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Gemini Full Moon


Gemini Full Moon Date, Time and Degree


Monday, 27 November 2023

1:16 AM, West Coast, USA

4:16 AM, East Coast, USA

10:16 AM, Rome, Italy

4 degrees Gemini


Gemini Full Moon Overview


This month our full moon is in Gemini and the Sun is in the sign of Sagittarius. The moon is waxing toward a full moon on Monday, November 27. This full moon mediates between fact and fiction.


Full Moons are about releasing, culminating or ending, compromising, making choices, and bursting with energy, especially when the full moon is abundant in air and fire signs. The night sky is full of light as the waxing moon approaches, peaks in the full moon, and wanes into second the half of the moon cycle.


Gemini is an air sign which is known to be social, chatty, and clever. On the shadow side, Gemini can be gossipy, shallow, and not always truthful. Gemini is a curious sign, interested in lots of things, and can be a jack of many trades. Gemini is the person to go to for trivia as they tend to hold a lot of random facts in their head.


Sagittarius is a fire sign known to be outgoing, jolly, and philosophical. Sagittarians do things for the experience and are unattached to the outcome. There aren’t enough lifetimes to satiate the Sagittarius.


On the shadow side, Sagittarius can easily lose interest in mundane situations. If you encounter someone perched on their high horses preaching their beliefs, that is a shadow aspect of Sag.


Sagittarius people are some of the most fun and easy going people you’ll ever meet.


Sun and Mars in Sagittarius


The Sun and Mars continue to travel closely together, but they have moved out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius. The Sun moved November 22 and Mars on November 24.


With the Sun and Mars conjunct by two degrees and traveling across from the Moon in Gemini, there is a busy, intellectual, and nervous energy present during the full moon. In the fire and air signs of Sagittarius and Gemini, the dynamics can make sparks fly.


Be mindful of what you say to others, and be aware - if you are more sensitive - to what you’re hearing around you. Heed the more ‘preachy’ and ‘know it all’ types of energy while out and about during the full moon. This is a highly social full moon so opinions are likely to be easily shared.


Communication exchange can be supercharged or have an increased frequency with more intensity than usual. People can be easily distracted and have trouble keeping up with multiple streams of stimulation all around.


Insomnia is also a symptom as we pass through this full moon phase. On a positive note, there is a lot of energy for you to tap into and use to your full potential.


Saturn Square the Full Moon, Sun, and Mars


Saturn is applying the brakes, which can be helpful at this time. If it manifests in some tense situations for you, one way to work with it is to put a limit on extremes, set some boundaries, and practice self-control through this dispersive and nervous energy in the air.


In Pisces, Saturn is mediating facts from beliefs. Saturn is squaring off in a tense relationship with the Sun and Mars in Sagittarius and with the Moon in Gemini, meaning the fun is over.


If you find that you are happily having fun and then life happens to interrupt it, be responsible because you will be playing out the energy of this full moon. Live in the solution, put in the extra effort Saturn requires, and solve the problem so can get back to your socializing.


Saturn reminds us to be aware of our boundaries when it comes to overstepping and pushing one's belief system on another. This is likely to be a world theme or topic in the news, but also personally, this is a good time to sort out fact from fiction.


Gemini is keen to learn facts, run the numbers and be objective while Sagittarius can become focused on the philosophy, meaning and subjective inspiration.


With Saturn as the mediator in fellow mutable sign Pisces, there is no height too high when you are willing to put in the effort and necessary work. It's important to know what houses are occupied by these signs as that will give you more personalized information.


The Gemini Full Moon in Your Chart


Take notice of which houses hold Pisces. That is where Saturn is traveling in your chart and will be toning down and grounding this wild and dispersive Gemini full moon.


If you don’t have a copy of your chart, you can find many free online calculators. You just need your birth date, time, and location. Try one of these websites: astro.com or astro-seek.com



Mutable Energy at the Gemini Full Moon


Notice the abundance of mutable energy contained in this Gemini full moon. Sagittarius, Gemini, and Pisces are all mutable signs. You may feel like energy is all over the place as we grow in light up to the full moon.


This is true. Saturn however, is a grounding sign with a structure-focused base in a Pisces way and is a stable force interacting actively with this full moon.


Have a vision as part of a core strategy for approaching life. Finding middle ground between belief and fact is hard, but with Pisce's instinct, there is a way to rise above. Effort must be used because it's demanded by Saturn.


Pisces moves in a fluid and adaptable way. Saturn is about setting boundaries, recognizing limits, making structure, and following discipline. Saturn in this position would indicate a desire to consolidate philosophical belief systems with fact.


This full moon will pass quickly, so notice what Saturn is working on as it transits your chart.


Your entire astrology chart is important. It will show you what is activated in your chart so you can best navigate and respond to what lies ahead.





Mercury Ruler of the Full Moon and Retrograde Cycle


Mercury is also traveling in the sign Sagittarius, though quite a few degrees away from the Sun and Mars. With Mercury joining the Sun and Mars in Sagittarius, and the Moon in Gemini, it’s a highly social and dynamic full moon. A desire for light-hearted fun is in the air.


Mercury is the home place for Gemini and the ruler of the full moon giving it extra prominence. Two days before Monday’s full moon, Mercury enters its pre-shadow phase as we move into our last Mercury retrograde cycle of 2023 and the first cycle of 2024.


Mercury will form an exact square with Neptune at the full moon, which can cause communication exchanges to move into illusionary or dreamy, mystical topics. Notice the factors in your chart because transits are always activating something unique to each of us.


This aspect has a similar message of the Sun and Moon opposition, exposing or entrenching an imbalance between fact and fiction. It’s time to envision what you want in life and a realistic path for how you can get there starting today.


Mercury and Venus continue to move in a sextile formation, like they were at the Scorpio new moon, as Mercury has started slowing down for retrograde. This aspect helps increase the desire to chat, flirt, socialize, and have fun.


Learn more about how to work with Mercury retrograde cycles in general in my 'Mercury Retrograde Survival Skills' blog.


Mercury Retrograde Dates and Degrees:

  • Pre-shadow: 25 November 2023

  • Retrograde: 13 December 2023

  • Direct: 1 January 2024

  • Post-shadow: 20 January 2024

  • Degrees: 8.29 Capricorn to 22.11 Sagittarius


Gemini Full Moon Quote


The inspirational quote for the Gemini full moon embraces the T square energy of the Sun and Mars in Sagittarius opposite the Moon in Gemini with Saturn squaring them all.


The journey from vision to reality requires the twin forces of imagination and investigation. Dream big, explore boldly, and then ground your aspirations in the fertile soil of practical planning.


Gemini Full Moon Activities


Here are five activity suggestions for you to do this weekend leading up to the Gemini Full Moon or during the week:

  • Do a full moon ritual for Gemini’s element air.

  • Socialize with your friends

  • Thinking about one of your biggest life goals, look at what you are doing now to get there and write up a practical plan to make progress

  • See a comedy show, magic show, or attend a lecture. Anything with intellectual stimulation, fun, and learning is highlighted at this time.

  • Get your holiday shopping done early before the Mercury retrograde. That way you can take the time over the holidays to reflect and relax.


Wrap Up


We have a social, dynamic, and stimulating full moon coming up on Monday. The mutable signs are highlighted with the Gemini full moon, Sun and Mars in Sagittarius, and Saturn in a T square with them from Pisces. It may feel as though the fun is over, but there is plenty of energy to socialize and be responsible.





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