𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗠𝗼𝗼𝗻
On 7th December at 11:08pm E.T. so 8th Dec for Asia/Europe Sun and Moon will oppose each other forming a full moon at 16º02’ Gemini. This full moon will conjunct the retrograde Mars with earth standing between Mars and Sun in the once in 26 months Mars opposition when Mars shines brightest and has just been closest to earth on 1st Dec. Red fiery Mars visible in the night sky. brings its influence in a very explosive manner during this opposition. We already see the build up to this point with repressed anger, drive, energy, heat, inflammation boiling to surface and it’s physically visible in Mars dominant individuals. Full Moon will occult this charged up Mars during this explosive opposition with our emotions clearly reflecting and needing an outlet of repressed anger, emotions, drive and inflammation. This is one pissed off full moon I have to say though pissed off is just another kind of drive and energy which is ofcourse going to be used to close chapters, come to conclusions, clearly state our stance and finding an outlet of many many years of repressed anger, emotions, drive, ambition.
Overall themes of Gemini full moon that come to focus for action, completion and possible enlightenment over next two weeks :
𝙼𝚒𝚗𝚍, 𝚗𝚎𝚠𝚜, 𝚖𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚊, 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚜𝚔𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚜, 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚎𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜, 𝚙𝚞𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚜𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚙𝚒𝚝𝚌𝚑, 𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜, 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚗’𝚜 𝚎𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚝 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚙𝚜, 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚝𝚎𝚌𝚑 𝚍𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚌𝚎𝚜 (𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎, 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚞𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚌𝚊𝚛, 𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚌𝚜), 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝, 𝚛𝚘𝚊𝚍𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜/𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜/𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚕 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚌𝚎𝚜, 𝚜𝚒𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 & 𝚋𝚒𝚛𝚍𝚜, 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜 & 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚜. 𝙳𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚎, 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝, 𝚙𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚙𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚘𝚙𝚑𝚢/𝚐𝚘𝚊𝚕/𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐/𝚎𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚒𝚜𝚑 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚢, 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕 𝚍𝚘𝚌𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚊 𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚖𝚖𝚒𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗/𝚕𝚎𝚐𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚙𝚝. 𝙼𝚊𝚗𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚒𝚏 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎𝚜, 𝚟𝚎𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚕𝚎 𝚖𝚎𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚔𝚍𝚘𝚠𝚗, 𝚎𝚡𝚌𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚢 𝚘𝚛 𝚍𝚛𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚠𝚒𝚗𝚍/𝚠𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚒𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚜.
𝚃𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚊𝚝, 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍𝚎𝚛, 𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜, 𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚜, 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚍, 𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚜𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚖 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎
Mars retrograde happens once every two years, we had the last one in Aries from 9th Sept to 13 Nov 2020. There are always lessons carried forward from last Mars retrograde especially on how we are using our energy and how we are going about getting what we love. Desires, angst, anger thats deeply suppressed due to upbringing, past events, self control they come out into conscious realisation during Mars retrograde. Passive aggressive elements come out to play in the open in active aggressive ways. This is harming you, this is hurting your insides, this is burning your drive, this is dissipating whatever is left of your passion, this is not your passion, you forgot what is passion, this is what used to rev you up, thats where your libido went, that might be a better use of your physical strength and energy, you have physical strength and energy – use it – these inner dialogues walk rampant over us in Mars retrograde. Mars marks brute force of cutting off stuff and it also marks sometime acute diseases that arise from repressed anger. Recognition of both comes over the first half of retrograde journey which we have been on since Mars went retrograde on 30 Oct at 25º37’ Gemini. On surface it might just seem our drive towards the themes of the house where Gemini is placed waned. But thats what it is – a surface event. Deep down a lot more is being thrown at us in form of some pockets of explosive anger or inflammation flaring and blasting on our face like hidden land mines in unexpected manners and they are over issues long gone, forgotten and we thought forgiven but guess not.
