Gemini Full Thanksgiving Moon

Full Moon perfects on Thanksgiving in the U.S.November 22 @ 9:39 pm PST November 23 @ 12:39 am EST/ November 23 @ 5:39 am GMT at 0 degrees Gemini

Sun enters Sagittarius November 22 @ 1:01 am PST/ 4:01 am EST/ 9:01 am GMT

This Gemini Full Moon, governed by Mercury Retrograde is a Moon contrary to Bob Dylan’s famous advice “Don’t Look back” this is the perfect time to look backwards MOON. Also known as Beaver, Oak or Frosty moon by indigenous tribes in North America.

Gemini is the Sign of the Lovers in the tarot. Mercury is the Card #1 The Magician 

The Magician is the trickster and prankster and he will attempt to trip you up playing mind games.

Mercury Retro at 10 degrees is squared by a very slow, virtually melting Neptune turning Direct on the 24th adding a dreamy, nostalgic, oozy, difficulty with boundaries sticky as a thanksgiving pudding energy.  If your family is co-dependent, alcoholic or otherwise addictive prone and you can’t avoid it just be like a real Pisces and pretend you’re just like them for the holiday. But keep your Jupiter Captain America shields up as Jupiter the ruler of the newly born Sagittarius Sun is conjunct to is.  Humour is also a great weapon.

Mars in Pisces is also squaring the Sun Jupiter and Mercury.

Yes, do look back but not in anger. This Mars is held in repressed anger and aggressiveness which could melt through iron if it was used properly. Be careful not to be like a cooked turkey stewing in your own juices. This aspect also makes it hard to figure out what is going on. Mars in Pisces is a warrior for Peace. Hum Ohms under your breath if you must. 

North Node at the 29th degree of Cancer is in a Grand Cardinal Cross

squaring Venus in Libra and Uranus and Eris in Aries and Vesta in Capricorn conjunct the South Node

The evolutionary way of the collective is to return to Cancer the sign of the Divine Mother, to clean up our oceans and to flow with our emotions; to honor women, children first, and the family in whatever form that is. Home is very important to and we must establish emotional safety nurturing nourishment and safety for all. 

The North Node and Chiron in Pisces are in a supportive trine for healing on very deep soul levels. Ancient oceans of tears facilitate the karmic purging of millions of wombs abused by rape for thousands of years which are experiencing deep cleansing now as an outpouring and receiving of unconditional Love for and from the Great mother returns to heal us all.

Finger of God/dess points to this Full Moon
CERES the Great Mother in Scorpio creates a Yod or Finger of God/dess with Saturn in Capricorn to the Newly Born Full Moon.

This Full Moon new birth Gemini Moon is disabled by Mercury being Retrograde and in a Debilitating Sign 

We will all be somewhat feeling wounded,disabled, under a heavy Saturnin yoke and at least tongue-tied. Do not discuss politics at the Dinner table.

Ceres at 4 Scorpio squares LILITH at 12 Aquarius trigger the eclipse degrees from the January 31st 2018 Full Moon Lunar eclipse at 11 degrees LEO

Ceres and Lilith are the archetypal “mother/whore split” that the patriarchy has developed inhibiting judging and controlling women’s full expression of their innately much stronger and laster longing libido than men’s. Issues about Female Genital Mutilation and Sharia law will be in the news. Lilith is very powerful right now and her electric Aquarius energy is empowering women to break free of thousands of years of sexual suppression. This is not just the #MeToo movement, we can see this happening all over the world.

Nadia Murad, a former ISIS Yazidi sex slave was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese surgeon who treats victims of rape, also won the honor. 

A Full moon is always a completion but the Gemini paradox is this is a looking back and reflecting time for new ideas, new ways of communicating and new ways to see polarization not as an opposition but as a union.

Happy Thanksgiving to my family of wonderful American cousins some in the U.S. some in other parts of the world, my good friends and clients. 

We always have so much to be grateful for.  Black Friday is a consumer tsunami. I know its a boon for shops and most people do their holiday shopping this day. be careful. 

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, life and death Astrology by Tara Greene

Sorry if I haven’t been writing the last few days I have been in a workshop in Sedona all day from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm and I come home quite exhausted with “homework.” 

I was all set to write my MOON in Sagittarius and  weekend EASTER outlook but found the news that one of my favourite writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away April 17 in Mexico City at 87 years of age.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude, his most famous novel sold more than thirty million copies and won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.  Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate writer Pablo Neruda  called the novel “the greatest revelation in the Spanish language since Don Quixote.” the 17th century masterpiece by Cervantes.

Gabo, as he was affectionately known achieved fame for pioneering the quintessentially marvelous and mundane form called Magical realism.

The eldest of eleven children, he was raised by his grandparents, who were very influential in his later stories. Gabo started out as a law student but then abandoned it to  follow his own immutable ways and worked for many years as a journalist. He was always highly critical of Columbian and foreign politics. His friendship with Cuban President Castro and as an outspoken opponent of U.S. Imperialism Gabo was banned from entering the United States for many years until President Bill Clinton lifted the ban.

Gabo had been ill with lymphatic cancer since 1999, recovered and various stories of his death and recovery, of writing new novels  came and went. Gabo died of pneumonia. The world tweeted and newspaper articles heralded his genius and his undoubtable legacy which will never be forgotten.

“Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and the omega, an end unto itself.” from Love in the time of cholera.

I adored 100 years of Solitude and his novels inspired me to read and enjoy many other wonderful Spanish writers. So lets see just who GABO was in his life and what was occurring at the time of his death.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez astrology by Tara Greene

A QUADRUPLE PISCES born March 6 1927 at 9:00 am in Aracataca Columbia. Marquez had a very supportive Jupiter, ANCIENT RULER of Pisces conjunct his SUN in the 11th house of revolutionaries, higher consciousness, collaborators, independent egoless leaders.

Born with a sensual hard-working, stubborn, focused, Venus ruled salt of the earth Taurus Ascendant.

His Moon- symbolizing his mother is at 24 degrees ARIES is in the 12th house of spirituality, imagination, compassion, creativity. He was telepathically connected to his mother.  Moon is conjunct to Chiron the wounded healer and in the 12th house can indicate a difficult birth and he had the umbilical cord wrapped round his neck.

CHIRON at 29 degrees Aries is conjunct his Ascendant- Marquez wasn’t afraid to speak out for the wounds of the people as symbolized by the Moon. The Moon is trine to Neptune Retrograde at 25 degrees Leo in the 4th house of childhood, home, roots which perfectly describes how Gabo turned his early childhood upbringing, his Grandfather- The Colonel and his parents courtship into his greatest books. Neptune is also close to Fixed Star Raphael- the heart of the Lion- which denotes courage and fame.

As a writer his Mercury would be of prime importance. Interestingly Mercury is RETROGRADE at 27 degrees Pisces- which is always a very creative, thinking outside the box aspect. Mercury conjuncts Uranus in Pisces in the 11th house of  rebelliousness, genius, spiritual, imagination, empathy. This was where Marquez creative genius lies in that planetary combination. He channeled his writings but was also a very hard worker. Uranus and Mercury Quincunx Neptune making it difficult for Gabo to have fleshed out his unique talent although it was a passionate love affair.

VENUS in Aries at 9 degrees in the 12th house. An independent passionate artist, one who forges his own path, impulsive, energetic, but also reclusive, tending his souls’ fire.

Venus squares PLUTO Retrograde at 13 degrees Cancer in his 3rd house of communications, siblings, information gathering- he was a journalist. This is a very powerful INTENSE combo. Pluto is on FIXED STAR SIRIUS- the God Osirus, and the position of the United States Sun which Gabo opposed its Venusian money ruled Imperialism. Pluto on this Star brings much worldly success. He poured his soul into his ideas and communications.

Mars in GEMINI in the 2nd house of resources, suits a journalist and writer to a T. Mars is the General the warrior with words, and it opposes SATURN at 7 degrees of Sagittarius, close to Fixed Star Antares- war- his Grandfather was a General, in the 8th house of soul, resurrection, birth, death, power, control, other people’s resources. This is traditionally a difficult and karmic aspect. Yet here Marquez Grandfather as the Saturn figure of seniority, discipline is also square to Jupiter in Pisces and his Sun. so he benefitted from a rather strict upbringing. Saturn trines Venus again indicating the legacy of the Patriarchs in his work. His Grandfather gave him valuable  guidance and stories which helped make his a great success.

His North Node at 4 degrees of Cancer in the 3rd house is a quest for family, nurturing, protection of the family legacy and communicating that. He married one woman and had two sons. His South N0de in Capricorn in the 9th house of philosophy, teaching, International travel, foreigners, telling the truth, mysticism indicates that Marquez was someone who held power in a past life. Capricorn is also the house of worldly fame, the father or Patrinlineal lineage. He already had a strong connection, a strong work ethic he was an achiever, who had to embrace family and he bridged both those nodes superbly in his writing.

AT HIS DEATH April 17

Marquez had the Grand Cardinal Cross of Pluto {death} opposing his Natal Pluto at 13 degrees Cancer in his 3rd house, which is Gemini like and rules the lungs. This would literally indicate water {Cancer} on the lungs or pneumonia which was the cause of death. Also Uranus squaring his Pluto, Mars squaring it and Jupiter conjunct it.

The BLOOD RED Total Lunar eclipse on April 15 was at 25 degrees of Libra, falling in his 6th house of health and exactly opposite to his Natal Moon in the 12th house.  Indicating a powerful passing away into spirit.

The Sun was conjunct his  Aries Moon in the 12th house which indicates a peaceful New Moon and spiritual awakening into death.

Transiting Venus in Pisces was conjunct his Natal Jupiter and the Sun in the 11th house and Trine to Jupiter and conjunct his Natal Pluto. If there was a good day to die this would be the aspect to die under. Talk about dying for love, this is exactly what this symbol depicts. Very beautiful, auspicious, a great death for someone who so inspired and touched the world’s soul.

Which is also a symbol of beauty and spirituality. CHIRON the wounded healer was exactly conjunct to his SUN at 15 degrees Pisces, and he achieved peace from being wounded and passed on into the Sol/soul to the next worlds.

The Transiting SOUTH Node at 28 degrees Aries in the 12th house of endings, had just made a conjunction to his Natal Chiron, again indicating a healing journey, a completion, a release.

Thank You GAbo for your beautiful inspiring tales of love, unrequited, loneliness, surreal reality and empathy.

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Lovers in a dangerous Time by Canadian singer Bruce Cockburn 1984

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