At this Full Moon, Venus is now Direct but Mercury is Retro! What a year of retrogrades, certainly a stand-out one with both Venus and Mars having been Retro this year. Have you felt held-up while deeper processes have been sorting themselves out? Or have you benefited from the super-focus possible with retrogrades?
The Full Moon in Gemini offers illumination. Is there a conversation you could have that previously you couldn’t? If so, while Mercury is Retro, it pays to think through the other person’s point of view from as many angles as possible first. Or is life keeping you at arm’s length from an interaction you’d like to have? Is there something in the past you could clear the air over?
The Nodes have been acting like magnets either attracting or repelling people to each other, especially with Uranus (planet of electric fluctuations) and also Venus (planet of values and relationships) squaring the Nodes. If values are not syncing, the magnets of your compass points might struggle to go in the directions you’d like. This is a Full Moon for assessing your values deeply and noticing the true values of others. Improving awareness of compatible values at this time could bring positive connections.
For many, the whole year has been a to-and-fro between different values, causing some crossroads and decision-making limbo. Once Mercury goes Direct and leaves its shadow, clarity and decisions should be easier. Mercury goes Direct on 7 December and leaves its shadow on Christmas Day. Venus went Direct on 16 November and relationships are already experiencing less stop-start, with greater improvement after 18 December when Venus leaves her shadow.
Mars is in Pisces until 1 January, and currently squaring this Full Moon in Gemini. Confusion and even disillusionment could pop up, with more to the picture or crossed wires at play. To still enjoy progress, keep working on a healthy combination of assertion and surrender, action and go-with-the-flow; plus the Pisces qualities of benefit-of-the-doubt, forgiveness, compassion, deeper understanding, and respect for all points of view. Grab space for creative envisioning, inspired moments and the healing power of art, nature, spirituality, romance, meditation, music and movement.
It’s a good time for extra insight into self, soul and life pathways, especially as November has brought a wave of new energies. Your astrology chart shows your many threads, and often when Gemini is activated as it is under this Full Moon, it’s easier to see the hidden sides to what’s going on.
The Sun has just entered Sagittarius at the time of this Full Moon, conjunct Jupiter newly in Sagittarius too. It’s definitely worth keeping positive!