Full Moon November 2018 ~ Apollo’s Shadow

The full moon November 23, 2018, falls at 0º Gemini decan 1. The full moon November 2018 can emphasize the very darkest aspects of Gemini decan 1. This is because the Moon represents the unconscious and this decan especially deals with having to face one’s shadow. The problem here is that it is very hard to see shadows in the dark, and it is much more likely that the collective at this time will project the bogeymen onto others. Another problem is running away from intimacy. The full Moon in this decan is very uncomfortable with really deep emotions.

Conversely, we may see people in the media doing a great impression of being really sentimental and gushing. However, when it comes to the real gut-wrenching, ugly expressions of raw feeling, the fakes will run a mile. Those touched by the full moon November 2018 will have little patience with other people’s hangups and neurosis. But in the end, paradoxically this attitude will greatly help heal deep, dark shadows by these seemingly harsh words of intolerance. So full Moon in Gemini 1 is a good Moon for telling it how it is! But you have to be able to take that raw truth back.

Full Moon November 2018 Star ~ Alcyone

Alcyone 0º ~ “Injuries to the face, sickness, misfortune, wounds, stabs, disgrace, imprisonment, blindness, defective sight especially if in the Ascendant or one of the other angles, may be cross-eyed, color-blind.” [1] “Insightful into the darker side of life. A gift of insight and mysticism, but leading to encounters with both the best and worst of human nature.” [2]

Alcyone is the main star of the Pleiades; this mysterious star cluster has beguiled us for thousands of years. Their role is supposed to help humanity evolve by purifying our astral and etheric bodies in order to receive higher wisdom. The Pleiades are supposed to dissolve away Full Moon November 2018our dirty devils, rather like Perseus’s mission to slay the demon Medusa. We find most of Perseus the constellation in this decan too. Our hero risked life and limb to rescue his love Andromeda, so very chivalrous and noble. Or was he really after her father King Cepheus kingdom..?

Somehow it all seems to good to be true, which is why Gemini decan 1 can get the reputation of being a cad. Alcyone can also be a bit sleazy too! Some keywords are “vain, venerated, indulgent, spoilt, easily flattered, flirty, beautiful, poetic, talented, theatrical, ravishing, handsome, designer, dandy”. The stars of the Pleiades, like the Gemini archetype as a whole, are a mass of contradictions; they can be the good twin or the evil twin.

One twin is constantly at war with its shadow and they are constantly on the verge of becoming the very “darkness” they are trying to eliminate. Many astrologers have written about the Pleiades and it all seems very paradoxical, with great success and then ‘violent death’, charming to say the least… Ever cheerful Robson says Alcyone causes love, eminence, blindness from fevers, smallpox, and accidents to the face. They are said to make their natives wanton, ambitious, turbulent, optimistic and peaceful; to give many journeys and voyages, success in agriculture and through active intelligence; and to cause blindness, disgrace and a violent death. Their influence is distinctly evil.”


The First Face Of Gemini

A beautiful woman, a mistress of stitching, and with her ascend two calves and two horses. This is a face of writing, of computation and number, of giving and taking and of the sciences. ~ Picatrix

Artwork ‘The 1st face of Gemini’ kindly supplied by J Swofford at:abnormalimage.com and JSwoffordArtandPhoto

Ann Wright points out that ‘Evil influence or Evil disposition’ could also be another word for homosexuality since in Robson’s day it was still illegal and the word itself was extremely taboo. It is a very feminine star, but I don’t think it is particularly gay, but make one far more open about one’s sexuality whatever flavour it is. Gay Pride is such an Alcyone event, just for the costumes! (Dandy warriors!) The Pleiades may also make one more likely to experiment and not be too concerned with the gender of the person they love. They certainly don’t care for conventional relationships as stressed by Ebertin “The Pleiades gives ambition and endeavour, which gives preferment, honor and glory. Not a good omen with regard to relationships to the opposite sex.” Again code for ‘homosexuality’ perhaps.

The challenge for Gemini decan 1 is to try not to create yet more divisiveness in their zeal to spiritually spring-clean. New-age lightworkers and Christian fundamentalists are found here and interestingly the Pleiades seem to resonate with a lot of ‘starseed’ types… So Alcyone personalities tend to be truth seekers, activists, bohemians and eco-warriors. Here you will also find more straight-laced looking liberals who are so incredibly “right-on” and politically correct.


