Moon Musings: How The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini (Nov. 30, 2020) Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign
Your Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Horoscope & Reflection, According To Your Zodiac Sign
The last eclipse of the year is upon us, and tensions are running high. As you may recall, eclipses are powerful lunations, and though a full moon lunar eclipse is equivalent to an extra potent full moon, the effects of a lunar eclipse bring permanent finalities. In addition to shaking up internal and external foundations, however, eclipses shed light on the areas we’ve outgrown and/or no longer serve our highest truth. More often than not, a lunar eclipse will bring emphasis to the things we’ve become too attached to, as well as what needs to be let go of. This celestial event occurs three to four times each year, catapulting each and every one of us towards our destiny. If there’s one thing this astronomical phenomena is here to teach you is, you are a spiritual being living a human experience—nothing is promised. And though the fear of change and loss is instinctively human, eclipses remind us to let go and let God.
When exploring the spiritual symbolism behind a lunar eclipse, it’s no coincidence we’re not always able to witness this event from our view on planet Earth. In fact, it’s lack of visibility goes hand-in-hand with the shadow of the earth that’s casted over the full moon. And while I am referencing two different things—witnessing the event versus what actually takes place—the darkness we experience is symbolic of the unknown, and how we have no choice but to surrender to it. In simpler terms, it's that moment when the earth's shadow blocks the sun, that forces us to explore unfamiliar territories and consider new options. Again, and not to intimidate anyone, but there’s no denying the life-altering effects of this celestial occurrence as it activates the nodes of the moon, which are better known as the North Node and the South Node—they also go by the "Nodes of Fate," given their multidimensionality and karmic influence.
On that note, the North Node — which symbolizes where the collective is headed — and South Node — which symbolizes what needs to be left behind — officially entered the axis of Gemini-Sagittarius on May 5. Also known as the astrological axis of knowledge, with the North Node in Gemini and the South Node in Sagittarius, it's time to say goodbye to the mindset, lifestyle, and philosophies you've outgrown in order to welcome in the new. As you may remember, the first of this eclipse series was a full moon penumbral lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, and it took place on June 5. Gemini governs the primitive mind and Sagittarius governs the abstract mind. Having said that, the collective mission stemming from this first eclipse focused on the information you gather firsthand versus the beliefs you've acquired throughout your lifetime. These themes are important to consider during the upcoming lunar eclipse in Gemini on Nov. 30, and the new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on Dec. 14.
Before digging deeper and discovering what this lunar eclipse has in store, take a moment to think back to the new moon in Gemini that took place in May 2020. Believe it or not, your lunar eclipse story will revolve around the events that took place during this time, as full moons are a symbol of spiritual completion. More importantly, and in order to get a better understanding of what this means for you, check which astrological houses belong to Gemini-Sagittarius in your birth chart—this is where your eclipse story comes to life. Remember, the moon also governs the subconscious mind, so your eclipse journey will consist of resetting your emotional world, and clearing away unconscious fears. Beaming brightly at exactly 8 degrees Gemini—on Monday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 a.m. EST—this will be the first of two eclipses, as they come in pairs. Please note that without disregarding the obvious polarity between Gemini-Sagittarius, both of these mutable signs have something in common, which is their desire to acquire knowledge.
However, when looking at both zodiac archetypes more intricately, Mercury-ruled Gemini prefers to gather the facts firsthand (grains of sand) as opposed to Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius who prefers to focus on the bigger picture (box of sand). Think about how these themes could come to play in your personal and/or professional life. After all, the sun is in Sagittarius, right? Now, let’s focus on Gemini’s archetype. A mutable air sign, Gemini’s element speaks for itself in the sense that it's freedom-loving, and needs plenty of room to wander. The element air cannot be contained, which explains why air signs—Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius—are typically more independent than most. This element is symbolic of one's intellect, and ability to process information. For instance, when your lungs take in fresh air, the oxygen levels in your blood go up, and eventually circulate to your brain. This is what influences your ability to concentrate and remember information.
Governed by clever Mercury—the messenger of the Gods—Gemini's mutable modality has the ability to tap into their right and left brain, which is precisely what makes them so skeptical. What are YOU skeptical about? Just so you know, the way you process information will be a pivotal theme during this time, so pay attention as this eclipse foreshadows a lot of information coming forth at once. More importantly, there's always more than one side to every story which, essentially, means there's no such thing as right or wrong. This is precisely where Gemini's non-conformist mindset comes to play, but this eclipse is challenging the collective to observe, break down, and analyze the infinite duality that exists all around us. Sure, there are two sides to a coin that complete the light and dark, but does this mean we can only choose one? Why not see both sides of the equation without losing track of the bigger picture?
