In the wee hours of Monday, November 27th (in North America at least) we reach the energetic climax of the Gemini full moon.
On it's own, this full moon is the culmination of whatever began six months ago at the Gemini new moon back on June 18th.
That happened just as Saturn was stationing retrograde in fellow mutable sign Pisces, meaning it was at a square to the June lunation in Gemini by whole sign, just as this Gemini full moon is again in square to Saturn. And we have Mars in the mix yet again this time too.
This sets the stage for a "Saturn smackdown" from when the Gemini sun first squared Saturn back on November 23rd all the way through when the full moon is exact on Monday, as sun, Mars, then moon all square up to Saturn on their way to the full moon event.
As we turn the corner with the first quarter moon today towards the Gemini full moon exact 11/27, we're headed towards a "Saturn Smackdown" that goes from the 23rd right through the 27th lasting the entire weekend. This is quite the speed bump, and there are 4 non-negotiables to successfully navigating this astro.
There are 4 non-negotiables you need to be aware of moving through this weekend.
This is "Saturn smackdown" territory, and especially coming off of the sun and Mars alignments with Pluto Sunday and today getting us fired up with desire for reaching our goals and achieving success, it's not going to feel good.
Rest assured, this is a speed bump - a planetary traffic jam, really - it's just a little slow down over this weekend as Sagittarius season kicks off and we roll through the Gemini full moon - and it is a test of character.
So it's incredibly important to stay calm and keep showing up through this weekend, even if it feels like someone just yanked on the emergency brake as you throttled down the highway. Composure and patience equal points in the bank now. Be the energy you wish to cultivate no matter what anyone else is doing - set the energetic example - it begins and ends with you.
This is all caused by sun, moon, and Mars coming into square aspect with Saturn just as they move into Monday's full moon formation.
As with any challenge from Saturn, it's likely to feel hard.
The sun square Saturn is an ego blow and possibly challenges with authority.
The moon square Saturn has us feeling rejected and depressed.
Mars square Saturn brings up the frustration and even anger.
Proceed with caution. You've done so well. This is only a test. It's just passing through. Don't crystallize it with your reactions.
PS - after December 5th, things open up, and you're in for an inspiring Sagittarius season and magical solstice and Capricorn season, so don't let these few days throw you!
The 4 Non-Negotiables for Wed. 11/22 through Mon. 11/27
This is growth astrology - it's a trick bit of business over the Thanksgiving holiday, but it's here as a little checkpoint before we get into the really good stuff that's on its way even now.
Here's what you're going to do:
At the time of this full moon, we have Mars on 11/25, then the moon on 11/26 at odds with Saturn. This creates an ego blow and also feeling emotionally isolated. Mercury square Neptune creates distortion of mental perceptions and confused thinking and misunderstandings (exact with the full moon on 11/27) while Mars immediately begins applying a square to Lilith, bringing up feelings of inadequacy, powerlessness, and unwantedness - for us to triumph over once and for all.
Like I said, this is growth astrology. The pressure results in growth, and that growth is necessary for what comes next. And you WILL be triumphant.
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