Full Moon in Gemini, November 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm PST
A “Crisis in Consciousness” is the theme of the Full Moon in Gemini, as it falls in the midst of the waning square between Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. All aspects between planets are about an integration of the energies present and a square tells us this integration may be challenging. Saturn and Neptune will interact three times over the next year and not again in a major way until 2026. At this Full Moon both the Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini aspect both of these planets, making it very powerful.
Saturn often brings up fear and limitation. The shadow side of Sagittarius is intolerance and fear of those who are different than us. That intolerance and fear is the ultimate wound of the illusion of separation from Source and from others which we are trying to heal. But it must come to the surface, to the awareness of consciousness. As Ghandi said, “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate but it is fear.”
Neptune in its own sign of Pisces represents the Divine Heart and the Unconditional Love of the Universe. It is the gift of the remembrance that we all come from Source, that ultimately we are all One. It is the healing balm for wound of the separation. This is the crisis in consciousness that we are experiencing, allowing us to remember that we are all connected and to allow ourselves to feel the suffering of others. When we can feel the suffering of the world, we can respond with the healing work that needs to be done. Compassion is the highest form of love. Our challenge to respond to the crisis in our world with love and compassion remembering ultimately we are all one. “The world does not want to be saved. It wants to be loved, that is how we save it.” April Peerless
The Saturn/ Neptune square is challenging us to make different choices. Choosing love over fear, bringing love into the reality of daily living and the belief that it can be done. We can break free of the old hurtful paradigm of fear and control. The real test of the many teachings we have been receiving is here and I know we can rise to the challenge. I saw a great meme on the internet, “Don’t feed the fears!” Very good advice.
With the Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces dance going on over the next year, we are also called to be pilgrims in exploring higher states of consciousness. There are many ways to do this such as sacred medicine ceremonies, shamanic journeys and ways of prayer and meditation that take us into non-ordinary states of consciousness, dissolving so many of the defenses around the heart. They allow us to see and understand more of what lies beyond the veil. Saturn is telling us that as we travel beyond the veil, it is so important to have a good container (e.g. skilled practitioners and guides as well as creation of sacred space), to keep us safe. It is necessary to have aspects of ourselves grounded in this reality or we could get lost. There are many tales of people who step into the otherworldly land of Faerie, also known as Neptune, who never fully return.
Saturn and Neptune dancing together is often about making our dreams real. In the case of Saturn in Sagittarius, it is asking us to become aware of how our beliefs, especially about ourselves, may be sabotaging our success. As I just recently heard, “If you believe you can, you will. If you believe you can’t, you won’t.” We can make our dreams real when we follow the guidance given.
The Full Moon is in Gemini with its ruler, Mercury, in Sagittarius tightly conjunct Saturn. This is a call to turn off the media and the never ending story of the news. We have seen and heard more than we will ever need to know and so much of it is not even true. But when we do need to know something, it is important to have a good news source, not the television. It is only an illusion with little truth and a primary source of fear mongering.
With this last tragedy in Paris as well as the others that have taken place recently, it feels like a wake-up call to humanity that we can make a different choice. We can choose love over fear and it is a choice. We can choose to love our fellow human beings, recognizing that choices that have been made in the past have created the present, many made from a place of fear. Many in our world, our brothers and sisters, are suffering greatly. We need to open our hearts to that suffering, not close them. Ultimately, whether we choose love or fear remains in our own heart. It takes courage to choose love and to act in ways that create more love in our world. The question to ask ourselves is, “What would love do?” and then do it! The right answer will always come from the heart.
“I looked in temples, churches and mosques but I found the Divine within my own heart.” Rumi