This month’s full moon occurs at 6 degrees of Gemini on November 28 at 9:47 a.m. and is a lunar eclipse. Eclipses often have to do with beginnings and endings, and a full moon is sometimes associated with endings. This eclipse is in the same sign as the one on May 20, 2012, although the previous eclipse was at 0 degrees of Gemini. Eclipse energy points the way toward our future and lasts for months and sometimes years.
Gemini is the natural ruler of the third house of the mind, ideas, travel, neighbors and immediate family members, and it is here we will be focused during this time. Gemini is about ideas, communication, speech and reason. Mercury went direct on November 27, and thinking, ideas and communication will begin to flow, and epiphanies and secrets will perhaps come to light during this period and the days surrounding the eclipse. Ideas will start to take form and develop, and truths will be revealed.
Mercury went retrograde in Sagittarius, the sign ruling governments, and foreign affairs and people. Obama won by a wider margin than many thought, the director of the CIA resigned among scandal and the assassination of the Libyan ambassador came into focus in Benghazi. As Mercury moves forward in Scorpio: the sign ruling secrets and secret information, we will likely hear of secrets and previously unknown information coming to light. I have a strong feeling the CIA was involved in Benghazi more deeply than anyone who knows wants us to know. Time will tell, and as Mercury is the ruler of the eclipse we will certainly be hearing new information in many different areas and about public figures.
The eclipse is conjunct Jupiter opening a window of opportunities and giving the energy a friendly and co-operative twist. However, all may not really be as it appears as the eclipse also squares Neptune, the planet of illusion, confusion and delusion. It sextiles Uranus opening a channel to new thought and opportunity, as well as a new approach to doing things. We could call this a window of opportunity as long as we do not have a delusional attitude. We may also see tricksters operating in our lives and the world, and all we hear may not be correct.
The Mars-Uranus square peaked over Thanksgiving weekend bringing with it unexpected and explosive events in Egypt as demonstrations against the government began once again, and a tragic major factory fire occurred in Bangladesh killing many workers who had no voice. Now, Mars will conjuncts Pluto at 8 degrees of Capricorn the November 27-28.
Mars-Pluto is a powerful aspect that will likely lead to more military events in the world, violence and wide spread anger, even talk of nuclear events. It is volatile, and it is transformational. If we can harness the transformational energy, and direct it toward the good of ourselves and mankind we can harness the potential of this aspect and seize the window of opportunity we have to accomplish good in our own lives and the world.