The Full Moon is essential for change: it helps with transformations and releasing old energies that are
no longer needed. Building on intentions set during the New Moon, the two weeks leading up to the Full
Moon set things in motion to achieve our new normal. Sometimes, these intentions are easy to
manifest. Other times, we struggle to keep our intentions clear and fight to forge a path forward.
This Full Moon gives us a unique opportunity. With the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius, we
have the ability to shed the lower energies of both signs. Gemini rules the third house of
communication, and when integrated with the energy of the Sagittarius Full Moon, provides us with
researcher-like energy: inquisitive, non-judgemental and open to possibilities. The low side of this
energy is judgment, close-mindedness, and ungrounded energy. To release this kind of low vibrational
energy, do some breathwork or yoga and feel your connection to the ground and the Universe. Journal
your feelings if you cannot share them but get them out of your head and onto paper.
When we are in the lower vibrational energy of Sagittarius, one of two things could happen: either we
want to believe that everything is going to turn out fine even as it crumbles around us or we become
aggressively righteous and extremely judgmental. Shedding these lower energies is what we strive to do
each cycle of the Moon. So how do we shed these particular energies? Through a simple journaling
Grab some paper and a pen, sit somewhere safe, and let the answers flow out of you. Don’t stop to edit,
don’t try to sound eloquent, just get the answers out.
1. What are 3 common judgments you form about yourself? Others?
2. What assumptions do you make about yourself and others when you judge? If you find yourself
using the work ‘should’ a lot, take note of what judgments you are placing on yourself and
3. What are you curious about: new type of food, a new hair colour, a new place to travel.
4. What holds you back from trying new things? If it’s fear, what would you try if you weren’t
Once you’ve done this, read your answers over carefully. What kind of affirmations can you make that
will allow you to let go of judgement of yourself and others, that will help you to try new things and new
experiences, and allow yourself to enjoy where you are in your life right now? Think it over, then write
them down. Keep them somewhere you can refer back to them if needed. Consider the affirmations you
write as a roadmap of what to work on for the next two weeks leading up the New Moon.
Sagittarius is a sign of travel, of wandering around and never getting lost, of being completely and
openly authentic, never ceasing to learn and expand her knowledge. This Full Moon, she is asking us to
open our minds and see things from other perspectives. Try to mix up your daily routine: take a different
route to work or order a burger instead of a salad at lunch. Small subtle shifts in daily patterns leads to
consistent growth in shifting old patterns to make room for new experiences.
Sarrah October Young of Silfren Circle
The energy associated with a New Moon is one of completeness; the Sun and the Moon are in the same zodiac sign and provide a framework for creating a new beginning within the theme of the sign it occurs in. This might be too much energy, depending on the sign, but rest assured that this New Moon isn’t half as emotionally intense as some of her sisters.
The theme of this New Moon in Gemini is communications based. Gathering information is what Gemini does best and in this case, the info being gathered relates to evaluating emotional intelligence (defined as “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically”). This practice encourages understanding what emotions feel like within your own body, naming the emotions being felt, and then encouraging distance from them to find out the cause. For example, where do you feel anger? Is it a hot lump in your throat that prevents you from speaking? A tight band across your chest that makes it hard to breathe? Something else?
Digging into how these emotions physically feel is necessary, since emotions change your vibrational energy and alter your capability for manifestation. Being angry prevents you from feeling gratitude, which is an essential part of most manifestation practices. Figuring out how these emotions feel in your body helps you define them and ultimately release them, bringing back stability and balance.
Consider also how you emotionally react to other people. What behaviours exhibited by others cause you to react? What is being mirrored back to you, and what lesson can be found there? By understanding emotional reactions to both internal and external stimuli, we can broaden our self-awareness. When we can see emotions as simply another avenue of information and can remain detached, then we can return ourselves to a place of balance when we are emoting. Not to say that feeling our feelings is wrong; it’s more of a finding out the why of them so we can remain in balance while experiencing the emotion.
What if you don’t know where you feel your emotions? Start by meditating on feelings of anger, sadness, joy, etc and discover where these feelings sit within you. Find a comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. When you are ready, conjure up a time when you felt really angry. Allow the anger to fill you and pay attention to what it feels like. Where do you feel it? Once you know what it feels like, thank your anger for keeping you safe and move onto another emotion. You may not be able to process more than a couple at each session and that’s okay. The important thing is to pay attention and recognize that your emotions are giving you key information about yourself. Once you have that information, you can literally change your life, one emotion at a time.
Sarrah October is a certified Tarot reader with over 15 years experience reading cards for clients. She was given her first Tarot deck by her grandmother who told her to use her power for good.