Full Moon in Gemini Conjunct Mars: Accountability Explained
Full Moon in Gemini
This is your Horoscope Highlight for the week of December 5-11, 2022 with world-class astrologer, historian, and author of The Cosmic Calendar, Christopher Renstrom. This week, Christopher discusses the Full Moon in Gemini and the Sun and Moon’s interactions with Mars retrograde. With Mars conjunct the Full Moon, there can be a sense of harm that emerges, but since Mars is retrograde at this time, it may be that the harm has already been done. Apologies may be in order. So accountability and repair are important themes with this Full Moon and, in particular, Christopher describes the value of gracefully accepting an apology.
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1:47 Impact of a Full Moon Conjunction
2:13 Full Moon Conjunct Mars
3:37 Types of Apologies
6:52 The Two Sides of an Apology
18:40 After the Apology
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This show is designed to give you a quick overview of the week ahead, enabling you the gift of choice and how you navigate and weave these energies into your daily life. Enjoy. Hello, my name is Christopher Renstrom, and I’m your weekly horoscope columnist here on Astrology Hub. And this week I wanted to talk to you about the full Moon in Gemini conjoining Mars retrograde in Gemini,
followed by the Sun opposite Mars retrograde in Gemini. Those will be taking place on December 7th and December 8th, respectively. Now, whenever you’ve got something like a full Moon that’s going on that happens to conjoin a planet, you can pretty much assume that the effects of that planet near the Moon are going to have a very powerful emotional impact. A full Moon next to Venus might be really quite lovely,
or a full Moon next to Jupiter, tremendously benevolent. But a full Moon taking place next to Mars is going to bring out Mars’s more aggressive side. In fact, whenever you see something like a full Moon next to Mars, you can pretty much assume that there’s going to have been some sort of wrongdoing involved. And so this is going to be the case on December 7th when we have a full Moon Mars conjunction.
And then again, as I just said on December 8th, when that Mars retrograde also opposes the Sun in Sagittarius in the sky. So what are we talking about here? We’re talking about some sort of wrong, having been done now. Is it being done on that day or are we all to sort of maybe stay inside to avoid any sort of like malevolent to-dos?
No, because the fact that the Mars is retrograde kind of indicates that the harm has already been done. Now, I’m not saying that there’s going to be no harm done on that day. There may very well be, and we can address that in a quick moment. But what I was intrigued by with the retrograde Mars passing behind the beams of the full Moon on December 7th was this idea that perhaps the harm had already been done.
All right? And so there’s that sort of like, where do we go from here? Sort of thing taking place. Now, a number of weeks ago I spoke with you about the difficulty that that people seem to have with the simple act of apologizing. And I sort of spoke about different types of apologies. There’s, there’s the one that I call the drive-by apology where you’re kind of apologizing,
but really not. It’s something that you’re kind of doing on the way to another point. And what I call the drive-by apologies in, in, in my own life are the apologies that begin with, sorry, if you feel that way. All right. Have you ever heard that? Sorry. If you feel that way, you know that that person isn’t apologizing at all.
It’s actually rather patronizing and condescending, and they’re trying to sort of acknowledge a, a social nicety of an apology, but there’s no real investment in it. And, and those are what I call drive-by apologies or phaco apologies. They’re, they’re, they’re, they’re not meant, and, and, and really shouldn’t be respected in that regard. The other type of apology that can take place is the groveling apology where someone begins,
you know, saying, I’m really sorry about this, or whatever. And then it just brings up all of these things and they, you know, within moments they’re like groveling, they’re crying, they’re full of shame, they’re full of humiliation, they’re full of regret, they’re full of guilt, all these sorts of things. And they can be very sort of dramatic.
And if you’ve ever been on the other side of one of those, you’ve probably been left feeling cold and with good reason because you realize that the apology has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with them. And what they’re trying to do is that through their, their, you know, tremendous show of regret and apology, they’re trying to sort of like manipulate you into accepting their apology without having really apologized or acknowledged.
What it is, is that they’re really apologizing for in a, in a straightforward manner, and it doesn’t need to be dramatic or, or over the top. Then there’s another sort of apology, which is the, I’m sorry. Okay. You know, which is what I call the confrontational apology. It’s like, I’m sorry, okay. Like, what else do you want from me?
You know, the angry apology, you know, and, and again, that leaves one feeling like, this isn’t really much of an apology and, and I don’t really know what to do with this. And, and you just sort of like maybe say, okay, or go onto the next thing or whatever, because you know, that person is just so,
so aggressive and, and, and so angry with the apology. And then of course there’s the, the favorite one among family members, which is you go first, it’s a kind of like, you go first, you be the first to apologize, and then, and then maybe I’ll apologize, you know? And so it’s this sort of like standoff apology,
you know, where it’s like you go first and maybe you feel like you have to just to sort of like get the ball rolling. Okay. And, and I’m sure that all of you can even think of even more varieties or, or variations on the apology that is not an apology theme, but apologies are kind of like, well, this is gonna sound a little odd,
but apologies are kind of like love whether you’re apologizing or receiving an apology. It’s actually rare when the two people involved on in this exchange are on the same level of intensity. Okay? For instance, someone might be very apologetic, very, very sincere in their apology, and the person receiving the apology might be like, oh, well that’s okay. Or,
you know, like, because they’re embarrassed, or, that’s okay cuz it was never a big deal, you know? Or there can be someone who’s like fuming and really, really hurt and really wants the apology. And then the person on the other side is like, I’m sorry. Okay, sorry. You know, sorry. So what do you do with that?
