The full moon December 22, 2018, falls at 0º Cancer 2018. The full moon December 2018 astrology is extremely powerful and fortunate. Those touched by this full Moon will do well in any role where they play parent or carer at this festive time. Indeed the nurturing energy is so strong at this time that it could feed an army. The great thing about this position is that the Moon will never exceed what it is willing to give. At this time we learn very quickly that we are no good to anyone if we burn themselves out. This also means that there is none of the martyr syndrome resentment vibe that happens sometimes with overly lunar energy.
This position is very fertile, it has the feel of that spongy turf that grows around a lake and the water lilies that sit upon it. We are drawn to healing mud that this full Moon December has in abundance. Moon in Cancer 1 inspires fantastic cooks and serves health therapists, especially those in the realms of nutrition or massage. The ambience at this full Moon is gentile and compromising. Those touched by this full Moon will want to treat their loved ones like royalty. It’s a great period to do things that pamper yourself or indulge in home-made treats. Yay Christmas!
Full Moon December 2018 Star ~ Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse 29º Gemini “Active mind, strong will, turbulent, rebellious under restraint, military success but suffering through quarrels with superiors, likelihood of great power, honor and wealth.” . With Moon, (As lunar mansion) here “a birth native will be insincere, proud, ungrateful, cruel, sinful, deceitful and wicked.”  “The use of power to improve the quality of life of the common people. Concern for one’s immediate environment and domain. In extreme cases, members of one’s tribe are sacrificed to ensure the continued dominance of one’s genetic family. Survival of the fittest.” 
Betelgeuse is the famous bright red star in the shoulder of Orion. Technically this star belongs in Gemini decan 3, but it is close enough to this full Moon to make an impact. Orion is probably one of the easiest constellations to recognise in the sky with three stars in a row for Orion’s belt and the sapphire blue Rigel at his foot. This collection has fascinated sky watchers for millennia. For the Egyptians, Orion was Osiris, the greatest god of them all. The Greeks, however, rather down-graded him to the arrogant stalker of his huntress counterpart Artemis.
Legend has it that the virgin goddess of the hunt grew annoyed at Orion’s constant boasting (That he could hunt down and dominate any animal on earth) so decided to bring him down a peg or two. She sent a scorpion to sting his foot, which made him blind. The fixed star Betelgeuse itself seems to have escaped most of the ill fortune suggested the mythology of the actual constellation, but as you will see in the research, sometimes Artemis’s punishment and the resulting rejection bleed through.
The 1st Face Of Cancer
“A man whose fingers and head are distorted and slanted, and his body is similar to a horse’s body; his feet are white, and he has fig leaves on his body. This is a face of instruction, love, subtlety and mastery” ~ Picatrix
Artwork ‘Red Spirit’ kindly supplied by J Swofford at: abnormalimage.com and JSwoffordArtandPhoto
Betelgeuse is quite volatile but shows Orion has the ability to resurrect itself after a fall. Betelgeuse is found in the striking arm of the hunter, where he holds a huge phallic club and you wouldn’t want to argue with that! At a 0.5 magnitude, this star is giant, red and aggressive. But even if it seems rather brutish, Bernadette Brady still regards Betelgeuse as a very fortunate in her commentaries, saying it generally gives worldly power, great strength and success.
Other commentators below, who use the longitude method fixed star system, give Betelgeuse more of a military emphasis and in doing so add violent and explosive tendencies. “War and carnage are presaged by Betelgeuse. The star is indicative of great fortune, martial honors and “kingly” attributes. Variable moods and the mind always anxious with the immediate problems of the day.”  Betelgeuse’s Lunar mansion is ruled by the storm god Rudra and is a “ Sharp asterism belonging to the butcher caste and favorable for punishment, torture, imprisonment, exorcism, mesmerism and separation or union when containing the Moon.” The Moon was on Betelgeuse when the 1st tower was struck on 9/11 so we can see the explosive trait very clearly there.
