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 27th at 5 degrees and 51 minutes in the sign of Gemini; in my Eastern Standard Time zone it will happen at 4:16 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 comprise 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, fading, and preparing for a new cycle.
November’s full moon is traditionally known as the Beaver Moon, reflecting the time when beavers build winter dams. Additionally, it’s sometimes called the Frost Moon, recognizing the onset of colder weather. In some Native American traditions, it’s the Mourning Moon, associated with a time of reflection and honoring the departed. Some Algonquin tribes refer to it as the Trading Moon, marking a season of exchanging goods. The Tlingit people call it the Dís Tlein, emphasizing preparation for winter. These diverse names capture the cultural, ecological, and seasonal significance attached to November’s full moon across various traditions.
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) or the second Full Moon in the same astrological sign.
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 involves Mercury as the ruler for Gemini. The Full Moon in Gemini signifies a culmination of communicative energies, emphasizing intellectual exploration, and versatility. Gemini, ruled by Mercury, influences how we express thoughts and ideas.
This Full Moon encourages open dialogue, social connections, and information exchange. It prompts adaptability and a willingness to embrace duality, making it an opportune time for balancing opposing perspectives. The energy promotes curiosity, mental agility, and the need for variety. It’s a phase to finalize projects that involve communication, education, or networking. However, the challenge lies in managing scattered thoughts and maintaining focus amid the abundance of ideas and information.
With this Full Moon at 04d51m, the Sabian Symbol is 05 Gemini, “A radical magazine.” Marc Edmund Jones says, “This is a symbol of the necessary element of change in human affairs, and of the extent to which the remote or the nonpossessed and entirely potential will have its full and functioning part in any immediate reality with which an individual may be seeking to come to terms. Here is the power of man to give high exaltation and dramatic force to whatever succeeds in stirring him deeply within himself. Emphasized in principal and important part is the supremacy of inner over outer compulsions.” The key word is: TANGENCY (connection).
This Full Moon will occur on 11/27/2023, which totals 18, which reduces to 9. In numerology, the number 9 represents universal love, humanitarianism, and spiritual enlightenment. It symbolizes compassion, selflessness, and the completion of cycles. As the highest single-digit number, 9 represents endings, transformation, and the culmination of experiences, encouraging individuals to embrace their inner wisdom and contribute positively to the world.
In numerology, when a Full Moon takes place on the 27th day, which reduces to 9. Doubling down on the 9 energy increases wisdom, selflessness, and spiritual enlightenment. This number embodies universal love.
During a Full Moon, individuals of each zodiac sign may experience a heightened emotional and energetic influence that aligns with the sign in which the Full Moon occurs. This energy can trigger various feelings, from a sense of culmination and achievement to heightened emotions and a call to action. It often prompts reflection on the areas of life associated with that particular sign, encouraging self-awareness, release, and initiation of new endeavors. How a person feels during a Full Moon is influenced by their individual birth chart and how the Full Moon aspects their natal planets.
Aries: Inspires dynamic communication and assertive self-expression.
Taurus: Spotlights the importance of practical conversations and mental grounding.
Gemini: Illuminates your need for connection and shines light on your social network.
Cancer: Ignites dynamic communication within domestic and family situations.
Leo: Shines a spotlight on assertive creative projects and self-expression.
Virgo: Catalyzes transformative changes in health and daily routines through communication.
Libra: Sparks dynamic conversations in partnerships and assertive one-on-one connections.
Scorpio: Fuels transformative inner dialogue and self-discovery through communication.
Sagittarius: Illuminates your life philosophy and the pursuit of expertise in some area of your life.
Capricorn: Encourages assertive communication in your career pursuits.
Aquarius: Highlights social connections and assertive group interactions.
Pisces: Spotlights the importance of spirituality and dreams.
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 same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
As the Full Moon graces Gemini in your natal chart, it signifies a culmination of communicative and versatile themes in your life. This phase encourages dynamic dialogue, intellectual exploration, and the assertion of diverse ideas. The airy energy of Gemini fosters a lively exchange of thoughts and a curiosity for various perspectives. It’s an opportune time to prioritize communication, educational pursuits, and the exploration of diverse interests.
By Philip Young, PhD
Philip Young, PhD, is a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. He provides spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing).
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