December 5, 2022

Gemini Full Moon

Full Moon in Gemini December 7th

Dec 7 – Full Moon at 16 Gemini, at 8:09 pm PST, conjuncts Mars retrograde, Sun at 16 Sagittarius, squares Neptune – Each full Moon offers us an opportunity to pause and feel our connections to the archetypal energies as they move and unfold. 

This full Moon carries a complexity of influences. First of all, it highlights the mutable energy of Gemini, Sagittarius, and Pisces, where there is changeable, adaptable, transitional energy. We may feel up in the air, needing to find our ground and center. With the Moon highlighting Gemini, communication with a friend, mentor, or counselor, can help settle this energy. Collaborations can be helpful, talking things over and bringing inquiry into our reflections. The complexity of this full Moon time is furthered by its aspects, a conjunction to assertive Mars, though retrograde, and a square to sensitive and boundaryless Neptune. We may feel like we want to push ahead and make progress on our goals, and also feel overwhelmed to the task. Deep feelings may be sparked with a need to find a way to release a build up of emotions that has been taking place over the last several months.

Under the full Moon we are encouraged to find space and time to review, then affirm where we are, and where we are going. As we observe this time with the full Moon and Mars affecting each other, especially as Mars is retrograde opposite the Sun, we may feel more agitated or desirous of acting and completing tasks. Mars brings heat to our emotions so we have the opportunity to observe our irritations, our reactions, our frustrations, and our needs, with more consciousness. Communications can be more heated. As we reflect during the full Moon time, we are more able to review and revise, to make improvements to plans, to release regrets, to shine a light on our deepest needs and motivations. Under the sign of duality, the masculine and the feminine may merge in new ways. Action may be balanced with receptivity and new insights. We can choose to respond in new ways. 

Gemini, the precocious child of the zodiac, seeks insight and information to learn and grow. We can honor this time by reflecting on the choices we have made and will make, how we integrate our dualities, into more acceptance.  Under the Gemini Moon powers of communication are heightened for better or worse. There is also a lightness and playfulness to this sign, supporting our curiosity to learn and grow, to become informed.

Affirmation for full Moon in Gemini 

“May I find clarity of thought and word in defining the actions to take in creating my life.”

“May we find ways to come together and bridge our differences to create healing and a sustainable world “.

The Twelve signs for the full Moon in Gemini: Sun and Rising Signs

Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): Dear Aries, under this full Moon on the 7th, your planet Mars heats up the day, being next to the Moon. It’s a perfect time to review what it is you are really wanting at this time, and be open to revisions. Your communication with others may carry more emotional sensitivity, especially in communications with siblings, neighbors, or friends. It is an opportunity to become objective to your needs and feelings. With Mars, your ruling planet, next to the Moon and retrograde, it is advised to revisit those needs and make choices in how you communicate, and then, to ask directly for what it is you are needing. Keywords, “Revisiting plans and needs.”

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Dear Taurus, the full Moon illuminates your house of what you most deeply value, your self worth, and your relation to finances. Situations are more fluid than you might prefer, so how can you keep yourself grounded and focused on where any revisions need to take place? Then let it go, rather than ruminating. Under the light of this winter full Moon you can affirm what it is you most deeply value as you release what is not necessary. Create a ritual for abundance and ease with your finances, and review what is working, or not working, in that area of your life. Keywords, “Reassessing, then releasing and creating.”

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Dear Gemini, under this Gemini full Moon your emotions are stirred and perhaps intensified. With Mars retrograde conjunct this Gemini Moon, slow down to review what it is you most desire to focus on. What are you most wanting or needing during this time? Then create a plan as your planet, Mercury, moves into practical Capricorn on the 6th.  Simplify your tasks, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by Neptunes sensitivities and lack of focus. Keywords, “Simplify and focus.” 