Full Moon November Tarot Card For Gemini Decan 1

Full moon November 2018The tarot card associated with Gemini Decan 1 is the 8 of swords. Unfortunately, the air signs are stuck with the swords suit as representing them so the imagery is not going to be so positive. We must remember that these cards must be read slightly differently when associated with the decans as they will show the lessons learned in other lifetimes and karma that may have already been paid back. Not surprising in an intense decan containing as well as Alcyone, the Hyades and Aldebaran also. This the decan of old souls who have learned many, many harsh lessons.

At this Full Moon, however, it is vitally important to break out of the negative cycle of doom and gloom and realize that the worst is OVER! “With the Eight of Swords, there is often a failure to take responsibility for your situation. You will not act or take control. Instead, you wait for others to come to your rescue….in the majority of cases suggests that the problem you are in is more than likely of your own making. Yes, we do get into binds or get caught in traps created by other people, but then allow ourselves or give permission to be taken, prisoner.” ~ Teach Me Tarot. It is entirely possible to become your own savior, but like the card, you may just be too blind to see that.


Full Moon November 2018 Astrology

Full moon November 2018

Full Moon November Aspect ~ Opposite Jupiter

Moon opposite Jupiter At this time we can swing between the two extremes; spending money on luxuries one week and then having to live very frugally the next. Bulimia is also an example of this archetype, feasting, then fasting. Moon is habits, so with Jupiter, it can also cause addictions; Too much sex or too much gambling for example. Jupiter with the Moon has a huge appetite, not just for edible things but also for love, money or success. Those touched by this full moon may inflate and exaggerate their emotions for fear of not being noticed if they don’t. At the same time, others may feel embarrassed by those who show excess emotions, deriding them as drama queens or attention seekers. This aspect amplifies, even more, the polarity of the twins in a battle with their shadow.


Full Moon November 2018 ~ Summary

Since Gemini decan 1 can be so polarised, I can see very flamboyant demonstrations against what is perceived as being constrictingly traditional, bigotted and uptight. As I write this, the mid-term election results have come in showing just how divided the United States is. Astrologer Robert Phoenix talks about the Dyonisian archetype V the Apollonian archetype which I think is a great way of defining what is happening all over the West now. I think in the USA shows the contrast the most fiercely.

Full Moon November 2018“In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. (Jupiter). Apollo is the god of the sun, of rational thinking and order, and appeals to logic, prudence and purity. Dionysus is the god of wine and dance, of irrationality and chaos, and appeals to emotions and instincts.” ~ Wikipedia

The polarity is clearly playing out. On the left, you have the Dyonisian progressives who have a “do-what-thou-wilt”, no borders/free-love approach to morality. Opposing them from the right we have the Apollonians with their conservative, boundary-carving approach and their broadly Christian values. Opposite the rainbow flag-waving Alcyone Moon, we have the Sun, (Apollo) conjunct his father Jupiter (Patriarchy) powerful in his own sign of Sagittarius. Yet Jupiter is on “evil” star Dschubba in the Scorpion’s forehead (Also known as the crown of Scorpio). Both father and his son Apollo are demonised.

Everything is upside down and topsy-turvy. A Republican straight white male is in power, yet those who support him are the ones being banned on Twitter and YouTube. If Trump was really the big dictator he is made out to be then he would surely be able to un-censor those who sing his praises. At the same time, the Dyonisians still claim they are the counter-culture, the exiled and oppressed. Before 1963 that certainly was the case, but then President J. F Kennedy, an Iconic Sun god was assassinated and Dionysus was unleashed. Fast forward 50 years and the babes of the ‘Hippies’ now run silicon valley, the entertainment industry, the press and the educational system. Popular culture is now 100% Dyonisian and we all know how much culture affects the cells in the petri-dish. So…what crystal can hold us together while the divide and conquer game is being played on us?


Full Moon Crystal Healing

For when we feel like we are splitting apart at the seams choose Imperial Golden Topas. It also happens to be a November birthstone also.“Emotional healing; A bringer of balance.. Carried on the left side of the body to replace any free-floating anger and irritability with calm, good humour and self-confidence. Practical uses: Increases self-worth but prevents inflated ego and self-importance in ourselves and others. A gem associated with nobility of spirit as well as status and the stone of the sun. It is associated with soul love.

