother Earth; creating a world where we all feel accepted, valued and safe. 

In deepest gratitude…. 

Be Well ~ Be Love