The Full Moon 8 December 2022 is at 16º Gemini Decan 2. Aspect: Conjunction Mars Retrograde. Fixed Star: Rigel in the foot of Orion the Hunter. Tarot Card: 9 Of Swords. Healing Crystal: Amethyst.
Moon IN Gemini Decan 2
This Full Moon December 22 is torn between parental duties and their passions in Gemini Decan 2. These passions can be career, life-calling or just plain wild and uncontrollable pleasure-seeking. Another problem is spreading oneself too thin, trying to be everything to everyone. There are myriad possibilities with this position. The most negative manifestation of this Full Moon (Especially with the addition of selfish Mars) can be the archetypical narcissistic parent who doesn’t have a nurturing or protective bone in their body.
The Moon in Gemini Decan 2 causes swings between hard work and debauchery when the wound-up work-stressed coil is released. On the opposite side of the spectrum will be parents who run themselves ragged for their whole family out of a sense of guilt. We might pressure ourselves at this time to be a superparent. For example, trying to hold down a high-powered career with a demanding family.
Speed can become a drug as we crave the adrenal buzz from our roller-coaster lives. Remember, this section of Gemini contains the chariot Auriga driven by the charioteer who is holding a mother goat who at the same time is nursing twin baby goats. So quite a handful! We must be realistic with what we can take on work-wise and socially. With the fixed star Rigel, there is the danger of overreach and burnout.
Full Moon Tarot Card
The tarot card associated with this decan is the nine of swords. Unfortunately, the air signs are stuck with the swords suit as representing them so the imagery is not going to be so positive. We must remember that with the decans, the tarot is read differently. Decan cards indicate lessons learned in previous lives and karma that may have already been paid.
Among all the decans, this is the most karmic, characterized by many unfinished relationships and paybacks from the past. Its divinatory meaning: “Your past may have caught up with you or something you thought dealt with, done and dusted, has reared its ugly head and resurfaced once more bringing all its unpleasantness with it.
This may be on a physical level but more than likely a return of some inner-demons or past nightmare, which has thrown your mental equilibrium out of balance. Something from your past may have come back to haunt you.” ~ Teach Me Tarot. I take this card to mean that, like the boastful hunter Orion, natural law will come back to bite you in the foot if you try to mess too much with nature and play god. But those who do work with nature will be spared the nightmarish scenario seen on this card….
Full Moon December 2022 Fixed Star
Rigel is a very noticeable blue/white star in the foot of Orion at 16º Gemini. It is the 7th brightest star in the sky. The hunter boasted he could kill any animal in the forest. Gaia thought the arrogant God needed to be brought down a peg or two, so she sent her scorpion to sting him in the foot. Despite its accident with the vengeful crustacean, Rigel is still considered extremely fortunate. “It gives benevolence, honour, riches, happiness, glory, renown and inventive or mechanical ability.” This star can propel someone to a great height very quickly.
If Rigel is conjunct with Moon “a quick rise in life is promised on account of a strong, inherent willpower, love of action, and a lucky hand in enterprise. A continuous battle to retain an acquired position has to be waged. This fight at the same time stimulates an increase in vigour. Even in spite of unhelpful aspects, success and reaching the set aim can be secured by this powerful concentration.
If however the native is not cautious or has an attack of weakness, failure and disappointments, a fall from success will follow. Tradition regarding the influence of Rigel is quite contradictory, implying again that the cosmogram must be fully analysed. After the first world war, at the time of the first transatlantic flights, Elsbeth Ebertin noted a connection of Rigel to the Sun and Moon, in charts of several world record pilots, leading to sudden difficulties in the carrying out of planned enterprises resulting in failures to reach the set target.” 
Rigel with the Moon.
“Much worry and disappointment, injuries to life and fortune, sickness ill-health or death to wife or mother.”  “The metaphysician or one who is drawn to alternative or hidden wisdom a lover of books, one who seeks a mentor. The focus is on a loved teacher, a wise man or woman.” 
So you can see this is a star of contradictions. True to the Gemini vibration of this full moon there are two paths. If you are going to aim high you must do so to serve others rather than to serve one’s self.
Full Moon December 2022 astrology
Full Moon Aspects
Moon conjunction Mars
Moon conjunction Mars in the sky can indicate a time when people are fierce about protecting their family or homeland. It is an energy of defence, but also one when the collective’s feelings erupt easily into rage. Verbal violence is possible, so domestic bliss is unlikely. This conjunction is great for firefighters as they will react speedily and instinctively. Since Mars is retrograde currently this particular conjunction will have a more simmering energy. Words will be used rather than actions to protect. So look out for intellectual battles. Twitter will be on fire!
Ceres trine Pluto is an interesting combination as it may be to do with oil and energy supplies. It is an earth trine too so grain could be an issue. Maybe the question of sanctions is discussed. Wheat is a major theme for Ceres in Virgo. Pluto is also fertiliser! So the trine might help with some negotiations about food supplies. Let’s hope so, for it’s a very tight trine.
What the Full Moon means for your sign
Click on links for meanings. Moon in 1st house for GEMINI, Moon in 2nd house for TAURUS, Moon in 3rd House for ARIES, Moon in 4th house for PISCES, Moon in 5th house for AQUARIUS, Moon in 6th house for CAPRICORN, Moon in 7th house for SAGITTARIUS, Moon in 8th house for SCORPIO, Moon in 9th house for LIBRA, Moon in 10th house for VIRGO, Moon in 11th house for LEO, Moon in 12th house for CANCER.
Full Moon December Summary
This full moon addresses natural law. It’s a bit like taking the drug speed, you are borrowing energy from the future to fuel the now. It’s ok to run on caffeine occasionally, like in an emergency, but if you do it regularly, you’ll crash. So this Full moon is all about pacing yourself. When you have a young family, responsibilities can build up. You can see that Rigel is not fortunate for women’s health so mums in particular have to watch out for burnout in the lead-up to Christmas.
Of course, this is the time when women tend to be the ones doing the gift shopping and planning the big Christmas dinner. It is a time we can easily overdo things. So ladies, use this moon to really think about your health. Don’t let a narcissistic relative boss you around. Don’t allow the guilt triggers to affect you and forget about being a perfectionist. The food ends up at the bottom of a toilet bowl all the same, no matter how pretty it looked at the start!
Full Moon healing Crystal
I chose Amethyst because its the perfect stone to grab instead of that bottle of wine when you feel stressed! In fact it’s supposed to reduce alcohol cravings. No matter what’s going on externally, Amethyst will give you inner peace. With the help of this purple friend, you can relax like you’re in a spa! Its benefits include enhancing your sleep and providing relief from daily stressors. Rest is essential for healing and preventing the burn out tendency of this Full Moon.
Amethyst is known as nature’s tranquilizer and a great general healing stone. Women will find it soothing when overstressed, tired, or burned out. A great remedy for anxiety, Amethyst is said to calm frazzled nerves. It can rejuvenate depleted energy, reduce stress, and offer protection from the harshness of life.
1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.198.
2. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 212
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.32.
Full Moon December 2023
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.
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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 Tarot Card
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 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.
Full Moon December 2023 Astrology
Full Moon Aspect
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 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 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.