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Updated: Feb 23, 2023

Happy Full Moon in Gemini! If you can believe it, it’s the final Full Moon of 2022! This Full Moon at approximately 16 degrees of Gemini becomes exact at 11:07 PM New York time on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (04:07 GMT on December 8).

The most prevalent feature of this Full Moon is that it meets almost directly with the Retrograde Mars in the sky! So this Full Moon definitely has a fiery and aggressive streak to it. We will likely be feeling energized and full of passion and intensity, but also quite possibly anxious, overwhelmed, or scattered.

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. It rules the 3rd House in astrology, which is the House of Communication. It is a mutable air sign, making it the airiest of air signs! Gemini is the ruler of the mind, the intellect, and of communication. It is represented by The Twins.

According to Wikipedia, “In Greek mythology, Gemini is associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux. Pollux was the son of Zeus, who seduced Leda, while Castor was the son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta and Leda's husband. When Castor died, because he was a mortal, Pollux begged his father Zeus to give Castor immortality, which was done through uniting them together in the heavens.”

Gemini is also the busy social bee of the Zodiac! Being the most adaptable sign in the Zodiac, when we are under its influence people tend to be more open and receptive to meeting and connecting with new people. It is a lucky time to network and form new friendships and business partnerships—as well as the perfect time to reconnect with old friends and connections, considering the conjunction with Mars, the planet of action, as it marches backward (Retrograde) in the sky.

It is the perfect time for speaking, writing, and posting on social media! If you’ve been thinking about doing any of the above, now is the time to carve time out of your schedule for these Gemini things!

It’s also a great time to organize a social gathering or party (or to join then!)

The main question with this Full Moon is how do we put our passionate/anxious energy to good use? The sun is still in Sagittarius, the sign of passion, courage, and travel. With it opposing the sun and Mars, there is the opportunity to use this extra energy we have now to take a quantum leap toward our goals, or to go on some fun adventures! On the other side of the coin, the danger is there for us to waste our energy by fighting with others; also it’s easy to feel burned out right around now.

In a funny way, this month is acting like a quasi-Mercury Retrograde (though Mercury will go Retrograde for real in a few weeks). This is because Mars is experiencing his Retrograde through Mercury-ruled Gemini. So we have been experiencing communication difficulties with one another, as well as issues with electronics. This is likely to be heightened for the rest of this year, as we find ourselves under the influence of this Full Moon and as Mercury enters its own Pre-Retrograde Shadow Phase.

So remember to be extra clear in your communication with others, and especially to avoid being unnecessarily emotionally reactive. A lot of people are going to likely feel like they are walking on eggshells around one another during this time, with Mars Retrograde’s intense influence. We need to try to be extra kind, patient, and forgiving with one another during this time. Give others more leash than usual (except of course if you’re being attacked or victimized in any way).

With Mars trining Saturn (in Aquarius) on this Full Moon, the projects that we initiate or put our energy in the days following this Full Moon (and over the next 28 days in general) will likely have staying power. It’s a great time to re-evaluate projects, career endeavors, and your own health—and to put your all into going forward in whatever direction you feel called to!

As Mars and Saturn both rule over physical health and vitality, now is also the perfect time to work on solving physical issues that need to be addressed. It’s a really, really good time to exercise—but we can also easily get burned out at a time like this, so make sure you’re getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, eating well, etc.

With the sun in Sagittarius forming an awkward quincunx/inconjunct to the Retrograde Uranus in Taurus, we are feeling a creative burst and a desire to express our uniqueness!

Here are some good questions of self-inquiry to consider or journal on, to help you make the best use of the current energies:

  • What projects have I put on the back burner that I can come back to now, as I prepare for 2023?

  • Who can I reach out to from my past that could assist me in stepping on the gas pedal with my career or my projects?

  • What creative inspirations are coming to me right now? How can I creatively express my uniqueness to the world?

  • What truly are my passions? How can I get real and practical in finding ways to express my passions in ways that will support me, and even perhaps be of assistance/service to others?

  • Where can I travel to now or in 2023?

  • What’s an adventure I can go on pretty soon?

  • What are a few things that I could do to immediately ameliorate my physical health? What long-term commitments can I make to improving my physical health?

  • How can I express my Inner Fire in a healthy way?!

As Gemini rules over the mind, let’s have a discussion on how to have the best possible relationship with your own mind!


As I stated, Gemini rules over the mind. The mind can either be your worst enemy or your best friend--it all depends on your relationship with it. It's interesting to even contemplate what the mind is to you? If I am saying that you can have a relationship with your mind, then it implies that perhaps you are not your mind. What an interesting thought!

It is my belief that you are consciousness using the mind as a tool to navigate experience. Buddhists and meditation experts know that the mind is intended to be a tool but not a detriment. This is why mindfulness meditation practices, such as becoming the observer of thoughts rather than being the thinker, are very helpful exercises to assist in your spiritual evolution.

