I have seriously underestimated the importance of paying attention to the phases of the moon.
Since becoming aware of lunar cycles, I’ve noticed that at certain times of the month I am deeeeep in my feelings, and at other times, I’m more in tune with my creative side. The moon is going through various cycles as the days of the month are passing, and on the days that I am most creative, I realize that we happen to also be cycling through a full moon!
During a full moon, productivity hits different and this is the time to get shit done. The full moon is all about completion— but not only about completing projects or tasks. They are also valuable for wrapping up emotional cycles or completing a chapter in your life. And boo, you might as well get rid of those rose-colored lenses, because the full moon will have you seeing things for what they truly are and cause hidden emotions to expose themselves.
There is a full moon every month, but in rare cases, a month may have an extra full moon. This is where the term “every once in a blue moon” comes from (hence the big deal about this year’s full moon on Halloween!) There are only two full moons left for 2020, but you still have time to prepare for November 30th, where we will expect a full moon in the astrological sign of Gemini.
The thing about Gemini energy is that it’s lit AF! Gemini is an air sign and represents duality. This energy can be spontaneous and vivacious — and in the same breath— logical and coolheaded. The full moon in Gemini on the 30th calls us to pay attention to our actions and deal with our shadow sides – the darker parts of ourselves that we like to hide from ourselves and everyone else.
How To Best Work With The Full Moon
The energy of the full moon can be felt up to three days before or after the transit, but some astrologers believe that the effects can even last up to two weeks. Keep reading below for some ways to navigate this energy and make the best of this lunar cycle:
- Pull out those holiday decorations! Gemini calls for us to have a little (or a lot…definitely a lot) fun. Gather the squad and have a holiday decorating party! Purchase or create whimsical decorations that uplift your spirits and honors your inner child. Gets hands-on! Geminis are the rulers of the hands and the nervous system. Decorating your home can stimulate your creativity and help alleviate anxieties.
- Reflect on the year by journaling. 2020 has been a motherfu… I mean, 2020 has been *interesting*. The outbreak of the coronavirus plus the racial and political landscape have made this year physically and emotionally taxing. The full moon is a great time to clear your mind and write that shit out! Gemini is the sign of communication and words. Grab a pen and paper and answer this question “What are some lessons you’ve learned in 2020 that will help you along your journey? How are you actively applying these lessons to your everyday life and all the years to come?” Happy journaling, babe!
- Take a media break. We are in the midst of what is shaping up to be a drawn-out and super tense election season. The politicians have been politicking and it’s honestly been too much drama to keep up with. The holidays can also be triggering for some because of family issues or living in another location than most of their loved ones. If your coworker has been posting pictures of her holiday elf collection and it’s getting on your nerves….it’s okay to give social and other media outlets a break. It’s very easy to overload on information and this full moon is wanting us to be mindful of how this information makes us feel in order to make the necessary adjustments.
Let me know in the comments the ways that you are going to navigate the November 30 full moon! Do you already have a full moon ritual? Share those with us!