The final full moon of 2021 is upon us, bringing with it the mortal and immortal twin energy of Gemini. As we head into this powerful lunar event, the aspects brought on by the Sagittarius new moon on Dec. 4th are still at play. So, when the full moon in Gemini peaks on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11:36 p.m. EST, be prepared to tap into this energy with a focus on healing old wounds and shedding whatever you don't want to carry into the new year.
The third zodiac sign is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, which will be enhanced under this full moon. It's a good time to balance that throat chakra (get you a blue kyanite crystal) and speak your truth, whether to yourself or another. It's also a great time to speak out affirmations as this twin energy signifies a closer connection between our physical and spiritual worlds. If you're manifesting love, journal about what you've learned from past mistakes and how you are moving forward to attract an ideal partner. Read it out loud as if the universe was hanging on your every word. Believe it. Breathe it. Feel it. Live it. With Venus, the planet of love, relationships, and money going into retrograde shortly after the full moon, matters of the heart are on full display.
So, letting go of old grievances that may surface during this full moon is important. This way you don't carry negative residual energy into 2022. With Mercury squaring off Chiron, the wounded healer, we can let our guards down a bit, especially if you've built walls of resistance around you due to failed love. You never have to be someone's doormat, but making slight mental adjustments or a change in perspective may be what's needed to clear the path for new love.
In fact, the full moon in Gemini will be directly opposite the galactic center, known as the heart of our universe, which is chock full o' magic. Remember those sudden unexpected shifts ignited by the Sagittarius new moon? It only added to the potency of this magical and mysterious center, which could truly feel out of this world. Starseed, anyone?
It's the perfect dance between Gemini and Sagittarius to end 2021 with a bang. The full moon in Gemini represents our logical thinking, but Sag is a big-picture kind of thinker. That balance is great fuel to rev up for 2022.
Full Moon in Gemini Limpia Recipe
Sage, sweetgrass, or Palo Santo
Epsom or pink Himalayan salt
Agua de Florida or Florida water
Green opal, orange calcite, blue kyanite, or amethyst crystals
Mimosas, freesias, or any small flowers that bloom in clusters
Dill, parsley, anise, lavender, or marjoram herbs
Helichrysum essential oil, which promotes the healing of psychic and emotional wounds
This limpia can be done standing in the shower or soaking in a bath. Don't like either option? Prepare an indulgent foot soak to carry you away and show yourself all the love in the world. After all, attracting the love you want starts with unconditionally loving yourself.
1. Fill bath, foot basin, or a bowl with warm water (never hot).
2. Add 1-2 cups of your choice of salt (or add a cup of both).
3. Place crystals around the edge of the bathtub, in the water, or on your body as you soak.
4. Add your choice of herbs, oils, and flower petals.
5. Pray over the water and set your intention. (For showers, gently simmer the herbs, allow to cool, add oils and flower petals, and pour over your body).
6. Soak for 20-40 minutes.
Consider this a self-love party to celebrate YOU before the year is out. You are magic. You are enough. You are uniquely you, and the universe revels in your beauty. Remember that when you are calling in the energy of the full moon in Gemini, and always!