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FULL MOON IN GEMINI NOVEMBER 26/27, 2023: DIPLOMACY; THE MIND; LISTENING; ROMANCE

Updated: Nov 27, 2023



Happy Full Moon in Gemini! This Full Moon at nearly 5 degrees of Gemini becomes exact at 4:16 AM New York Time (09:16 GMT) on Monday, November 27, 2023.

On this Full Moon, we are trying to find a balance and resolution between fiery, impassioned, adventurous, and philosophical Sagittarius—where the sun lies currently—and Gemini, which we will primarily focus on in this article.


Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. It rules the 3rd House, 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 romantic connections, friendships, and business partnerships—as well as the perfect time to reconnect with old friends and connections.

It is easier than ever right now to strike up a conversation with someone new—so go for it! Humans are social beings, and we love being listened to! Gemini rules over social gatherings, social hierarchies, and cities—so over the next few weeks, it’s a great time to frequent parties, bars, holiday celebrations, concerts, sporting events, cafes, museums, restaurants, etc.

Gemini rules over writing as well—so now is the perfect time to get out your journal and write out your thoughts and insights about your life. It’s a great time to brainstorm on your future—what inspirations are coming in for you at this time?

The energy around this Full Moon is volatile, and even potentially violent, as we have a tense T-square taking place between the sun and Mars (conjuct together), Saturn, and the moon. It is a restrictive, power-hungry type energy. With Mars sextiling Pluto, Mercury trining the North Node, and the empty leg of the T-square occurring in Mercury-ruled Virgo, the solution to this tense and volatile T-square is authentic communication.

American Thanksgiving was just a few days ago; this is the type of astrological energy that would cause heated and impassioned debates at the dinner table (where people take things personally). I guess we are lucky that this Full Moon didn’t occur a few days earlier!

The Israel-Hamas war is a ferocious and tragic manifestation of a seemingly irreconcilable conflict involving fundamental issues of self-determination, religion, and human rights that stretch back over a century in the modern era—but thousands of years in total.

The T-square occurring on this Full Moon illustrates this seemingly irreconcilable discordance. Saturn in Pisces represents the belief by both Israeli Jews and Palestinians that the land is rightfully theirs, with each group’s religious beliefs supporting their respective claims.

The sun and Mars conjunct in fiery, impassioned Sagittarius represent the fervor with which the people (and governments/militant groups) on both sides are defending their positions. The moon in Gemini represents the close bond that people feel with members of their own community.

Mercury—the planet of communication and the ruler of Gemini—squares the exalted, Retrograde Neptune in its home sign of Pisces, flaming the fires of hypernationalism, fanaticism, and an ‘us vs. them’ mentality.

But, the empty leg of the T-square occurs in Virgo, the sign of diplomacy and accords. This brings memories of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which seemed to announce to the world a long-stated two-state solution—and thus, peace in the Middle East.

However, things quickly fell apart, and there has been no such close approach toward a long-term peaceful solution since.

Today, we seemingly sit farther than ever away from a long-term peaceful solution, which seems to be in direct opposition to the ideal of Oneness that the planetary Ascension promises.

Although there is currently no end to the violence in sight—with further escalation in the greater Middle East region also always a distinct danger—this Full Moon in Gemini chart—including Mercury trining the North Node--highlights that diplomacy is ultimately the only solution.

Interestingly, the South Node was at 7 degrees of Gemini (close to this Full Moon’s nearly 5 degrees of Gemini) when Oslo I was signed on September 13, 1993. Perhaps this current Full Moon in Gemini can at least re-ignite dreams of a permanent and peaceful two-state solution becoming a reality, something the United States has publicly supported for decades.

I do believe that in the grand scheme of things, we are not far off from looking back as a planet and balking at how we once had nonstop conflict and violence. Many intuitives—including yours truly—have seen the 2020s being a violent and volatile time on our planet.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel post-conflict. We know that due to our solar system’s place in the photon belt, we are in the midst of entering into an Age of Light, and a New Earth is emerging.

Ultimately, new maps, lines, agreements, and accords will be drawn up as the geopolitical landscape shifts and evolves (the Middle East seemingly being Exhibit A) over the coming decades. The maps, lines, agreements, and accords themselves are ruled by Mercury/Gemini/Virgo--while the peace, justice, and fairness that will eventually emerge is ruled by Venus and Libra.

Venus is at home in Libra sextiling Mercury in Sagittarius, giving us hope for fair and just solutions through diplomacy. We will likely see talk of what a permanent two-state solution in the Holy Land could look like, and how it could work. The energetic framework of this Full Moon chart, which follows the volatile and violent convergence of Pluto’s Station and Eclipse Season (remember, Hamas’s initial attack on Israel occurred October 7), is at least on an energetic template level setting the stage for eventual peace.

More local to the present moment, the astrology of this Full Moon also reflects the current ongoing hostage negotiations and releases that are occurring. For now, let’s continue our Divine Service Work as the Lightworkers of this planet, and visualize (and pray for) peace in the Middle East, without having to logically/practically know exactly how it will look on the 3D level.

And while international attention has been focused recently on the conflict in the Middle East, let’s not forget that the Russia-Ukraine War continues—and in fact has escalated. Russia has launched its most intense air attack with drones on Kyiv since the war began in early 2022, cruelly initiating this latest attack on the morning of Holodomor Memorial Day.

Like in the Middle East, eventually a peaceful permanent solution in the Ukraine will have to emerge.

Let’s turn our attention now to how we can apply the lessons of Gemini on an individual scale. Let’s discuss how to better use the mind.

HOW TO BETTER USE THE 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 this Gemini Full Moon 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 season 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 who 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 programs 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 via the Law of Attraction (this is the part of the Collective Mind that is currently asking for Disclosure—as we are slowly seeing the governments of the world start to essentially admit that aliens are real).


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 and 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!).

Let’s now dig into another aspect of Gemini, which is the topic of communicating better—specifically how to listen better.


LEARNING TO LISTEN BETTER With the huge emphasis in this Full Moon 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 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 even 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.


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, anywhere, 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 Spiritual Life Coachand 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 (easy to do in the weeks following this Gemini Full Moon) and ask them compelling questions; try to understand what it's like to be in their shoes

A TIME FOR ROMANCE


The next 28 days will be a great time for romance (perfect for the holiday season!)


The sun and Mars being together in adventurous, fun, and erotic Sagittarius sextiling Pluto—the ruler of sexual Scorpio--on this Full Moon creates an amorous energy.


Venus at home in harmonious Libra sextiles Mercury in Sagittarius and opposes the North Node in Aries, creating a fiery, flirty atmosphere in romantic encounters.


Whether you are in a romantic relationship currently, or single and looking to mingle, the next 28 days can be a fun and flirty time—especially if you embrace the adventurous and flirtatious spirit that Sagittarius brings to the table!


Wishing you a happy, fun, adventurous and lucky Full Moon in Gemini!


With Love,


Matthew John



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