A Cold Punch From the Gemini Full Moon
Full Moon in Gemini 19°51’ - December 12, 2019
Traditionally known as the Full Cold Moon or the Long Nights Moon, December’s full moon is associated with some of winter’s bleakest features — namely, the harsh cold and the extra hours of darkness that arrive with the winter solstice. Although the full moon will occur before the solstice (which, this year, is on the 21st), it’s a chance to observe these changes in the natural world as they gradually take effect. As a result, this lunar phase can feel rather solemn, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck sulking under your heated blanket on the 12th.
Technically, the full Moon reaches peak fullness at 12:12 A.M. EST on the 12th day of the 12th month (Thursday, December 12). In all time zones west, the Moon rises on Wednesday, December 11.
So, Wednesday evening will be the night that the celestial orb will appear the most illuminated.
Look for the full Moon to appear above the horizon just before sunset.
What makes this full Moon special? It’s most distinctive for its high trajectory across the sky, causing the full Moon to sit above the horizon for a longer period of time.
Of course, this year also brings some shooting stars, The Geminid Meteor Shower
The Geminids—the most active meteor shower of the year—give us another good reason to look skyward this month. They can be seen every night for a period of about two weeks in early to mid-December, but they typically look their best on the night of December 13, when the shower is most prolific.
Unfortunately, the bright Moon will be full just one night prior to the Geminids’ peak this year, which will make it a bit more difficult than usual to spot them. Nonetheless, it’s worth stepping out into the cold night air to look for meteors starting around 9 P.M. on Friday, December 13. Look away from the Moon towards the darkest part of the night sky. (Don’t forget to make a wish!)
Moon Phases for December
Below are the dates and times (in Eastern Time) of the Moon’s phases in December 2019
First Quarter: December 4, 1:58 A.M.
Full Moon: December 12, 12:12 A.M.
Last Quarter: December 18, 11:57 P.M.
New Moon: December 26, 12:13 A.M.
December Full Moon Names
December’s full Moon has traditionally been known as the Full Cold Moon by some Native Americans tribes since this is the month that heralds in the cold winter season.
This full Moon was also called the Long Nights Moon by Native American groups because it rose during the “longest” nights of the year, which are near the December 21 winter solstice. The “Long Nights Moon” name is also fitting because December’s full Moon shines above the horizon for a longer period of time than most moons.
Ancient European pagans called it the “Moon Before Yule,” in honor of the Yuletide festival celebrating the return of the sun heralded by winter solstice.
Organs influenced by Gemini Moon Sign:
Organs: Shoulders, arms, hands, respiratory system, bronchial tubes, lungs, nervous connections for Sensor and motor skills, blood capillaries (exchange system).
These organs are now more sensitive so provide them with extra care.
Surgical operations are strongly not recommended during the Full Moon!
This full moon on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Gemini is the last moon phase before the December 26 solar eclipse. So, it is time to finalize, complete and consolidate, and get ready to draw a line under the last six months.
The main influence on full moon is the triple conjunction of Venus, Saturn, and Pluto. This means serious challenges involving love and/or money are reaching a crisis point. The December 12 full moon in quincunx aspect to the triple conjunction which, forces you to make adjustments in these areas of your life in order to restore balance.
Full Moon in Gemini:
Moon in Gemini shouts for a need for changes and spontaneity. You can be more talkative and speak with ease these days. You might have a better ability to keep a cool head, but beware, a cold heart can discourage others. Harmony of thinking and feeling is important.
Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. Use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.
This is full moon in Gemini occurs during the rare triple conjunction of Venus, Saturn, and Pluto. Venus love and money will be a major focus of this moon phase. And for most people, it will be a difficult two weeks with Saturn creating delays and restrictions, and Pluto bringing fear and crises.
Every occurrence of Saturn – Pluto conjunction is a relatively rare event that happens approximately every 33–38 years and lasts slightly over two years. Saturn – Pluto conjunction can be seen as a “global Saturn return” or karmic nature that applies to the whole world.
Not only does this full moon occur at the same time as the triple conjunction, but it is also directly linked by quincunx aspects. These uncomfortable and unpredictable aspects indicate a rise in tension toward a tipping point, where an adjustment must be made in order to restore the karmic balance.
The Triple Conjunction
Venus conjunct Saturn makes it harder to express love and affection, and easier to be cold and mean. You may experience isolation, sadness, privation, relationship problems or financial hardship. If money is tight, events may force you to liquidate assets and learn to budget.