As we approach Sun opposition to Mars during this full moon on 8th we come to realisations on what we have been burying deep down and what cannot we contained. Mid Oct 2020 was when you reached that moment in last Mars retrograde cycle but in Aries. This is felt similar but applies to different aspects of our life. This is very much about being vocal about what truly we want, what bothers us, what needs to be spoken out loud, how we use our words for or against ourselves, where misplaced anger is not helping us as this misplaced anger shows up in words which make us lose things we do want in life. Sun Mars opposition normally brings conflict to head and a decision is made even if we do not engage in a physically or verbally explosive situation (highly likely) – this decision in our mind helps us conclude a conflict we have been silently or passive aggressively raging within for many many years. Mars doesn’t go retrograde in a specific sign very often – last retrograde in Gemini was in Dec 2007 – 15 years back and it didn’t even cover these degrees of Gemini though if you do have planets or points within 3–4º of 24/25º Gemini so 20º-30º Gemini you could have some unfinished business from that time coming to life in this cycle.
Mars retrograde cycle also helps us figure out where we are wasting our energy. You could be brave and keep at a situation which isn’t bearing any fruit for way too long without this regular clean up of our physical energy. Waning interest during retrograde cycle from 30 Oct 2022 to 12 Jan 2023 should help us figure out what’s commercially viable, stimulating and enriching to our minds / skills. And where we are wasting our breath. If you have burned yourself out physically in pursuit of something or someone that exhaustion shows up asking – is it worth it ? Our aggressive persistency towards a fruitless goal is usually cut out during this opposition on 8th Dec with the full moon showing clear physical separation and emotional moving on from something that once could have been what we thought our fated path. North Node was in Gemini in 2021 specifically from May 2020 to Jan 2022 and over this period we together initiated a massive reskilling and many new intellectually stimulating paths were opened in multiple directions through accelerated fated events. Around Feb 2021 if you initiated one such interest or pursuit which we thought was your fated path – you might find it coming to conclusion. It doesn’t necessarily mean that path is given up completely but yes there is a clear change in our direction of pursuit from what we started end Feb 2021 – June 2021. Sometimes it just means a project initiated back then comes to logical completion – more likely with the cumulative testosterone waning we might get more real about both the goal and shift our approach to get there.
Themes of Gemini initiation by zodiac were covered in my June 2021 videos which I am sharing below for you to review and refresh – click on “solar eclipse” in timestamps for most relevant portion of reading
Normally it would take Mars to go direct and walk this walk again around Feb 2023 for the visible action to be evident on what and how we are moving away from our old modus operandi or project or person or whatever you are concluding, cutting off, moving forward from. But you in your heart and emotions know what is a done deal and needs to happen. The two houses of Gemini and Sagittarius are brought back into balance with this as well. If we have been wasting our energy in minor things, minor fights, minor annoyances, minor projects versus pursuing the higher goal, taking the higher path, looking at the big picture versus getting lost in details – we might be asked to pay attention to be sure that minor isnt taking major time. That you are not just burning fuel, you are also travelling the miles from where you were. That you are not underselling your own drive by aiming too low. Cause it takes the same energy to aim low and live a disappointing sub par result. or aim to the best of your capability & try as hell to get it. So if you have lost the big picture in small annoyances, something someone will tap on your shoulder and remind you – Dude you lost the plot. Bring it back into balance and that could mean cleaning out the weeds especially of things that are taking energy of your words and mind. Brain fuel like all fuel is limited, whats exhausting it ? Before we would acknowledge that its not worth the exhaustion – we might be pushed to an exhaustive end by it. The wits end moment usually comes with such full moon, I wont sugar coat it cause Dude you would miss the plot if you blame another person, a thing, an age, a planet, the moon for it. You didn’t want to fight this fight, you wanted to avoid this conversation – tough luck cause its here. So own your brain fuel and if something has been leaking it handle it. Uranus would be making a quincunx with Sun at the time of full moon – this makes this full moon so so restlessness for change. But its like you cannot move forward materially without handling this thing thats messing up your thinking. You would also have a part of you saying why cannot we just go back to old ways cause we knew how money is made there, how relationships are handled, how houses are built – duck, avoid, rinse repeat – hard luck – cant do this time. Why did you have to go through past two years if thats what we were going to do… go back. Compromise. Your vision and thinking needs change. This is a mutable full moon with need for action to change the way forward.
