Gemini Full Moon
Wednesday, Dec 7
8:08 pm PDT / 11:08 pm EDT
A Full Moon is upon us, casting it's strange weird spell on our bodies and minds. The Gemini Full Moon brings out our curiosity and the impulse to learn, know and inform. It's conjoined to Mars retrograde who stirs up internalized irritability, impatience and impulsiveness.
This Full Moon illuminates what our Mars in Gemini journey is about, however, this is only part 2 in a 3 part story. Mars was direct at 16 Gemini on September 20, is now retrograding over that degree and will go direct over this same degree on Feb 20, 2023.
Mars in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) activates the mind and communication in ways that can trigger verbal reactions, defensiveness, shiny object syndrome and multitasking busy-ness. During Mars retrograde it can overshoot or undershoot the mark, be indirect or internalize anger.
During Mars retrograde he who throws the first punch may eventually lose as Mars tends to 'backfire' on the aggressor. This may not be true in every case, but it's worth observing how the impulses of aggression and assertion are playing out during the rx period.
Neptune has recently turned direct and is in a wide square to the Full Moon, which may add to the confusion and delusion of conflicts or misunderstandings. As the Sun applies to square Neptune on Dec 14, the sense of otherworldliness continues to rise, yet so can the opportunity for compassion and escape.
Mars retrograde is an opportunity to experiment with our instincts. Look back to September, was there something you wanted to learn, take action on or was a conflict brewing? Now is a time to pivot and try out different courses of action. After Mars turns direct January 12, you'll have more wisdom and experience in how to take your particular adventure forward.