The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for November will occur on the 30th at 08 degrees and 38 minutes in the sign of Gemini; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 4:30 am.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprising what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest” when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning and fading and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; November’s Moon is the Beaver Moon. In the northern hemisphere, this name reflects the time when beavers become active preparing for winter. This Moon has other names: the Frosty and Oak Moon. It is the last Full Moon before the Winter Solstice.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: the Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years).
Full Moon in Gemini – Harvesting Knowledge
This Full Moon will take place in the 1st Decan (first 10 degrees) of Gemini, making it a Gemini/Gemini Full Moon. The planetary influence is Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini. Thus, this Full Moon will be about learning, communication, and networking (Gemini) and our need to understand the world around us (Mercury) at the emotional (Moon) level. Who do you need to connect with and learn from during this Full Moon?
If we look to Mercury, which is in Scorpio, then we must engage in the relationships that are the most intense and transformative. This Full Moon is strongly focused on understanding the intimate relationships in our lives because it is a double Gemini by decan and the ruler Mercury is the sign Scorpio. We need to feel deeply connected during this Full Moon.
With this Full Moon at 8d38m, the Sabian Symbol is 9 Gemini, “A quiver filled with arrows”. Jones says, “This is a symbol of extreme alertness to the interests and needs of selfhood, and of high competency in pursuing any and all practical ends in view.” (The Sabian Symbols, 218) The keyword is PREPARATION.
This Full Moon is also known as the Storyteller’s Moon. According to Raven Kaldera, the Full Moon in Gemini gives “the gift for speaking things in ways that people understand”, but also in a way that can manipulate for selfish gain. Therefore, the use of its “gift” will depend on the motivations of the storyteller. (Moon Phase Astrology, 197). We will all be asked to tell our stories and listen to the stories of others to find out which hearts connect with our own.
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 11/30/2020, so the number for this date is 9. 9 is the number for compassion and wisdom, so this Full Moon encourages us to think about the needs of the greater community; very much, with this Full Moon, the needs of the many out way the needs of the few, or the one. Since the Moon is in Gemini, this compassion and wisdom must come through our collective stories and the story we want to create about the collective.
The number of the day of the Full Moon is 30, the “social life is the meat and drink” of this date. We should be “conscientious souls that seek to fulfill every duty”. “Potentials are great” and we should not miss the chance to rewrite our collective story in a positive way. (Modern Numerology, 41).
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in a special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that the same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 8th House of Intimate Relationship (Moon placement on 11/30/2020) and my 2nd House of Needs and Resources (Sun placement between 11/22 and 12/22), so this Full Moon will energize me to communicate deeply and intensely with my wife about our finances and partnership goals. Since I have no points in either house and only one point at 8 degrees, Juno, this Full Moon will bring focused attention to this area of my life.
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding your community, network of friends and family, and what you understand about the immediate world around you.