The Full Moon of Wyrd

Feeling weird, frantic, fantastic or erratic? It could be influence of this month’s Full Moon in Gemini, which is opposite of the Galactic Center highlighting an explosive release of psychic energy that almost everyone is experiencing in some way, shape, or form:

December 17, 2013 Full Moon at 25 degrees of Gemini

I shall call this the Full Moon of Wyrd, for it is from this Anglo-Saxon word that the term weird stems from, although its original potent and to the point meaning is equivalent to fate, or personal destiny. In a way the ancient Northern concept of Wyrd is very similar to the Eastern concept of Karma, for both of these represent the sum total of one’s personal actions and decisions, including those which are ancestral and communal leading up to their fate. Therefore Wyrd is not a static but an ever-shifting state, which can be determined largely by our own capacity for conscious awareness and direction.

Gemini represents our close family, community, our basic cognitive functioning, and the funny way that these sort of combine to influence us when we’re on autopilot. But the wyrd or paradoxical thing is, we can’t be on autopilot right now and get away with it – we’re being confronted with whatever has been on autopilot mode for us that no longer fits into the grand scheme of our lives.

On this same day, Uranus – the planet associated with weirdness and unpredictability turns Direct after its Retrograde movement since July 18th. Things are really going to take a few days to mellow out so to speak, so it would be fair to say your best bet all month is to expect the unexpected!

the NornsThere is a very fated quality to this Full Moon indeed, which words can describe to some extent, but our emotions and experiences are the real barometers for what is going on here. Are we being guided by voices, memories, feelings, hunches, or forces outside of ourselves that we believe are more powerful than ourselves? This is a time of great reckoning with anything and everything that we have ascribed great power and influence to or over. Let us listen and look deeper…

Sagittarius, where the Sun currently shines, is a sign that is very “visual” and can be very outspoken about what it perceives. It puts us in touch with our innate knowing, and ignites the longing in our souls for yet higher wisdom. The wool will not be pulled over our eyes, and while we may be more up for adventure and spontaneity than at other times, we will not like everything that we see. We will need to hold our bearings about us as we move through strange terrain.

The Full Moon forms an edgy quincunx to Venus who is in the shadow of her upcoming Retrograde, so moods may be quite volatile and seemingly irrational now and over the next several weeks. All this, not to mention another Grand Square activation, this time between Mars in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and Jupiter in Cancer. Of these, Jupiter in Cancer is the saving grace brought to the table.

All in all, we are being reminded of not only how interconnected we are to each other but the ancientness, the starlight essence of our beings. The original “family tree” goes so far back in history that if everyone were to trace their family tree as far back as it could go we would all find ourselves standing beneath the same giant tree.

Here at the very end of the fall season, will we collectively and individually be content to “let the leaves fall where they may” or will there be purpose, dedication, and resoluteness in our actions, leading us into the wyrdness of winter, into the unknown, into forever?

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