The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini Challenges Your Perception of Reality

November 26, 2020

Eclipse season begins on November 30, 2020 (1:30 AM Pacific Time) with a full moon/lunar eclipse at 8°38’ of Gemini.

As we enter this transformational time, many of us can sense that there are bigger and better things ahead. But before we can fully embrace these new possibilities, we’ll need to understand where we’ve been—and what we’ve been through—in the past year.

Emotionally and intellectually, 2020 has given us a lot to process. Fortunately, the Gemini full-moon mindset helps us to make sense of it all, without feeling too weighed down. We can approach our feelings and experiences with curiosity, opening our minds to what they have to teach us. We can approach each other with a willingness to listen, learn, and maybe even change our minds. Rather than pitting intellect and intuition against each other, we can integrate the two to arrive at a more authentic understanding.

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What Does the Lunar Eclipse in Gemini Mean?

Still, like any sign, Gemini has its challenges—which this eclipse is also likely to amplify. It reveals the distractions that take up too much of our time and attention, scatter our energies, and make it hard to focus on what matters. It also shows where we’re taking “poetic license” with the truth, perhaps not being totally honest with ourselves or each other. Lunar eclipses are all about letting go, so consider which of these patterns you might be ready to release at this time.

With the moon’s North Node in Gemini, we’re all learning how to express the mutable air sign’s energy in more enlightened ways. Meanwhile, the sun and South Node in Sagittarius reveal what we are unlearning: the need to always be right, the tendency to be overly idealistic or dogmatic in our beliefs, to exaggerate, stereotype, or over-generalize.

As Neptune stands still at 18°10’ of Pisces (where he just stationed direct on November 28), his T-square with the nodes challenges our perceptions of reality. It may be difficult to distinguish facts from feelings, so we’ll want to watch out for confirmation bias. Rather than seeing and hearing what you want to be true, try to focus on what’s actually there. Aim for honesty and integrity in all communications.

Neptune’s T-square also challenges us to give each other grace in the moments where we get it wrong. Rather than doubling down on our mistakes, we can use them as teachable moments to learn and understand more about each other’s diverse life experiences.

True, with eclipse ruler Mercury in skeptical Scorpio, we may not feel inclined to give each other the benefit of the doubt. And in some cases, our suspicions may be justified. Mercury’s sextiles with Saturn and Pallas Athena in Capricorn encourage us to think strategically, do our “homework,” and read between the lines to recognize underlying patterns.

Once Mercury moves into Sagittarius on December 1, our attitude becomes less investigative and more inclusive. We’ll be less focused on getting to the bottom of things, and more excited to broaden our horizons.
Read on for your sun and rising signs to learn more about what this lunar eclipse means for you.

Horoscopes for the Lunar Eclipse in Gemini


No one knows you better, Gemini, than you know yourself. And yet, with the moon’s North Node in your sign, you’ve been learning something new about yourself every day. In the process, certain aspects of your identity have been outgrown—and this eclipse invites you to shed those layers.


Spirituality isn’t static, Cancer. It’s a personal path that can take you through many different twists and turns. And recently, your own path has taken some interesting new directions. This eclipse brings you to a fork in the road. Which beliefs, practices, or teachers are you ready to leave behind?


The more the merrier, Leo! With the moon’s North Node in Gemini, you’ve been widening your social circle and welcoming more diverse voices and viewpoints. Still, some less open-minded friends may be signaling their disapproval. This eclipse helps you disentangle yourself from groupthink, so you’re free to follow your curiosity.


Turn the page, Virgo: At this eclipse, you’re wrapping up one chapter and preparing to write the next. The Gemini moon and North Node highlight the many different paths that are open to you. But before selecting your new story, make sure you’ve brought this one to a satisfying conclusion.


The more you learn, the less you know: If this year has taught you anything, Libra, it’s the importance of keeping an open mind. Biases and judgments can cloud your perception, but this eclipse clears them away—and finds you looking at life through fresh new eyes.


Curiosity is a valuable asset, Scorpio. Fortunately, yours is insatiable! You rarely shy away from bringing up taboo topics. And the Gemini North Node has been teaching you to do so in lighter, friendlier ways. Still, so much remains unsaid—and at this eclipse, it’s time to clear the air.


People come and go, Sag. But the common thread running through all your relationships—past, present, and future—is you. This eclipse reveals which connections have run their course, and where it may be time to cut the cord. More than that, it helps you to root out your own relationship patterns.


Methodical multi-tasking: It sounds like an oxymoron, Capricorn, but you actually pull it off. Still, the Gemini moon and North Node can teach you some new tricks. At this eclipse, it’s no longer about “busy-ness” for its own sake. It’s about conserving your time and energy for more meaningful tasks.


So much inspiration, so little time! For innovators like you, Aquarius, that’s a great problem to have—but it can also be overwhelming. This eclipse reveals where you may be stretching yourself too thin. It’s time to direct your creative energies back to the ideas that interest you most.


Feeling like a fish out of water, Pisces? If so, you’re not alone—we’re all learning to adapt in our changing surroundings. Still, this eclipse hits closer to home for you. It reveals what you need, and what you must release, in order to feel more at home in the world.


Too much information, Aries? With the Gemini North Node piquing your curiosity, it can seem like there’s no such thing. Still, this eclipse may find you struggling to make sense of all the stimuli. It’s time to cut out the distractions, and clear away mental clutter.


Diversify your assets, Taurus! Or at least, what you count as assets. At this eclipse, it’s so much more than income streams and investments. With the moon and North Node in Gemini, your ability to connect and communicate are the most valuable resources you bring to the table.

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