Welcome friends to the full moon that we are celebrating in the sign of Gemini. The exact moment of this month’s full moon is 1:31 am (PDT) on June 17th.
This is the last of the Three Spring Festivals, but before we explain the significance of that important event let us talk for a few minutes about the specific energies that are impacting us at this full moon.
The Sun is now in the sign of Gemini, and the moon is in the opposite sign of Sagittarius. The planet Jupiter is currently in the sign of Sagittarius sitting right next to the moon at this full moon period. And Jupiter is one of the ruling signs of Sagittarius, so this month we have an abundance of these three energies to deal with. (the moon, Jupiter, and Sagittarius) In addition, the Sun is opposite these three.
Jupiter and the Moon in Sagittarius
So what does that mean? We know that Jupiter is expansive, jovial, and bountiful. The potential here is to overdo whatever it touches or impacts. Because of its proximity to the moon, these tendencies may not come from the highest places within us. Most likely, they will be emotional in their expression. So we may want to be mindful about how we deal with our feeling body. It may be difficult to keep anything hidden or under wraps this month as we might be stimulated to just “let it all hang out.” Caution is called for in all our interactions.
Sagittarius is a sign of adventure, exploration, and freedom so this month might be an excellent time to seek out new areas of interest or activities. Especially ones that can support the cultivation of a more compassionate understanding of ourselves and others. (Neptune in Pisces)
The Three Spring Festivals.
After receiving the blessing from the Buddha last month at the Wesak Festival, the Christ holds this sacred energy in trust until the moment of the full moon in the sign of Gemini. He then transmits it as a potent blessing of Love onto all of humanity. We are the blessed recipients of this downpouring, and therefore, it is important that we consciously open ourselves to receive its blessing.
This full moon festival is called by several names — the Festival of the Christ, The Festival of Humanity, and the Festival of Goodwill. The Christ disperses the energy onto all of humanity, and most of humanity will receive these vibrations as the “will to good,” a stepped down version of the power of unconditional love that the Christ demonstrates. It is up to us and the choices we make that will determine how we use this powerful blessing. The Soul-centered goal of Gemini is intelligent love, the blending of the heart and the head. How can we join these two energies in our own lives this month?
This full moon day happens to coincide with the World Day of Prayer or the World Invocation Day. On this day people from all over the world are encouraged to recite the Great Invocation many times throughout the day as a way to send up a great invocative appeal to the Great Ones to pour down upon us love, light, and power. I invite you to participate in this worldwide endeavor.
The Gemini personality
The Gemini personality can tend to be a bit unstable as it flits from one thing to another, always curious, always looking for stimulation and something new. In the glyph of this sign, we see two pillars joined by a bar across the top. These two pillars represent the duality inherent in Gemini. As a personality, the Gemini person has to continually work with his dual nature, the opposing forces within himself. He struggles with joining heart with mind, doubt and confidence, light and dark. At the highest level it is the duality of Soul and personality, Spirit and matter.
This month we might ponder on the questions,” Where am I at war with myself? What are the inner battles I am struggling with.? How can I bring unity to these opposites?” The good news is that there is a harmonizing aspect to the Gemini energy. It resides in its Soul-centered ruler, Venus. She connects the opposing forces in a fluid synthesis. When you become aware of parts of your personality that are doing battle, invoke Venus, invoke love and harmony, and see if it can transform the battle into a united expression of healing love.
“The place where the this and the that
Are not opposed to each other
Is called the ‘pivot of the Tao.’
When we find this pivot, we find ourselves
At the center of the circle
As here we sit, serene
While yes and no keep chasing each other
Around the circumference, endlessly.”