Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
artist: Daniel Martin Diaz
Monday, Nov 30 at 1.32am PDT
Happy full moon! Happy lunar eclipse! The November full moon is called the Frost Moon or Beaver Moon. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise all over the world.
Eclipses can be full or partial. The earth’s shadow consists of two parts: the shadow cast directly behind the earth is called the umbra, and the fainter, fan-like shadow surrounding the umbra is the penumbra. This full moon is another partial (or penumbral) eclipse – we actually won’t see another total lunar eclipse until May 2021. Moon gazers in north/western Europe, north/eastern Asia, Oceania, North America, and South America will have the best view!
Moon and sun oppose one another in curious Gemini and jolly Sagittarius: the critic vs. the optimist. These two archetypes are seekers of truth. This full moon brings LOTS of teaching and learning. The lessons of this full moon will unfold with great speed – this is the nature of mutable energy!
Whose version of Truth speaks to you more: is it Gemini, ruler of logic and research? Or Sagittarius, working off pure spirit and faith in 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 surfaces at this full moon. Do this before engaging in a heated debate with someone!
We are all in the process of examining our beliefs, intentions, and biases in this crazy world right. People with excellent intentions can be very ignorant. And people armed with tons of research and information can be insensitive or have negative intentions. It’s a harsh word, but ignorance is the site of conflict here. This is the shadow of the Gemini-Sagittarius axis.
I have a colleague who was born on this full moon. She mentioned to me that her sun is in Sagittarius and her moon in Gemini. I said, “Oh, you were born on the full moon!” and she replied that I was mistaken. I listened to her explain (incorrectly) why I was wrong, and then I decided not to say anything else. I share this anecdote because it is an interesting snapshot of the Gemini-Sagittarius axis and the way that humans operate under its influence: quick to judgment, not taking enough time to examine the details, hurrying through decision-making and information-gathering.
In 2015, this full moon coincided with Thanksgiving. I spent it with my friend and her family on an island in the Puget Sound. Before her family arrived, my friend told me that she suspected her cousins were using drugs and asked me to observe and see what I thought. Later on I pulled my friend aside to say that I was pretty sure her cousins were high on heroin and that I was concerned about the wellbeing of their little daughter who was also present. My friend refused to listen, even though she had asked for my observations. [The day after I left, my friend found a syringe lying on the floor in the basement :( ]
These are two examples where I was the one who had insight to the truth, but there are certainly millions of examples where I’m on the other side of the fence, swimming in ignorance.
Whatever happens, exaggeration in the emotional realm is likely. Find a way to deliver the message in a non-inflammatory way. And if you’re the one receiving the message, be humble. When we feel upset, we have to ask – which belief of mine is being challenged right now? Can I change this belief? Can I follow it, like a taproot in the soil, all the way to its origin?
The winter holidays are really challenging. Forced family time. Pressure to spend money. Pressure to perform. The weather sucks. What happens naturally is that we turn inward, like the sun dipping below the horizon into the endless black of spacetime. Where this will take us, we do not know. We come with questions and no answers.