The Full Moon in Gemini is one that we find to be in a direct opposition to the Sagittarius Sun. Both Gemini and Sagittarius rule the mind and mental processes, but in different ways. The Gemini mind consists of thoughts and processes that deal mainly with the individual, personal mind. The Sagittarius mind takes thought processes well beyond the 'normal' scope and ventures beyond the Self, beyond the here and now and stimulates the mind to encapsulate that which one may not have previously believed possible to conceive of. It is somewhere between these two mind processes that we are now being asked to strike a balance. Along with this, there are strong polarities being placed before us to take a look at. This is not only due to the Lower Mind and Higher Mind functions of Gemini and Sagittarius respectively, but it is also due to the Feminine/Mother aspect of the Gemini Moon and the Masculine/Father aspect of the Sagittarius Sun.
This would constitute a very good time frame for going inward and doing some work on any parental issues we may be holding, as well as addressing our own internal Matriarchal and Patriarchal energies. If you have been moved lately by an intense drive into the action of getting things done, have you also been neglecting to nurture yourself in the process? If you have been shoving projects, deadlines and aspirations aside in order to take some time for yourself, might you now have the energy to put your projects into motion and see your aspirations through to completion? This full moon is also about communication and adventure, along with emotional expression and creative fertilization. Take your emotional drive and express anything within you that has not yet had the chance, or the space, to fully breathe itself into recognition. All parts of you, all thoughts, all emotions, hold relevance and power. Therefore, they also hold sway upon the decisions you make regarding which paths and journeys your life leads you to. From here on forward, it is all about illumination and truthfulness - including truth to ourselves.
Gemini's air needs fresh ideas in order to ignite the fire of Sagittarius. These two, when they come together for a cosmic dance, create a sense of play and of freedom. Allow whatever inspires you to propel you into forward movement, growth and creation. Just as the essence of Mother energy and Father energy is all about creation - so we are. Find new ways to embrace lightness, fun and play! Now is a wonderful time to contact old friends, access your social circles, network, and celebrate life in all of its forms and all of its splendor.
This time of year can have many feeling creatively 'stuck', so here are some ideas to help you rekindle your creativity:
Allow yourself to experience more joy. Creativity flourishes when you think positively. Find your passions and cultivate them. Embrace challenges with curiosity. Observe the conditions that help you get "in the zone."
Do what you can to improve your physical health. Even if you feel your physical health needs no improving. Studies have shown that creativity exercises are an effective way to relieve stress and boost our immune system. Do a herbal cleanse, or maybe try out a new physical activity altogether to get the brain working in new ways. Those who think resourcefully also cope better with aging and experience fewer declines in their cognitive functions.
Work on strengthening your relationships. A sense of imagination can help to enhance your personal relationships. Break out of the same old conflicts releasing old thought patterns and seeking common ground. Look at challenging situations from the other person's perspective and try out a different response.
Push yourself to your creative edge. We all have some form of creative genius. Enjoy the pleasure of developing your own gifts. With persistence and an open mind, you'll expand your skills for responding to all kinds of challenges.
Brainstorm. Generating ideas is usually the first step in the creative process. Put aside any judgments and just let the options flow. Now's your chance to get zany and experimental.
Incubate. Before inspiration hits, there's usually a quiet time while we allow our ideas to digest. Help your unconscious mind along by taking a quiet walk or a relaxing shower. Routine tasks like washing dishes can also trigger insights. Think about a dilemma right before bed, and you may dream insights to wake up with a solution.
Take action. Make a plan for how to implement your ideas. Regard every attempt as a learning experience even if the immediate results fail to pan out.
Lighten up. Free up your fertile mind.
· Some gentle stretching, breath work, or dancing are all great ways to awaken your body.
· Meditation or soft music can dispel anxieties or boredom.
· Humor is a very powerful tool for lowering inhibitions and seeing things more vividly.
Change your routine. Any adjustment to your usual way of doing things can help you take a fresh look at life. Take an alternate route to work or visit a coffee shop on the other side of town. Expand your horizons by looking for ways to experience novelty on a regular basis.
Ignore the clock. Get up early so you can savor the luxury of open-ended time. Focus on the present moment instead of thinking about the next task you have scheduled. Feel what it's like to be free from hurrying. Try to remember that sensation as you start your day.
Communicate with nature. Make the most of your leisure time with creative outlets that incorporate your passions. You may delight in watercolors, or want to take time to read a book on nature spirits.
Seek inspiration. Surround yourself with whatever you find invigorating. Visit art museums or go camping. Spend more time playing with your kids - or borrow your friends' children for a day - and allow yourself to get caught up in their excitement each time they see something new.
Transform your life into a work of art by tapping into your creative side. Once you discover and develop your passions, you'll be on your way to feeling more accomplished, centered, and fulfilled.
The Sagittarius New Moon came into play on December 2nd of this year, and many people are feeling the effects of the powerful alignments that have arrived with this cosmic event. Some may be feeling a great need to have a lot of space around them, and others may be feeling an intensity in polarities with others in their lives. The points of view that are held by people may appear to vary greatly and hold strong emotional charges, although there is great difficulty now in reaching a sense of which points of view may be regarded as "right". More and more, we will begin to see an increase in the desire to reach a deeper understanding of the unknown.
Frameworks and constructs, as we have built them as a collective up until this point, are being dismantled as the much greater scope of space in all of its forms becomes felt by us. This sensation of an inner knowing beginning to awaken can be quite unsettling in its initial stages. Like a bear waking from a long and deep winters' sleep, we are beginning to emerge from a collective cave. Just as we are beginning to feel the deepest microcosms of our bodies and essential cores start to 'make more sense', we are beginning to absorb a stronger innate knowing of the cosmic mind and its motions - even though we may not fully understand or be able to put words to it yet. The depth of the microcosmic self is equal to the depth of the macrocosmic self. So many unprecedented events are happening in the cosmos at the moment, and these are affecting us at our deepest levels - massive and frequent coronal mass ejections, pole reversal upon the sun, and pole reversal upon the earth, to name only a few. New rays of energy and frequency are coming to us, and shifting the 'planetary mind'. Simply by default, and due to the precious interconnection of all things, thought patterns held by the body and mind are shifting while space opens up to allow new energies to flow.
Ultimately, all of these events prepare fertile ground for taking on new projects and studying new things. This is an early initiation of awakening, and a perfect time to clear old and stagnant emotions. That which previously may have felt beyond reach no longer seems so far away. In the event that you may be struggling a little bit with gaining clarity on your next steps, here are a few ideas on taking action:
Take time to connect with the deepest parts of you, and become acquainted with them in such a way that your essential truth shines forth from within. Sagittarius, being the archer, is all about taking aim and reaching all of that which you may have never thought possible. This is a pivotal moment in time. Take the time to sense the greater expansiveness within and around you, and grab hold of the truth of that which you mean to make manifest for the greatest good. Then take hold of your arrow, place it upon your bow, give gratitude for all you have been and all you shall become, pull back and aim ... and gracefully open your heart and mind to the stars.
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