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Final Full Moon of 2019 will bring illumination on what’s been hidden

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On December 12 at 12:13 AM EST, we welcome the final Full Moon of 2019 in communicative Gemini. Also known as the Cold Moon, expect a cool chill in the air and be open to vulnerability and facing your insecurities head-on. As we close out this final full moon, these energies will bring illumination on what’s been hidden previously. We’re given the opportunity to work through old behaviors and patterns that need some fine-tuning.

Because Gemini is ruled by Mercury, expect this to be a quite expressive full moon. This is especially important when it comes to relationships between you and the people you’re closest to since Gemini is represented by the twins.  Do you feel an equal energy exchange amongst friends and family members? Is your significant other being too needy? Take the time to investigate your close relationships and focus on what is and what isn’t working. Share your thoughts with each person. He/she will receive your open communication well during this full moon phase so take advantage of it and speak your mind.

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Full Moon in Gemini Aspects

December 12th is also a major day in terms of numerology as the 12/12 portal opens for activation. This is the number sequence of action, balance, duality, and partnerships. Astrology King notes, “The December 12 full moon at 19°51′ Gemini occurs during the rare triple conjunction of Venus, Saturn, and Pluto. Venus indicates that love and money will be a major focus of this moon phase. And for most people, it will be a difficult two weeks with Saturn creating delays and restrictions, and Pluto bringing fear and crises.”

Emotions will run high during this full moon, so try to use your emotional strength and intuition to overcome any challenges within relationships. Take the time to reflect on your closest relationships. You will clearly see any dynamics or negative feelings that could be causing disharmony.

This particular Full Moon is not only the last of the year and the decade but also marks the opening of Eclipse gateway.  The first Eclipse occurs in 2 weeks, but this sparks the opening of the energy which surrounds the Eclipse cycle and begins the powerful portal of transformation that will be open until the January 24th New Moon. Pay close attention to your energy because where you put your focus this Full Moon and during this pre-eclipse period will be supercharged and can manifest quickly during the eclipse cycle.

It’s important to note that this Full Moon can bring out of the blue occurrences that happen without warning. Surprises are very possible, as well as being told shocking or unknown information.  While there’s no way to be ready for what’s coming, we can be aware of the powerful energy flowing right now and be open to the transformation and try to flow with it as best we can. You may find that tensions reach a tipping point where adjustments need to be made in order to restore karmic balance. Communication is key here so we encourage you to make sure that your throat chakra maintains a healthy balance

The Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is our fifth chakra and the first of the three higher or spiritual chakras on the “chakra ladder.” It’s located in the neck area and associated with the color blue. To be open and aligned in the fifth chakra is to speak, listen, and express yourself from a higher form of communication. 

As a communication center, it not only allows you to express who you are and what you stand for but also allows you to listen deeply to another. The Chopra Center states, “Authentic expression is not something that comes easily. There’s a delicate dance between saying what you mean and staying tactful or diplomatic. Often it’s easier to say what the other person may want to hear instead of speaking your truth. Fear of not being accepted or judgment from the other may hinder your truthful verbal expression.”

When the throat chakra is open and in alignment, you’ll find that it’s easier to be truthful to both yourself and others. You’ll be able to say what you really want to say, but with tact. You’ll know what you need, and be able to state that out loud in a way that gets people to listen. This type of alignment in the throat chakra has a wonderful influence on both your personal and professional lives, as good communication is vital in all significant relationships.

Throat Chakra Ritual

There are many rituals that can help open the throat chakra. We’ll walk you through an example ritual below but we urge you to find what’s most meaningful to you and develop your own ritual practice that best supports you and your needs. 

  1. To begin, we invite you to sit or lay down in a comfortable position where you can be undisturbed.
  2. Inhale and exhale 10 times, as deeply as you can. Breathe in through your nose, and then exhale through your mouth.
  3. Starting at the top of your head, scan down the body and imagine your muscles relaxing as you go.
  4. When you’ve done this for your whole body, picture a blue spinning ball of light. See it sitting at the level of your throat, and imagine it glowing.
  5. See the blue sphere getting bigger and bigger, focusing on a feeling of openness and relaxation in the throat.
  6. Allow the energy to disperse through your body, and then open your eyes when you feel you’ve come to completion.

If you practice yoga, there are several great poses for opening the throat chakra including baby cobra pose, shoulder stand, and supported fish pose. You can find easy demonstrations of all of these online.

Throat Chakra Affirmations

  • I am open, clear, and honest in my communication.
  • I have a right to speak my truth.
  • I communicate my feelings with ease.
  • I express myself creatively through speech, writing, or art.
  • I have a strong will that lets me resolve my challenges.
  • I nourish my spirit through creativity.
  • I live an authentic life. I have integrity.
  • I love to share my experiences and wisdom. I know when it is time to listen.
  • I express my gratitude towards life.

Learning to speak your truth can be difficult but if we are intentional in our meditative and energetic practices, we can achieve the balance necessary to speak our truth. We wish you a Happy Full Moon in Gemini and hope that you’re able to release all that is not aligned with your highest good. 

Contributed by Vanessa Manning