Copyright Zen☆Ren 2019 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Artist: Jen Bartel
Wednesday, Dec 11 at 9.14pm PST
The December full moon is called the Cold Moon for obvious reasons. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise; this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Moon and sun oppose one another in curious Gemini and jolly Sagittarius. Gemini vs. Sagittarius: the intellect vs. the optimist. These two archetypes are seekers of Truth. This full moon brings LOTS of teaching and learning. Whose version of Truth speaks to you more: Gemini, based in logic and research, or Sagittarius, based in spirit and the good of humanity? Too much Gemini makes us cold and calculating; too much Sagittarius makes life feel hurried and uninformed. I suggest calling a close friend or sibling to sort out whatever conflict bubbles up at this full moon. Do this before engaging in a heated debate with someone!
One word that comes to mind is ignorance. This is the perceived site of conflict. One party believes that, with the very best of intentions, they can say or do a certain thing, and the other party sees this and says, no way dude. In this crazy country especially, we are all in the process of sorting out our beliefs, intentions and biases. People with excellent intentions can be very ignorant. And people armed with tons of research and information can be very insensitive or have negative intentions.
What is likely to happen here is great exaggeration in the emotional realm. Remember to move slowly; take your time before speaking or acting. Find a way to deliver the message so it is not inflammatory. And if you’re the one receiving the message, find the humility within yourself to listen. Is it true, what is being said? And is your ego in a mad dash to protect itself? Or do you really stand on the side of awareness? Are your beliefs rooted in what is both respectful and empathic? I really want to emphasize humility and the strength that it requires.
The holiday season is such a touchy time of year. Forced family time. Pressure to spend money. Pressure to perform. The weather sucks. What happens naturally is that we turn inward, just like the sun dipping beyond the horizon into the great blackness of spacetime. Where this will take us, we do not know. We come with questions and no answers.
Psychic and physical energy increase significantly with every full moon. This is felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. Emotions and intuition will be heightened, just as women experience before menstruation. It is our duty to remain calm. Non-reaction is the root of all journeys made in the name of self-control and self-discipline. Find a way to communicate without anger. The lessons of this particular full moon will unfold with great force and speed – this is the nature of mutable energy!
Affirmation: I breathe slowly and deeply