photos: @servandoisdead/ edits: J-Nasty
When it comes to the workings of the universe, having a wobbly week surrounding the new or full moon is less geared towards self-correcting. Gemini season started off like one of those spin top toys, strongly whirling about until producing whatever thud it would eventually make. The physics understood about this pointy kinetic invention, is that it stays upright when it rotates, a resemblance of the energy pertaining to this full moon.
This doesn’t mean we have to work on our mind-body momentum and train to be ballerinas *exits stage left with a pirouette*. Rather, it tells us that our hyperactivity of emotions and priorities comes from the union of different sides of our mind.
The moon opposes the sun during this period of spiritual culmination. According to charts, the moon is full in Sagittarius and the sun is in Gemini. Usually signs that are characterized as Gemini represents knowledge and those of Sagittarius represent wisdom. The human mind likes to judge and qualify certain situations, to put one ahead of the other. Knowledge is the information needed to navigate this earth plane. Wisdom is the information to transcend this plane. Both are necessary.
We have bodies, but we cannot attach our lives with our bodies. Living in a world of materialism can cloud us to forget the elements of knowledge and wisdom to our relationship with recovery and resurrection. Although, our spirits can “live” without our bodies, at the same time we have to accept the fact that we are here. This full moon during Gemini season, teaches us to not try to focus on one aspect in the exclusion of the other.
Your assessment will differ depending on your own specific sign. Generally, secrets will be revealed since Sagittarians are known for wanting to be connected to the truth (and also exposing lies). Our insights stem from yearning to break free from uncomfortable confrontation or to take an unconventional turn. For instance, we often cannot afford to slow or stop our goals just because the sun decided to set. Therefore, we could easily get burnt out.
However, maybe creative endeavors give you a natural high. If so, then the fear of losing daylight disappears and we can embrace working in the night, for that altered state provides intellectual conviction. The science of success is a no brainer: when you have it, you want more of it. But the power of knowledge is not more important than wisdom. Our conscious efforts to stay busy can put us in an emotional gridlock of unmet needs and/or unprocessed feelings. Getting our hustle on can bring disturbing repercussions. Also mindless mornings, when having less motivation has dense obstructions too. Don’t let uneven polarities be an indication of toil and suffering. These instances are a perfect time to converge the innate capacities of the nervous system. Our many beliefs and differences within influence all functions of the body. Our knowledge and wisdom link up to exchange ideas about our health and how to share that duality with the world.
Our continuity of dual consciousness provides a sense of oneness. So, I wrote a koan to help me attain several levels of awakening:
Yin is torn from Yang.
The Sun divorces the Moon.
Warmth provides stillness yet
Cold sticks to you.
Adam loses Eve.
Sleep heals and Dreams sometimes hurt.
Holding on weakens your grip, and
Letting go bring uninvited returns.
A koan is meant to be confusing and we teeter through unusual things during full moons. Koans work to tear away all forms of discrimination in the mind and make way for enlightenment. A sudden enigma, a hidden meaning through inadequacy of expression or withholding full knowledge. Here are some of my fave koans I read over and meditate on:
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you Love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” - OSHO
“You know the sound of two hands clapping; tell me, what is the sound of one hand?”- Haikun Ekaku.