full moon december 2022 meaning

Mariah K. Lyons is an author, designer, crystal healer, intuitive and herbalist based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the founder of the luxury grounding footwear company ASTARA and best-selling author of Crystal Healing for Women.

SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE… The last Full Moon of 2022 is closing out the year with a bang in the mutable air sign Gemini. Reaching full peak on Wednesday, December 7th at 8:08pm PST this Full Moon in Gemini is bringing some very amplified energy as it is conjunct retrograding Mars.

Gemini is the master communicator of the zodiac, shown in the symbol of the twins, in communication with one another and the world around. As Mars is the planet of will power, forward movement and energy, it can also bring a fiery aggression and energy of forceful dominance. However, while it is retrograded, it may feel as if you’re moving through mud and forward motion on projects, ideas or commitments may come to a bit of a stall. Luckily, curious Gemini brings illumination around new creative ways of doing things.

The Gemini energy has an amazing ability of being a bridge. It helps us to move from one thing to the next. This Gemini Moon is helping us zoom out and take stock on where we’ve been and where we want to go. As Gemini is an air sign, it also rules the mind, and this can be a time of deep processing all you’ve learned this year and getting clear intuitive direction on where you want to go next.

OVERALL THEMES TO EXPLORE… Creativity, Curiosity, Grounding

There can be a sense of groundlessness in this period, as if you are in the space of the in between. With all of the change that has occurred over eclipse season, you are not the same person you were even a few weeks ago, and there could be an uneasiness as to where to place your attention and energy as everything feels different and new. Stay curious about what else is possible and what else you might want to create. Curiosity is a trait of high intelligent individuals as it creates space for exploration and allows the mind to seek new possibilities and solutions. Creativity and curiosity go hand in hand and are wonderful aspects to tune into with this Gemini Full Moon.

Also be mindful, as Gemini rules communication, a shadow aspect can be petty gossip or negative self talk. With Mars Retrograde it might bring agitation or confrontational tendencies. Try not to get caught up in drama, gossip of others or unhealthy chatter of the mind at this time and instead use this highly potent energy to explore creative interests and hobbies that bring you joy.

HOW YOU MAY FEEL… Agitated, Unsure, Excited

There is an excitable energy to Gemini that loves to do a million things all at once. This can be great energy to work with creatively, but it can also give a bit of an overwhelmed feeling if not grounded. If it feels like there is a bit of a lull in work or forward motion, use this time and excess energy to explore your other hobbies and interests. Lean into your curiosity and the things that fill your cup, this will give the amplified energy a direct place to anchor and may also give you insights and creative ideas on what and where to go next!

EXCELLENT TIME TO… Work with your hands in some form of creative expression.

Give the energy an outlet through your hands. Paint, take a ceramics class, bake your grandmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, send handmade holiday cards, decorate your home for the holidays, journal, write, take up crochet, dance. Try to quiet mental chatter through staying grounded in your body and creatively expressing in the physical world through your hands and body.

My book Crystal Healing for Women has a “Connecting to Your Creative Potential” ritual that helps connect you to your creative power to manifest your creations in the world.

JOURNALING PROMPTS… What truly brings me joy? What creative outlets do I love that have nothing to do with my work? What am I communicating to the universe and those around me that I desire in life? Is it in congruence with my action and personal truth? Where might I be getting sucked into petty drama? If I could create anything in the world what would it be?

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