Full Moon December Tarot Card For Cancer Decan 1
The tarot card associated with this decan is the 2 of Cups. This card is very obviously a positive card and associated with relationships. The deeply emotional, intimate and loving side of Cancer plays out really strongly with this card. Karmically although this decan has its ‘rabid’ side. When these folk settle down into a healthy union ” There is a strong spiritual connection between the couple in The Two of Cups. Looking at them we can’t help but feel that they may have found their soul mate in each other. The couple hold their Cups at equal height symbolising equality and acceptance within the relationship. The maturity that exists between this couple allows both partners to maintain their own independence, friends, hobbies etc outside the relationship without jealousy or possessiveness setting in.” ~ Trulyteachmetarot. With the twins being so active in this decan we can see the potential of finding a twin flame in the current period thanks to the influence of this card!
Full Moon December 2018 Astrology
Full Moon December Aspect ~ Sextile Uranus
Moon sextile Uranus brings an abundance of radical and innovative energy through an individual into the public eye. These are the worlds self-assured rebels who don’t give a fig about conforming to the status quo. The soft aspects brings to fruition personal freedom, revolution and electric genius that has been refined over many lifetimes. The more outlandish the subject behaves, the more the public seems to lap it up. The sextile is supposedly harmonious energy, but we still get some challenge with this aspect. Having such strong courage of one’s convictions will often provoke criticism, fear and even envy from the conformists. Often this aspect’s critics are the very people who would love to lead a more honest lifestyle but are far too constrained by the fear of being rejected by their fashion-conscious peers.
Full Moon December 2018 ~ Summary
Everything about this full moon is beautiful and its nurturing energy is just perfect for the Christmas season. It is also just fabulous for all festive indulgence and home-cooking that goes on at this time of year. But watch out for the scapegoating of Betelgeuse as Brady has said that “In extreme cases, members of one’s tribe are sacrificed to ensure the continued dominance of one’s genetic family.” 
In our personal lives, we can see that the scapegoating tendency could flare up after one too many glasses of Christmas spirit. Grumpy relatives who haven’t seen each other for a year could use this time to vent their spleen. The good thing is though these grumps really won’t be able to ruin anything as the vibes are far too loving generally. Any grandiose super-narcissistic behaviour could have Gaia unleash her Scorpio sting and the offending guest may well be sent limping home as the universe dishes out its divine punishment.
That leaves the rest of the family to enjoy the fuzzy, warm love that can now flourish once the toxic drama-king or queen has been removed. Betelgeuse is the archetype of the divine masculine however and the positive side could be Papa Santa Claus bringing joy himself. A wise old grandad calms things down, uniting the family against jealousy and disruption. Yes, there is the chance of explosions, but hopefully, they will be nothing more than champagne corks popping or fireworks at New Year.
Generally, this is very cosy full Moon and best enjoyed in the bosom of the family. However, if your biological family do happen to be nothing but a bunch of narcissists then don’t waste your time making a purse out of a sow’s ear, seek out your spiritual family instead. Genuine love is embraced with open arms as seen in the heartwarming two of cups card. Happy Yule!
Full Moon Crystal Healing
Red Jasper or Poppy Jasper. I picked these stones as they resonate so well with the energy of this full moon. Red Jasper is actually associated with Gaia who is featured in the Betelgeuse myth. Red Jasper is ” A stone of passion, is a token of all who consummate love.. Emotional healing: Gives men and women quiet strength to resist bullying or domestic violence… Protective against psychic attack or if working with psychologically disturbed people.”
So this stone is great for dragon slaying and gives courage! It is also a warming crystal for those cold winter nights. I chose Poppy Jasper “because of its association with remembrance and peace, poppy Jasper makes a good reconciliation gift” So you can pop it in someone’s stocking! 
“Red Jasper attunes to the frequency of fairness and offers assistance to anyone trying to rectify an unjust situation. Meditating with this stone provides insight into the best way to accomplish this, and helps bring future problems to light before they become too big. Red Jasper’s energy communicates the message that all choice is singularly one’s responsibility, and inspires one not to revisit old patterns, but to move forward in all things.” ~ Crystal Vaults
“Poppy Jasper is also known as the Supreme Nurturer, and it works to provide you with centering, grounding, and stabilizing energies. A lot of people use Poppy Jasper to have a sense of security and comfort, and to increase feelings of peace, serenity, and wholeness.” ~ Crystals & Jewellery
1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.45.
3. Stars and planet combinations in Astrology. Bernadette Brady. p. 134
4. The New Crystal Bible. Cassandra Eason