Gemini seeks out information, learns through varied experiences and a variety of interactions. Gemini wants to talk, to know everyone’s business, to hear everyone’s story, to be on the move from one delicious titbit of life to another without pausing for breath. Armed with this knowledge, Gemini endeavours to piece all this together to create something understandable, like reading one word after the next creates a linear sentence. Gemini and its ruler Mercury are ultimately about making connections.
But at this Full Moon, the problem is that we have a 2 + 2 = 5 scenario with the Moon playing right into the hands of the almost perfect first Saturn-Neptune square. The square to Neptune suggests that what we think we know is not necessarily the truth – and the truth itself can be manipulated depending on how that information is presented. You only need to compare two different newspapers to see how one story can look very different depending upon the bias of the paper, even if the basic details are the same. Beliefs colour what we think we know. Propaganda may be rife around this Moon.
Full Moon in Gemini November 2015 – Chart
With the Sun in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn and Moon ruler Mercury, the facts are at odds with the truth; the information we have doesn’t match what we believe; a depth of understanding produces a very different picture from bare facts. Nothing can be taken on face value. Everything needs serious consideration. The emphasis on mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) means that things are in flux and it’s very wise to take your time before making important decisions and choices. As Gemini is the sign of duality, this lunation may also raise inner conflicts for examination.
With the Moon opposing Saturn however, we might not want to know the truth. Maybe the truth feels too harsh, too TRUE, too real and we’d prefer the fairy story that Neptune might be telling instead. We need to get clear on what we think because our thoughts create reality.
We need to ask questions, carefully and honestly – of others and ourselves. With Saturn opposite the Moon, it could be all too easy to find ourselves looking for information that simply reinforces what we already think rather than opening up to all possibilities. As Neptune is at the apex of this t-square, we are challenged to let go of idealism and encouraged to use our intuition. Our gut instincts can sense the truth, even when it is carefully hidden behind a lie.
The Saturn-Neptune square sets reality against fantasy but as this is a square aspect, we must give time and attention to both planets, taking the best of their qualities to manifest our dreams. Somehow we must learn to walk with one foot in the world of spirit and one foot in the material world. Saturn says we can’t just have faith it’ll all work out. We must do something to bring it into being. Neptune says what we do in the world must have meaning.
Whilst this Gemini Moon may be strained, whilst we may not really know what to think at all, the tensions here push us to ask the necessary questions in order to begin this tough journey. It’s about learning to make a connection that produces true understanding. Our minds may be bewitched, bothered and bewildered by the impressions we are receiving but the trine to Mars in Libra suggest that we must focus efforts on togetherness and agreement rather than divides. We must be proactive about keeping our balance in these unsettling times.
The Full Moon is on the Sabian symbol :-
Holly And Mistletoe Reawaken Old Memories Of Christmas
There is a nostalgia contained within this symbol and we may be tempted to romanticise the past, especially with the Neptune connection. Sometimes it’s too easy to think it was better way back when. Saturn is determined to make us face and accept the reality but that doesn’t mean we have to lose the magic.
With this symbol, there is something delicate and beautiful knotted between the tough tensions of this chart. Whilst we cannot be led astray by wishful thinking, there is something to be said for the togetherness, hope and light that Christmas symbolically portrays, regardless of our personal faiths and practices. If we can focus our minds on what brings us together, rather than on what divides us, we may be able to see past the illusions and change our story altogether.