As the days begin to wax again after the solstice, bringing longer light, we find ourselves at a turning point. Winter is settling in, and the full Moon in Gemini this week illuminates our longing to be comfortable and cozy right where we are. As with all major lunations, however, we must consider both sides of the axis. Gemini is opposite Sagittarius in the sky and the latter is all about outward expansion and adventure.
This full Moon invites us to find balance between the two, while also encouraging us to express our feelings, longings, and needs.
Jupiter’s harmonious angle to the Moon also adds a bit of luck and optimism to this event, so whatever arises may feel more like a gift than a burden. Given that the Sun will sidle into Capricorn shortly after the full Moon, expect to lean into the hardworking spirit of winter’s cardinal sign for assistance as you seek to forge a new and exciting path ahead.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Sometimes fire can be used to heal. Mars and Chiron ask you to tap into old wounds for fresh inspiration.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Get out the handcuffs. Venus and Pluto say try crossing pleasure with pain lest love itself become a pain.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Keep an open mind. Mercury and Uranus electrify your thought processes, leading to great discoveries about your self.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Pay attention to your connections. Mars and Neptune deepen your capacity to comfort and be comforted.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Think happy thoughts. The Sun and Jupiter bring you some good luck and maybe even a shiny penny or two.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Exciting news is on the horizon. Mercury and Uranus increase your chance of new discoveries and new friends.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Turn on the charm and turn up the heat. Venus and Pluto increase your magnetism. That said, don’t abuse this power.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
You can use your power for healing. Mars and Chiron inspire you to grow by reminding you of how far you’ve come.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Get lucky and stay lucky. Jupiter and the Sun bring buckets of optimism, if you know how to use it right.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
You can be yourself and be professional. Saturn and Chiron keep you humble while you increase your competence.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Channel your inner rebel into a consummate pro. Saturn and Chiron empower your realism and your respect.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Shine bright like a diamond. Jupiter and the Sun bring you good luck and lots of faith.