One of the biggest underlying reasons for drug, alcohol and sex addiction is that someone's relationship with their own mind has become so toxic that they need to escape their own reality regularly. This is of course a dangerous place to be and indicative of significant changes needing to be made.

However, the negative momentum built up by depression and anxiety can make it difficult to pull oneself out of the doldrums. That's why Gemini is here to remind us that it's OK to reach out to others for help!

Now is not the time to try to handle everything internally if it feels like it is too large of a cross to bear. Reach out to trusted friends and family who tend to be helpful, or to trusted healers, coaches and therapists.

Gemini reminds us that we are all in this together, and although it is common to feel like 'an island' in life, the truth is that whatever you have gone through or are going through, there's probably a lot of people out there who are going through something pretty similar.

I get so many clients that are at the beginning stages of a Spiritual Awakening and they're experiencing all sorts of weird things. Energy running through their body; sleepless nights; feeling disconnected from reality—you name it!

They tend to think they are either crazy or totally alone until they start discovering videos and YouTube channels like mine, only to realize with fascination that there is a whole community of people interested in New Age spirituality who commonly experience much of the same weirdness!

Let's chat a bit about different levels of the mind and how you can better utilize them:

- Conscious Mind: This is where you actually do the thinking from. Believe it or not, this accounts for only about 5% of your thoughts. To become a more awakened being, it is necessary to use this portion of the mind to drive your actual experience in the direction of your desired experience. This is the realm of willpower.

- Subconscious Mind: This is essentially the software program for your life. Your outer reality will be a reflection of what is going on here. The patterns built into this software program are written before you turn 7 years old (basically you absorb the patterns of your parents and/or those who raised you).

The internal scripts that run (in your voice) inside your mind are created from things your parents (or those who raised you) habitually said to you when you were young.

To live your desired life--and to achieve your full potential--it is imperative to become aware of and then shift the negative subconscious patterns in your life. This can be achieved through therapy, energy healing, hypnosis, affirmations and subliminal audios. The subconscious mind is responsible for approximately 95% of your thoughts (!)

- Unconscious Mind: This is where traumas are stored, including birth traumas such as being born in a cold hospital room, being delivered by unfamiliar hands, having the umbilical cord cut, and circumcision. The subconscious will create your life circumstances with the intention of making sure that you don't have to feel the traumas of the unconscious mind.

- Collective Mind: We are all connected into one another through the existence of The Field. There is a Conscious Collective Mind—which is the amalgamation of the experiences, thoughts and emotions of all eight billion humans--and an Unconscious Collective Mind, which is the part of The Field that is wounded through trauma (and karma) and thus 'asks' for certain collective experiences to occur through the Law of Attraction (this is the part of the Collective Mind that will ultimately 'ask' for Full Disclosure when the time is right).

Oftentimes, when Lightworkers/Empaths are feeling down, they are really just empathing the Conscious Collective Mind and need to disconnect from it and return to their own center, where the natural state of peace and joy can be found.

- Superconscious Mind: This aspect of the mind is connected to the Infinite, including the Akashic Records. Anything from the Mind of God can be accessed. This is the realm where we access the perspectives/memories from the Soul Aspect, Higher Self Aspect and Christed Extraterrestrial Aspect (aka your true galactic or intergalactic self, if you are a Starseed). This is the realm of intuition. To use this aspect of mind consciously and intently, it is necessary to be relaxed.

The conscious mind is the aspect of mind that you most readily have access to. If you can turn your conscious mind into your friend rather than your enemy, you will find life becoming much more enjoyable and peaceful. Here are some suggested practices to enhance the usefulness of your conscious mind:

- Mindfulness Meditation: Sit or lay down and breathe peacefully and deeply. Intend to become Awareness and simply observe which thoughts come to you. You are not thinking the thoughts, you are observing them.

- Morning Intention & Visualization: The more that we live intentionally, the more that the conscious mind becomes an effective tool for transformation. There is no better way to start your day than to set a specific intention for the day and then to visualize the day going exactly as you want it to!

You can set an intention to work on something specific during the day; or it can be something more general like, “I intend to live from my Heart today.”

For the visualization, it is also helpful (and feels great!) to visualize your desired future weeks, months or years out! The more that you bring positive emotion into the experience, the higher the probability that it will actually manifest in your physical reality.

- Journaling or Voice Journaling: When you record your experience of life, it is very helpful in making sense of your thoughts and your life, so you no longer need to think in circles.

- Recognize When You're Empathing Someone Else: When you are hearing negative thoughts in your head or judging yourself—or even speaking negatively towards others or judging others—take a step back and evaluate whether these are really your thoughts?