A Topaz increases in power from the crescent to the full moon and enables you to detect a fraud in love or money during this period” and “Yellow Topaz is a stone to manifest your intentions, in alignment with Divine Will. It has strong metaphysical properties that instil faith that you can bring all manner of good things into your life. This will be in alignment with what is for your highest and best good.” ~ Healing Crystals For You



1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 p. 119
2. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady p. 88/89.
3. The New Crystal Bible. Cassandra Eason. p. 104

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13 thoughts on “Full Moon November 2018 ~ Apollo’s Shadow

  1. The way you define the US sends rather biased from your own conservative values. Do as thou wilt? I see instead that the rich and powerful doing whatever they please despite th term destruction that they cause. Conservative and liberal is just labels to split the country into, to distract the commoners from the real issues; the Oligarchs being out of control and failing to lead the country into an evolved way of being. Instead the Oligarchs are too blind and busy feeding their own greed.
    Much of the commoners are also too blind and undereducated to realize who their lives are being destroyed by, while false narratives are being fed by the Oligarchs… Scape goating the Mexicans Muslims etc, similar to the way Nazi Germany formed.

    1. The Dyonisian V Apollonian definition is a thing. As a youth I was more Dyonisian but as parent I have had to become Apollian. It happens! You see it your way and I see it my way, so we can be BOTH biased from our perspectives. I do try hard not to be tho. Gemini rising here. Of course, false narratives come from both sides!! But demographics is destiny. Gandhi was a nationalist. All ethnic groups are entitled to preserve their culture. Maybe the US is a melting pot, but Europe is our home and I’m from Europe. Communism was created by Oligarchs and both Fascism and Communism are extreme. I’d describe my values as traditional, NOT conservative as that seems to trigger Dyonisians!

      Mexicans have it written in their constitution that they must protect their demographics/culture from non-Mexicans. Why are they allowed to do that and North America isnt? Same with Muslims. I have friends working in Dubai and they will never have citizenship or voting rights. They are considered guests in the country. Importing many illegals who can then vote is an unfair tactic it will change the fabric of America forever.


      In Mexico if you are a foreigner

      “The individuals that do not meet the criteria determined by Article 30 shall be
      considered as foreigners. They shall be entitled to the human rights and guarantees
      conferred by this Constitution.
      The President of the Republic shall have the power to expel from national territory
      any foreigner, according to the law and after a hearing. The law shall establish the
      administrative procedure for this purpose, as well as the place where the foreigner
      should be detained and the time that the detention lasts.

      Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.

      https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Mexico_2015.pdf?lang=en

      Muslims and Mexicans are not the same thing…

      Your point about Nazi Germany is interesting since it is the neo-con/right-wing press who often scapegoat Muslims for false flag terrorism. Some of this group are very sensitive to the era of history you mention. And I agree that 9/11 was used as a vehicle to scapegoat Muslims.

  2. Dionysian v Apollonian, Conservative v Liberal, Rich v Poor, Democrat v Republican, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Respectfully, I am so over it. These dualistic notions are only perpetuating the polarization and, worse, we can only blame ourselves for it. It seems we are only ever given two choices (or more accurately said, we are only ever willing to accept two choices). Why do we allow this? It’s such a 3D way of looking at things. So last century. Both sides (if one subscribes to a dualistic reality) are guilty of the “Do As Thou Wilt” way of being, they just wear different masks (Dionysian and Apollonian)! For this reason, I didn’t vote for either Hilary or Trump. It’s not that I don’t care or that I consider myself a marginalized citizen – on the contrary – but in NOT casting my vote (which I saw as a third option) was my (albeit small) way of communicating to the powers that be that I reject their choices for presidential candidates and that I don’t buy for one second that they are working hard to produce a truly great (trans. “woke”) candidate. They are sell-outs. They are slaves. I laughed when one of my friends called Hilary a true feminist icon. Ha! Feminism – now there’s another mind-f$ck! And don’t get me started on Trump. I have a suggestion. If you haven’t already (and, Marina, I believe that you have) why don’t we all start telling the truth – first and foremost to ourselves (gasp!) about who we really are so that we can start the work that we were meant to do in this lifetime?

  3. I’ve noticed Geminis have the “gift” of making two contradictory statements and both of them happen to be true! I’ve noticed this in Marina and myself (ruler of my AC, Venus & Sun in Gemini). I have also noticed, too many Geminis that are just flat-out liars.

    I mostly agree with what Marina is saying. Nationalism concerns me though, because it seems to me it ultimately will be used to isolate and further enslave this country (USA). Evil Twin and fedmara68, I hear what you are saying and I agree with both of you.

    It’s been my destiny this lifetime to see and experience other people’s shadows. Pretty nasty stuff. As long as spiritually lazy people have someone to project their pollution onto they have no motivation to become aware. Most are totally resistant and prefer to crawl into a fragment of our broken society where they allow others to tell them how to think and act and where they think they are not responsible for their own actions. Have I missed something in thinking that Collectively we are screwed?

