The annual Geminid meteor shower is nearly upon us, and fireballs are already flying as early-arriving meteoroids from the constellation of Gemini hit the Earth’s atmosphere. This year, the cosmic show peaks at the Gemini Full Moon (Tues. Dec. 13, 4:06 p.m. PST). On the 13th and 14th, from 20 to 30 fireballs per hour will light up the night sky – an impressive show, even though some may be less visible than usual due to the Full Moon’s glare.
A meteor shower at a Full Moon is significant metaphorically and energetically – and even more so when you factor in Mercury’s powerful stationary stance as it prepares to turn retrograde on the 18th-19th. The Gemini Full Moon, which has been building all week, coincides with illuminating messages arriving or ideas bursting out of left field to change our thinking. With Gemini’s ruler Mercury turning backward, these messages have a connection to the past.
Here’s an example that surprised and delighted me: Former VP Al Gore, a long-time climate change educator and activist, was recently summoned to Trump Towers by soon-to-be First Daughter Ivanka – also a climate champion. A close adviser to her father, Ivanka intends to make this issue her signature project once he takes the White House. Gore reported that he spent most of the “productive” 90-minute talk with the president-elect himself – a man who’s called climate change a hoax. “I found it an extremely interesting conversation,” said Gore, “and to be continued.”
Ivanka is a powerful Scorpio with a truth-seeking Sagittarius Moon, as well as a caring, idealistic Venus-Neptune conjunction in Sagittarius that activates her father’s Full Moon chart (Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius). She definitely has his ear. And, the coming Full Moon lights up their Venus-Neptune-Sun-Moon connection! Despite their differences, one hopes for the good of the planet that Ivanka will continue to influence Donald’s thinking.
At this Full Moon, listen for your own, personal messages from above. Reconnect with people and priorities you hold dear. And be sure to look skyward for inspiration between local midnight and sunrise on Dec. 13 and 14 (in both hemispheres) as the Geminid meteor shower brings us a blast from the past!