Last weekend, as the Sun ganged up with combustible Mars in Scorpio, the second SpaceX Starship test flight took place in Texas. Unlike that of its predecessor in April, this iteration’s liftoff was perfect. But Elon Musk’s $5 billion Starship suffered two explosions, ending its trial run in eight minutes. Still, it’s being hailed as progress, since this version made it to space on only its second try.

Going to space has been humanity’s dream for as long as we’ve been transfixed by the night sky. But what price are we willing to pay to get (and stay) there? Musk has been maintaining a breakneck pace at his chaotic SpaceX workplace, intent on colonizing Mars to rescue humanity from a dying Earth. Yet recent investigations have uncovered many serious injuries and one death. Some may be thrilled by Musk’s bold exploits, but many of us think he’d be better off putting his money (he’s worth an estimated $217 billion) into saving our beautiful Earth.

An awkward, lonely boy who was often bullied, the wealthiest man in the world was born on June 28 1971 at 7:30 a.m. in Pretoria, South Africa. Musk’s natal chart features a sensitive, nervous Cancer Sun-Virgo Moon combo. His visionary conjunction of Jupiter in late Scorpio with Neptune in early Sagittarius in the risk-taking fifth house fuels a passionate desire to pursue his wildest dreams. Both planets oppose Saturn in early Gemini in the eleventh house of team efforts; the determined entrepreneur has managed to create the technology required to make his dreams come true. And, with Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Virgo, he’s also capable of generating the mega-wealth that’s necessary (as he’s done with Tesla Motors).

At the approach of the upcoming Full Moon at 4 degrees Gemini (Nov. 27, 1:16 a.m. PT), which triggers Musk’s Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn signature, he’s apt to be in the news (Gemini) discussing plans for the future (Sagittarius) while attempting to justify or deny the dark side of his relentless race to Mars. Perhaps not coincidentally, the red planet is being featured once more; the Sun and Mars are conjunct in fiery Sagittarius at this Full Moon (the Nov. 13 New Moon was conjunct Mars in watery Scorpio.)

Though this lunation is more upbeat than the last one, conversations both online and in-person can still spark heated emotions. Info will be flowing thick and fast, and opportunities abound. At this spirited Full Moon, you may feel inspired to make a bold move or take an impromptu trip. Yet Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs, so things are in flux. Mercury, the Moon’s dispositor, is also in changeable Sagittarius, squaring nebulous Neptune. If in doubt, take your time. The Moon squares Saturn, so if an obstacle arises, you may need a break or a detour. Don’t let important details fall through the cracks.

Unexpected outcomes can also occur. That’s what happened to William Shatner in 2021 when, at 91, the Star Trek actor boarded a Blue Origin flight to fulfill his lifetime goal of going to space. But rather than the exhilaration he expected to feel, Shatner experienced overwhelming grief. “I wept for the Earth because I realized it’s dying,” he stated in his memoir, Boldly Go. “It’s so fragile, we hang by a thread.”

There are many solutions to whatever we face, whether personally or globally, and this bright, inquisitive Full Moon can help us find them. Remain optimistic. As Neil DeGrasse Tyson said about the fate of our home, “If we have the power to turn another planet into Earth, then we have the power to turn Earth back into Earth.” May this lively lunation bring all of us the information and inspiration we seek!

4 thoughts on “Gemini Full Moon: Boldly Go

  • November 23, 2023 at 1:06 am

    This is one of your most, to this Gemini, captivating offerings, Simone.
    As far as I know, there is no true biography of Adolph Hitler, save for a couple of chapters in Alice Miller’s “For Your Own Good” or “The Drama of the Gifted Child” – I’m not sure which – where an illumination on the despot’s early life makes all the pieces fall into place.
    Thank you for this coherent encapsulation of Elon Musk.
    I am so glad that you are happy in your home – I gather you stayed and did not move.

    • November 23, 2023 at 3:14 am

      So glad you enjoyed the essay, Constance! It was a complex one to write. And yes, I am still in my home – for now – and enjoying it all the more because I know it’s not forever. Hope you are well…

  • November 23, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you again for your LARGE consciousness and compassionate perspective, guided by the astrological patterns. Godspeed *New Earth*!!

    • November 23, 2023 at 10:05 pm

      Godspeed the New Earth indeed, Judy! So glad you appreciated the essay. I guess I must be expressing my North Node in Sagittarius well to earn your lovely compliment of having a LARGE consciousness!!


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