Full Moon in Gemini

Full Moon Gemini

Welcome to the Full Moon in Gemini which waxed at 12:39 AM EST.  The Moon representing the female archetype, our nurturing emotional nature that protects and loves fiercely, our inner self, dreams, the subconscious.  Gemini is the sign of the communicator, fascinated by social interchange; Gemini is masculine mutable air. It is the “I think” of the zodiac and has a rather calming effect on the emotional Moon because Gemini has other things to think about especially with 9th house energies, we have our higher selves to nourish, and since Gemini loves research, spiritual study helps us to stay light in heavy days.

Aspecting this Full Moon are the opposition with the Sun, Jupiter, and Mercury, and the square with Mars.

The Sun, represents our logical outer self, the person we show to the world, the male archetype of our personalities.  Sagittarius is optimistic, enthusiastic, irresponsible, and independent. The glyph for Sagittarius, the centaur archer, symbolizes our animal nature and desires. With the Sun in Sagittarius, the energies are out front, and frank and straightforward. The Sun in the 3rd house is communicative.  Sagittarius is also masculine and mutable, but its element is fire. It is the seer of the zodiac bringing with it incredible insight into whatever you’re contemplating at the time.

Mercury is the planet of the intellect, and mental activity and is also opposite the Moon with the Sun.  In Sagittarius, Mercury is fair minded, direct, and honest. Mercury is quite comfortable in Sagittarius and gets those mental juices flowing, reminding us we can do anything we set our mind to do; we are the ancients, we are the gods of yesterday; at the very least inbued with the same creative power in the vibrations of our thoughts and words.

Mars is the planet of vital energy; it includes our willpower, sexual energy, which is tied to our divinity, and the square causes tension in order to promote action.  Pisces is the sign of faith and our belief systems, and as we know, faith requires action in order to get the ball rolling. So Mars is here to get us moving toward whatever it is we have set for ourselves that we need to be doing for this Full Moon transit, or for the bigger picture, for this incarnation.

Jupiter is the planet of good luck and expansion, abundance, and higher knowledge.  In Sagittarius, Jupiter is the proverbial diplomat negotiating like a skilled mediator to help us come through this transit with our heads on straight, with a plan in motion, and a clear understanding of how and why, what and when.

You may have been one that likes to fit in, but at least for the time being, you might suddenly find yourself daring to stand out and trying something new and unusual.

This full moon brings great understanding, and balanced emotions.

Today in the Hebrew is the 17th of the month of Kislev and erev Shabot, the day of rest.  A funny concept in the midst of black friday where there is so much hustling and bustling going on all around us; the idea of taking a few hours to rest and contemplate, sounds very soothing.  However, rest yes but not to the point of becoming complacent. Sagittarius’ great capacity for optimism can make one become too comfortable in the moment, but since as Kabbalah says, the only time we work on changing is when things do not go well, the Gemini Moon and the other planets in this marvelous play are all working to keep us moving forward so that we continue to grow as we were meant to do.  It’s no coincidence, the sages say, that Kislev is the month of Chanukah because the light is extremely important during the dark days.

Kislev is the only month in the Hebrew calendar which spans and connects two months, the death of one and the birth of the next.  The Torah portion for today is a reading on Rachel and her giving birth to Benjamin, but she dies as he is born. This reminded me of an episode of Blackish where Rainbow was giving birth to the youngest son, Devante, and at the very same time, Charlie’s mother passes, and Charlie believed that his mother’s spirit was born again in the baby.  Now, I do believe in reincarnation, and Kabbalah speaks often of the concept of soul sparks where not necessarily just one incarnation of our personalities is born at one time, but the possibility of many depending on what the soul is trying to work out in a given period of time.

Now, the month of Kislev is also the month where the first rainbow was observed after the flood, according to tradition.  The rainbow was said to be a sign of the covenant between god and every living being that was with Noah unto eternal generations.  The covenant is a contract, each party to the contract have what in legalese is “consideration;” performance of something. We each come here with our plan, our own individual plan for what this life is to be which again begs the question on what is free will. However, every tarot reader, every medium, etc., agree that the future that is seen now, is dependent upon the status quo – change the status and change the future. Based upon how I have made decisions in the past, it’s easy to determine or predict what I will do in certain situations now, but if I want to change the course, all I have to do is move one thing out of place, change my pattern of habit, if you will.  Now that I’m understanding that visualization plus will equals creating new reality, I now see how and why things have always worked out the way they have and I now know what I have to do to change where I am. I do this and the universe returns with that – covenant; the art of reaping and sowing, cause and effect, and the difference between being self aware and simply existing.


The hebrew letter which created the month of Kislev is the samekh, the circle of life, and the camel which we had the pleasure of meeting on the last pathworking that gently crossed us over the abyss on the way to kether on the 13th path.  The letter Samekh represents the 25th path on the Tree of Life connecting Yesod (foundation) with Tiphareth (beauty) on the center column, and the Art card in the Thoth Tarot.


“Pour thine all freely from the Vase in thy right hand, and lose no drop! Hath not thy left hand a vase? Transmute all wholly into the Image of thy Will, bringing each to its token of Perfection! Dissolve the Pearl in the Wine-cup: drink, and make manifest the Virtue of that Pearl!” DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 134). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.


The traditional image for the Art card is of Diana the Huntress, in relation to the archer of Sagittarius. But in the Thoth Tarot, the Art card represents the consummation of the royal marriage that took place in the Lovers card, aka the twins, and Art is “coagula” to the Lovers’ “solve.” Creating new life from the result of dissolving the old one, i.e., the circle of life.

Tiphareth is represented by the sun in your chart and shows where you exhibit your highest good, emiting the greatest amount of light.  Yesod is represented by the Moon and exposes your inner reflexes and how you instinctively react to various situations. Yesod also represents what you tend to draw to your life, and this is where change is required if we are to change the future. Together, they are your yin and yang, the conundrum which is you.


— Sphere of Yesod —

We commence our journey in the Sphere of Yesod, the Foundation.

The Hebrew Divine Name is Shaddai el Chai, the Almighty Living God.

The number is 9.


— Sphere of Tiphareth —

The Sphere of Destination is Tiphareth, Beauty.

The Hebrew Divine name is Jehovah Aloah Va Daath.

The number is 6.



— 25th Path —

The 25th Path is known as the Intelligence of Probation, because it is the primary temptation, by which the Creator trieth all righteous persons.

The color is blue.

The magical weapon is the arrow.

Living beings are the dog and the horse.

The symbolic being is the Centaur.

The musical note is “G#.” translates to sol on the standard scale and 741 hz on the solfeggio scale.



Chic Cicero writes of the 25th  path:
The “Intelligence of Probation or Temptation” indicates that this is a path where students must use discrimination and constantly test the veracity of their spiritual beliefs through a process of trial and error, careful measurement, and frequent tests and tribulations.  By administering “temptations,” the Creator strengthens the soul of the student so that it becomes a fit and resilient vessel for the divine life-force, and so it develops the ability to discern truth from falsehood and remain in a state of perfect balance.  On the Twenty-fifth Path, the student who perseveres comes into contact with the Higher Self and experiences the presence of the divine. When a person truly experiences the energies of this mystical path, by-passing the various temptations that can obstruct growth, the result is an exalted state of consciousness wherein nothing looks exactly as it did before.
Path emblem:A golden arrow – more accurately the bow that symbolizes the covenant rainbow.




Path of Samekh



Meditation Closing:






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