The full moon in Gemini peaks on Nov. 27 at 4:17 a.m. ET/1:17 a.m. PT. Known as the "Beaver Moon" it symbolically reflects the need for preparations as the colder, darker months approach…just as the beavers prepare for their own harsh winter. This moon urges us to assess our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being as we rise out of the shadows of our souls to embrace new horizons. As the last full moon before the winter solstice, it’s a powerful reminder of the cycles that govern not just nature, but our very lives. It emphasizes the importance of preparation, the beauty of transition, and the inevitability of change.
There are many planetary forces at play now, making it both busy and perhaps a little chaotic. During the Sagittarius season, the moon rises, bringing dynamic energy to the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. This combination fuels lively discussions and debates, while also pushing us to seek the truth in all matters. However, with Gemini's lack of filters, it's crucial to be mindful of our words. Though we may be tempted to speak our minds or hearts, it's important to remember that our words can have a lasting impact. Take a moment to pause and consider the power of your communication. The Throat Chakra is the center of energy for communication, and maintaining balance in this area can help us become more aware of our words, thoughts, and actions.
The energies of Mars and the feminine goddess, Lilith are active now as well. These planetary forces are known for their strength and ability to create tension, which may cause emotions to overflow. If there has been something bubbling up within you, this Full Moon may trigger it. Because full moons mark the end of the lunar cycle, it's time to let go of anything that's been holding us back or keeping us stagnant. There will be a strong emphasis on figuring out what makes you happy and revealing the things that matter. What do YOU need to clear out?
During this full moon, take time to sit and breathe. Find a comfortable place to sit and relax and begin to set up your sacred space & light a smudging tool of your choice, wafting the smoke to cleanse the energy so you may receive clarity on what comes through for you during this practice.
Ease your nerves, loosen up those shoulders, and raise your arms overhead, exhaling as you bring them back down. Gemini rules these areas of our body, as well as the lungs. So, honor the breath and all that can be released when we deeply inhale and exhale. Breathe in deeply through your nose for a count of 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, then slowly breathe out through your nose for a count of 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, and repeat.
It’s best to do this at least 7-8 times in order to stimulate your parasympathetic system. This produces a calm and relaxed feeling in the mind and body.
When we are in a state of awareness and connection to ourselves and source energy, it is much easier to clearly see what we need to achieve our goals and dreams.