Wild & Rooted
The moon is bright, beautiful, and FULL on Saturday, December 18.
This is one worth witnessing. Brave the cold. Go outside and take it all the way in.
There’s incredible joy around this lunation, and a swell of abundance too. But this moon (and sun) want you to feel it grow from the inside out. Jupiter wants your joy to be innate, indisputable, and impossible to disrupt. Making a sweet trine to the moon, while the sun is in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, it’s as if Jupiter says it’s already so. Perhaps Saturn, closing in on the final of three squares to Uranus, is saying it’s only a matter of time before you realize it.
The quincunx, in contrast, is an awkward aspect.
There’s a dissimilarity between signs that’s not necessarily friction, not exactly tense, but just…doesn’t ever really fit no matter how many angles you take or perspectives you consider.
Venus is at a standstill in a jarring if not implosive conjunction to Pluto, preparing to retrograde just hours after this jovial moon peaks. The quincunx here between Venus/Pluto and the full moon gives us a lot to chew on in the midst of an otherwise celebratory moment. However, if we find courage enough to trust that the magnanimous glow of Jupiter, Sun, and Moon is an already present remedy, then we’ll find instead a quiet invitation to simply let go.
We're used to asking: How can we come to better understand ourselves and our partners? A better question in this particular moment might be: Do we need to? Is understanding a prerequisite for appreciation, or can we simply honor our irreconcilable differences, including them in our reasons for merriment, or at the very least excluding them from the list of things we allow to disrupt our joy and the connection that naturally follows?
In other words, might we consider that similarity and compatibility have little to do with harmony, and in fact it’s our willingness to simply receive our partners as they are, not getting so caught up in whether or not we understand, agree, or approve, that makes for a rich, generative, and secure relational experience?
Mercury, the ruler of this Gemini lunation, links arms with Juno, Jupiter's mythological wife and the asteroid that represents commitment, loyal partnership, and equity (not to be mistaken for our narrow conceptions of fairness). Together the two open themselves to change, however sudden or surprising, as they trine Uranus just days before its final earthquaking clash with Saturn.
This aspect stands as a reassurance that whatever information is revealed within us or to us, its purpose is to clarify our commitments, firm up our foundation, and bring us into a deeper understanding of who and what we’re loyal to and why. Some of us may break out of commitments that have run their course, but more likely most of us will simply come to a new understanding of the reasons we’re sticking around. Our communications around this time, especially when infused with Jupterian faith and joy, can breathe new life into dusty old contracts and partnerships, marriage included. There can be a real ripening and refreshment now in those relationships that have weathered their fair share of storms, while new relationships may form or deepen. With any of Jupiter's luck, we'll make ourselves loyal to Love, which is universal, rather than limiting ourselves to the antagonistic and false choice of deciding between our joy or our partner's, our success or that of the relationship.
Use the overwhelmingly uplifting nature of this full moon energy to transform aspects that may under other circumstances feel heavy. Let your work be to take the lightness of being that Jupiter and Gemini offer here and apply it broadly, so you can be enriched, not burdened, by the deep roots, deep meaning, and deep connection activated by Venus, Pluto, and Juno. Conversely, let these weightier aspects inspire you to take your own joy more seriously, establishing an unshakable foundation of hope and faith upon which to build.
Whether we know it or not, all of us are moving toward a more integrated world.
If you're here, chances are you're already practicing integration in your own life, and perhaps in your community. Or maybe you're just beginning to touch the edges of your desire for something more whole and satisfying. Either way, you belong here.
Wild and Rooted is our guiding principal. It reminds us to root ourselves in the unchanging essence of Life so that we're able to remain agile and open, receptive to the wild and transformational nature of this world and our ever-changing selves, as well.
I'm so glad you're here. I hope you'll find a moment of rest as you linger and also find yourself comforted, uplifted, and nourished as you go on your way.
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Stay Wild|Stay Rooted