Full Moon times are those few days when oppositions occur between signs. This Full Moon in Gemini is one of those times where the opposing signs actually share something in common, although that commonality is rather fuzzy around the edges.
Both Gemini and Sagittarius share a love of knowledge and education. If you think a little about their elements and modalities, you can get a clearer understanding of how they find what they are looking for.
Both are mutable signs ~ meaning that they flex themselves, making adjustments on whim or when necessary. Sagittarius is fire ~ excitable, impassioned, headed for the one thing on the buffet table that has caught its fancy, relishing the religious moment it now savors, and proclaiming its greatness to everyone so they’ll have a taste, too.
Gemini is air ~ logical, tasting a little bit of everything, analyzing the ingredients of each delectable canape to determine whether or not it’s worth recommending. Gemini is the scientist, at the very least a reporter; Sagittarius is the priest.
Science gives us knowledge and religion gives us meaning, and both are prerequisites of a decent existence. ~ Rev. Michael Heller
Both are on a quest for greater understanding ~ knowledge, proven facts, faith that the answer exists, the actual result of experiencing life. Gemini looks for connections (Mercury is at work here) while Sagittarius experiences all those connections as one and exhorts its virtues (Jupiter has found a podium!).
Sagittarius is our Truth Seeker, the perceiver, the Big Picture Guy. Gemini is interested in the facts, all the niggling pieces that fit together. Gemini is looking for laws that govern the universe. Sag is declaring the laws ~ whether they might apply logically or not.
Take a look at the houses of Gemini and Sagittarius in your chart ~ very different areas of life. Does your Sag house gift you with some type of faith or optimism that brings you closer to the truth or understanding? Are you educating yourself in more logical ways in your Gemini house?
Is it possible to blend these energies, to merge scientist with priest? Or is it just too incongruous? Rev. Michael Heller, a polish scientist, has done just that. He’s the winner of the 2008 Templeton Prize, which honors a living person who has made a contribution to “affirming life’s spiritual dimension.”
I’m wondering if that’s truly possible. Can we blend those areas of life, or are they forever destined to be two separate entities? Is it within the realm of possiblity for us to do such a thing, or has a jaded personal history disabled our ability to reach that summit? Can we merge fact and faith, logic and hope? That’s what this Full Moon requires.
Here’s a short (barely a minute) selection from the Rev. Scientist Heller’s explanation of how he does just that.
Other posts on Mercury and Gemini:
I’ve Been Thinking…and What’s Mercury Got to Do with It?
Gemini and Mercury
Gemini New Moon