The Gemini Full Moon that transpires at 9:45 am EST is a Lunar Appulse Eclipse. “A lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon enters the Earth’s shadow. Since the Moon “shines” only by reflecting light from the Sun, the full moon seems to disappear when it is eclipsed. Depending on which parts of the Earth’s shadow the full moon passes through (which depends on how close the full moon is to the lunar nodes), a lunar eclipse can be one of three main types. In the situation where the Moon misses the umbra entirely and only enters the penumbra (either grazing it or being completely immersed in it), an appulse (or penumbral) lunar eclipse is formed. The Moon’s surface is only slightly dimmed during an appulse. In fact, the casual observer may not even notice this kind of eclipse, since the change in appearance is so subtle. The astrological effect of an appulse is far from subtle, however.” (http://members.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/EclGeom.html)
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon at 6:46 Gemini states:
“A well with bucket and rope under the shade of majestic trees. Keynote: Man’s primordial faith in the hidden, sustaining power of life – A FUNDAMENTAL TRUST IN AND COOPERATION WITH LIFE.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 6:46 Sagittarius states:
“Cupid knocks at the door of a human heart. Keynote: A stirring up of individual longings for romantic love – EMOTIONAL REBIRTH.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 93-94 and 213-214, respectively)
As the seed impulse of the Scorpio New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse culminates together with the seeds planted at the time of the Gemini New Moon/Solar Eclipse back in May, “the glass-bottomed boat revealing undersea wonders” (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon in May) has become “a well with bucket and rope under the shade of majestic trees” (Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon in Gemini) and “the hunters shooting wild duck” (Sabian Symbol for the Scorpio New Moon) have taken the shape of “Cupid shooting his arrow at a human heart” (Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Sagittarius). Thus, the promised “new dimension of reality” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon from May) is fulfilled in an “emotional rebirth” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sun in Sagittarius) through “a fundamental trust in and cooperation with life” (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon in Gemini). With the Pallas (in Pisces) – Juno (in Sagittarius) square perfecting, the challenge is to meet these relationship objectives and goals and thus to overcome where we failed so far and missed the target or were unable to deliver or simply lost the ‘game’. Venus in Scorpio’s sextile to her dispositor, Pluto in Capricorn, offers us a chance to manage these obstacles in our way and thus to gain control over limiting circumstances through the transforming of our values. At the start of this lunation cycle, the Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse (Sun-Moon conjunction in Scorpio) was in quincunx aspect to retrograde Eris in Aries – now the Full Moon and the Sun are forming tense octile aspects to the latter. Therefore, the conditions have intensified to a ‘time of crisis’ since the initial adjustment, where the acuteness of the situation forces us to make our move for the sake of ourselves regardless of the objections and unanswered questions we still might have. Things cannot be delayed any longer. We have to trust, be enterprising and just forge ahead.
Tarot card of the day is “The Emperor”, symbolizing the masculine principle, the animus within us and the patriarchy. This card is representative of structure and stability and thus implies that we’re creating order out of chaos by mapping out what needs to be done, sticking with the plan and seeing it through to its completion. We have to be highly organized and coordinated in our approach and must maintain our concentration and focus. Moreover, we need to become or bring forth our own authority and know that we can master our world.