The Dance of Earth and Venus

The Cosmic Story: Gemini Full Moon 2019

The Cosmic Story: Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon 2019
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Advent: Preparing for the Rebirth of the Light

Many Christian churches celebrate the season of Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, as a time of expectation, preparation and meditation as we let go of the old year and await the promise of the New Year as the Christ Child.

As 2019 comes to an end, it helps to remember and acknowledge what we experienced in the year and be grateful for what we learned. We can do the same with the astrological energies, looking back at the energies of 2019.

Jupiter can help us do this since it takes a year to go through a sign. And because Jupiter is the archetypal energy of curiosity, storytelling, truth, expansion and spiritual vision, I'm going to use it as a marker for the year. Especially since Jupiter spent 2019 in his home sign of Sagittarius, gathering up our visions for the future so we can now begin to manifest them while Jupiter moves through Capricorn this year.


On December 2nd, Jupiter finished his stay in his home sign of questing Sagittarius and moved into practical Capricorn. Jupiter will add more expansive energy to the brewing Saturn/Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020. On one hand, it's already adding to the frenzy in American politics, at the same time as it's helping people ground and implement new ideas and visions to deal with climate change and other social issues.

The last time Jupiter traveled through the sign of Sagittarius was 12 years ago in 2007. Back then, when Jupiter moved through the degree of the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy, he met up with Pluto, the archetypal energy of evolution, of death and rebirth. 


I incubated a dream that night – I dreamed that I saw the constellation of the Pleiades, shining brightly in a daytime sky. Very vivid and brilliant against the blue sky. In the opposite direction, I saw silvery threads floating down to earth as old constellations broke up and dissolved.

I spoke with Jean Houston, the transpersonal psychologist, about this dream. She thought it symbolized a new dispensation – a new opportunity for Spirit to guide us. There are many ancient myths and legends about how humans were 'seeded' here on Earth, in part by the Pleiadians.

The 7 stars that make up the Pleiades are an early summer constellation, rising in the sign of Taurus. They have become markers for the change of seasons: their rising before the Sun or setting after the Sun heralds either the hot or cold seasons. So they have become a symbol of change.

The Pleiades are also a symbol of higher consciousness in hermetic theory – being the active, intelligent aspect of the cosmos. So, the dream promised an opportunity to 'start again', to expand my/our consciousness. Which certainly is a theme of the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction channeling the wisdom of the Galactic Center back in 2007.

Looking back 12 years, we all did a lot of growing up, a lot of 'starting up the 60s revolution' again. We went through the financial collapse of 2008; the Mayan alignment of 2012; the 7 squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn from 2012-2015 which were reflected by a renewed engagement with all the issues we brought up in the 60-70s at the conjunction of Pluto/Uranus. 

And finally, we're approaching – and already feeling the effects of – this January's Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. We are at the end of a cycle – a bigger cycle than Saturn/Pluto conjunctions in other signs. The last time these two planets met in Capricorn, the sign of government, finance and culture, was in 1518 – a few months after Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation, a religious, political, cultural and intellectual upheaval that broke up the Catholic Church's power in Europe and gave rise to our modern society.

Saturn forms the boundary between the planets we can see with the naked eye and the invisible outer, collective planets. He stands in both worlds. And so he can build a structure that can channel Pluto's evolutionary energy and make it stronger. Thankfully, Venus is also included in this conjunction at the Full Moon to add the feminine touch. She is in her Elder phase as Evening Star and can take the energy flow of Pluto – since feminine energy contains and channels power and doesn't try to own it.

These Capricorn planets, now including Jupiter, call for the restructuring of our society, a society that lives up to its ideals and is compassionate to others. We need the divine feminine energies of life now more than ever. Will we stand up to lies, hypocrisy, control, corporate domination, bullying and fear, so we can recreate democracy world-wide? Or will we allow the complete takeover of the planet by corporations and right-wing fanatics in religion and government? These are some possibilities this conjunction offers us.

Personally, if you haven't deleted the 'patriarchal rules' app on your consciousness, do so immediately! You can't live a new story based on the old rules!

Twelve years later, on November 24, 2019, Jupiter conjoined another planet on the Galactic Center. This cycle Venus joined him. Now Venus will be the archetypal energy that reigns in our belief system for the next 12 years. An Evening Star Venus, who is the Great Goddess of Love, the Body and Wisdom, will be our guide.