An existing relationship may be tested by distance or separation, and a general inability to connect at the emotional level. Issues involving guilt or disloyalty may be the source of the problem. But a healthy relationship will easily pass this test. In fact, this karmic trial may even lead to greater respect and commitment.
Venus conjunct Pluto dramatically increases your need for love and affection. You want to experience companionship at a deeper, more intense level. Greater power to attract friends and lovers can be difficult to handle and can also be abused. But manipulating others by guilt-tripping or other subversive tactics will have karmic consequences. Other behaviors to beware of include possessiveness, jealousy, infatuation, and spying. There may also be a tendency to fall for negative or dangerous types of people like criminals and heavy drug users.
The Full Moon December 2019 brings the potential for instant attraction. Such a romance could lead to a profound and karmic relationship, but openly giving love and affection without catches is the key to true love.
Saturn conjunct Pluto is exact on January 12, 2020 but is already an extremely powerful influence. It represents hard work and serious business. You will need patience and determination as you face extra responsibilities with less time and resources to get the job done.
Events and people will force you to concentrate your efforts on one area of life that is no longer working well for you. You may experience loss, hardship or disappointment as you learn what it is that you must let go of or change. If something is broken, you must fix it or throw it out. You cannot leave things as they are and resist the powerful forces that are at play.
The Quincunx Aspects
Moon quincunx Venus creates tension from an imbalance involving emotional support and love. The amount of love received is different than the amount given. As relationship tension rises, a critical point is reached where something must happen to restore the balance. This can range from an argument to a love affair. An internal imbalance can also arise involving body image or self-love. You may try to satisfy your emotional needs by substituting love for another sweet desire like chocolate, drugs, alcohol or porn. These imbalances may be karmically related to your family, especially your mother. Addressing these issues might be the key to resolving other challenging imbalances in your life.
Moon quincunx Saturn makes it even more difficult to maintain harmony in intimate relationships because of emotional coldness, feeling of guilt and fear, or having to attend to other responsibilities. A heavy work or study load, a marriage breakup or illness in your family could leave you feeling emotionally vulnerable.
There may be an imbalance between your personal and professional life, or between your emotional needs and the needs of others. Self-control, patience, dedication, trust, loyalty, and forgiveness will help restore inner peace and relationship harmony.
Moon quincunx Pluto further amplifies the anxiety and intensity in your emotional life. Your subconscious may override your rational mind so that you say something without knowing why. Your intense moods could lead you to withdraw into a world of your own. There is also the potential for your fears and worries to get out of control and cause strange behaviors. Guilt, fear, jealousy or possessiveness could escalate into a personal or relationship crisis. However, you could also gain a deeper psychological understanding of human nature and relationship dynamics. Finally, full moon December 2019 is good for uncovering secrets, solving mysteries and understanding esoteric subjects.
Full Moon Stars
The December 12 full moon in the Horns of the Bull, the Constellation of Taurus, even though the Moon is in the Sign of Gemini. This is because the Procession of the Equinoxes has moved the Sun Signs nearly a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named, over 2000 years ago.
And, even though the Moon is in Constellation Taurus, it is not aligned with any major stars in that constellation. In astrology, fixed star conjunctions are calculated by longitude, the degrees of the zodiac along the ecliptic.
It is possible for stars in northern and southern constellations to be conjunct a planet. and therefore, be more important than stars in the ecliptic constellations. In this case, the full moon December 2019 astrology is influenced by Bellatrix below the ecliptic, and to a lesser degree by Capella above the ecliptic.
Fixed star Bellatrix at on the left shoulder of Orion is the Amazon star, the female Warrior. It gives energy, courage, renown, eminent friends, fighting spirit, strategic talents, quick decision-making, advancement and success. But when not so well aspected, like it is for the December 12 full moon, Bellatrix gives aggressiveness, belligerence, a tendency to fight futile or lost causes, and danger of sudden dishonor.
Bellatrix is especially strong for women, giving good fortune, assertiveness, and a “mighty tongue”.  But to men, of course, this appears as nastiness and bad-tempered aggression.
Bellatrix conjunct a full moon gives great power, honor, wealth and luxury, distinction through courage and honor in martial matters as a soldier, surgeon or metal worker. But with this full moon challenging aspects, it can also bring lust, vain ambition, waste, ruin, and blindness by accidents.