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Dear Cancer, this full Moon in Gemini lights up your house of spirituality and imagination. Retreat and dream, connect deeply with the cosmos, attune to those stars, and feel the immense creativity available to us. Carefully attend to your boundaries as sensitive Neptune can merge with others. Instead, as you pull inward for that day, seek what or who inspires you. Then ground  any insights in practical ways. Take action on one or two tasks that need completion. Keywords, “Inspiration nourishes.”

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Dear Leo, you of warm and generous heart, gather around yourself those you love. Send them a message, or plan a date for enjoyments sake, as this full Moon lights up your house of friendship. Under this communicative Gemini Moon give words to your appreciation. Imagine the community you would like to be a part of, or that you are grateful for, and affirm your intention.  Keywords, “Cultivation of the heart.”

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Dear Virgo, this full Moon lights up your house of career and what you wish to achieve. With Mars retrograde next to the Moon, this is a great time to intentionally review what it is you want to create and /or achieve. With both Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces, simple steps toward what you intend are most helpful. Your planet, Mercury, enters Capricorn on the 6th creating a wonderful time to ground and plan. With your Virgo attentiveness, it may be interesting to create a vision board on what is next for you. Keywords, “Staying on track with my larger mission.”

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Dear Libra, this Gemini full Moon illuminates your house of learning, teaching, sharing, expanding your consciousness and point of view. Affirm your intentions to grow yourself through these endeavors. Gemini reaches out to connect and is enhanced by Libra intentions to find harmony with others. With Mars retrograde next to the Moon, take time to get clear on exactly what you would like to pursue, and make any revisions that are needed. The Sagittarius Sun helps you to spread the word. Keywords, “Clarity and action.”

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Dear Scorpio, as this full Moon lights up the area in your chart that brings out your perceptiveness, you are tuned in and sensitive to others, their needs, and their challenges. Communication of your deep feelings is encouraged to clear and shift the energy within and without. With Mars retrograding next to the Moon, you review this area of your life, and how you can take better care of your own needs. You are passing through a transformative time, as you let go and allow renewal.  Keywords, “Intimate communications.”

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Dear Sagittarius, Happy Birthday! With the full Moon in your house of relationship, in roaming and talkative Gemini, enjoy an evening of conversation. With Mars retrograding next to the Moon, share your thoughts on what your intentions are for the year ahead, or even, your longer term goals. As one who loves to gallop off somewhere, whether exploring, teaching, or educating, this full Moon can heighten your passions to accomplish your goals, but at the same time slow you down. Keywords, “Treat yourself to a massage, some soul deep nourishment”

Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Dear Capricorn, under this Gemini full Moon you bring order to your working space. You review your intentions for work, health, and day to day routine. You focus on fine tuning what you want to implement in terms of your working life and self care. Be patient while situations clarify (square to Neptune). Starting on the 6th, when Mercury enters your house of Self, then Venus on the 9th, you can use the powers of communication (Mercury) and harmonious inviting outreach (Venus) to call in what you need.  Keywords, “practical applications.”

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Dear Aquarius, this full Moon in Gemini is kin to your Aquarian soul, falling in your house of creativity and self expression. And even more, this is the area of the heart, sharing love, and play, so enjoy yourself under the Winter’s full Moon. Take up your creative tools, be they pen, brush, or potter’s wheel, an instrument, or the dance floor. Soon Saturn will leave your sign (in Aquarius since 2020) and a new era will begin for you. Keywords, “Creative expressions.”

Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Dear Pisces, this Gemini full Moon lights up the area of your chart that represents your home and your deep self. Often there is much energy moving in your home with many faces and needs and activity. If that is not the case, then your mind is full of its creative thoughts, ideas, and ruminations. When you look out upon this full Moon in the chilly night know it blesses your home, yourself and family. And, under its light find a way to nurture yourself, giving yourself time to find that wellspring of quiet that refreshes your ever giving spirit. Keywords, “Receive blessings under the full Moon.”

Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 40 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and/or painting classes, and for personal readings, call (831) 479-3751, or go to

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