Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 11 December 2016
This week brings the Full Moon in Gemini at Hidden Insights

Gemini is a highly communicative, cerebral sign. Symbolized by the twins, it’s also a sign of duality — two halves facing each other, acting as a mirror, or as shadows for each other.

What might this week’s Full Moon be reflecting for you? You might find it helpful to think back to what was happening for you at the end of May, when the New Moon in Gemini rolled around.

Full Moons can help to bring something full circle, or help to shed light on something that was in the dark during the embryonic stages of a fresh lunar cycle. So you might have an important revelation that helps you to move forward in a new way, or come up with a much-needed answer to a nagging question.

Because Gemini is so communicative, this week can also be one that is marked by outward expression. Saturn and the Sun are both in Sagittarius, Jupiter is in Libra, and Mars and Venus are in Aquarius. These placements can all help to support new ways of connecting, sharing, and learning from ourselves and each other.

So if you do want to think of this week’s Full Moon as a mirror, then what might your reflection be asking you to share at this time?

Here’s a look at what’s coming up for your sign this week, and how you might be able to put that question to work:

Aries (21 March — 19 April)

The mirror speaks: “Rise up.” How do you want to be of service in this world, Aries? You are ruled by a planet that knows no fear, and no boundaries. How might you use it constructively? Look at where you see need in those you love, or those you pass by on the streets each day, and then decide where you’d like to rise to the occasion with a helping hand.

Suggested reading: Radical Sages

Taurus (20 April — 20 May)

The mirror speaks: “Discomfort will be your guide.” That’s not meant to sound painful, Taurus, but it is meant to push you this week. Challenge yourself to pick one creature comfort that you could go without in the coming days. Maybe it’s the snooze button in the morning, or those lengthy Netflix binges. Whatever it is, fill that time with something you’ve been putting off and watch how you can grow.

Suggested reading:  Bust inner ghosts with tarot

Gemini (21 May — 20 June)

The mirror speaks: “Talk less, listen more.” You are sharp this week, Gemini, but don’t let your confidence overrun the days ahead. To truly be in a position where you can share best share your thoughts, ideas, and wisdom, the omens this week indicate that first you must leave a wide open space for others to be heard. There’s a lesson waiting for you, and it can come through something as ordinary as a casual encounter.

Suggested reading: Embracing questions

Cancer (21 June — 22 July)

The mirror speaks: “You can no longer ignore yourself.” Don’t lose yourself in others, Cancer. And by others, I don’t just mean within personal relationships, but everyone in your contact list. This week calls for some solid time alone, guilt-free, where you list out everything you do in response to other people’s priorities, and then measure that all up against your own. Where do things match up? Where are you totally out of synch with yourself? It’s time to realign with your own heart.

Suggested reading: The wandering witch: An interview with Natalie Zaman

Leo (23 July — 22 August)

The mirror speaks: “You don’t always have control over where your roots grow.” You always a fire inside, Leo, but right now I think it’s separated into two different flames, but only one can continue to burn. The other will have to just burn out, or be consumed by its sister. Remember that you have to do what the spirit moves you to do sometimes. It might take you away from people or places you thought held your roots, but it could be time for you to see that your home base isn’t where you believed it to be.

Suggested reading: Fire Child

Virgo (23 August — 22 September)

The mirror speaks: “Lift the veil off any illusions.” Are you being honest with yourself these days, Virgo? It might not be so much that you are lying to yourself, but you could be denying some of your most fundamental needs these days. Especially if they feel frivolous or superficial. But if they make you feel alive, connected, and happy, then you know what? They need a place in your life. So get honest with what it is you’re craving right now, and then give in to it.

Suggested reading: Interview with Taylor Ellwood

Libra (23 September — 22  October)

The mirror speaks: “You are not who you say you are.” Or are you? Only you can know for sure, Libra. But I think it might be time for you to pick one thing about yourself that is begging to be unleashed and set it free. What are holding back that is actually essential to your identity? What have you dying to change about yourself, or about how others perceive you? Now is the time to do it.

Suggested reading: Pomegranates and trauma: Delving into the underworld

Scorpio (23 October — 21 November)

The mirror speaks: “You are the example others are seeking.” What values do you uphold, Scorpio? What BS do you think needs to be called out in the world? Because whatever change you are wishing to see, whatever truth you are hoping will be brought forward, is waiting for you to catalyze it.

Suggested reading: Black witch blues: The whiteness of magick spaces

Sagittarius (22 November — 22 December)

The mirror speaks: “Time for a reality check.” Even though you’re not always one who enjoys the checks and balances that life demands, I think it’s high time to get clear on what might hold back any future plans, Sag. You might even find that you’re a little more constrained than you would like to be this week, but it’s all for you own good. Use this week’s insights constructively and trust that the knowledge they offer will eventually help set you free.

Suggested reading: Shadowscapes Coloring Book

Capricorn (22 December — 19 January)

The mirror speaks: “Lighten up.” This is not a time to take yourself seriously, Capricorn. Whenever you can this week, seek out experiences that will make you laugh. If you can’t think of what that might be, then make a point of laughing at yourself. In public, if possible. This is a week to be the source of your own joy.

Suggested reading: Deep magic begins here

Aquarius (20 January — 18 February)

The mirror speaks: “Where you have been humble, be hard. Where you have been hard, be soft.” It’s time to turn a few things around, Aquarius. If you’ve been playing down your brilliance lately, the days ahead suggest that a stronger plan of action is needed. Be loud. Summon some bravado. Stroke your own ego. But be sure to balance it out with sensitivity and softness somewhere else in your life. Give something beautiful to a friend, or extend an unexpected gesture of kindness.

Suggested reading: Soul at work

Pisces (19 February — 20 March)

The mirror speaks: “As within, so without.” What are you feeling on a cellular, soulful, spiritual level these days, Pisces? There is something that is brewing inside of you that someone in this world can deeply benefit from. Maybe it’s a small epiphany you had a few months ago that has stayed with you ever since, or maybe you made a simple tweak to your daily routine and it’s opened up a whole new outlook. Whatever it is, find a way to share something that might help or heal another.

Suggested reading: Psychic healing and banishing