  4. You can’t make this stuff up.
    As I was rereading this post, there was a crackle and a flash outside. Sparks and little flames flew along the telephone lines and there was the sound like a breaking tree.
    Following the lines to the top of the hill, there was a fire with 6-8 foot-high flames around a telephone pole (of course I called the fire brigade before I investigated). The lines were twanging and swaying. I was hoping for a meteorite but no such luck…
    A tree had fallen and had taken some of the telephone lines with them.
    It was 2:30 am and my son and I were the only ones who witnessed what happened.
    Of course I checked the planets as soon as I got back inside. Quite apart from the obvious Uranus (electricity) in Aries (fire) there were also a number of aspects involving Vesta (ALSO a flame!).
    Links to my natal chart also pulled in these objects, plus a number of asteroids that I habitually use.

    Jupiter (very big) in Sagittarius (fire sign) made me think of poor California too.

  5. You missed the fact that there was a kite with chiron at 28 degrees in pisces with this full moon?? Kinda big one.

    1. @Fran Everyone has their take! Chiron is not an asteroid I use. Others don’t use Ceres which was discovered in 1801 and ignored.

  6. Hi Marina, In most things, I love your astrology insights. They are very accurate and astute. On the other hand, I don’t usually appreciate your political commentary, especially about the USA. My Asc. is Gemini 0’33 and today I realized that the reason I disagree with you is that you view the conservatives as aligned with Apollo and the liberals as aligned with Dionysus. And yet, you claim that after the assassination of JFK (which was carried out by the Conservatives) the Dionysys group came into power? This makes no sense to me. The liberals lost power to the establishment after the assassination – LBJ was not a liberal by anyone’s definition. After the deaths of JFK, MLK, and RFK and as the hippies grew up, these same hippies became “the establishment’. This is merely a natural cycle of growth on our planet. Saturn forced them to choose between their ideals or to feed their children. The Capitalist need for money won. Also, you may need a refresher course in American history. The USA has suffered severe political polarization ever since its birth. It did not start with the death of JFK. The American Revolution pitted brother vs brother (just like the American Civil War), It was those loyal to the Crown vs. the Revolutionaries. It took a long, long time to gain a majority to complete the revolution. The reason and the only reason we are still polarized is that as this country has grown, the ideals of the Revolution and our Constitution were not lived up to. The USA is founded on the ideal of equality under the law, justice, and liberty for all. And that has never been put into actual practice. The USA has become another “European” country of “the Haves” and the “Have Nots”. The have/have not mentality leads to war and more revolution. The European Continent answer to this problem is Socialism. The UK rejects socialism and clings to its archaic monarchy and its Parliament, which is as useless as the US Congress has become – all due to this extreme polarization. I have hope for my country still. We are still a young country, Maybe someday soon, we will literally put our money where our mouths are and actually manifest our ideals.

    1. @L.A Brauer. Ok… Who do you think killed JFK? Who are the “conservatives”? Do you mean the neo-con/bankster class? It’s not simply black or white. You can loosely say the left are Dyonisians and the right is loosely Apollonian, but it’s much more granular than that. The true controllers are on BOTH SIDES. There are people that vote Republican or Conservative in the states and UK who are by no means Neocon/Banksters most are just sick of paying high taxes for agendas they did not vote for.
      Both the UK and the USA have been SUBVERTED by Marxists. The monarchy and LBJ are just masks. Listen to this guy. He knows what he is talking about. Yuri Bezmenov Full Interview & Lecture – HQ

      Who says we have to agree on politics anyhow? I agree there should be a welfare state for ALL nationals, and if we had controls on immigration and cut defence spending on needless wars in the middle east all western countries could afford a free health care system. In the UK our NHS is being cut and cut further because increasing demand is being placed on it as the population grows due to immigration, soon it will no longer be free. Checks and balances.

  7. Alcyone has hit the nail on the head for this Gemini at the Full Moon. I was listening to your you tube channel with a patch over my right eye. My blood pressure is high and I am seeing floaters in my field of vision. I need to take some more medication. Thanks for the insight.

  8. Dear Marina,

    on the 23rd of November, my GP diagnosed an outbreak of smallpox in my face. Whilst antiviral and antibacterial medicines are doing their work, I rest, eat oranges and follow your highly interesting and most accurate vlog. Keep up the excellent work. Cheerio Bert from the Netherlands.

    1. Oh Bert, so sorry to hear that. Wow, I didn’t know smallpox was making a comeback. Please take Liposimal Vitamin C!! You’d need to eat a lorry full of oranges to get the amount you need. It’s a miracle cure. I actually make my own because it’s really expensive but you can buy it in these sachets.
      If you want to make your own there are loads of recipes on youtube.

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