On December 3rd, 7:47am PST we are given our last Full Moon of the year in the dynamic sign of Gemini.

What is a Full Moon?

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition to one another in the sky. Because of this, the Moon’s face is fully illuminated.

What does the Full Moon represent?

The Full Moon is the harvest. Full Moon’s mark the end of a lunar cycle and should be used to take full inventory of your abundance. They are a reflection of all you have built and nurtured in the time since the last New Moon.

How can I work with this last Full Moon in Gemini?

The last Full Moon of the U.S. calendar year occurs in the information-based sign of Gemini. Ruled by Mercury, which will be retrograde at the time, this Full Moon may enhance whatever Mercury’s retrograde is trying to teach you.

As an extremely communication-oriented sign, a Gemini Moon encourages connection and reflection. This particular moon is also heavily influenced by the hazy planet Neptune. Neptune is a watery planet and often dissolves all boundaries. This planet’s murky meddling can impact our thoughts, feelings, and direction and make them all seem a little fuzzy and out of reach. Take care when making long-term decisions, having heart-felt or tense conversations, and make sure to continuously ground yourself in perspective and context.

A Full Moon almost always illuminates that which we may have been hiding or needing to purge. The key to thriving under the light of this moon is to manage your expectations of yourself and others. Ask for reassurance when you need it. Find clarity by clearing out your conscience of any lingering doubts. Give yourself room to air it all out. Gemini is at its best when it feels like it is being accurately mirrored and digested. Provide space for yourself to feel seen and heard authentically by asking for what you need.

This is the last Full Moon of the calendar year. Use it to take pause and remember who you are, with and without the validation of those around you. Know that you are whole and give yourself permission to love, care for and celebrate yourself and all you have accomplished. The coming year has lots of excitement and momentum in store. Slow down and sink into the fullness of what this year has brought you. Honor and then discard the hardships you were able to overcome. Acknowledge that you are still here and make a commitment to yourself and your success. This honest process of gratitude and release will help you to lay the best foundation to welcome in all that the energy that this new year will bring.

Jaliessa Sipress is a life-path Astrologer, writer and artist dedicated to making Astrology an accessible tool for navigation and healing. You can find out more about her work or book a private session at obsidianmoonastrology.com.