Easier said than done, but we can’t confuse our thoughts with our emotions. Sure, one can certainly trigger another, but they can also be kept separate. With both the sun and the moon making aspects to the wounded healer, Chiron, everything from our mindset to our definition of truth could be challenged. Surrender to the moment. Stay present. The sun’s quincunx to intergalactic Uranus reminds us to tap into our higher minds, and super consciousness, despite what’s being told to us—good and bad. Pivotal information awaits us all.
Read your full moon lunar eclipse horoscope + mantra, according to your zodiac sign below:
You learn something new everyday—at least if you're up for it, Aries. This lunar eclipse will activate your local third house of communication, thought process, cognitive functioning, and immediate exchanges, all while Gemini's ruler Mercury wraps up in Scorpio, and your erotic eighth house of intimacy, shared resources, and joint ventures. It will shed light on everything from your commitments to your communication style, which inevitably go hand-in-hand. Your relationship with neighbors, siblings, and your local community will also be in the spotlight. Reflection: What have you discovered about yourself, your significant other, and/or your immediate environment since? How has your perspective evolved?
Keep your eyes on the prize, Taurus. This eclipse series continues to ignite your axis of resources, and the upcoming lunar eclipse will touch down on your comfort-seeking second house of values, possessions, income, and money-making abilities. Although, with the moon's ruler igniting your committed seventh house of significant others, and one-on-one relationships, this could also have something to do with your spouse, lover, business partner, and/or client. Your investments—both physically and spiritually—are highlighted during this time, especially with your ruler, Venus, lighting up your relationship sector in mystical Scorpio. Reflection: How have your finances and value systems evolved? Do you feel confident about owning up to your self worth?
Spotlight's on you, Gemini. Whether you're in the mood to celebrate, or ready for a brand new era, this lunation has your name on it. Your celestial ruler, Mercury, has joined forces with lady Venus in your responsible sixth house of health, routine, daily rituals, and due diligence, bringing emphasis to everything from your time management to your more mundane affairs. Given that both Mercury and Venus will make aspects to Jupiter-Saturn in your erotic eighth house of mergers, and intimacy, you and a significant other (personal and/or professional) could seal the deal, and move forward. What do you want to invest your time in next year? You don't have a minute to waste, so get to work. Reflection: What’s changed in regard to your physical appearance and sense of self? What life-changing commitments have you made?
Your axis of wellness is currently being activated, Cancer. The upcoming lunar eclipse will light up your secretive twelfth house of karma, closure, solitude, hidden agendas, and all things behind the scenes, while its ruler joins forces with Venus in your romantic fifth house of fame, and passion. Cat catch your tongue? Whether it be an ex love or a broken heart, how can you liberate yourself from the invisible weight hanging over your mind, body, and soul? If you're already coupled, you're in luck as both Mercury and Venus will link up with Jupiter-Saturn in your relationship sector. Speak your truth, and say what you need to say, in order to move on. There's no need to hide. Reflection: What needs to be released in order to embrace your authenticity and potential? How can you be more productive?
Lean on the people who inspire you, and motivate you to be your most authentic self, Leo. The upcoming lunar eclipse will light up your community-driven eleventh house of friendships, hopes, wishes, dreams, and sense of belonging in the world. This will put everything from your social life to your future visions in the spotlight. Although, with this eclipse's ruler Mercury traveling alongside Venus in your domestic fourth house of home, family, and soul foundation, you're likely also reflecting on your sense of security, and perhaps even your upbringing in the process. How do each of these areas of your life come to play? Surround yourself with the people, places, and things that remind you of home. Reflection: Do your networks and community inspire you to be the best you can be? Are you being authentic?
Put your boss babe suit on, and shine bright like diamond you are, Virgo. The upcoming lunar eclipse will light up your ambitious tenth house, all the while its ruler, Mercury, joins forces with luscious Venus in your third house of intellect, communication, and immediate networks. And though you could be celebrating a professional accomplishment in the spotlight sooner than later, an aspect to Jupiter-Saturn in your romantic fifth house of passion, and pleasure, foreshadow a potential love interest and/or creative endeavor. Listen to your heart, and don't reject any more compliments. The pats on the back you're bound to receive are genuine, as is your work ethic. Reflection: How has your professional life, public persona, and sense of authority evolved since? What about your communication style?
