Full Moon at the 1st degree of Gemini
November 23rd, 2018 12:39amEDT
Sun conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius
Moon sextile Chiron in Aries
Moon Sextile North Node in Cancer
Moon trine South Node in Capricorn
The Human Experience of Nature
How deeply do you engage with your experience of Nature? Do you believe that which is outside of you is not you? Do you engage with yourself as nature? Have you studied your own nature? Can you, for a moment, imagine that you are all of Nature, experiencing itself?
In this Full Moon the Mind’s eye is wide and illuminated and seeks to reach deep into the nature of the Soul and Spirit. There it longs for vision and inspiration of what is to come and what is seeking to be released that new birth may ensue. What visions are we open to receive to prepare us for the journey that lies before us? If we have a lack of soulfulness we can gaze at the Moon, and if we have forgotten ourselves all we need to remember is to search again.
They say the wisest man is he who knows that they know nothing at all. Gemini mind is beginners mind and the mind that remembers that there is always more to learn- simply look around! The Moon teaches us about our souls as reflections of Great Spirit and the rhythms that percolate like steamy geysers seemingly unpredictable and yet, with careful study reveal patterns. No matter how vast and unpronounced at first glance, simply observe her monthly undulations over time and see for yourself.
Jupiter with the Sun asks- can you see the patterns and framework that hold this world together? The Moon in Gemini asks- well have you studied them? The Hermetic tradition promises that for those who search with complete devotion, answers will be found. In this lunation, the invitation is to engage more deeply with our human experience of nature.
Mercury is the carrier of information from all realms to this one. He is the winged human who, especially while retrograde, brings his tricks and treats. Meeting with Jupiter they ask together- Have we engaged with the puzzles of this life in a way that is exciting? Do we feel the hunger and yearning in our beings to explore the vast reaches of the mind as the instrument of experience? They say that all of this reality is only made possible through the great instrument of the mind. If the Mind is limitless, then shouldn’t the potential of this reality be as well?
Mercury is the guide and Gemini is the manifestation of the archetypal energy of mind powers like perception and communication. Jupiter is the intuition, vision and the quest and Sagittarius is Nature. Together they form the human experience, the vehicles of which are the Nature and the Mind. We are offered here an opportunity to see how these two things may actually be one.
With Mercury retrograde it is an apt time to revise and recalibrate how we experience this world through our minds. Conjunct Jupiter, in aspect to the nodes of fate and with a newly Sagittarian Sun we may feel feelings of playfulness, hope, excitement and a sense that this moment is pivotal in the journey. It is the pivotal moment where something grand may be illuminated- so if you wish, engage your practices of exploring the mind and ask for a vision. Jupiter works through intuition and engaging practices that hone ours is vital as a launchpad for the great adventure this year promises.
Sagittarius represents long distance travel, seeking, philosophy and hope. Do you have a practice of inner journeying to find your truth? Your philosophy? For lost are those who have not found home within themselves. The longest journey they say is from the head to the heart. Perhaps in this lunation the longest journey will be from the Soul to the Mind. Our souls are a part of the Great Spirit and are our personal path back home to Oneness.
What inside your soul is asking to be illuminated? Have you forgotten that you are an infinite being with infinite potential? Have you forgotten that all things are possible through the mind? From the Waters of Chaos rise tessellations in fractal form and no thing remains in chaos forever; but all new life must pass through the abysmal waters before rebirth.
Gemini is the energy of perception and communication- ask this Moon to help you put words to the jewels you carry within your own soul that you may better experience them and study their properties, qualities and nature. They say, if we want to understand the world, we must first understand ourselves, as it is only through our own personal perception that we can experience nature. We are in fact Living Nature, experiencing itself, and therefore the greatest journey possible is inward.
I offer as a sort of meditation this excerpt from the Corpus Hermeticum. Try taking each line slowly, truly experience it, and see for yourself the vastness contained in your mind,
“Rise up above every height; descend deeper that any depth; concentrate into thyself all the sensations of created things of Water, Fire, Dry and Wet. Think of finding yourself simultaneously everywhere, in the earth, sea or sky; think of having never been born, of still being an embryo: young and old, dead and beyond death. Embrace everything at the same time: all times, places, things, qualities, quantities.”
This next week sees a series of powerful alignments with the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury all meeting in the flames of spirit. When planets meet in the sun they are reborn and purified by the light of the One. Can we seek a simple unity within ourselves while holding the multifaceted, tessellated rainbow spectrum of reality in our hearts? For even as we seek our own true colors, we can give thanks for the rainbows in the sky that remind us of our own abilities to serve as bridges between heaven and Earth. Soulfulness ensues.
May your mind be illuminated with vision clear that you may find your truth of your own Nature.
Blessings and Stardust,