on a national holiday nonetheless, and i was also a breech birth. [does that make it a double-full moon?]
i am also a woman. but you already knew that!
so, i feel very closely tied to the workings of the moon, and her related hijinx- like tides, eclipses, full moons, dark moons, lunatics, wolves, cats, magical night-blooming plants, menstrual cycles, and intuitive metaphysical wisdom.
she attracts males by secreting her mothy perfume at night
i used to chart out a 13 moon-cycle planetary cliff's notes version of my predictions for the year, and send it to my friends as a present. i have not done so in 2 years, because i have moved so many times, my ephemeris, astro books and charts were in and out of storage, as well as my time being divided between survival, and creativity. who has time for astrological forecasting then? not i. [i was also offline for those years. for real.]
get to know your solar system
so, i may feel the effects, yet not know the exact planetary movements in relation to my solar and lunar positions.
every 29.5 days, like clockwork
well, after i experienced some serious emo issues over the course of june 1st through the 3rd, i decided to look into what planetary/lunar hullabaloo was going on. i found my almanac with moon tables [where are my astro books? buried in storage? sold on the black market?]
and discovered this:
taken just last week
we had a partial solar south node eclipse in gemini on june 1st, and are having another full lunar north node eclipse in sagittarius on the 15th and another partial south node solar eclipse on july 1st in cancer.
full lunar eclipse time lapse photo taken in helsinki
what does this mean for us?
eclipses effect the balance and order of things in our lives- either teetering them off center, or pushing them ahead. like the tides the moon rules, we cannot push against it and expect anything to happen. we must yield to the deep psychic and intuitive energies, and go for the ride- be it on a squall, or the calmest seas.
gemini is one of the two sun signs ruled by *mercury- the messenger of the gods. the other is virgo. knowing about the two helps explain better the difference in each's expression. both are interested in intellectual endeavors, gemini = "i learn/attain knowledge" while virgo = "i teach/incorporate knowledge"- the geminis i know all aced their exams and barely studied. i am a virgo teacher, and know two other virgo teachers as well. and i study my butt off for an exam, no matter how menial.
gemini is very airy and intelligent, reserved and methodological, sees both sides of the story and can relate to many different points at once. oh those wacky twins! (i love my gemini people.)
full-on whack attack!
redunculousness = gemini's twin
the nodes of the moon lay 180 degrees apart, and tell us which way the moon was facing the great planetary orb, and relay karmic lessons we need to learn and teach, the north being the quasi-easier of the two, it reflects unfamiliar circumstances, and that which flows in and out more smoothly than it's counterpart- the south node, which brings out our insecurities, warns us and challenges us to re-learn that which we thought we knew already.
you need the day, time and location of your birth
knowing your natal chart is essential for interpretation of this inner working stuff, but i love it, and will blather on.
ahem... my south node is in gemini in the 7th house. the house of partnership. it's also the house my saturn is in- that heavy critic! anyhoo, to say i was experiencing broken-down communication resulting in relationship issues- seemingly out of the blue- was cause for alarm. and my cell phone was acting like a bratty jerk! and i definitely had to address some insecurities. but all smoothed itself out by saturday the 4th.
here we are, looking back on the week.
did any of you experience any lunar gemini/communication/mercurial issues- arguments with family/friends/lovers/business partners?
did you feel out of the ordinary like you wanted to showboat, or recluse?
did you experience any other mercury related issues?
[*mercury- the greek messenger of the gods hermes. remember- he represents getting A to B, our modes of transportation, language and communication in general.]
i couldn't resist leaving you lovelies without this:
i'm always in the dark...
forever's gunna start tonight
just something to think about.
soo- keep in mind the next two eclipses and stay posted for more info @ that lunacy!