Astro-Notes on December 13, 2016 – Gemini Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Full Moon at 22:25 Gemini/Sagittarius at 4:05 pm PST
– Sun in Sagittarius trine Eris Rx in Aries
– Mercury in Capricorn semi-sextile Juno in Sagittarius

At the time of this Full Moon, the Sun in Sagittarius is leaving a trine to Ceres in Aries and forming another one to retrograde Eris in Aries (the Gemini Full Moon is in sextile aspect to both), while approaching a semi-square to Venus in Aquarius.
Ceres, a symbol of our nurturing principle and the seasons in our life, has just recently turned direct in the degree she is still occupying, encouraging us to fight for our rights and protect ourselves in matters where we have been abandoned, neglected or gone through lots of sorrow and grief, which have been reviewed over the course of the last three months as she was on her retrograde journey and now that we know more about the situation we’re struggling with and finding ourselves in a ‘new’ environment, we can finally move forward with this second chance we’ve been handed.
This though requires that we develop and demonstrate more self-confidence and believe in ourselves. After all we went through it is difficult to still have trust – whether this concerns our special set of circumstances or others we’re dealing with, but we do have choices and this extends to the information we disclose and the things we are willing to accept. Moreover, we aren’t alone in this anymore; we can reach out to others, asking for their support and advice, assessing their input and then weighing our options and going from there.

However, it is critical that we change our priorities in this context, which is something that might not sit well with us and could even force us out of our comfort zone. Yet, we have to put our self-interests first and at the same time aim for greater self-hood, which will help us to gain the independence and authenticity we’re seeking.

As the Sagittarius lunation cycle culminates in the Gemini Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Gemini New Moon back in June also comes to fruition. Thus, ‘the new elements that were being formed within the depth (belly) of the Earth’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius New Moon) have resulted in ‘three fledglings in a nest high in a tree’ (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini Full Moon) – the ‘psychic gestation’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius New Moon) that took place has led to ‘creative integration’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Gemini Full Moon). Therefore, ‘the two Dutch children, talking to each other and exchanging their knowledge’ (Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon from June) have become ‘immigrants, fulfilling the requirements of entrance into a new country’ (Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Sun) – the ‘need to clarify one’s experience through actual contacts with like-minded individuals’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Gemini New Moon) has provided us with a ‘better perspective’ in this ‘period of transition, where we seek entrance into the new country and new experiences in readiness for the opportunities these will present’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Sagittarius Sun).

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 22:25 Gemini states:

“Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree. Keynote: The growth of spiritually creative processes in an at least relatively integrated mind – CREATIVE INTEGRATION.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 22:25 Sagittarius states:

“A group of immigrants as they fulfill the requirements of entrance into the new country. Keynote: Consciously accepting the ways of a new stage of experience in readiness for the opportunities it will present – a period of TRANSITION.”

(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 104-105 and 223-224, respectively)

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The symbolical imagery suggests that as we seek to leave the safety and security of our ‘nest’ in order to spread our wings, expand our horizons and encounter more options and opportunities for growth, we have to be prepared to meet the criteria and embrace the foreign laws and customs and this includes that we understand as well as accept what we signed up for.

Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Pentacles”, suggesting that we seek out permanence and are looking for a solution that will last. Therefore, we are working on the creation of a lasting foundation by moving beyond makeshift arrangements and through a consensus of vision. This card refers to a climax in our foundational life, a culmination, completion or achievement we’ve reached that is the result of our material and tangible efforts and allows us to make a commitment to a sustainable future. We’re now investing in long-term benefits, knowing that we need a consistent approach in order to achieve success that will stand the test of time.

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