ice woods_uranus stationForecast 12/17

The Gemini Full Moon occurs on 12/17  at 4:28 a.m. ET, after which it is void-of-course*.

The planet Uranus (symbolizing revolution, freedom and the unexpected) turns into direct orbit from our perspective at 12:40 p.m. Keep your home as peaceful as possible. If the cat knocks over something, don’t let it overturn your equilibrium.

When Uranus stations direct, stuff happens. It doesn’t have to be earth-shaking (although it can be), but whatever has been brewing within can pop out of the box.

This may occur on 12/17 or on days that precede closely or follow, but if it’s triggering something in your natal horoscope, expect to feel “antsy” at the least.

The Sabian symbol** for the moon is: “Winter frost in the woods”. This is a strong image for this time because Uranus has a frozen quality to it. Although the planet Uranus symbolizes disruptions, the outcome of its effect is cold and often calculated.

A transit or placement of Uranus in the horoscope may appear capricious, but this is after measured thought or an untenable attack. At this time Uranus is in the sign of Aries, which gives it some heat. Its effects can feel very hot-tempered and explosive for certain individuals. Yet Uranus was a Sky god.

Think of the breath of frost, the tangible vision of breath on a cold day. It dissolves into the air as soon as it escapes your lips, but it is a visual reminder that your breath goes into the air and you inhale from the collective. Once the shock of the cold disperses it is our actions during and after that matter.

This particular Gemini full moon seems to challenge our investments and security. As you breathe in meditation today, consider that frozen moment, when everything seems to crystallize for you. Just as quickly it escapes.

Picture some still woods, enchanted in its frozen state, like a sleeping beauty. The key in the image is to make the woods your own; a place you love to go either in reality or your mind’s eye. Make it a sanctuary, regardless of how deep the snow under your feet.

rainbow flag_ gemini full moonThe symbol for the Sun is: “A flag bearer”.  A flag is carried to identify a country, a group or a cause. Consider the contrast of the two images: frost creates immobility, yet a flag is designed to move in the wind.

There may be an opportunity to invest in something that means a great deal to you, yet a willingness to move must accompany it. This seems to speak to an overall position for the U.S. economy, but requires accountability from big institutions. This is certainly the long-range goal, and some thaw may occur at this time.

As an individual, look to integrate the Sagittarius/Gemini Full Moon axis: where do you need to reach to obtain greater comfort within your own neighborhood? Is there a wider range goal that you can make more achievable by tooting your own horn or taking up its cause?

Since the moon does not enter Cancer until 1:17 p.m., a morning of inchoate possibilities is suggested. This may actually mean less upsets than if the moon had already entered Cancer when Uranus stations.

Regardless, it is ideal to have no appointments until mid-afternoon.  This is a fabulous evening for creative thought and inspiration. It might be best to sidestep a disagreement or diffuse a short temper in the late evening. ©Cucinell 2013- all rights reserved

*Moon VOC/Void-of-Course… in Gemini, conversations can be particularly misunderstood; avoid important correspondence or phone calls. Great time to clean out old emails and tidy up your desktop.

** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.