Updated: Dec 19, 2021
My destination is no longer a place,
but a new way of seeing.
The Full Moon on December 18/19 at 27 Gemini shines a light on our thinking processes and the stories we tell ourselves and each other.
The last weeks of December are packed with multiple astrological dynamics that will propel us to discover, re-evaluate, learn, grow, and heal so we are better aligned with what we will meet in 2022. The Gemini Full Moon in the middle of the month assists us in being objective, flexible, curious, and open to growth.
The Full Moon is conjoined with the North Star, Polaris. This star is the one fixed point in the sky that doesn’t move or change position. All other stars and planets rotate around it. We find our orientation in relation to Polaris. The Full Moon reminds us to keep our eye on our personal North Star, the values and goals that are fixed and unchanging, so that we successfully navigate circumstance and decisions that need to be made.
Gemini is rational and wants the facts. We seek reliable information. Our thought processes are emphasized. Our minds have been shaped by the environment, culture and families we grew up in. As much as The Full Moon invites us to welcome new information, it also invites us to question how we perceive and process information, and to become aware of where unexamined ways of thinking may have distorted understanding.
Gemini governs travel and we may find ourselves running more errands, driving here or there, and moving about more. Curiosity and the desire for new experiences can propel us to trying new things or interacting more with others.
Healing from False Beliefs we have Adopted - Chiron Square the Gemini Moon
The process of socialization shapes a child's mind to see the world in the way their family and community does. We are being encouraged to question and be curious about the ways we see the world and ourselves and where these perceptions originated. This inquiry can unravel our mind’s rigidity and open us to greater mental health and well-being. We can heal thought patterns and ways we were told to think, and open more to our natural way of perceiving truth and a more authentic way of speaking. Full Moons bring issues to a head and so we may feel a crisis in our beliefs or trust in our thoughts as an integral part of the shift in thinking that is taking place.
There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing
that you are not the voice of the mind -
you are the one who hears it.
Michael A. Singer
Chiron, the Wounded Healer has stationed and will turn direct the day after the Full Moon. As it is traveling through Aries, we are looking at healing our confidence in ourselves, our ability to be spontaneous and to trust our impulses. One of the key things we are looking to heal is how we talk to ourselves and how we can lesson the potential for our self-talk to hurt us and diminish our self-worth. We have a greater ability at this time to identify how our thoughts and way of thinking have been colored by unhealed wounds, and we can then become open to perceiving circumstance without the filter of the past getting in the way. By identifying where we are stuck in feeling like victims of our life, we can turn this into a story where we are the hero on a heroic journey that offers many challenges, setbacks and learnings as we move towards the treasure we seek.
There can be a sudden change in perception that may come from a sudden change in our plans (Uranus trine Chiron). We can be curious and open to what wants to happen rather than what we have decided will happen. This may be especially true when it comes to travel plans.
We don’t see things as they are.
We see things as we are.
Rabbi Shemuel ben Nachmani
The Mind Expands - Jupiter Trine the Gemini Moon
There is a general feeling of optimism. Our mind can more readily open to the bigger picture of who we are, what we are doing here, and where we are going. There is perspective on life’s disappointments, seeing them more as learning opportunities rather than failures. We can rise above the fray and the negative self-talk and see our circumstances within the larger scheme of our soul's path and trajectory.
Our Thinking is Sobered - Mercury, ruler of the Full Moon, in Capricorn
Beneath the surface of our actions and communications, there is a seriousness to our thinking and an inclination to give ourselves to reflection. We are likely to ponder and think through an issue, making sure we have all the facts and have received all the information that may be available as we way our options. Our mind is slowed down so we can better connect the dots and observe the process that leads to discernment and the way we make a decision.