Moon is in Gemini which can lead us to be quick rather than thorough with our communications – so with the ruling planet of communication, Mercury in shadow before turning retrograde on the 31st (a time when communications can go awry) be sure to not make assumptions & double check all plans & directives.
Gemini moon is a time to enjoy quick-witted repartee with those have a touch of the fey about them…folks who are always up for a laugh, dress-ups or party (with a penchant for sparkly things). So yes, today is the day to wear those pointy ears on the train to work! With our focus being fun, it can be hard to get through a day of responsibility for look for opportunities to make light work of dull chores by turning them into game.
This is a day for being silly, sharing jokes & oddities about life in general…yes, Facebook will be very busy with images of cats in odd places, prat falls & bad timing caught on film. If you do need a task finished today, be sure to emphasise how important it is as Gemini moon is the time when we’re most likely to not honour responsibilities, simply because we got distracted…so don’t open your newsfeed until you’ve done your To Do list!
Gemini is a time for researching bright ideas…so if you’d like to brighten up your days with more fun & laughter, check out my latest book, ‘The 28 Day Happy Challenge’ at www.28dayhappychallenge.com
Moon is now void (not forming any major aspects) as she finishes her move from Taurus to Gemini. This week was for many akin to an inner tidal wave that brought fears, insecurities and unacknowledged thoughts and emotions to the fore. This is therefore a time for gentle integration. So if you can, spend time in nature, gently nurturing yourself with beauty and good food – to restore the sense of how good simple pleasures here on Earth really are.
If you’re still wrestling inner waves, don’t fight ‘what is’. embrace it. (Like the Buddhist monk who encounters a pile of crap and rolls in it, acknowledging that God is that which is before you…become one with any inner crappy thoughts and feelings, for until we accept them they don’t move.)
The more we acknowledge what is within us, the more easily we move through it and not feel restless or down. It’s like a woman birthing, the more she resists the pain of each contraction, the longer the birth takes. (This is why first births often take so much longer than one is lead to believe via the rush to hospital we see in every movie scene of a woman in labour.) So enter your sadness, wrap yourself up in it and become one with it. Entertain your fears…as if there were a dark room in which you must enter to find the light switch of insight. To do this journal & / or talk with someone you trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Give yourself the time & space to express the places of your psyche this week’s energies took you to. It’s great to do this self expression creatively since art is the language of the soul. Art is our instinctual way to process. You don’t have to be ‘good’ at it – you just create whatever needs to come out, regardless of what it looks like…this is how we birth ourselves anew.
Moon enters Gemini 1.29pm Melbourne Australia time, for your time zone please refer to:
Moon is still waning in Taurus. So this is a great time to really listen to your body & what it’s trying to tell you. Every body is different & the needs of our body change from season to season. Often we adapt to feeling under par & come to accept it as normal…but our body’s natural state is one of thriving health, so if you aren’t feeling truly alive – then make a date with your body today. Close your eyes & take your awareness to any discomfort or tension in the body. Then take your awareness into one part at a time & ask that part of your body what it needs.
Our body has it’s own consciousness, with every cell containing divine intelligence beyond our rational comprehension. If you are more sentient, you may find it easier to hold your hand over parts of the body that feel weaker than others & perceive through the chakra (eye of God) in the palm of your hand what is indicated for highest health. We have eyes of perception all over our body. The more awakened we become the more our whole being is awakened, which heightens our sensitivities. Sensitivity is a sign you are awakening to perceive through all your bodies – from your physical body through to all the layers of your subtle energy bodies. You are your best physician as you can feel & perceive your body like no one else & what it needs. Neglect of the body often results in us trying to get love, comfort & nurturance through quick fixes like sugar that further weaken our constitution…so do something loving for your physical body & all your subtle bodies will be better supported.
Moon is now entering Taurus which will help to settle the recent energies of the past week. Taurus moon helps us to slow down & remember to smell the roses instead of driving past them at high speed in a tank! (Shadow Aries). Being a fixed sign, Taurus will help you focus more easily & go deeply into the task at hand, especially if it engages your physical senses…a great time for gardening, cooking, woodwork or other handicrafts. Taurus helps us make love instead of war, by showing our appreciation for all the good things we have rather than finding fault.
On the flip side we can dig our heels in & become an immovable rock. So if you found yourself polarising over the past few days & insist on ‘your way or the highway’ be mindful you don’t become so rigid now that you end up feeling your body sound the alarm with stiffness & muscle pain. If you do, dance, do yoga or swim to relax into the flow & open your mind to being flexible, especially with those who don’t appear to mirror your values. Taurus governs our values…what we value most. So if we encounter those with different values during a Taurus moon we may feel the rage of the bull instead of the loving temperament we feel when surrounded by those who value what we value. This is the real test of love – can you love unconditionally? Can you love someone different from you? It is easy to love those who experience the world as we do – the challenge is to appreciate the beauty of those who don’t.
Happy Full Moon in Aries! This is the sign which evokes the inner hero to take action on that which stirs our soul. If we have a purpose, a reason to get up in the morning which makes us feel like we’re making a difference you will extra feel alive & youthful like this first sign of the zodiac during this full moon transit in Aries. Whereas if you’re just going through the motions or you’ve outgrown your original goal & it no longer inspires or motivates you then you’re likely to feel tetchy this full moon – a sign that you need to take action & seek out or call in a new mission which makes you feel truly alive.
Aries is a masculine sign. So if our masculine expression is wounded (regardless of our physical gender) we will over analyse or find reasons to not take action when action is needed. If our masculine expression is not tempered by our feminine expression we will act without pause for thought which creates conflict and destruction when we act without due consideration for the effect of our actions on others or the world around us. (Yes, that’s the imbalance we see mirrored on a global scale due to the lack of value placed on all things feminine. The clean up job is a work in progress. A working bee which we’re all invited to by healing our feminine side…am writing about that in the book titled, ‘The Goddess’ which will be released next June.) If we are in right relationship with our masculine, we will take up the fight within and confront the chips on our shoulder we’re carrying from our past & seek to resolve those experiences so we don’t act from wound & wound others. This awareness & commitment to take action on the inner adventure is what births the true rainbow warrior.
When immature, this aspect tries to rescue damsels in order to prove he’s a good man to himself & others. When mature, this aspect helps instinctually without thinking simply because it’s the right thing to do. If you haven’t found your purpose, connect with what fires you up & enthuses you.