So, so there’s always a kind of like adjusting that kind of takes place with the exchange of an apology with someone who’s apologizing and someone who is accepting the apology. And with this retrograde Mars in Gemini opposite the Sun, what I kind of wanna talk to you a bit today is about the thing that’s almost as hard as apologizing and that is accepting an apology.
You know, like if you think back to the last time you received an apology, how comfortable were you with it? How satisfactory was it? Did you feel like it was really meant, did you feel like it was sincere? You know, did you feel like it was something that you sort of like had to accept in order to go on? Like when someone says,
are we good? And you’re kind of like, yeah, we’re good. You know, you sort of go on with something like that. So, so, so I wanna talk about accepting an apology, accepting an apology now, now I’m not talking about something, you know, accepting an apology about something heinous that’s happened in your life. I mean,
you know, the headlines are full of, of crimes and horrible things that have been said and, and injustices that have been done that really go beyond the kind of exchange of apology that I’m talking about with you today. Today I’m really talking to you more about a sort of like Mars in Gemini son in Sagittarius type of, of apology. It’s more kind of an exchange or an interchange that that,
that takes place. It’s not a wildly horrible thing that’s taken place in, in your, in your life that’s its own separate category. But in accepting an apology, how are you when you accept an apology? Like if someone comes to you, says, I’m sorry, you know, are you like, you better be, you know, what you did was really crummy.
You better be sorry. You know, like, are you like that? Are you taking advantage of them? Showing some sort of humility to sort of like, rub it in or, or pound it in or make the point, okay, what if someone comes to you and says, I’m really sorry for, for having done that Is your response to be like,
oh, it’s okay. It’s no big deal. It’s fine. You know, in which case you haven’t really absorbed or accepted the apology either. Now, now receiving an apology, and I mean, it can be almost as difficult as issuing an apology. It can be very awkward. It can make you nervous, you know, but it’s an important thing in social exchange,
you know, just like a thank you is an important thing in a social exchange. I mean, to be able to say you’re welcome following that, it’s, it’s, it, it, it’s, it’s, it’s these Gemini exchanges really. And, and, and, and there’s a, a venesian flavor of course with them as well that really, you know,
allow people to acknowledge and to recognize what the other person has done. And it leaves you with a pleasant feeling, you know? But not everyone’s really adept at this, and not everyone is really skilled at this. And a lot of that can actually really come from the horoscope itself. But when someone says, you know, I’m sorry, and you’re like,
oh, it’s no big deal, stop in a moment like that, you know, just, just just stop yourself and take in what’s being said. You know? And if you feel like saying, you know, we’re good, you know, because it’s coming out of your place, you know, or if you feel like saying we’re okay, then say it,
you know, because that acknowledge that, that that’s an important acknowledgement that the apology issued by the other side has been heard. You know? And then it allows you to either go about your day, you know, your separate lives. Maybe it was a very quick sort of exchange of an apology, or maybe it allows you to proceed with a project or a conversation or your couple’s counseling or something along those lines.
But, but how you accept an apology is so very important because what this dates back to, you know, is really war. I mean, you might be like war, but war when I, I’ve been reading the I lately and, and, and so there are these extraordinary moments in which someone shows a, a plea for mercy, you know?
And, and I think it’s like the soldier who’s been beaten or whatever, crouches in front of the victorious soldier, and they go and they grip the Victoria soldier’s chin, you know? And it’s done in such a way, you know, to, to bring the attention down to them so that they also pay attention to the pleading hand. You know,
someone pleads for mercy. Someone, someone says, please show me mercy. You know? And of course, if you’ve ever read the id, these never bode. Well, and, and this kind of like stockpiles in, in the Greek army’s bad karma, which they suffer for generations later because they, they don’t show mercy. They’re, they’re, they’re ruled by their rage.
