Full Moon November 2023 ~ Purge & Slay


The Full Moon 27 November 2023 is at 4º Gemini Decan 1. Aspect: Opposite Mars & Ceres. Fixed Star: Menkib in the left foot of Perseus the Hero. Tarot Card: 8 Of Swords. Healing Crystal: Poppy Jasper.

Full Moon in Gemini Decan 1


The Moon here can emphasise the very darkest aspects of Gemini 1. This is because the Full 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 we will project the bogeymen onto others at this time. Another problem is running away from intimacy. At this Full Moon we are very uncomfortable with really deep emotions, they are just too extreme and volatile at this time.

So, don’t get drunk and send a Skype video of your puffy, drivelling, all-cried-out face to your Ex if they have dumped you. Nail in the coffin, repeat. nail..in..the..coffin. If that Ex wasn’t a callous psychopath before you met them, they will certainly become one if you offload ‘heavy emotional stuff’ onto them during this Full Moon.

Those touched by this Full Moon might feel like the worst demon on earth. All because of simply wanting more breathing space. It’s that polarity working again with Moon Gemini 1 holding up the lunar mirror. We will have little patience with other peoples hangups and neurosis, but at the same time this Full Moon will greatly help us heal our deep, dark shadows from other’s harsh words of intolerance. 

Full Moon Fixed Star

Menkib which is found in the left foot of Perseus but has no specific write up. The Perseus constellation generally “is said to denote adventurous individuals, but also those who are less than honest in their dealings with others.” Robson also says Perseus has an “intelligent, strong, bold and adventurous nature, but a tendency to lying.” I get the picture someone who (in British cockney vernacular) ‘ducks and dives’ to make a living. He may be a bit shifty, but still likeable. This archetype seems to always get the better of authority by his cunning and can be a modern day folk hero.

What the Full Moon November 2023 means for your sign

Click on links for meanings. Moon in 1st house for GEMINI, Moon in 2nd house for TAURUS, Moon in 3rd House for ARIES, Moon in 4th house for PISCES, Moon in 5th house for AQUARIUS, Moon in 6th house for CAPRICORN, Moon in 7th house for SAGITTARIUS, Moon in 8th house for SCORPIO, Moon in 9th house for LIBRA, Moon in 10th house for VIRGO, Moon in 11th house for LEO, Moon in 12th house for CANCER.

Full Moon Tarot Card

8 of swords

The 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. In this case, you can see already that this intense decan has Alcyone, the Hyades and Aldebaran no less. This is an old soul who has learned many, many harsh lessons.

With this decan, it is vitally important to break out of the negative cycle of doom and gloom and realise 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. With Aldebaran the royal star here it is entirely possible to become your own saviour, but you may just be too blind to see that…

Full Moon November 2023 Astrology

Full Moon November 2023

Full Moon Aspects

Moon Opposite Mars

Moon square Mars can cause a disruptive and aggressive energy in the public. Road rage and accidents are possible as people generally are impatient in survival mode. However if you want work done swiftly then it is easily achieved today. This is also a very courageous combination driven by impulse. It’s all ‘act now and think later’ which is often the best approach in emergency situations. The instincts are on red alert so there is no time for procrastination or doubt. It is also very brutally honest!

Moon opposite Ceres

Moon opposite Ceres could bring grief to the collective. A beloved public figure may pass away or there could be upsetting news connected with children. Sometimes there is a heroic rescue connected with environmental issues. This aspect could highlight ancestral trauma or the need to address any unrecognised childhood wounds one may have. It would be a good day for a counselling session as the square does not sugar-coat and will get to the root of any problems.

Mars square Saturn

Mars square Saturn is undoubtably one of the most difficult energies to deal with. What good can possibly come from the two malefics meeting in a harsh way? We have the potential for sex scandals, violence and a gangster vibe. Bada bing! The two planets find it hard to find common ground apart from the fact they are both baddies! So on this day, whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. For more evolved types they can use this combo to exorcise bad habits and demons from their life.

Full Moon November 2023 Summary

I would put this full moon into the eclipse category as all its elements are challenging. The best we can say about this full moon is that it will be great for purging and detoxing. If you want to nuke people, behaviours or general household trash from your life, this is the time to do it. Throw the lot on the bonfire and watch it burn baby burn. During this time of year, we in the northern hemisphere have to adjust to the darker nights, and indeed this full moon might set off a dark night of the soul for some.

It would be beneficial then to set aside some time for grieving. The official time for remembering the dead was the period Oct 31 to Nov 2, however, this moon is so much about letting go and mourning with Ceres and Mars. I think this is an even more powerful time to cleanse yourself of the past. This is also a fantastic opportunity for a good detox diet since Ceres rules addictions to sugars and wheat. I’m not against bread, but a break is good now and again to reduce bloating. Then go back to the good stuff only, sourdough bread that has fermented. And if you can get spelt bread, even better.

Full Moon Healing Crystal

Poppy Jasper is a form of red Jasper. It gives one gentle determination to set boundaries against bullying and violence in the home. This stone gives formidable protection against psychic attack. It is especially useful will working with mentally unstable people.

poppy jasper

So this stone is great for dragon-slaying and gives courage! It is most associated with remembrance for the dead which I mentions occurs at the beginning of November in some countries. It will also make the perfect gift if you are seeking forgiveness from someone. Red or Poppy Jasper seeks to make things fair and tries to fix an unjust situation.

Using this stone during mediation will help bring any problematic molehills up for healing before they turn into massive mountains. This crystal shows you that some of those bad choices are your responsibility. That way it will inspires you not to hark back to the past with bitterness, but always move in a forward, forgiving direction.

Poppy Jasper also resonates with Ceres as it is the mother archetype and loves to nurture, it will always try to provide you with grounding and serenity when you feel unstable. Many use Poppy Jasper as a comforting crystal to make them feel more peaceful, whole and calm. If you can’t find Poppy Jasper, red jasper will serve as well. (Poppy jasper is just so pretty and fits so well with Persephone and Poppy day in the UK.)