The last Full Moon of the Year coincides with the last Mercury Retrograde of the Year.
It should be noted that there are some major astrological influences here.
Our Full Moon is in Gemini-which is the mutable air sign that is polar opposite to mutable fire sign Sagittarius-which is the sign our Sun is currently in.
Not only this but Mercury rules Gemini, and Mercury is going Retrograde in Sagittarius.
To break it down:
Mercury rules Gemini
Gemini is Opposite to Sagittarius
The Sun is in Sagittarius
Mercury is in Sagittarius
The Full Moon is in Gemini
Gemini is an Air sign, it is the 3rd of the air signs, and its modality is defined as "mutable."
Mutable signs are "go with the flow" signs. The purpose of the mutable sign is to bring what was learned in the previous signs-the cardinal and fixed signs-to the people. So in this case, Libra and Aquarius lessons, become manifested in Gemini almost as a life purpose to bring these lessons to others.
Cardinal and fixed signs tend to be more focused on the self, while mutable signs are focused on the whole of the people.
Sagittarius is mutable fire and is looked at as the sign that rules belief systems, religion, metaphysics, and travel.
Like Gemini, Sagittarius is here to impact larger ideas, and bring innovative ideas to the masses in a way that is agreeable to the flow of the world.
So how do these astrological influences effect you?
Full Moon's are best for letting go energy that does not serve us. Whatever sign the Moon is in will dictate what part of our lives need to be focused.
Gemini rules the 3rd house of communication and ideas. This Moon is all about us evaluating our methods of communication, thinking patterns, perceptions, and beliefs.
This Moon is the perfect time to decide that any remaining limiting beliefs, self doubt, anxieties, or self deprecating mental habits are needed to be extinguished before moving into the next year.
Mercury Retrograde is almost here to help boost the energy to uncover any left over habits that need to be left behind. Sagittarius rules the 9th house-which is belief systems, religion, spirituality, metaphysics, the occult, wanderlust, and travel.
Mercury Retrogrades tend to disrupt communication and the flow of information. The Moon is almost forcing us to have to let go of comfortable ways we have lived our lives that may in the long run be unhealthy.
The Mercury Retrograde will also help uncover those issues and force us to do the remaining shadow work before the year is over to uncover what needs to be let go of.
Here is what you can do to use this energy in a positive way:
Prepare a Full Moon Ritual for tomorrow evening (December 3rd). You will want to do a standard Full Moon letting go ritual where you light candles, incense, and have your ritual bath with your cleansing crystals. You will want to have a burn bowl and bowl of Florida water.
Take a ritual bath with salt and cleansing crystals. You will want to do a 5 minute meditation or longer and ask your guides to tell you what beliefs need to be left behind in this next cycle. Try to get yourself cleared of any negative thinking in the bath, if you find yourself having a difficult time relaxing try to make notes as to what is blocking you- this you can use to put in your list during the ritual.
After your ritual bath, and altar set up, you will want to write down a list of all of the left over limiting beliefs, or any negative thinking patterns you wish to let go of for this next cycle.
Once you have written this list you will burn it in the burn bowl and wash your hands with your Florida water.
Do Tarot reading that is at the bottom of this article to find out how you are meant to use your energy for the remainder of the cycle.
Step 6: Record your dreams that night and research any symbolism afterwards to decode the dream-pay attention to where you were in the dream, if there were any bodies of water, mountains, hills, or animals.
Tarot Cards that rule Gemini:
7, 8 , 9, and 10 of Swords
Page, Knight, King, Queen of Swords
Tarot Cards that rule Sagittarius:
7, 8, 9 , 10 of Wands
Page, Knight, Queen, King of Wands
In Summary, this transit is best for us evaluating our current beliefs and communication patterns with ourselves as well as others. Words and thoughts are like radio waves. Regardless of whether we actually say what we feel, want, or think, we are putting that out to the universe. If you genuinely want happiness, you have to think happy thoughts. If you want success, you have to think success, if you want things to work out- you have to believe they will.
What are you holding onto that is preventing you from moving forward? What can you let go today that will help propel you forward tomorrow? How do your beliefs about yourself or the world effect others? Do you buy into negativity and that the world is a horrible place? If that is a belief you have, you are perpetuating it by believing it. In order to change the world we must believe the world is worth changing and that we are capable of changing it. If we remain in limiting mindsets-we create limiting worlds.
Free your mind, and you free your heart.
Good luck during this retrograde season and many blessings.
Cosmic Lady Six