This Saturday’s full moon could also be described as a “fool moon”, with the Sun having newly entered the buoyant fire of Sagittarius, and the moon at it’s peak in the jester like air of Gemini. This combination has the potential to lead us into places both unexpected and potentially “foolish” if we ignore the demands of Saturn in Virgo, which squares this placement. Coming so soon after Thanksgiving, the Gemini full moon introduces the holiday season with its siren call of over-consumption, family dynamics and familiar stressors, so this moon could tell an old story of temptation leading to folly.
Alternately it is possible to use this dynamic energy to shape a questing, adventurous and curious focus, that also contains a sharp attention to detail, practicality and service. By performing this juggling routine, balancing and keeping contradictory forms moving and flowing, we are able to work with the lunar cycle in a creative and proactive way.
The Sun and three of the four outer planets (Saturn, Uranus and Pluto) are in mutable signs (Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius), and so we are experiencing a collective journey together, learning about bridge building, merging and synthesizing. The full moon emphasizes our understanding and awareness of this mutable nature. Mutable is changeable, flowing, moving from one extreme to another, creatively blending sharp polarities into new forms, forms that are more easily understandable and accessible.
As we navigate this mutable terrain, going more deeply into the essence of mutable nature, we may find ourselves surrounded by echoes and synchronicities that support our understanding of our own mutable signs. Identifying the planets that are in mutable signs (Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces), in our charts and observing their behaviors is one way to stretch and grow in response to this full moon.