The Gemini Full Moon is exact at 4:06pm PST Tuesday, bringing our awareness to the opposing forces of lower and higher mind. Download The Moon Guides for laser-targeted guidance for each of the twelve signs — you'll find a full run-down of the Full Moon below.
So let's stay with this idea about the levels of the mind for a moment. Gemini is concerned with the facts; with gathering broad knowledge across a range issues of rather than plumbing deep. Sagittarius, on the other hand, is concerned with the broader picture, with how the facts fit together to create a larger, more encompassing framework — so it follows that Sagittarius also rules laws, politics and religion.
There's one detail about this larger framework Sagittarius weaves that's worth noting: its size and shape, what's included and excluded, all has to do with what its Sagittarian creator believes. Understandably, this is where Sagittarius often gets itself into trouble. As a fire sign, Sagittarius is ruled by its passion and exuberance, and with the sun in this sign, we may find ourselves mistaking our individual beliefs — the best of which have the power to make us feel so very awake, vital, alive — with collective truth.
The higher mind holds great creativity and potential; it's from here that the genesis of a more just, ideal future for the collective will be born. But in order to access it requires two forms of discipline to achieve it.
The first is the recognition of the innumerable ideas, thoughts, and perspectives that, though we might disagree with them, are just as validly held as our own. Gemini's childlike approach leaves room for this type of diversity. Whereas Sagittarius might fall prey to identifying and accepting diversity of opinion only insomuch as it informs or fits into some larger philosophy they're pursuing, Gemini delights in difference for its own sake.
The second form of discipline is more alchemical synthesis than singular practice, a synthesis that begins first with the discovery, then the commitment to maintain, a resolute inner core of hope. It begins first with the willingness, then the necessity, to recognize the spark of humanity, alive and irrefutable, everywhere around us, with no exception.
We won't find solutions in diametrical oppositions that strand all involved in silos of anger and isolation: our only path forward now, as ever, perhaps more than ever, is the path in which we accept and recognize the Other as possessor of the same humanity, the same innate worth, the same innate innocence as we typically reserve only for those who fit our roster of specifications.
The second form of discipline begins at the center — which is to say, it begins with you, within you.
And the work is this: we must locate and name those beliefs that operate as invisible jurors and arbiters of worth. Because one thing is absolutely certain: to the extent that you project judgment outward into the external theater, know, too, that you whip and lacerate and scrape against yourself, your own inner shame and guilt and blame, in equal measure. Just the same.
I would say next that what follows is forgiveness; that we can do none of this without forgiveness; and we cannot forgive without becoming humble, again and again, over and over. Which would bring us to draw on Pisces, the sign of forgiveness, and Virgo, the modest apprentice, the mutable water and earth signs that square the mutable air and fire involved in the Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon opposition.
But that's already a few steps ahead of where we need to be with this energy. For now, work to find those oppositions within you, to love the oppositions, even as they challenge you — and know that through your recognition a greater container is being built, both within you and outside you, one able to contain and honor what now seems so very impossibly disperse.