The Full Moon occurs at 05:12 (UT) on December 12, 2019 at 19°Ge51′.
This is the last Full Moon of the year and the decade. The Moon is in Gemini, an airy, intellectual sign that seeks to categorise, connect and gather information. Lying opposite is the Sun in Sagittarius, a fiery, inspiration sign that is searching for a higher truth. Both signs are connected on some level with education, knowing, learning, teaching. Gemini is school, Sagittarius is university. Gemini is facts, Sagittarius is philosophies. Gemini is linear language, Sagittarius is symbolic language. During this lunation we swing between the big picture and the little picture and try to make sense of what we know.
It isn’t easy. There’s so much Earth energy right now, so much CAPRICORN that we’re probably all feeling weighed down in some aspect of our lives. The media too (news is a Gemini function), is full of dire scenarios and horror stories and no doubt is also playing on our minds.
Capricorn energy is sensible, serious and likes certainty, but the problem is that Neptune is idling in a square to the lights, creating a T-square with all the emphasis on the Lord of the High Seas. Neptune is anything but certain. Neptune is far more about what you feel in your soul. It’s all well and good because intuition trumps logic every time but the problem inherent in this chart is how do we trust our gut when everything feels so vague?
Also, the atmosphere seems to be infused with an odd sense of disappointment, apathy, defeat. Maybe we’re just tired of being spoon-fed lies, the fake news, the constant feeling than various factions are trying to win our favour with promises of paradise. Of course, in the UK right now this is a massive issue as the Full Moon date is also the date of our general election, upon which the future of our country rests. Neptune could either raise us up to unite against a common enemy or Neptune could scatter our thoughts, split the vote and send us heading to the pub to lose ourselves in several pints of ale.
Politics aside, the question is, what do you know to be true right now? The Moon is tightly quincunx Saturn in Capricorn. Although this is an awkward aspect, it is also one that gives us an anchor. Saturn sows a seed of doubt and we would be wise to listen. It doesn’t mean that we should focus on every negative thought in our minds or believe that we can’t accomplish our goals. All it means is that we need to take a second look at the information we have and then be prepared to turn over our decisions to that intuitive part of ourselves that sees beyond the mess of pros and cons. Quincunxes between the Moon, Venus and Pluto also bring a sense of unease and a temptation to obsess over what is right or wrong, good or bad. Background pressure is complicating things. The answers we want are not as clear cut as we would like, especially if we’re living in our heads and not listening to our hearts.
Mercury, ruler of this lunation is in detriment in the sign of Sagittarius. Thoughts can be scattered in this placement. A quincunx between Mercury and Uranus too adds low level anxiety. However, healer Chiron is trine Mercury, bringing a free flow of shamanic wisdom that asks us to trust ourselves. Between fact and fiction lies our own personal truths. This aspect also reminds us to keep talking to one another as Chiron is a bridge-builder. Without continued communication with one another, we are truly lost. The Moon in Gemini tells us that we must always leave room for dialogue. Keep talking. Keep listening. Keep an open mind.
The Sabian symbol of the Full Moon is :-
A Modern Cafeteria Displays An Abundance Of Food, Products Of Various Regions
There is a wealth of opportunities available to us, so we need to know how to make good choices for ourselves and collectively. I imagine we have all had one of those moments in life where we feel paralysed by having too many options. Will it be cake to satisfy a sweet tooth, a filling savoury pie or will it be a healthy salad with a smoothie on the side? There are no right or wrong answers, only what is right for us in that moment. But only some things will nourish and sustain us for the long term.
We need to be careful and considered when examining our choices. With Neptune squaring this lunation, there’s a huge temptation to decide not to decide. But decide we must. Flip a coin. Pull a tarot card. Send up a prayer. Trust your inner voice.
Painting – ‘Freshening Clouds’ by Albert Julius Olsson