On Tuesday, December 17 at 4:28 EST, we have a full Moon in Gemini face to face with Sun in Sagittarius. The Sun is conjunct Gemini’s guiding planet, Mercury.  So these opposing signs are working together quite nicely. The full Moon takes place with the Sun a few degrees from the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius), a natural focus upon the earth at this moment.  This is an opportunity for spiritual messages, and communication about spirit! It’s an opportunity to take stock of beliefs and their impact.   Sagittarius and Gemini love to explore and express their beliefs, but in quite different ways. Sagittarius likes to explore by participation, while Gemini may be more involved with the intellectual construct of those beliefs.   Sagittarius can be the very essence of particular beliefs, and for that reason is sometimes called the sign of the priest.   When this sign is working well, there will be great curiosity about, and tolerance of other people’s beliefs.  When Sagittarius gets dangerous, it is because the very enthusiasm of Sagittarius has lost connection to the spirit, which was the attraction in the first place.  Spirituality needs to offer a structure but not a strait jacket to our lives.

The Gemini Moon, which like all full Moons is exactly opposite the Sun, challenges the Sagittarius sureness about core beliefs and says: ‘what if……, and, can’t we explore this from an intellectual point of view.’  Gemini is quite often the spiritual butterfly (a symbol of Gemini), fluttering from one spiritual practice to another.   Now they are working together to remind us that our spirit needs sustenance as much as our body.

The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 26 Gemini is very much in tune with the weather where I live in New England: ‘Frost covered trees against winter skies: the revelation of archetypal form and essential rhythm of existence.’

Juno is involved in this opposition.  She is in Aquarius with a sextile to the Sun and a trine to the Moon.  The position of women in society, in marriage, in the work place is once more under discussion.  Juno, was Jupiter’s wife, and some say her supplanter. Her blessing position in relationship to this Sun and Moon, suggests the importance of women’s role in the world will not stay fixed, but has evolutionary energy to expend.

There is another important opposition in this chart of the full Moon.   Mars in Libra is opposite Uranus, who is still in square to Pluto.   This combination can be quite a powerful force for destruction or construction, or both.   Mars in Libra may be conflicted in terms of what needs to be done for he is in a sign Venus rules, while Uranus in Aries is in a sign Mars rules.  It would be wonderful if the departure of Nelson Mandela during this phase shows us a new way to settle conflict in the world.  Mandela never backed down from the fight that was necessary to create a just society in his country. He also loved boxing, and like Mohammed Ali he spoke out for the truth about what was happening in an unbearable situation.  Mandela’s Mars is also in the sign of Libra. He was a loving (Venus/Libra) warrior (Mrs).   The restoration of justice and human rights was modeled in an entirely new way in South Africa.  At the time of Mandela’s election to prime minister, Mars was in Aries close to the degree Uranus now inhabits. Uranus will station direct after a period of appearing to move backwards. This is always a time of intense focus of action.  Is it possible that Uranus can now be the impetus to see this model of human relationship spread to other places of what looks like intractable conflict?

It’s Almost Time

It’s almost time,
almost time for the change in the light
but almost time for the poor and weak
to reach out their trembling hands
to each other and to grasp.
It’s almost time for the kind to smile
and be seen
in all their glory,
for the shift in power.
It’s almost time for the silenced to sing
and for the earth to receive the sweet rain
of justice as it falls on ploughed fields.
It’s almost time to be brave
and to go the next step
without knowing how.
It’s almost time for      the Moon
to rise in the dark sky and let us know
there is more than one way
to see the road ahead.

- Sarah Fuhro

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