Today is the Full Moon in Gemini, and my Dreams of Gaia Major Arcana card is the Self card, number XIV, in a reversed position. The keywords for this card are I am, identity, elf-realization, self-manifestation, center, peace, and acceptance. The Self card represents one of the reasons for being, and it celebrates the individual. We are each a unique work of art, different in some ways than any other person who ever is now, ever was, or ever will be. This idea of individuality does not always mesh well with the needs of the group, but it is important. Without this uniqueness, new ideas would not exist. While we do need to act with the highest good of all, and not just our own needs, we all should not condemn or repress the ways that we are different or unique. We need to love who we are first, and accept and even highly value the ways that we don’t fit in, or we won’t thrive. Because my Self card is reversed today, I need to take special care to think for myself, to make decisions and choices based on what I believe is right and correct, and not only on what others are deciding or choosing to say or do. If I can manage to respect myself exactly as I am, I will continue to draw to myself those who are like me. That, after all, is the message the Eight of Water gave me a few days ago.
The Moon is an interesting celestial body. It revolves around our Earth and not the Sun, like other planets in our solar system, and that orbit is synchronous so we always see the same face of the Moon. Our Moon has effects on our Earth; it is the Moon’s gravity that causes the tides of our oceans. The Moon’s influence actually stabilizes the Earth’s orbit around the Sun! The Moon is associated with a person’s emotional make-up, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories, moods, and a person’s ability to react and adapt to his or her environment. It is also associated with Yin energy, the receptive feminine life principal, the mother, maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, the need for security and the past, especially early experiences and childhood. Gemini is about communication of all kinds, and about collecting information and stimulating the mind. Geminis are a mix of yin and yang, and they can easily see both sides of an issue; they are very practical. They are adaptable and flexible but they can also tend toward being wishy-washy, and they are not always good at following through to the end of a project. Gemini is all about the intellect, the mind, and the thinking process. They think clearly and make use of logic, and they can be real good at seeing the big picture. Gemini rules the nervous system, and calmness is a quality they need to cultivate. They love to play, love to share their fun and their ideas with others, and they love adventures that stimulate the mind.
There is a message here: look in all directions, north, south, east, west, up, down, in, and out. All messages are valid, and communication is needed in order for me to adapt to the situations that present themselves. I should not think that my opinion is not important if it goes against the accepted way of doing things.
Hmmm . . .