Constellation Orion the Hunter gives a strong and dignified nature, self-confidence, inconstancy, arrogance, violence, impiety, prosperity in trade and particularly by voyages or abroad, but danger of treachery and poison. \
The 19th Chinese Lunar Mansion The Net is a lucky mansion governs hunting, wealth, military prowess, traitors, deserters, outlaws, revolts, punishments and border disputes. It is good for construction, with building bringing fortune. Burials will confer honor to the deceased. Favorable for weddings, and children born of a marriage now are assured of a long life.
How This Full Moon Impacts your Zodiac
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
With a heavy workload or a new job on your plate, you've been focusing a ton of energy on work lately. But don't skimp out on giving attention to your love life, Aries, because you could lose out on opportunities during this luminary. Don’t let your professional life stand in the way of love. "Find balance." Call on the duality of the Gemini moon to help you spread your attention more evenly.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Isn't it amazing how people stroll into our lives sometimes when we least expect it? Well, I'm not saying to expect it, but... expect it, Taurus. "A new romance may come your way that’s sure to boost your confidence. The last full moon of the year is likely to be a romantic one for you. Open your heart to truth in love and allow your vulnerability to sparkle.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This luminary is yours, Gemini, and what it's illuminating is your deep desire for all the perks of cuffing season. Your need for intimacy is high, making you want to canoodle endlessly with you love. With the moon in your chatty sign, it's the perfect time to express your feelings in words. If upping the intimacy factor is what you need, tell your S.O. exactly what's on your mind.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The weather outside may be cold, but the energy of the Gemini full moon is getting you hot. A bonding moment between you and your love is exactly what the love doctor has ordered for you, Cancer. Take a bath for two with your love to melt away the seasonal stresses. Go all out and make it romantic — candles, bubbles, fresh flowers — and if you don't have a partner, indulge in self-love solo.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
With the full moon in chatty, social Gemini, you're bound to feel inclined to hit the town with the cherry on top of your love sundae. Invite your love out with your friends for a fun night on the town. The energy now is great for bringing your S.O. closer into your circle of friends — and if you're single, it's the perfect occasion to get out on the town and meet someone.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Having a busy schedule is nothing new in the life of a Virgo, but work has been particularly stressful as its shifted forms and left you feeling uncertain. Don't get so absorbed in the stress that your neglect your romantic side. Work may stand in the way of alone time with your S. O. "Make time for your loved one. Putting in the extra effort under this luminary in particular is key for longevity.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Yes, there have been some dramatics in your love life as of recently, but you, sweet Libra, are a lily surrounded by murky water. Don't let any of the chatter get in the way of the beauty that's right in front of you. You’re taking a higher-minded approach to love and ignoring all the drama that stands in the way. Your high-vibe approach will sail you right over the chaos.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
The flighty nature of the Gemini moon doesn't always sit well with your style of loving, Scorpio — and with the other astrological aspects at play, you might find yourself easily agitated when it comes to your relationship or dating life. Don't be passive aggressive, though — speak your truth now. It’s essential that you implement boundaries with others in order to avoid arguments down the road.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your life has been lighting up in all different areas, but under this Gemini full moon, you might notice that worrying about your love life has over-saturated your thoughts. You’re more focused on your other half, which is wearing on your confidence now. Try to find a balance when it comes to issues of romance and don't let your mind get carried away in love stress.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Commitment is going to feel even scarier and heavier than usual given the aspects affecting this full moon, and that's OK, but keep things in perspective. Fear may hold you back from committing to one person right now. Try to let go of relationship phobias. Being cautious is your style, but don't say no to a good thing simply out of fear of being vulnerable and putting something on lock.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
With the emotional moon being full in a fellow air sign now, you're feeling open to airing out your romantic feels after a period of cautiousness. Romance is in the air for you, as long as you let go of past hang ups. Try not to dwell on the decisions you've made in love in the past now, Aquarius. With work, patterns can be broken — focus on shedding away old habits that are no longer serving you in love.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Life gets busy, but for a romantic like you, Pisces, it's imperative that you prioritize romance alongside your other responsibilities. The Gemini full moon offers a great opportunity to re-evaluate where you put your energy and give your love life the attention it currently requires flourishing. You’re learning to balance your personal life and work life in order to make time for love.