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- The realms of communication come alive with this lunation, as the Moon illuminates our thoughts, words and how we express. Like a breeze blowing through our subconscious world, this Moon brings movement to internal processes which may have been stagnant, and offers us flexibility with how we may tend to these things and bring them outwards, to those around us.
Our thoughts and words are some of our most powerful tools for manifestation. Gemini invites us to spread our wings, take flight and expand in ways we didn’t know were possible until now. Over the past six months, what have you learned? In what ways has your mind expanded with new information and ideas? This is a moment when you are able to utilize the study and information you’ve been receiving, to support your life.
Communication is key with this Moon. Where is your voice needed? What are you finally ready to express? Let the light of the Moon support you in shining through your channels of communication, and be sure to have fun while in the process!
Scents for Gemini
We're entering party season and no one knows parties better than a Gemini. Try scents that feel celebratory to match the full moon energy. We are loving champagne, rum, roasted peach, plum, blackcurrant, even oak, hazelnut and maple. If you want to go full party mode, light a birthday cake candle and pour yourself a drink as you get ready to go out.
Colors and Fabrics for Gemini
Right now you might want to be the center of attention but even if you don’t, bright, eye-catching colors can help lift your mood. Go for bold neons like highlighter yellow, traffic cone orange, or maybe some unusual shades of purple and blue to get your creativity flowing.
For textiles, enjoy your version of party wear. It could be embellished fabrics with crystals, fun tulle underlays, leather (or faux leather), big (faux) fur coats, or any other standout piece.
Gemstones for Gemini
This Full Moon we want to focus on stones that promote happiness and joy and also ones that aid in communication. Tigers Eye and Yellow Jasper are perfect go-tos for optimism, positivity and joy. Celestite is an amazing stone for boosting confidence- a key to effective communication. Lapis Lazuli and Blue Lace Agate are also ideal for assisting in communication. And if you're looking for a stone that possesses the qualities of a Gemini try Ametrine which is the combination of Amethyst and Citrine.
Card Spread for the Gemini Full Moon
This spread is centered around finding more balanced communication.
1. Where have I been indulging in too much gossip?
2. How can I use my voice to uplift the people in my life instead?
3. Where could I be more open in my communication?
4. Where should I be listening instead of speaking?
5. How can I improve my listening overall?
Ritual for the Gemini Full Moon
After the communication spread, now that the channels of communication are more open, it’s a great time to try automatic writing. If you’ve never tried automatic writing before, know that the steps themselves are simple but it can be frustrating. Make sure you’re in a good headspace before beginning. Some people think of automatic writing as channeling spirits, having a psychic connection or talking to the dead. If you choose to practice this way, just be sure you have your own protective measures in place. However, we use it as a means of unlocking the subconscious or unconscious (there are slight distinctions, but from here on I will use subconscious to mean both). Using automatic writing this way just allows you to tap into parts of your own intuition you might not be able to access normally.
All you really need for this ritual is a pen, paper and quiet space. You can also use a computer instead of a pen and paper but just be aware that it is easier to ‘lead’ yourself to legible words instead of waiting for intuition to guide you. Whatever you choose, you can also increase your intuition by using purple candles, playing ambient instrumental music, wearing comfortable clothes and drinking an intuition enhancing tea, like chamomile, lavender, peppermint or mugwort. **If you try mugwort, just make sure you aren’t allergic to plants in the same family, that you get it from a reliable source, and that it’s safe for you to ingest- ie you are not pregnant**
When you’re ready, choose your medium (pen and paper or computer). If you are writing on paper you can use either your dominant or non-dominant hand. Some believe the non-dominant hand allows you to tap into your subconscious more easily but it’s really up to you. After lighting your candles, putting on music, or doing whatever else you need to do to get into a calm headspace, close your eyes and hold your pen on the paper (or hover your fingers on the keyboard). Wait until you feel guided to move. This could be immediate, it could take several minutes, or it may never happen. Automatic writing doesn’t have any guaranteed outcomes, so it’s best to go into it with an open mind. Some people do automatic writing with their eyes open but, again, this can cause you to consciously lead yourself and not actually channel your subconscious.
As you begin, you can also ask a question or think of a particular topic in your head to help guide the answer. However, it is completely acceptable to go in without any question in mind. If you do start writing, give it some time. We would say half an hour is the shortest amount of time you would want to spend writing. You can either intuitively stop or time yourself. Once you are done, open your eyes and look at what you have produced. Now you may begin to interpret the writing. It could look like anything, from scratches to drawings. There may be fully legible letters or you may have to hunt to find letters, words, or even just symbols that might hold meaning.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Your writing may be in a different language and/or a different alphabet
- You may have images instead of words
- You may not get anything intelligible at all
- The words may be scrambled or have missing bits
- Often this is better as a consistent practice- so if the first time is trash you can always try again
You may want to take a highlighter or another colored pen to go in and mark anything significant. If the writing doesn’t make sense to you right away, you can store the pages somewhere safe and look at them in the future.