Welcome to the full moon in Gemini! Polar opposite the sun in Sagittarius, this moon is here to remind us of the duality of our ideas . . . what does and doesn’t work, what should and shouldn’t be improved upon, and what should ultimately be discarded or kept. This applies to whatever you want it to – clothing, relationships, or plans – but Gemini favors a more cerebral approach, and matters of the heart are less likely to be implicated than those mental pursuits that we’ve been working toward.
The important thing to note about this moon is that change isn’t a bad thing. . . . While it seems that our expectations are upset and our plans are foiled, Gemini encourages us to recognize the good in everything that occurs as well as the bad, elevate our mindsets, and push forward with an even better plan next time. The nice thing about this moon is that it encourages us to quickly determine what’s beneficial or not and move on from that, despite Sagittarius’s normal tendency to ponder for long periods of time.
What’s coming up for you today that isn’t resolving? Is there another perspective that you can adopt to make the situation more clear? Oftentimes when something doesn’t work out one way, it’s an invitation to tweak it slightly rather than to nix it entirely. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” applies here – make sure that you’re uncovering and adopting those things that did work rather than just starting from square one.
Work with sodalite, honey calcite, green fluorite, or blue lace agate to separate the beneficial from the nonbeneficial, to shift your perspective, and to organize and develop those things that are working in your favor.
Welcome to the full moon in Taurus! With the moon in earthy, stable Taurus through Thursday, the focus this week is largely on sustainability and practicality. It’s a great time to take regular, routine steps toward your goals and to release those remaining things that are hindering you from accomplishing them. What is still left that’s interfering with your focus, slowing you down, and failing to inspire you? Recognize those things and let them go in favor of more time, energy, and productivity.
Even while you’re focused on practical goals and clearing out the excess, don’t take huge action steps regarding your finances – Venus is still in retrograde through November 16, and that doesn’t favor new investments or big financial shifts. With the Venus influence, don’t be alarmed if thoughts of romance threaten to interfere with the practical planning that you’re attempting to focus on – old memories, past lovers, and outdated stories of regret may rear their heads and beg your attention. The key with these is to accept the lessons, integrate them, and let the rest go so that you can freely move forward.
Work with pyrite, moss agate, heulandite, or green fluorite for restructured thoughts, improved focus, and detached release.
Welcome to the full moon in Pisces! This week’s energy is all about integration of the magical with the mundane, which means that it’s time to infuse some light into your standard routine. Have you been holding back in some way or hiding yourself from the spotlight? In what ways do you shine that you’ve neglected to share with others?
It’s likely that your special brand of amazing is needed right now in some way – be it at work, among friends or family, or in your community. What unique traits can you offer to help others? The Pisces moon is the perfect time to discover those traits and bring them to the surface for enjoyment.
If you haven’t yet been called toward your deeper purpose but are starting to feel the yearning to know what exactly it is, this moon offers some serious potential for manifestation of your highest self. What are your dreams and values? How do you wish to impact the world? What is the legacy that you wish to leave? Pisces, the emotive idealist, can inspire you to reach new heights, especially when paired with the practical and hardworking Virgo sun.
Work with amazonite, dendritic opal, Botswana agate, or polychrome jasper to ground the etheric Pisces energy while motivating you to achieve new heights.
Tomorrow is the full blood moon in Aquarius, and it’s the longest lunar eclipse this century. With the moon opposite the Leo sun, the primary focuses this eclipse are self-mastery, self-discovery, and relationships with others. Now’s the chance to rise above everything that you used to be and be everything that you’re meant to be.
There’s a final opportunity today and tomorrow to let things go before the new paradigm begins – DO IT. Dig in, pull the weeds, examine them if you have to. Work through the things that have been bothering you the past few days, months, years. Find those things that you’ve shoved down – that you haven’t wanted to process – and release them. If you do the heavy lifting now, you won’t have to carry any extra baggage into the new post-eclipse paradigm that’s beginning.
How to release? Love yourself first. Those things that you hated – they taught you some of your most valuable lessons. Unearth the shadow part of yourself, but give it just as much love and care as the shiny part of yourself. Accept those things that you regret and those things that you can’t change now. Know that you learned your lesson, and make a point to apply it going forward. Leave the rest behind.
The relationships that dissatisfied you – the times that you were hurt – the friendships that ended poorly – those were all catalysts to you being you. What did you learn? Take each thing that plagues you, that weighs on you, and assess it. What emotions are still attached to that event/person/situation? Have you truly moved on? Are you still carrying some of that hardness in your heart today? Find the lesson, forgive the person or situation, and let the rest go. Every single time.
It’ll seem impossible with some issues – some things are nearly unbearable, and it’s easy to think that no lesson came of a cruel or calculating situation. For those experiences, think of your strength – you made it through, and you’re here today. You’re not only here, but you’re reading, learning, and growing. You made it. You can be more and do more because of your experience, your perspective, and your story. Take the good of it – leave the rest behind. Every single time.
Emotions will come up, and they won’t always be pretty. Feel everything. Interact with it all. Try to resolve the pain by working through it rather than numbing it. Numbing it will only push it back down. . . . Find your way to process it all.
Do you journal? Great. Safely burn the pages when you’re done. Not a writer? Speak it. Talk to your best friend, your therapist or coach, your mirror, even your dog. It doesn’t matter whom. Get it out. Do you exercise? Go for a jog, hit the gym, or take a walk. Let the energy move through you as you feel it, and let yourself process e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Any of these suggestions may feel like hard work. But they’re each worth it.
While you process things, stay grounded. Emotions are a lot harder to deal with when you’re not firmly planted on this Earth. If you need grounding tips, check out my recent article: https://bit.ly/2mLuMi6. Popular and easy-to-find grounding stones include black tourmaline, agate, jasper, smoky quartz, jet, onyx, petrified wood, and pyrite.
For help processing the emotions that arise, work with any of the following crystals and stones.
- Ocean jasper
- Spirit quartz
- Smoky quartz
- Lithium quartz
- Pink tourmaline
- Desert rose selenite
For extra assistance in releasing all that you can, check out my distance healing Blood Moon group session and other specials HERE.
The group session will be held on Friday, July 27, at 5:55 p.m. PDT, for $11.11 per person. My 1:1 specials are good through August 5, 2018.
One way or another, together or solo – let’s release the past.