Astrological Musings & More


Full Moon - Cold or Wolf

There’s a very interesting combination of energies about to take place that I’d like to talk about. Let me preface what I’m about to write by saying that, when I write about astrological occurrences, I’m writing from a place not only of 40+ years as an astrologer, but also as an energy worker – intuitive or psychic, if you will. I know the logical meanings of the placement of the planets in each of the signs, but I also feel the energies and get impressions from them.

Having said that, I want to talk about Mercury in Sagittarius going retrograde on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:34 a.m. EST and the effects that may happen when combining with the energies of the Full Moon in Gemini which happens at 10:47 a.m. EST on the same day.

It’s pretty common knowledge that any Full Moon can cause emotions and people’s actions to intensify, go to extremes. With the Moon in the sign of Gemini, the imagination is stimulated which can be a plus for highly creative work. However, there is that down-side, as there is to anything astrological, and, in this case, the imagination being stimulated can cause some people to tell outright lies – totally forgetting what the truth is. Then there’s the restlessness caused by this placement. It can manifest as frequent changes of residence, job, or just many short journeys. It can cause nervousness and a tendency to fidget.

Now that’s just Moon in Gemini, folks. When you add the energy of a Full Moon to that description, you may find the effect is has on some people to be unbelievable! They won’t seem to be able to make up there minds and, while their sense impressions may be swift and accurate, judgment may be impaired and seem superficial.

Now we’re going to take it one step further. Mercury rules Gemini and will be going retrograde just hours before the Moon reaches Full.

Mercury, right now, is in Sagittarius. This placement, when moving forward, causes the mind to be swift and brilliant; concerned with social thought in the forms of religion, philosophy, law, etc. It also adds some improvement to one’s judgment. Being in the opposite sign to Gemini, it can cause some affected by it, to lose sight of the truth, if they don’t pay enough attention to detailed factual information.

When Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius, it can cause people to mental wander. It makes concentration difficult, external distractions being a constant interruption. This sometimes can make a person feel like their thoughts don’t matter; have no importance.

Although the Moon in Gemini doesn’t form an actual aspect of opposition, the fact that the planet (Mercury) that rules the sign the Moon is in (Gemini) is in Sagittarius – the sign opposite in the zodiac from Gemini – should be considered.

The energy of this implied opposition makes for confusion and irritation, especially in social relationships. Part of it is because of the incessant talking that can take place about trivial matters. Unconscious emotional patterns can distort a person’s ability to think and communicate clearly. It will cause some to take criticism too personally.

Are you starting to see the pieces begin to form a pattern of energy? Some of this may be felt before the Moon becomes Full and before Mercury goes retrograde just simply because we are approaching the Full Moon and Mercury is already in Sagittarius.

Instead of everyone freaking out at the idea of the Full Moon and Mercury retrograde, it might be good to take a look at the opportunities being offered by these energies. To me, I look forward to the opportunity to ground and center often so that I may consciously speak to others with clarity. I look forward to being consciously aware of what I’m doing and saying. I look forward to consciously being aware of my thoughts throughout this time period. But then, that’s me!

One more thing. It has been mentioned that this is the only “Supermoon” of 2017. This is true. That means the Moon is closest to the Earth – which only intensifies these energies. While it won’t be as big as the November, 2016 Supermoon, it will be large and bright in the sky.

This month’s Full Moon is known as a “Cold” Moon, not a “Wolf” Moon. Wolf Moon is a name reserved for the Full Moon occurring after Yule, usually in January.

Mercury In Sagittarius

So, as a reminder, we have Mercury in Sagittarius going retrograde on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:34 a.m. EST. Check the article above for details on this occurrence.

Just remember to consciously be clear with your communications and focused when you travel. You’ll do fine.

Gemini 5

Later on that same morning, at 10:47 a.m. EST, the Moon becomes Full in the sign of Gemini and, once again leads us back to clarity in our communications and focus in all that we do.

Staying grounded and centered will be an important tool. Take deep breaths to calm any restlessness and to focus on any decisions you may need to make

Mars in Scorpio 3

The only other planet making a move in this two-week period is Mars. It will be moving into Scorpio on Saturday, December 9th, at 4:00 a.m. EST.

Mars co-rules Scorpio with Pluto, so it’s actually in one of its home signs. There is tremendous potential to do good or harm, depending on your strength of character.

“Thoughts are things.” bears strong meaning here as there is also tremendous power and will in this energy. Thoughts, fueled by feeling, can and will be felt by those who are the subject of the thought.

Emotions can be intense now and can cause some to go to emotional extremes. Intuition is also strong and psychic potential good. Creative visualization can be strong right now as well. This is a good time to work on developing ones abilities.

The energy of this placement can bring ones attention to unfinished business. It can be karmic, but can just as easily be life-experiences you’re still working on that need your attention.

When I mentioned emotions, I should specify that anger and resentment can be easily triggered with this placement. There may be some who can’t let go of these feelings easily and will hold grudges. Be aware of this and, whether it’s coming from you or someone else, the situation can be defused or avoided.

Energy of the Planets

May the next two weeks bring you many enlightening experiences!


Love & Blessed Be

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