A Radical Shift in Perception – Gemini Full Moon Activates the Galactic Center, Uranus Stations Direct

galactic centerOver the next few days, the Sun makes its annual journey through the part of the sky known as the Galactic Center (27 degrees Sagittarius), increasing psychic access to a much bigger frame of reference, and opening the gates of perception to new insights and information. This alignment also triggers a powerful release of the past, clearing out old trauma-based belief systems so we can see the present and future more clearly.

This resetting of our mental and emotional bodies happens just a few days before Winter Solstice (here in the Northern Hemisphere), when the solar energy is at its lowest. In the deep darkness of the season, we get a blast of cosmic Light from a source that astrologer Philip Sedgwick considers to be a kind of sun of our solar system – just as the Earth rotates around the Sun, our solar system rotates around the Galactic Center. (Get more insight into the Galactic Center and how to work with its energies by reading his excellent article here.)

The Galactic Center is a feminine source of energy – dark, invisible, mysterious. We have to be quiet to receive its messages, and the cosmic wisdom comes through our bodies, our hearts, our dreams, our feelings and intuition – not through our rational minds. According to Christine Page, in her book 2012 and the Galactic Center, to some ancient cultures, the Galactic Center was the womb of the Great Mother, out of which the universe was born.

gemini full moonTwo additional planetary events on Tuesday amplify the power of this Sun-GC alignment – the Gemini Full Moon (1:28 am Pacific) and Uranus turning from Retrograde to Direct (9:39 am Pacific). Gemini is the sign of the rational mind, perception, connection and information, and the Gemini Full Moon reveals thought patterns, mental tapes and belief systems that undermine our ability to listen to intuitive guidance, and envision and create a more positive future (Sagittarius).

The Gemini-Sagittarius polarity asks:  Do you have space in your life to receive information from your own inner wisdom and to cultivate cosmic consciousness? Do your thoughts inspire feelings of faith, optimism and freedom? Are you overly attached to your version of “truth,” or overly adaptable to others’ ideas and opinions?

Uranus is the “higher octave” of Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini. While Mercury is the rational mind that gathers information, analyzes data, and reaches a logical conclusion, Uranus is the “higher mind” that operates at the level of the “planetary mind” or “universal mind” where you can get instant downloads of information without following a linear, logical process. In the Jeff Green school of evolutionary astrology, Uranus is associated with “deep memory” – collective trauma held in the universal mind or consciousness.

uranusUranus’s Station – apparent standstill in the sky before reversing directions – permeates the atmosphere with a spirit of revolution and revelation, collaborating with the Gemini Full Moon and Sun-GC alignment to inspire a radical shift in perception that liberates us from the stories that keep us locked in destructive paradigms. As the Trickster, Uranus rules reversals of all kinds, and in fiery Aries, these Uranian reversals can happen with amazing speed. What reversals do you want to animate, in your own life and the life of the collective? What’s the most liberating reversal you can imagine for yourself, for humanity, for the planet and beyond?

The challenge is – there’s a lot of amped-up mental energy flying around, a lot of distracting static in the atmosphere that can pull you out of your center and into the spin. To be able to tune in and receive the deepest, most useful, most fortifying-for-the-new-year level of information and guidance, it’s essential to carve out some quiet time.

For more insight into what this Full Moon means for you personally, find the house in your birth chart that contains 25 degrees Gemini. The areas of life signified by that house are where you are:  freeing your mind from self-defeating thought patterns; rebooting and updating your mental and emotional bodies; adapting your everyday life to align with your deepest wisdom and highest vision. Uranus turns direct at 8 degrees Aries, and the house that contains that degree is where you’re invited to:  prepare to move ahead with greater freedom and authenticity; liberate your creative genius; download a new vision for your future.

- Emily Trinkaus

Calling all priestesses! It’s not too late to jump in and galactivate with Katie Todd and me tomorrow morning in our Full Moon teleclass – all women everywhere are welcome, you just need a phone or skype. Join our Virtual Galactic Temple and receive support for tuning into and receiving the cosmic download during these holy days. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the live call, you’ll receive a recording. Find out more and register here.

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24 Responses to A Radical Shift in Perception – Gemini Full Moon Activates the Galactic Center, Uranus Stations Direct

  1. ravann says:

    Thank you

  2. I’ve been waiting to hear from you about what on earth and/or in the cosmos has been going on ‘out there!’ Being a Gem/Sag rising, I can totally relate to what you’re talking about. Themes are familiar, and thankfully, the ‘past trauma’ is behind me, for the most part in this life. I stand in awe of the miracles around me in life, each and every day. In amazing gratitude for everything. AND wow, so much chaos out there. Hypersensitivity to sounds, especially. Need the quiet. Need to garden to remain grounded. It’s all good, it’s all right. It’s just been crazy for everyone I know, trying to balance the energies ‘out there.’

