FULL MOON IN GEMINI
“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, Look at that, you son of a bitch.”
― Edgar D. Mitchell
I have set my intentions.
I write this just as new moon in Scorpio has passed. I have set my intentions for my healing, my letting go and my acceptance of life cycles that I can do so little about apart from enjoy every twist and turn that my path takes me.
My thoughts are already with the approaching full moon. I am wondering how my intentions will turn out, the full moon can be a marker to measure how things are unfolding in order to keep up to date with the process.
Gemini full moon is on December 3rd 2017.
It is called the Cold Moon the reasons for which would appear to be obvious. Some Native American tribes call it the Long Night Moon as it comes so close to winter Solstice.
Gemini is associated with the Tarot Lovers. A mercurial and expressive essence that is timely and seasonal. The Lovers card is a huge card that holds some very important connotations.
In terms of setting intentions...
We are reminded by the Lovers that it may not work in our favour to relate to our choices on an emotional level but rather more practical and pragmatic considerations may be useful. I think that this is important as our intentions are often a platform to express our passion but they say a watched kettle never boils and the same could be said of waiting for manifestation. Whilst it is good to be aware of the process of unfolding, sometimes we have to let it go, forget about it and get on with other things. Harnessing emotion to an intention after it has been set could truly hinder it coming into being.
The Lovers represents the union of the Anima/Animus.
We can see the Empress/Emperor and High Priestess/Hierophant as representatives of this union. The Anima, female, draws in the concept and creates it within, the Animus, masculine, externalises the concept into a physicality. We can see this complex as an aspect of creativity whether it is an art form or a project or even a physical life form. The union demonstrates that one becomes two which then manifests into three. We are then led to wonder about the possible illusion of duality but that is another story…
We are also reminded of the masculine and feminine principle that is inherent within each of us.
There is a synthesis of the physical/emotional life with the intellectual/spiritual potential within each of us and this synthesis will emerge as a living force in order for the great work to be done. For many that is simply a matter of understanding that their life path or destiny is entirely their very own responsibility. Yet we have an emotional responsibility for those that we hold dear, a fine balance must be struck, all needs must and will be met.
There is a sense of reciprocity built into this card; give and take.
We are asked not about how amazing we are as givers but do we receive? I have to say that after years of performing consultations, the act of receiving is something that does not come easily to many of us. I figure that social conditioning, including Christian overtones, have encouraged this and I see it as part of the first world requirement for the general melee to be in a state of lack, after all when we receive we are in a place of enough and fulfilment. That won’t help the economy will it?!
Poverty consciousness that we see so clearly in the 5 of Cups.
Indeed our Lovers are limping, alone and cold, disconnected and isolated, are now on a mission to embrace their growing consciousness and to become involved in their community, giving and receiving for the sake of the greater good.
The Lovers shows a need for deeper self-assessment, a realisation of what we bring to the table this insight brings a healing which is rooted in honesty and passion.
Undoubtedly the Lovers is about relationships.
The one with ourselves comes first; from this relationship with self we then attract someone of a likeness on whatever level. If you think badly of yourself then you will find someone who will not only reflect that but perpetuate it, your buttons will be well and truly pushed! If you have regard for yourself and believe in your life you will attract that, everything is vibrationally correct and it brings a whole new meaning to the concept that Eve was born of Adam’s rib.
Like attracts like. Birds of a feather flock together.
In this physical world a deep respect for all forms of love must be cultivated and from this springs trust, kindness and sharing. Opposing factors are balanced out and we can see the power of mythological love amongst the deities reminding us we are not islands, we are totally interdependent on each other and being alone is good for us but not to the extent that the world stops turning, we should make each other’s world go around. The spiritual union of opposites depicts a stage of integration which brings forth an inner light, it is this light we bring to the world, it is this light that is a gift of love.
Maybe we can look at how we love and not who we love.
s we contemplate this December moon, the season of goodwill to all men, the remembrance of Jesus as a master teacher who taught that everyone has the power to heal the other, as we reflect on loving is better than helping, maybe we can look at HOW we love not WHO we love.
Is it for the sake of self alone or the sake of self to share?
AN EASY 3 CARD SPREAD:
What you each bring to the relationship?
How is it expressed?
What will it become?