Where to, Libra? The full moon lunar eclipse will touch down on your expansive ninth house of education, travel, adventure, faith, personal philosophy, and wisdom, all while its ruler (Mercury) joins forces with your planetary ruler, Venus, in your comfort-seeking second house of finances, income, and value systems. This will highlight everything from your sense of security to the potential of your long-term goals, and an aspect to Jupiter-Saturn in your domestic fourth house of family, foundations, and upbringing, remind you to prioritize what fulfills you at an emotional level. Learn something new. Do something that inspires you and more importantly, approach your goals with confidence. The financial security you seek awaits. Reflection: What’s different about your perspective on life, and sense of security? What have you learned about yourself since
Your energetic exchanges are being put under a microscope, Scorpio. The full moon lunar eclipse will touch down on your intimate eighth house of mergers, sex, shared resources, joint ventures, and other people's money. This will highlight everything from your relationship loyalties to your mutual commitments, all while Gemini's ruler, Mercury, joins forces with Venus in your sign. And though you're likely preoccupied with personal projects, and autonomous desires, something else could be brewing in the process. If you're indebted to someone, or literally in debt, this could also come up for review during this time. This will be a time of acknowledging, and holding space for those you can trust unconditionally. Pay attention. Reflection: Have you used your voice in your intimate relationships? Has this influenced your finances and sense of security?
When all else fails, lean on someone you can trust, Sagittarius. The full moon lunar eclipse will touch down on your committed seventh house of significant others, collaborations, partnerships, and other people in genera, while its ruler, Mercury, joins forces with Venus in your secretive twelfth house of unconscious patterns, and all things behind the scenes. One thing's for sure, Sag: A relationship is coming to fruition in a big way, but there may be some closure needed in the process. Sometimes in order to start something new, we need to let go of something first. Finances, values, and themes revolving around self worth could also come up for review during this time. Reflection: What have you learned from your significant other, and partners? Has this taught you something about yourself?
Your daily rituals and routine are coming up for review, Capricorn. The full moon lunar eclipse will touch down on your responsible sixth house of health, wellness, acts of service, productivity levels, and day-to-day due diligence, all while the moon's ruler, Mercury, joins forces with Venus in your socially conscious eleventh house of friendships, future visions, and sense of belonging in the world. Everything from the way you collaborate with your extended community to your health habits will be top of mind during this time. And with Saturn-Jupiter in your sign linking up with Mercury and Venus, a personal endeavor could also reach its peak and bring a culmination of sorts. Reflection: How has your community influenced your daily lifestyle? Are you comfortable leaning on these individuals for support?
What lights you up inside, Aquarius? Whether it be romance or something that makes you genuinely happy, the upcoming lunar eclipse will light up your romantic fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and your inner child, all while its ruler, Mercury, links up with Venus in your ambitious tenth house of career, public persona, and destiny in the world. Celebratory and enthusiastic, it's all eyes on you during this lunation. Although, amidst the festivities, there could also be an intoxicating and smoldering love affair, and/or infatuation in the process—it's all about the things that make your heart skip a beat. If you're currently looking for an opportunity conceive, this could also be the beginning of your lucky break. Reflection: How have you cultivated your one-of-a-kind intellect personally, romantically and creatively? Has this influenced your visions of the future?
You're rebuilding your sanctuary from the ground up, and this certainly goes beyond your humble abode, Pisces. The lunar eclipse will ignite your nurturing fourth house of home, family, domestic affairs, ancestral lineage, and soul foundation. Keeping this in mind, the ruler of this lunation, Mercury, will also link up with Venus in your expansive ninth house of education, travel, adventure, and wisdom, hinting at the likelihood of you experiencing a powerful reset from the inside out. Everything from the things you were taught at a young age to the way you were nurtured inevitably influences the rest of your life, but now it's your turn to call the shots. What makes you feel secure? What reminds you of home? This will reflect onto your personal and professional life. Clear your mind. Let go of unconscious burdens. Start again. Reflection: How has your career influenced you personally? Do you still admire the same icons, and preach the same philosophies?
Valerie is an astrologer, writer, and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.