The Moon is said to be full at the moment when it lies opposite the Sun in ecliptic longitude; in other words, when the Moon-Sun elongation equals 180°. This month, the Moon will become full on December 19, 2021, at 04:35 GMT (December 18, 11:35 p.m. EST).
DECEMBER 2021’S FULL MOON IN GEMINI IS EXTRA MAGICAL
IT’S THE FIRST LUNATION SINCE ECLIPSE SEASON
It’s the first cosmically safe time to return to your manifestation practices since early November. Why is that exactly? We’ve just cleared fall 2021’s eclipse season, which includes the closing of eclipses on the mutable Gemini-Sagittarius axis and the start of a new cycle of eclipses, this time on the fixed Taurus-Scorpio axis. Eclipses are famously a bad time for manifesting due to their volatile nature.
“Eclipses blast open the gates to primal forces, which are neither subtle nor peaceful,” warns NYLON astrologer David Odyssey. “This is not a moment for wading in the depths and discovering inner treasures, but for burning away, and claiming what survives the inferno.” When our luminaries, the sun or the moon, are obstructed, it’s best to lay low.
That being said, the full moon in Gemini on December 18 is fully in the clear from eclipse season, making it an ideal time to invest in the daily practices which imbue your life with meaning, keep you embodied, and help direct you to your highest values.
THE FULL MOON IN GEMINI IS TRINING JUPITER
As a benefic planet, Jupiter is all about expansion and doling out blessings. The full moon in Gemini on December gets in Jupiter’s good graces through a trine — when two planets are 120 degrees apart and working in harmony — as the latter planet finishes out its final degrees in Aquarius. The two air signs work well together as is, and the full moon in Gemini will help illuminate the risk worth taking, and Jupiter might even ensure a big reward.
Bonus: Jupiter is about to move into its domicile in Pisces, which will bring a new year of good vibes. More on that here.
IT’S ALSO CALLED THE COLD MOON
Per the Farmer’s Almanac, the Cold Moon is a full moon taking place in December. The name is pretty literal: December is cold for the northern hemisphere, and the full moon often falls close to the winter solstice, the official end of Sagittarius season and the start of winter. (That’s right, winter technically has yet to begin!) This lunation encourages us to find the light in the dark, the warmth in the cold, and the connections within the sludge, and December’s full moon in Gemini imbued with Jupiter’s luck can make it all happen.
AND – It’s Marked by the Master Number 44 on the Mayan calendar. 🙂
MASTER NUMBER 44:
In Position 4, in the 4th Uinal, 4 Seed/KAN reflects the Master Builder Number 44. Master Number 44 is said to be a Divine Number rarely seen. All Master Numbers (11, 22, 33) are symbols of Unity of Intention, Above and Below. Positioned together, they are never reduced to a lower number for the highest meaning. 4 is Stability, the Pillars of Human Life in the 4 directions. 44 symbolizes the Power of a Master Building Life for a Divine Cause. The Number is a Sign for the future that we are planted exactly where we are meant to be – in the Right Place at the Right Time.
12 Seed/KAN (Cherokee, Dragon/UKTE’NA)
Galactic Tone 12: Understanding. This number’s energy is a gift of great capability, of retrospection. It is this ability that allows Twelve to connect disassociated parts into a (new) functioning whole. The energy of Twelve is that which presents a new piece of understood information or accumulated experience to be applied.
Seed/KAN: Family, sexual activity and the magic of germination are the characteristics of this sun sign. Natural net workers, Seed people strive to free themselves and others from debt or oppressive patterns of the past. Abundance is gathered by Seeds as if with a cast net. Seed persons are public defenders who work toward uniting community by discovering hidden traps and secret influences of others. To generate true abundance, Seed must learn to appreciate all gifts and lessons received and conduct profound investigations into its self. In the absence of gratefulness and the courage to face oneself, Seed finds itself in less than less fertile environments.
Cherokee, Dragon/UKTE’NA: Dragon’s symbol is Draco winding between the Little Dipper and Big Dipper. Dragon is the Corn Spirit, symbol of dual personality of Corn Mother and Maiden. Fertility and pro-creation from generation to generation. The word dragon means ”eye, to look at, to see clearly”. Spirit brings energy of Lawgiver, Justice, vigilance and protective, loyal unto death. Ley lines in China are “dragon lines”, energy is sometimes called “orgone energy”, pyramid power or magnetic force. Pyramids and kivas are collector portals for this energy, known as vortexes. Dragon energy beats a path everywhere, stirring things up with a big stick in tune with the beat of the drum, heartbeat of the Earth.
[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]