Photo: Robert-Williams-Hanover-PA
Venus & Jupiter

Venus plays a big role during this week's Full Moon in Gemini/Sagittarius, as she joins both Saturn and Pluto within days of it. She'll channel the Pluto energies and give it form along with Saturn.  She brings kindness and caring, community and nurturing to this potent mix.  She puts herself in the middle of these tranformative times. Just as women are doing all over the world.

So follow Venus' lead and trust your higher Self and listen to your Body. Let those two souls inform your mind about what you really desire and need to help make your life thrive in the coming years. And then make conscious choices. Because relationships make life juicy and joyful – when you get it right!

Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon

We're in the weeks before Winter Solstice, when the darkness is deepest. This is when we go in search of the Light, both without and within. 


The Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon on 12.12.19 (EST) is the last Full Moon of the decade. And it occurs at 12:12 am EST. Twelve is the number of completion, wholeness and spiritual strength, so let's finish up our old business and clear the decks for the future.

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 20* Sagittarius is: In an old-fashioned northern village, men cut the ice of a frozen pond for use during the summer. Instinct tells us to prepare for the future. But we've come so far from our instincts! Do we even listen anymore? Well, it's time to change that. Get back in your body and listen. That is how to prepare for the future.

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 20* Gemini is: A modern cafeteria displays an abundance of food, products of various regions. We have gathered all the nourishment and ideas and knowledge from the whole world. Now is the time to discern what we need. Otherwise, it just becomes overabundance. 


This week's Full Moon in Gemini conjures up a mixed bag of truths and lies. Just when we need to be speaking our truths, especially to those we love. So pay attention to what you're thinking and take a breath before speaking.

The mixed bag comes from adding a square to this Full Moon from Neptune in Pisces. The Gemini – Sagittarius axis concerns how we use our minds, how we think and speak about our beliefs, and how we express our deepest needs. Sagittarius wants us to see the truth, while Gemini doesn't mind seeing all sides of the picture and not choosing where he stands. Adding a square from Neptune in Pisces brings on the confusion, the lies and the projections that are flying around on Capital Hill these days. Don't let it catch you up.

On the positive side, Neptune in Pisces can add creativity and imagination to the mix. The Sagittarius Sun can give focus to your Neptunian imagination. Don't let your Gemini mind scatter your focus. Just make sure your imagination is in service to the Truth. Otherwise, this energy can be deceptive and create false narratives to suit our own purposes.

The Sabian symbol for Neptune at 16* Pisces is: In the quiet of his study, a creative individual experiences a flow of inspiration. This is the time to turn within for guidance and inspiration. Not a time to be influenced by outside forces, which will lead to a mob mentality.

Other aspects occurring during this Full Moon:

We talked about the possibilities of the Saturn, Venus and Pluto conjunction happening within days of this Full Moon. That forms the background energy of everything else happening this year and next. If you have planets or chart angels from 20-26* of cardinal signs, you're up for transformation!

There is a creative breakthrough possible with the Jupiter in Capricorn trine to Uranus in Taurus. Both these planets are in earth signs, so watch for breakthroughs in technology and environmental concerns, as well as unexpected windfalls for yourself. Open up to your belief in yourself and your dreams.

Mars in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, making for a gentleness and imagination regarding our actions now. These planets are supporting the transformative Capricorn energies, so use the grace and finesse of a dancer as you become your best Self. At this time of endings, let go and surrender. Let Neptune wash away any resentment you hold onto. We're all trying to learn our lessons. Go easy on yourself and others.

Winter Solstice Sun rising at Stonehenge

On December 21, the Sun enters Capricorn on the Winter Solstice. The Moon is in Scorpio, helping us release the past and the darkness so the Light of the World can be reborn. A Winter Solstice Ritual can be as simple as lighting a candle to bring back the Light.

There's a Capricorn Solar Eclipse late on Christmas night, at 5* Capricorn, visible in the Middle East. This solar eclipse is conjunct Jupiter and trine Uranus. This will make for a joyous, interesting Christmas Day. It's a great time to set your intentions for the New Year as you begin the 12 Days of Christmas.

May the blessings of the Light shine within you in this dark time.