Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Full Moon in Gemini: The Saturn-Neptune Square


Today is the full moon in the mutable air sign of Gemini, the Twins. Mercurial Gemini is the sign of duality,‘the other,’ and the power of a versatile, flexible, curious mind. Unfettered, hopped-up Gemini energy is so buzzy that it can feel incredibly ungrounded, disorienting when left to its own devices. This mentalizing lunation arises in the atmosphere like an agitated nervous system. It is hard to focus, it is hard to decide, it is hard to complete tasks. An untrained Gemini mind is a mischievous monkey mind.

“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” ~ C.G. Jung

The beauty of a voluminous Gemini moon is that we are incredibly stimulated and have a lot of mental energy. But what to do, what's a priority? It can feel like scrambled airwaves, a bunch of static. How do we handle this when the holiday season is just starting its ramp-up? We have places to go, people to see, and things to do. Some of us are finishing up end-of-year projects, school semesters, business deals. Because it is a full moon, we are hyper-aware of what has to be finished up, cleaned up, and cooked up for the next two weeks. It can feel like, “Oh me! Oh my! I’m so disorganized!” Where do we start?

Saturnine Sobriety vs. Neptunian Drifting

Part of the problem might be the current influence of the Saturn-Neptune square, exact at this Full Moon. Saturn wants us to stick to a structure, make a plan, build for the future, and be practical. Neptune, on the other hand, tempts us to check out, pop open the Prosecco, watch another movie, and wistfully dream of what could be. How in Heaven’s name do we reconcile these two major influences? The aspect is a 90-degree square, so it is filled with maximum power, albeit hidden in challenge. We only have to find the exact right key to unlock the potential.

Ideally, we look to our birth charts to see which houses contain the two transiting planets. Therein lie clues to your personal solution. For instance, perhaps Saturn is transiting your Sixth House of health and discipline, while Neptune squares from the Tenth House of career. Well, you might need to reel in your eating and exercise habits (or splurges, as it were), in order to benefit from a period of high creativity in your profession. Just one example of how one planet's discipline can open up another planet's potential. (Contact Erin for a personal consultation to look at your influences more deeply.)

Even if we don’t know where the planets are pricking our personal charts, we can be honest with ourselves enough to know where we need reining in, vs. loosening up and trusting the Divine Order of things. Saturn is probably poking you to grow up and become more realistic in some area that you’ve let go for too long. It’s gotten messy, disorganized, dusty, or vague. Go there. Whether it’s an internal or external discipline that’s called for, tend to it and you’ll feel a whole lot better, stat. Think of Saturn as an anchor to ground nebulous Neptunian influences, to bring Heaven to Earth, imagination into form.

This Saturn-Neptune square influence will continue through September 2016, so now’s a good time to take this structure-v.-dissolving lesson to heart. Here are the exact dates: November 26, 2015; June 17, 2016; and September 10, 2016.

We must keep in mind the Ultimate Oneness of Neptune, the nothingness and everythingness of non-duality, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, acknowledging that Life Happens in Duality, the Saturnine realm of this and that, yin-and-yang, self and other, you and me reality. Just like Gemini, consistently seeing both sides of the equation, it is both being and becoming, everything and nothing, form and formless. Such is the challenge, the awakening, and the potential hidden in the Saturn Neptune square. May you find the key to unlock its power NOW.

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at

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