Full Moon in Gemini

Full Moon in Gemini

The Full Moon brings in moments of crisis, breakthrough and even breakdowns. Why is the Full Moon so turbulent? Read on to find out.

The Full Moon consists of two opposing astrological signs that when they stand across from each other we have two options: One - we use the energy in a way to allow our consciousness to be cracked open. Two - we allow the energy to overwhelm us and we embody the lower vibrations of these two signs. Every Full Moon we can ask ourselves the same question: Am I using the current energies in a way that is serving me or not? Every Full Moon embodies a lesson. The question is - how do we go about this lesson? 

On Sunday, 19 December 2021, we have a Full Moon in Gemini standing in opposition to the sun in Sagittarius. This constellation creates for inner turbulence to raise for the possibility of later achieving true inner peace and resilience. This is sometimes a lesson that has to be repeated. Although polar-opposites, these two signs probably have the most in common out of the other astrological pairs. 

After the New Moon in Sagittarius, we now have two weeks later the energies of its counterpart, Gemini, come into the atmosphere. Gemini is an air sign that is interested in communication, understanding and information. Where Gemini is great at noticing the details in things, Sagittarius is about the broader picture. Together they create an interesting dynamic that has us reaching not only for the facts, but trusting the Universe at large.




On a Full Moon in Gemini, we might feel a flash of inspiration come through us, we might feel like we have received a mental breakthrough in some way, an epiphany of some sort. Gemini tends to be open minded, keeping its mind open until it has all the facts and perspectives before it makes a decision and even then it is not 100% in stone. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury of communication, technology and short distance traveling. On a Full Moon in Gemini, you might find yourself oversharing, speaking too much or being outspoken. It triggers this desire of communication and gives us the opportunity to look within about how we are communicating with the people around us. 

On the other side, we also have the possibility to work with the energies of Sagittarius, the one of the wanderer, student of life, educator and natural teacher and philosopher. It strives for meaning and purpose in life. The low side being the one of self-righteousness, the need to be right, and extremism in our beliefs. 

How are we using the current opposing energies of Gemini and Sagittarius in life? This Full Moon we look within, and ask: am I embodying the high vibration of said signs or the lower vibration? 



Shamanic Moon Ritual 

I love to work with the elements, if you haven’t noticed by now. They are the foundation I like to build any ritual around. I ask myself what energy am I currently lacking in my life or desire to have more of? And then I work according to a specific element to remedy that. 

On a Full Moon in an air sign, such as Gemini, I like to invite the element of air which represents our connection to the divine and to a higher consciousness into my sacred space, energy and life. Either by creating a moon altar with symbolism of air such as images of birds (I often choose doves for commitment or eagles for a higher perspective) or I adorn my altar with feathers. 

The easiest way to connect with the element of air is by calming your mind and nervous system through deep inhalations and exhalations. Breathe is available to us any moment of the day, absolutely for free but not to be taken for granted. 

Breathing in and out, quieting your mind, calming your body and letting go of tension when your mind tends to be overactive and swirls into over analyzing your entire existence under a Full Moon. Connect with your breath through any simple breathing techniques. 




Reflection Questions 

After you settle your mind, tune into your inner world, explore and see what spontaneously comes out like a Moon in Gemini would have it. 

♊︎ What am I leaving behind me on the last Full Moon of the year? 

♊︎ How have I been using my voice this year? Where can I voice myself more? 

♊︎ What lessons around my purpose have been coming up for me since the New Moon in Sagittarius? Or lessons in general? 


Thank you for reading and wishing you a beautiful end of the year 2021. May these final days of this year serve for you a safe space to reflect, go within and become clear of what you desire to create in the new year.