Stefanie Weiss is SanaVita’s new resident astrologer. Starting on January 1st, 2014, Stefanie, along with Arul Goldman and Gabriel Hoffman, Directors of SanaVita, will guide people through SanaVita’s new 28-Day Cleanse, coinciding with the cycles of the moon.

Every month we’re treated to the guiding light of both the New and Full Moon — beacons for our growth and progress. Because these powerful “lunations” are bi-weekly, they’re perfect for charting the course of your life and setting intentions.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Two weeks ago we talked about the gypsy spirit of the New Moon in Sagittarius. Now we find ourselves enmeshed in the energy of the Archer’s opposite: the Full Moon in Gemini, exact at 1:28 AM EST on December 17th, 2013. (This is how the lunar cycle works ― when the Sun is in any sign, the Full Moon is in its opposite constellation. Aries opposes Libra, Taurus opposes Scorpio, Gemini opposes Sagittarius, Cancer opposes Capricorn, Leo opposes Aquarius, and Virgo opposes Pisces.)

Sagittarius revealed the big picture and asked us to think about our worldview ― our reigning philosophy. Its mantra is “I Perceive” while Gemini, the sign of duality, versatility, and curiosity, carries the tagline “I think”. When Gemini energy grows up, it gets to act like Sagittarius ― strong in its convictions, and not given to distractions. No matter what, Geminis (or people with concentrations of planets in Gemini) tend to be smart as a whip, and the smoothest talkers you’ve ever met. They ooze charm, and keep you busy with their synaptic gymnastics. They can get you mentally whipped in an instant.

Gemini rules the lungs, reminding us how important it is to breathe full and deep, not shallow and weak. And paying close attention to our breath tells us even more ― that Gemini energy requires us to ground in meaningfulness, to truly listen. Not just to others, but to our own inner voice. Gemini, at its worst, is superficial and banal. At this Full Moon, it’s important to avoid the tendency to gossip and chitchat. Give up the distractions and the minor data for deeper truths and revelations.

Think back to about six months ago, during the days and weeks around the last New Moon in Gemini, which took place on June 9th this year. What were you thinking, talking, worrying and writing about? Take a look back at your journal if you keep one, or even review your emails and texts during that time. Now, six months later, all of that is coming up for review. You’re in the cosmic dark room now, finally developing the film of the pictures you shot a half a year ago.

Now that we’re on the cusp of the Winter Solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re in a different frame of mind ― one that’s equal parts somber and serious (because we’re approaching Capricorn) and full of holiday cheer. As a collective, we embody the duality of the Gemini energy, in part, because some of us are lonelier at the holidays, even if we’re surrounded by parties and mistletoe. But it’s also a wonderful opportunity for healing and clearing, using communication, Gemini’s area of expertise.

Your Full Moon in Gemini Releasing Ritual

Taking into account your review of last June (as mentioned above), find a quiet moment (absolutely distraction-free ― shut off your phone) and prepare to write in longhand. Whether you usually write in a journal or want to use stationery or a fresh notebook, this ritual requires you to feel a paper and pen in your hands, to get the energy moving from your brain, through your arm, to your fingers, and finally to the page.

You’re about to write yourself a letter, one that only you can open. Have an envelope nearby, because you’re going to want to sign and seal this ― but delivery will come in exactly two weeks. Begin to free-write, making sure not to stop your hand from moving ― even if you feel like you’re not writing anything important, keep going. Eventually you’ll deposit a few nuggets of precious gold on that page. Tell yourself what you want to manifest in 2014, or even what you’d like to accomplish during the next few weeks between the Full Moon in Gemini and the New Moon in Capricorn, arriving exactly on New Year’s Day, in a bit of perfect astrological symmetry.

Open your letter on January 1st. You can read it to yourself, a friend or lover, or perhaps share it with the group, if you join us at our workshop, taking place at 4 pm on January 1st, at SanaVita. (Don’t forget to save the letter, because in another six months, the cycle begins all over again.)

More information on the workshop and SanaVita’s 28-Day Cleanse can be found here.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to book a consultation.

Shared in Service,
Stefanie