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The AstroVibe – Full Moon in Gemini, Venus Retrograde and Chiron Goes Direct

Here is a breakdown of the astrological events in the next few days:

December 18, 2021 – Full Moon in Gemini, Mercury square Chiron retrograde

December 19, 2021 – Venus stations retrograde, Chiron stations direct, Sun sextile Jupiter
December 20, 2021 – Mercury trine Uranus.

Full Moon in Gemini December 18, 2021

Gemini Full Moon Picture Credit: Susan A. Beauregard

During full moons, the sun is always in opposition to the moon. The moon is in Gemini and the Sun is in Sagittarius. The theme of the Gemini-Sagittarius axis comes up again.
Gemini is about logical thought, facts, and communication. Linear thought is the theme. Geminis are comfortable in familiar surroundings.
Sagittarius is about truth seeking and adventure. This energy is expansive. It is wanting us to find meaning and information that broadens our knowledge. It is a more intuitive energy. Wanting freedom to cultivate our own belief system is the theme.
How do we balance our knowledge with our intuition and the truth we discover there?
Full moons are about release. Both Gemini and Sagittarius are about truth. Finding truth in linear thinking and facts. Finding truth and meaning in unrelated pieces of information. Pieces of information that we have gathered through our experiences and intuition.
Now is the time to recognize and release any illusions that we have. What is our truth? How do you want to live the fullest expression of it?

Mercury Square Chiron December 18, 2021

Squares represent tension. Mercury represents, our thoughts, how we learn, and how we communicate.
In your natal chart, Chiron points to where you carry pain throughout your life. It is pain that never completely heals. It can bring us into deep compassion and empathy for ourselves and others.
When Chiron is in retrograde, you turn inward to heal those wounds rather than use external experiences to do so.
Because it is square with Mercury, you may feel very sensitive right now. The emotional and intuitive full moon may make that feel more intense.
Be aware of your self-talk. Are your words helping you heal? Are you being self-critical?
This square also suggests that you are not going to be able to think yourself into healing. Close your eyes. Take a breath. Feel into what is needed instead.

Venus Stations Retrograde in Capricorn December 19, 2021

The theme of any retrograde is to turn inward. It is the best time to slow down and take notice of what is happening in your life.
During a retrograde think of words that begin with “re.” Rest, rethink, readjust, refocus, reset, reclaim, and reintegrate.
Venus represents, relationships, values, security, and money. Capricorn energy is disciplined, seeks security, is reliable and industrious.
How can we gain inner security instead of seeking it outside of ourselves? What is your relationship with money like? How do we show up in our relationships?
There may be unusual things that happen in your relationships during this retrograde. Old partners may reappear, and former love interests may resurface.
In business, your clients may act demanding or unreasonable. It is a good time to organize your finances, especially since Venus is in Capricorn.

Chiron Stations Direct December 19, 2021

We are able to take the insights we had gained during the retrograde and put them into practice.
You may feel that your outward actions match what you feel inside. You no longer feel that you need to mute or hide this part of you.
There is a feeling of invigoration as you reclaim who you are.