Sometimes you have to try many things to know what fits and sometimes the same goal requires us to change our approach many times to decide the right way to it. Quincunx screams detour and sometimes delays. This delay most likely deals specifically with delay in monetisation of a goal, physical manifestation of a big vision, immigration or nationalisation or travel delays sometimes costing us dearly. Combine a restless moon with a possible announcement of delay. Its like a person stuck on the airport with a family member stuck with them but they do have something they have been avoiding talking of. There is no way they would have been pushed to talk about it unless they were stuck in a room for hours forced to talk due to that delay. The vision you haven’t been able to physically manifest or face delays in – may be there is a version of it thats more for you versus the one you have been running after since Feb 2021. Some things to think about.
This full moon is conjunct fixed star Rigel which is linked to wealth, material achievements – ideas that could create that could be coming to focus with this full moon as you edit your approach to the skills or ideas or goals originated in 2021. Will power and drive towards action is embedded in this star and degree. This is the first actional degree of Gemini which means an idea is acted upon. But possibly with a changed approached with the new found knowledge your detour or delay offered you. With elements of Mars Jupiter – it’s not small action – its massive incredible action sometimes dramatised with the warning of avoiding actions done for sake of vanity. This star and degree also very much emphasises self made wealth and self made people – its considered a beneficial star for enterprise / self established businesses and usually seen emphasised in charts of strong willed people with love of action.
Rigel the fixed star attached to this full moon also points to projects or pursuits linked to education, bringing knowledge to others in some ways which expands people’s perspective. But as this feeling sometimes translates to my perspective is right and yours wrong, conflict over clash of perspectives especially between conventional and unconventional follows. Try to not force your perspective though we would be tempted. This degree sometimes implies that people would try to convert others to their ideas through physical action or dramatising the concept. I understand Mike Pence (16º Gemini Sun) e.g. is on a book tour. As long as that drama isn’t actually repressed anger, aggression or agenda, it could be actually fun to involve people in your idea this way. You can sell anything as long as you are in awareness of the Mars aggressive which invariable comes like hidden land mines to surface not so silently whispering “You are right why back out” leading to conflict. Duality of Gemini allows us to use this well if we are in awareness of this voice. You would be waiting another decade to have a Mars retrograde in Gemini so there is a purpose to this voice, provided we don’t loose the plot by using major energy on small things or conflicts. Find the bigger reason beyond current moment if anger comes up. Rudhyar described this degree as “A passionate response to a deeply felt new experience”. If something has moved us emotionally, we might use this energy to convince others of that experience, cause or project but its not purely facts and figures – there are emotions attached to this pitch, something we feel deeply about.
Mars remains the dominant influence with this moon so our nervous system would be overstimulated, words would be flying faster than we can take back, people would be selling whatever they can sell to other, mechanical breakdowns due to hurry are possible. Rapid mental pictures are stimulative but manage the overstimulation of nervous system and heat/inflammation/flying off the handle aspect of it. Under licensed medical practitioner try to handle flare ups if any of asthma, bronchitis, any mental challenges due to overstimulation of nervous system.
*𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚋𝚘𝚍𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚘 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚒𝚗𝚓𝚞𝚛𝚢 𝚍𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚜𝚑𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚜. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚍𝚘𝚎𝚜𝚗’𝚝 𝚊𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕, 𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚌 𝚘𝚛 𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚊𝚍𝚟𝚒𝚌𝚎.