Full Moon December 2023 ~ Tread Softly


The Full Moon 26 December 2023 is at 4º Cancer Decan 1. Aspect: Sextile Jupiter. Fixed Star: Propus in the right foot of Castor in Gemini. Tarot Card: 2 Of Cups. Healing Crystal: Citrine.

Full Moon In Cancer decan 1

Family values are really high, so if the partner, children or parents are supportive we can attract great success to our lives. Those touched by this full moon won’t feel particularly ambitious and they don’t need to be either as the right people and work will find them. If you are job-hunting the right opportunity simply falls into your lap just when you need it.

This is a very auspicious decan for the full moon December 2023 and a great one for social gatherings and family get-togethers. Just perfect for the yuletide holiday season. There is a negative side though, we cannot take any harsh or ruthless behaviour at this time. For we will feel extra-sensitive and will really need those cuddles!


At this full moon it is not the time to use the spartan school of disciplining. Tread softly with those we are responsible for whether in work or in a domestic situation. Expect tears and tantrums if you go in too heavy-handed. The resentment that builds up after can be very bitter, with the injured party making you pay dearly for their perceived suffering.

The need to be in a safe community is very important at this full moon December 2023 as we are so sensitive to the neighbourhood vibration. Those touched by this full moon and  sensitive lunar types will do better in tranquil, suburban areas than frantic city centres with higher crime rates. Get out of the big smoke if you can for your full moon healing.

Full Moon Fixed Star

Propus (Tejat Prior) is found in the right front foot of the mortal (Or ‘Good’) twin, Castor. Propus is supposed to be highly fortunate and gives a life of eminence. In Greek, the word ‘Propus’ means ‘forward foot’. William Herschel discovered Uranus close to this star, there in fact used to be a constellation called Telescopium Herschilli around this area too.

This star probably has bright intelligence and ingenuity from the Uranian association and Ptolemy associated stars in the legs of the twins as being very Mercurial too. While Eris Morse says that Propus has “The ability to express ideas in reasonable and acceptable ways which win because of their manifest intelligence.” Mebsuta at the end of the decan will have similar Mercurial qualities too but tends to be overshadowed by Alhena which is far brighter.

What the Full Moon December 2023 means for your sign

Click on links for meanings. Moon in 1st house for CANCER, Moon in 2nd house for GEMINI, Moon in 3rd House for TAURUS, Moon in 4th house for ARIES, Moon in 5th house for PISCES, Moon in 6th house for AQUARIUS, Moon in 7th house for CAPRICORN, Moon in 8th house for SAGITTARIUS, Moon in 9th house for SCORPIO, Moon in 10th house for LIBRA, Moon in 11th house for VIRGO, Moon in 12th house for LEO.

Full Moon Tarot Card

2 of cups

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.” ~ Teachmetarot. 

With the twins being so active in this decan we can see the potential of finding a twin flame in the current lifetime thanks to the influence of this card.

Full Moon December 2023 Astrology

Full Moon December 2023

Full Moon Aspect

Moon sextile Jupiter

Moon sextile Jupiter gives the collective a taste of optimism and courage to go for their dreams. This aspect is bold, brassy and loves to blow its own trumpet. At this time we feel adventurous and want to explore new avenues. Sometimes this can turn quite self-indulgent and extravagant as Jupiter does not like boundaries. However it can also inspire generosity, so it is a good day to ask for sponsorship or a wage raise. Use this lucky day to stage a charitable event. This is a great energy for throwing a lavish party for a good cause. It should attract a lot of press and social media attention.

Moon Trine Saturn

Moon trine Saturn in the sky is a time when public wants to display how respectable, high status and honest they are. This aspect has what the older generation might call ‘airs and graces’. Indeed these two planets paired give off a very nostalgic vibration. The energy is classic and timeless, so traditional values are popular and people will play it safe with their creativity. Lines are elegant, while colours are muted and not ‘in your face’. Everything is effortlessly beautiful and natural, a look that has stood the test of time. There is nothing artificial with about Moon in soft aspect to Saturn, it is mostly organic and down to earth.

Mercury square Neptune

Mercury square Neptune can be a sneaky liar! Watch out for gaslighting in the media and in general. This transit will test your powers of intuition, but it will give you the opportunity to develop it too. You can transmute the sorcery of this aspect into something creative, especially in the realms of film, photograph or music. Use this time of illusion to create fantasies and glamour. Great for branding yourself on social media. This is THE aspect for instagram filters. Beware cat-fishing!

Full moon December 2023 Summary

This is a really lovely full moon and just what we want for the Christmas season. In the UK this falls on our Boxing day which is usually the day we go visit our ‘In-Laws’. So this full moon with soothe any prickly relationships and help reconcile those who have had arguments in the past. This Full Moon is all about forgiving and forgetting. Yes there is the gaslighting Mercury/Mars square Neptune, but I think it is completely over-powered by the optimism and nostalgia generated but the other aspects. And who can argue with the loved-up two of cups tarot card?

The baby In The Cradle

The Moon in Cancer Decan 2 is the sweetest lunation for families, children and old friends. Here we have close bonds that have lasted decades and are really hard to break. It may not stop the nasty Mercury/Mars/Neptune resentment, but any toxic words will simply roll off the duck’s back as the saying goes. We also have an aspect pattern the Hubers call ‘The baby in the cradle.’

The Full moon is the opposition across three sextiles and two minor grand trines. So we get Sun sextile Saturn, Saturn sextile Jupiter and finally Jupiter sextile Moon. Could that be the baby Jesus in a cradle? The cradle is tipped on its side so here the exit point is towards the 7th house and that means relationships. So this Christmas reach out to your biological or spiritual family. For this is a very social and affectionate Cancer Full Moon.

Full Moon Healing Crystal

Citrine is the perfect crystal for comforting us in the cold winter months. Its bright yellow colour looks just like a crystallised sun. It is said that sunshine can brighten the darkest of moods, and so it is with this cheerful crystal. As the cold nights draw in, this crystal is guaranteed to keep you glowing! This stone is known as the ‘light maker’ and is associated with success and abundance.


“Citrine is an excellent crystal for interpersonal relationships. It smooths family or group problems and promotes solutions and cohesiveness. It also helps in understanding and dealing with absorbed impressions from those around us. Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy.” (Mercury/Mars square Neptune!) ~ crystal vaults.com

Due to its warm solar energy, Citrine is excellent at overcoming depression, fears, and phobias. Those with low self-esteem can benefit from its comforting golden aura.

Citrine is a stone of self-healing, inspiration, and self-improvement. One feels more radiant holding a citrine and gives optimism for the future, rather than felling stuck in the past. Most of all I think Citrine helps support the cradle harmonious aspects, soothe any toddler tantrums and protect against the spiteful square.