And they, and they, you know, they, they don’t recognize the plea for mercy. They don’t recognize the apology. I’m, I’m talking specifically about Achilles here. And so he, he, he can kill mercilessly. Now again, that might be a little bit more intense than what we’re talking about, but it’s coming from the same place, because when you apologize,
there’s a change in status. Hmm. An apology can come from a place of regret and a place, or it could come from a place of shame, or it can come from a place of guilt, or it can come from a place of really recognizing that you’ve done someone harm, you know, or offense. And it might be a light offense,
you know, maybe you stepped in front of them in line and you’re like, oh, I’m sorry, excuse me. And the other person goes forward, you know, or, or it can be something that’s, that’s deeper, you know? And, and if it is, it’s still signaling, you know, the person who’s apologizing that they’re engaging in an apology,
and an apology is about a change in status, okay? So the person is going to lower the defenses. The person might be a boss, the person might, the person might be a parent, the person might be over you in some way, and they’re gonna lower their status, but even if the person is under you, it’s a child or an employee or,
or something like that, there’s still a lowering of status. And, and they’re showing that. And, and so what’s kind of being asked for here is a respect for that. You know, I’m going to, I’m, I’m, I’m issuing an apology and, and, and, and I’m lowering my status. I’m, I’m showing, you know,
contrite humility and, and, and, and remorse for what has been done. And so the question then becomes, how does the person accepting this respond? You know, if you respond by rubbing it in, or, or now I’m gonna teach this person a lesson, or now I’m gonna take all of my outrage and unload it on you. Okay?
It’s, it’s, if you’re receiving an apology, it’s really important for the person receiving it to judge how hurt are the feelings. How great has the offense been? Now, the feelings can be very hurt. And, and, and, and, and the offense can be very great. And you are allowed to say, I, I, I,
I, I hear your apology, but I can’t accept it right now. I’m just not in that place. Let’s maybe meet again when, when I am, but right now I’m not there. That’s, that’s, that’s terrific. That’s tremendous. You know, because you’re honoring your own emotional place of, of where you are. Like, like, I’m recognizing your apology.
You know, I’m, I’m, I’m recognizing what you’re doing, and, and, and I’m convinced that you mean it, but I’m not in the place. I’m not in the place where I can recognize this. And so then you bring the Grace, you bring the, you, you say, I’m not in a place where I can recognize this.
I, I, I’m too upset right now. And, and, and I’m sorry. I mean, I’ve heard myself even said, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I can’t be in that place, you know, that you need me to be, to accept this. I’m not there because I’m too upset or I’m too angry and, and, and I’m just,
I’m just not in that place. But let’s say, you know, because this is a Mars retrograde, so chances are what I might be describing to you this week is someone circling back to apologize, you know? And someone circling back to make an attempt or an effort to, to make good or to be good, you know, are we good?
And so when that happens, think about what you can give to that. You know, for some of you, it may not be like a big deal, but, but it may be like, oh, I’m, I’m fine with it, but then show I’m fine with it. You know, it, it’s because someone is, you know, and so,
and, and show I’m fine with it. If you’re fine with it. If you’re not so fine with it, maybe you have conditions, you know, maybe you have a couple more things you need to say. Say them, say them, but say them in the spirit of this exchange. You know, say them in the spirit of this exchange,
because the spirit of this exchange is based on helping that person to do better, okay? It’s, it’s, if they offended you in some way, it would hurt you, hurt you in some ways. You know, if, if your instinct is to go through the grievances, it’s too early for for you to accept the apology. Okay? If your feeling is,
now I’m gonna unload my grieve, it’s too early for the apology. Say, I, I, I can’t hear this right now, but if you can say to the person, you know, I sort of understand where you were coming from with this, this is how you hurt me, but then this is, this is what I’m thinking about this.
What do you think? You’re, you’re opening up a conversation, okay? And, and, and that person will be able to meet you with it, because an apology is, is, is, is in the tradition of a truce. You know, it’s in the tradition of of, of making peace or find some, finding some kind of peace or truce or even ceasefire,
you know? But what, what it gets to, and what may be very much on the docket is that Mars energy. And so to me, that’s very much about, that’s very much about helping the person to save face, okay? It’s not about letting the person get away with it, you know, it, it, it, it’s not about that.
It’s helping the person to save faith face. If someone is lowering their status, okay? They’re, they’re, they’re lowering their status. That, and, and saving face is about respect and humiliation. Someone apologizing to you is a sign of respect, okay? They’re respecting the offense that was, they’re respecting how they had harmed you. They’re respecting how they had hurt you.
So it’s coming from a place of respect, and it’s also this display of vulnerability. And so you, you, if, if you aren’t ready to accept the apology, say so, say so. But if you are ready to accept the apology, this is not a place to make someone feel humiliated or disrespected, okay? You accept the apology in the spirit in which it is given you accept it with Grace and you respect it with dignity.
Because the whole point is not just the recognition of an offense having been done, but how to rehabilitate that, how that, how to turn that around into something better. Which of course, anytime that we’re talking about rehabilitation or reforming or turning something around into something better, we’re, we’re speaking in the spirit of Jupiter, which is the ruler of the Sagittarius Sun.
So these are the things that I want you to think about this week and in the days ahead. Hi there. I’m Amy Escobar, a producer of the Horoscope Highlight Show with Christopher Runstrom. Thanks for tuning in to the Astrology Hub podcast network. If you love the show, please take a moment to subscribe, rate, review, and share it. And if you don’t know how to do that,
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