How do you discern what’s true and glean useful knowledge and wisdom?

There is a lot of information flying around

The upcoming Full Moon in Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury, may be bringing a wide array of information to your attention. Mercury will be only one degree away from the Sun in Sagittarius during this Full Moon, intensifying the information load (and potential overload), if you’re not mindful.

Full Moon in Gemini 2014

Full Moon in Gemini

Saturday, December 6th
14º18′ Gemini
4:27 am PST, 7:27 am EST

It’s a good time to be flexible yet discerning as you go; check all facts before making assumptions and decisions.

Not everything you are told will be useful or reliable, and not everything has to be fixed right now. Gemini’s twin energies can be scattered, and may prefer to go after the quick fix or the hard-to-resist temptation to make hasty decisions. Stop. Breathe. And breathe again. Allow the commitment to the truth that Sagittarius brings to help you discern what’s useful, what can and should be acted upon now, and what can wait.

Believe me, a lot can wait.

Resist impulses, spend some time in the waiting, so you can discern in your sage heart what’s really useful to you and your business at this time. There is useful knowledge and wisdom for you — take the time to get clear.

How liberating is it when you allow yourself to choose what actions you will take!

This is the last Full Moon before the Solstice

The light will begin to change.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere this Moon has been called the Long Night Moon, the Open Moon, and the Cold Moon. Wherever you are, whether the light will begin to return or begin to wane at the Solstice, we are coming up to a turning point. If you can take some time during the Full Moon weekend, some ritual work around communication, expression, and discernment can be really useful. Useful for you and your beautiful heart, and useful moving forward in your business as the calendar year winds to a close.

  • Do you have a special pen, and/or a journal? I have two fountain pens that I use pretty exclusively. One has green ink, for all matters financial, and the other has purple ink, because of course 😎 . I will place my pens outside on Friday to charge overnight with the energy of useful and accurate and loving information (received and given) under the light of the Gemini Full Moon.
  • throat chakraAre you expressing everything you want and mean to say? I like to do some chanting to clear any expressive energy that may be blocked. You can clear the throat chakra by sitting in a meditative posture, and chanting Om 9 times, then Ram 9 times, then Ham 9 times. Stretch out the sound gently, easily, without strain. As you chant, focus on the center of your throat, and imagine the blue image to the right. When you have done your three rounds of chanting, repeat: “My thoughts are positive, and I always express myself truthfully, clearly and with love.”
  • Could you use some support in discerning what’s useful for you now? What I’m going to do is to put a bowl of filtered water outside next to my pens on Friday night to be charged. I will cover it with a cloth or a dish to keep any schmutz (Yiddish: dirt of unknown origin) from landing in the bowl. I will drink the water on Saturday, as close to the actual Full Moon as I can.

What do you have planned to mark the energy of this Full Moon?

I’d love to hear from you! Please talk to me by leaving a comment below.

Blessed be!

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  1. Hi Sue,
    What a lovely idea for a ritual to put your pens under the full moon light and water to super charge your words and communication flow with gemini’s moon mercurial mental powers + sagittarius’ sun going big, taking bold action and getting it out there. I will try this out as my writing habits are receiving a lot of my love and attention now so these tips are timely & very much appreciated.
    Thank you, Fiona 🙂

    • Fiona, thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Let me know how your Full Moon ritual goes.

      Keep writing!


  2. Oh my, this full Moon falls exactly on my natal Moon, and Sun & Mercury on my natal Uranus. (8. and 2. house respectively).
    I have a natural tendency to binge on information, so this transit sounds like it could seriously affect me! (and I wouldn’t even know if I haven’t seen your post because I rarely check transits).

    Actually I might just spend the day plugging directly into the Universe, rather than Internet 😀

    A ritual to charge my precious sketchbooks sounds like a great idea!

    • Hi Nela, welcome.

      That sounds lovely — plugging into the Universe (which I read as nature) instead of the internet. I may join you!

      May you be blessed and blessed again by this Full Moon!

      Love and light,

  3. I love reading about astrological influences and how they play a role in our lives.I enjoyed reading this blog especially the ritual with the pen and the chanting. Many blessings to you at this full moon and beyond.

    • Lisa, welcome here.

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m already feeling the effects of this Full Moon (it always comes early for me — the writing brings me into the energy).

      Love and gratitude,

  4. Thanks Sue for this informational and inspiring post. I gleaned so much information that will make bringing the full moon energy in more smoothly and with ease. I am a Gemini and can get scattered easily…saw that today and need to ground ground and ground. Hugs

    • Debra, lovely to see you here!

      I feel you! With my Gemini ascendant, I too get easily distracted (shiny!) and need to ground, ground, and ground some more. So grateful for my long-time tai chi practice. Helps me remember to connect both above and below.


  5. This really struck a chord for me. “Resist impulses, spend some time in the waiting, so you can discern in your sage heart what’s really useful to you and your business at this time. There is useful knowledge and wisdom for you — take the time to get clear.” So often when I start to dive deep, I get scared and retreat. I need to spend more time in the waiting…

    Thank you for this powerful reminder!

    • Mary, I’m glad that was helpful. Step right into it — dive deep, despite how scary it can be.

      I went to an art workshop tonight, making letterpress holiday cards. There were five of us there, and I decided on my design right away (which by the way is very very lovely, isn’t it?).

      Joy cards
      A couple of the other participants asked me how I could come up with the design so fast, and I realized that that’s how I do my best artwork — fast enough to outrun my inner critic / second guesser. So liberating to go ahead and do it anyway, despite the hesitation.

      Rock on, sister!


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