Chances are they're not—it is the voice of a subconscious pattern that came from your parents/caregivers or it is the words of someone around you that you're empathing. Recognizing this in the moment can help you to shift gears back to your center (your natural high vibration).

Here's a good rule of thumb: if your thoughts aren't loving, supportive and helpful, then they're not actually your thoughts. We have something called T-Fields in our aura, where the thoughts of others from our present and past are stored in the form of energy. When your thoughts are not loving, assume that you're receiving the broadcast of these T-Fields and not actually consciously thinking.

Take back control of the vehicle of consciousness that is you and think some loving thoughts (or better off say them out loud!).

I have a great webinar called Change Your Reality by Changing Your Words that teaches you how to permanently shift your thinking and speaking patterns. You can check it out here.

Let’s now dig into another aspect of Gemini, which is the topic of communicating better.


With the huge emphasis in this chart on the mind and on communication, I want to present a teaching on learning to listen better.

The mind tends to be constantly overactive and overstimulated. We're all living in our own internal worlds, understanding one another just enough to live in somewhat of a functional and cohesive society (with much improvement to be had yet). With all the mental chatter, most people tend to miss the details of life.

One of the things that I've always prided myself on is attention to detail. Spelling errors bother me to no end (I'm sure there's ironically one somewhere in this article). I especially like to sit in my backyard, or walk somewhere in public and observe the details of life. I like to spot the different types of birds, all of the different colors of the flowers, and the chemtrails in the sky.

I also listen to detail. I hear all the different sounds that birds make. I listen to the subtlety of the wind rustling through the trees. When I'm watching a soccer game, I listen to the chants of the supporters in the background.

Learning to listen better will make you a much better communicator. Inexperienced interviewers really bother me. You can tell that they're not actually listening to what the interviewee is saying; they're just waiting until they stop talking and thinking of the follow-up question. A great interviewer listens closely to what the person is saying and asks spontaneous follow-up questions.

I'm a Leo Rising, and I swear to you that I could talk for 24 hours straight if I wanted to. I can literally walk up to any person on the beach and strike a conversation. I am a conversationalist. And I'm a good one, because I listen to what the other person is saying (this is also why I'm a good life coach and mentor).

Make a commitment to listening more closely to what other people are saying to you. Make a pact with yourself to pay more attention to the sounds (and sights) of the world around you. And do your best to listen better to your inner world. What is going on inside you, both physically and emotionally?

Here are some other tips for practicing being a better listener:

  • Listen to a song several times and focus on a different instrument or voice each time

  • Sit outside late at night and listen to far-away sounds

  • Listen to a podcast in one sitting and then tell someone your main takeaways from it

  • Make a new friend (super easy to do during Gemini time) and ask them compelling questions; try to understand what it's like to be in their shoes


Mercury has now entered into Capricorn—so our communication tends to be practical, but it can also sometimes come off as brusque. We should be especially mindful of communicating clearly and kindly at this time. Mercury forms an out-of-sign conjunction with Venus, the planet of love, in passionate, adventurous Sagittarius.

Both Mercury and Venus form difficult squares with the exalted Jupiter, which is in the last degree of Pisces. Jupiter is the planet of growth and expansion, and in Pisces it can be super-creative in its growth, but also too dreamy, unrealistic, and oblivious.

The risk with these squares is that we may try to push something too far—to ‘have our cake and eat it too’. Be practical and humble, and don’t mess up a good thing if you don’t have to! This especially applies to romantic partnerships: try to work practically with your partner rather than being ‘my way or the highway’. And most importantly, be honest!

But on the positive side, we may find ourselves finding creative ways to evolve our interpersonal (especially) romantic relationships.


Chiron is a minor planet/comet that is known as ‘the Wounded Healer’ in astrology. It represents our deepest wounds, especially those that come from childhood. It has been in the midst of a years-long transit through Mars-ruled Aries, where it has given us the opportunity to especially work on the Inner Masculine wounds, or wounds that were created by masculine energies.

It forms a supportive trine to the sun and a hopeful sextile to the moon on this Full Moon. So it is an auspicious time to do some deep inner healing work, especially around family wounds.

Black Moon Lilith is a fictional point along the moon’s orbit when it is farthest form Earth. In astrology, it represents the suppressed Divine Feminine, psychism, the occult, hidden knowledge, the taboo, repressed trauma, and the underbelly of society.

On this Full Moon, Black Moon Lilith is in feminine Cancer, nearly directly opposing Pluto in masculine Capricorn. This aspect is the essence of the rising of the Divine Feminine to overcome the institutionalized Shadow Masculine Patriarchy.

This aspect seems to indicate that there could be some sort of major uprising or significant forward progress in women’s rights, somewhere on our planet over the next 28 days. We’ll see what happens!

Wishing you an awesome and inspiring Full Moon in Gemini!

With Love,

Matthew John


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