The Full Moon in Gemini has a double manifestation, cognitive and intuitive, oscillating between the light of reason and the darkness of instinct. Proposing some working hypotheses, possible answers to some philosophical, intellectual, existential or religious dilemmas, the Full Moon in Gemini guides us to a “wicket that you will discover looking for with one of these candles” (Ispirescu). Like the god Hermes in ancient Greece, the Full Moon in Gemini guides us to a destination that, with a little care and skill, we will reach before night falls on our tired minds and eyes.
Mercury in Scorpio, the ruler of the Full Moon, in sextile with Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn, fascinately observes all those thoughts, conclusions and opinions that weave a spider’s web around the credulity and fragility of the authentic self. The core of the being is freed from the tyranny of a mummified, petrified and soulless supraego, and the last twists of the past bring to life memories of the most mottled, images of innocence and sin, of candor and horror.
Mars in Aries in sextile with the Full Moon in Gemini does not slow down and does not allow us to postpone for the thousandth time a decision or change our mind about how to act. Phobos and Deimos, Horror and Panic, the twins born out of the love of Ares and Aphrodite, share with each other the task of scaring us of what we want most, victory, success or dominion. The chorus of frustrations and dodges, mourning miserably and dramatically, becomes a battle song on the field red with the blood of all that we loved and sacrificed.
The Sun in Sagittarius in trine with Mars in Aries teaches us that suffering is a tribute to victory and that only in the name of something above us does the meaning of difficult experiences become clear. Without principles and ideals, human life is just an exercise of the survival and conservation of the species, dominated by selfishness, brutality and superficiality. Adopting a new moral code, in accordance with our values and not with those copied, borrowed or learned, has the effect of accepting the past, weakening resistance and the firm belief that destiny is much more than the sum of habits, needs, qualities and personal defects.
Arachne, Paolo Veronese, 1520