At tonight's Full Moon Gathering, the moon will not only be in the astrological sign of Sagittarius, but it will also be under the influence of a partial lunar eclipse. This is when the Earth lines up between the Sun (in the astrological sign of Gemini) and the Moon so that it blocks the Sun's light from fully reaching the Moon.
During a lunar eclipse the Earth cuts the energy between Sun and Moon, dissolving the energetic structures on Earth and within us. This opens a portal through which we can release old complexes, habits, ideas, beliefs and wounds that no longer serve our life.
When the Earth moves out of orbit between them, new energetic lines snap into place. We can change what those connections are by how we change our own energies.
For this Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon eclipse, release old categories of perception, old prejudices and old dogmas. While the light of ego-consciousness is blocked during the eclipse, you might remember some beautiful dream or fantasy you loved as a kid, feelings that you have not felt for a while. Why not take that image out of the closet and dust it off? Maybe it is something you really wanted to believe in, but were told you could not. Perhaps you just lost faith.
The tension of opposites in Gemini/Sagittarius is one between reason and faith, intellect and intuition, the lower Mind and the Higher Mind. Gemini wants to articulate exactly what makes one thing different or similar to another. Gemini is the master communicator who can use language to open up people's minds and hearts. Sagittarius is the ultimate believer, knowing right from wrong and piercing through to the truth of the matter, a trait which Gemini is not interested in. Gemini likes the play of the Mind while Sagittarius wants to focus the Mind on the goal.
This lunar eclipse offers a great opportunity to see what strange and distorted beliefs we have ingested from patriarchy that is strangling our lives. Sagittarius is the container for our belief systems, anchoring us to our beliefs so we do not get lost in the inundation of information that Gemini can spew out. Sagittarius points to information that is useful to us.
If we can unite the energies so they work together, we can engage in the deepest form of understanding and communication - articulating what is rather than what I think it is. Once we get rid of old ways of understanding our world, our categories, we can once again be open to the life around us in new and intriguing ways. We might listen to our intuition which tells us that perhaps we should tie our laces before walking downstairs in the dark - instead of disregarding it and taking a tumble. Or take the opportunity to speak with the stranger on the street rather than turn fearfully away.
Change your beliefs and open your mind.
Source: The Cosmic Story by Cathy Lynn