The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for December will occur on the 7th at 16 degrees and 01 minutes in the sign of Gemini; in my Eastern Standard Time zone it will happen at 11:08 pm.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest”, when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning, fading, and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; December’s Moon is the Cold Moon. Other names for this moon are the Long Night Moon and the Oak Moon.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years) or the second Full Moon in the same astrological sign.
Full Moon in Gemini – Feeling the Need to Communicate
This Full Moon will take place in the 2nd decan (middle 10 degrees) of Gemini, making it a Gemini/Libra Full Moon. The planetary influence involves Mercury as the ruler for Gemini and Venus as the ruler for Libra. Thus, this Full Moon will be about sharing our feelings by communicating (Mercury) about our relationship (Venus), whether it be by talking, writing, texting, or making videos.
Since the Moon is in Gemini, its energy is active, playful, and inquisitive. This Full Moon is going to require us to reflect on what we most need to say and learn. The intensity of this Full Moon around speaking about our feelings and listening to what others want to say to us about their feelings cannot be emphasized enough. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be about how we need to take care of our relationships (Libra) and to find the best way to understand what we believe they mean for us (Sun in Sagittarius) through a back-and-forth discussion (Gemini) with others, on the day before, the day of, and the day after the Full Moon.
With this Full Moon at 16d01m, the Sabian Symbol is 17 Gemini, “The head of health dissolved into the head of mentality.” According to Marc Jones, “This is a symbol of man’s achievement on the level of spiritual or eternal fellowship with his kind, here emphasized subjectively as a focus of selfhood in conscious self-awareness and as a capacity to live the lives of all men in imagination and appreciation. Implicit in the symbolism is the foundation of any human well-being in everyday or immediate and practical fact, with well-rounded individuality made the condition of all real progress.” The key word is: DEVELOPMENT.
Where do you need to grow this month?
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 12/07/2022, which totals 16, which totals 7. Seven is the number for purpose and mysticism, so this Full Moon encourages us to embrace the soul path work needed to lean into our destiny and spiritual responsibilities. Since the Full Moon happens on the 7th, we must address our issues around our purpose and our spirituality.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 8th House of Intimate Relationship (Moon placement on 12/07/2022) and my 2nd House of Resources (Sun placement between 11/21 and 12/21), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at how my intimate relationship(s) (Gemini ruling my 8th House) affect my personal finances (Sagittarius ruling my 2nd House).
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding how you need to communicate your feelings about any and all of your relationships.