    Thanks Emily, as always, for your valuable insights. And sharing this, of course.

  3. Brilliant article. I haven’t had anyone to speak with about this Moon on the GC, which is an inspirational hot-spot in my own natal. Bravo! It’s been wild week of connections, confrontations, compromises and promotions. Taking a Sagittarian leap of faith has been a unifying theme.

    Great to meet you via your site! I’ve re-posted this article at the Google+ Astrology forum.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104631186732835233878?cfem=1

  4. Nathalie Sherring says:

    Very interesting article, many thanks! Being a Gemini myself and in desperate need to let go of my past trauma, I am looking forward to the time ahead but feel a bit overwhelmed by all that energy!

  5. Coral Cadman says:

    Right out of the ballpark, Emily! Another home run! Love your insights and ability to NAME it!

  6. explains the dreams I’ve been having. thank you for your insights.

  7. Aaron Gray says:

    Galatic center is in astronomical Sagittarious not astrological Sagittarious ! And since Ptolemy astrological Gemini is actually astronomical Cancer !

    • emily says:

      hi Aaron – the Galactic Center is in Sagittarius in both the Tropical and the Sidereal zodiacs. The difference in the 2 zodiacs is a cause for confusion for those who don’t realize that the astrological signs do not directly correlate with the constellations in the Tropical zodiac (which is used by most western astrologers). The Tropical zodiac is based on seasons, always starting the wheel of the zodiac, 0 Aries, at the Vernal Equinox. The Sidereal zodiac correlates more closely to the constellations, but even that isn’t a perfect match, since the signs are given 30 degrees each, and the constellations vary quite a bit in their degrees. The 2 zodiacs only line up every 26,000 years – one cycle of precession…

  8. Amy says:

    Got some conflicting info on Uranus, between here and We’Moon Starcodes. “Tuesday, Dec 17: Expect the unexpected today after an early Full Moon at 3:34 am MST and as Uranus turns retrograde.” You say it’s turning direct… any ideas on this? I’m a little confused… Thanks!

    • emily says:

      Uranus is definitely stationing direct, after being Retrograde since July. But – there’s a lot of Mercury-Retro-esque kind of energy happening with this Full Moon (mental confusion, miscommunication, mistakes concerning details…) so it’s very appropriate that they had that error!

      • Amy says:

        Fantastic! I just re-read my Horoscope over at Astrology Zone and found that Uranus is going direct in ARIES! Horray! (I’m an Aries.) I definitely have been feeling a Mercury Retro vibe lately, guhhh. Ready for some exciting breakthroughs! Keeping my senses alert for some good news! Thanks so much for your writings, btw. You’re on my top 5 list for Astrology Info. Lots of Aries Love! xoxo

  9. Kilianamalaan says:

    Reblogged this on Being The Goddess Within.

  10. Candi says:

    Where can I find a legit birth chart for this time?

  11. Rose Gagne says:

    Deep bow to you for your beautiful words to bring clear the portal of the Great Mother Womb of Creation. 13 thank you’s. Rose Gagne’

  12. John Benerba says:

    The Galactic center as you describe is not a female source of energy. At that octave, and even much lower, energy is neither masculine or feminine. It would be more wise to state that you believe it to be feminine and state your reasons why but many out of body travelers can better describe what energy looks like and and how it operates beyond this planet. As I have experienced it, it is nothing like the male / female polarity. Energy ceases to be male/female not too far from this density, let alone the Galactic Center (which is not described very well here). Sorry to be so blunt, but wanted to clear this up for people.

    • emily says:

      hi John – Thanks for your comment, and I actually agree with you that the energy coming from the Galactic Center is neither masculine nor feminine, but transcends or unifies that polarity. Masculine and feminine, yin and yang, are always relative terms, and my point was that, in contrast to solar energy/masculine light, the energy coming from the Galactic Center is instead coming from the dark – a black hole, according to physicists, or the “black whole” as Nassim Haramein puts it. In that sense, in comparison to solar light, it represents a feminine energy. And I do believe that we access that energy through being in a feminine state of receptivity, intuition and feelings.

  13. Paulette says:

    Oh ladies I wish I was feeling this….I have these points and critical locations in my chart but ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS HAPPENING IN MY LIFE…and I feel the familiar strains of resentment…when will the light come my way. I am grateful for the planet tho…for all the good news for everyone else..especially my sister who had her birthday on the 17th…when was the last time she had a full moon right there…would love to know.

  14. Paulette says:

    here is my contribution to this illuminating and wise energy currently bathing us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMIfOecrlo&list=FLKUS1NzFB9liID1bw_8SRGQ&index=2

  15. goatwool says:

    WoW. Yeah. So much beauty and opportunity presenting for ourselves. It’s like galactic miss clause driving a sleigh full of hand wrapped gifts this way. WoW Yeah.

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