Right as we enter into the new Sagittarius Season 2018, we are jolted into a Full Moon phase in Gemini. The Full Moon will take place on November 23rd and the effects will last until the next New Moon that will occur in Sagittarius on December 7. During this astrological event, we will be dealing with the energy axis of Gemini and Sagittarius. Emotional communication and adventure will be our main focus.
Full Moon in Gemini
The Full Moon represents the fullness of a cycle. This cycle began with the New Moon in Scorpio on November 7. That New Moon was an intense one with a focus on creating structure and order in our lives. Now that we are at the Full Moon in Gemini, we can relax a little and enjoy our hard work.
Gemini deals heavily with self-expression and with investigating and deciphering all the details in any mystery. So, when you apply this energy to the Moon, your emotions are looking for a way to express themselves, investigate and decipher.
With a Full Moon, it is always important to find healthy and grounded ways to channel the energy inside of ourselves. By focusing on subjects that relate to the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, we are able to gain insight and freedom.
The most notable features of this Full Moon are:
- Jupiter has just entered its own sign of Sagittarius for the first time in 12 years
- Mercury is retrograde, or moving backward, and is in Sagittarius as well
- Mars is applying tension to the Full Moon from Pisces
This means that this time period will be a very lucky time for those with planets in the Fire Signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. On the other hand, those with planets in the Mutable Signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces may find that they are more scattered than usual.
Making the Most Out of the Full Moon in Gemini 2018
So how can we make the most out of the Full Moon in Gemini? The most important things will be to manage the Mercury retrograde and to take advantage of the lucky and adventurous Jupiter in Sagittarius. Some ways we can do this will be to read a book, particularly something that promotes self-transformation. Planning a vacation is also a positive outlet for all this energy. Meditation and exercise is another great way to make the most out of this Full Moon in Gemini.
From time to time, all of the planets except for the Sun and the Moon will appear to go retrograde or backward in the sky. Mercury does so about three times per year. When Mercury goes retrograde, matters related to communication can go awry. This can sometimes wreak havoc in offices. Each Mercury retrograde period is different, and some are more problematic than others.
In this case, Mercury will be retrograde through almost all of the Full Moon period. In some ways, it will be easier than usual because of the presence of Jupiter, which we will talk about next. On the other hand, Mercury is the ruler of this Full Moon in Gemini, so it will take center stage rather than being in the background. What you can expect is that many people will be prone to carelessness during this time but that the luck of Jupiter will keep serious problems from resulting from this carelessness. Still, if you must take care of important matters involving communication during this Mercury retrograde period, do be sure to double and triple check your work.
Mercury retrograde times are good for reflecting and looking back on our lives and our choices. They are a time to step back and slow down.
Jupiter in Sagittarius
Jupiter takes about 12 years to go through the zodiac, and so it moves through approximately one sign a year. It moved into Sagittarius earlier this month, but this is the first lunation (New or Full Moon) in which Jupiter has been in this sign.
Jupiter is the Greater Benefic. It rules Sagittarius, so it is doubly lucky and fortunate there. Most people will enjoy the benefits of this happy placement, but those who have planets in the Fire Signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius will get the most out of this.
This is a great time for meditation and reflection and for a vacation and travel!
Self Transformation Through Reading
Reading a good book today can help access your inner emotions and may put any angst at ease. You may find yourself feeling empowerment through a self-transformation book. It would be helpful to do this while lighting incense and creating a comfortable place to read. With Sagittarius energy in place, you may even find reading to be stimulating as if your emotions are being taken on a voyage.
Emotions can run deep during a Full Moon. It may be hard to deal with some of the emotions we experience during this time. Therefore, reading will help take our mind to another place, especially when we envision bettering ourselves and making improvements in our life which we can do easily now. Improving ourselves can only better our emotional health and relieve stress.
If one house of our chart is heavily affected, it would be best to focus our transformation on that house. Self-transformation is possible in any part of your life that you are working to improve on, and this Moon will only help those efforts. For example, if our self-expressive First House or our Seventh House of relationships are suffering, then the Full Moon will be the energy necessary to make changes and transform these houses.
With Mercury retrograde in Gemini, it will be a great time for meditation. Doing so will give you a sense of clarity and happiness. Listen to calm and serene music while closing your eyes and letting the mind clear itself. Do not let any thought linger in the mind for more than a couple of seconds. This will put your mind at rest and will clear it for anything else it will encounter during the day.
While you are meditating; stay positive. If you find yourself feeling defeated or interrupted often during meditation, it may be beneficial to try a herbal tea that promotes calming and stress relief such as chamomile. An active mind is very normal for a Full Moon in an Air Sign. When we combine emotions with logic things can get a little foggy. It may feel very chaotic and that is why we have the keys such as meditation and herbal teas to help balance things out and calm the mind and soul.
Plan a Vacation
With the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter all in Sagittarius, it is a good time to plan a vacation. If you have wanted to travel somewhere but don’t know where to begin, now is the time to start. Booking hotels, flights, and activities would be productive during this time. Researching what hotels to stay in, and what kind of activities to do at your destination location may seem a little tedious, but it is important to take the time to do so. You want to avoid the problems that could come if you impulsively start your adventure without planning and preparation. Also, you may want to create a budget plan for your travel plans to avoid overspending.
A great way to deal with the emotional intensity at this time will be to exercise. The Sagittarius Sun will be urging you to expel all of your pent-up energy, and the Full Moon will only intensify any emotions you have built up. Doing yoga can be a great way to heal emotional pain and also build your core stamina, helping you to relieve stress. If yoga is not your thing, doing any type of exercise will be beneficial. You may find that exercise is helping you overcome any emotional troubles you are having at this time. Stress and sadness can be turned into endorphins and positive energy to pull you out of a funk through the power of body movement.
We have a lot of energy in our communication and adventure during this Full Moon in Gemini 2018. This astrological event will be a positive time for our emotions to heal and discover themselves. We can develop ourselves through self-transformation books, meditation, and exercise. Planning trips and vacations will be a great outlet for this energy as work will be difficult, and we will want to have fun and enjoy ourselves. If we focus on positive and helpful ways to express our emotions, we will make the most out of the Full Moon in Gemini November 2018.