This is the first Full Moon on Christmas since 1977, and the next one won’t be until 2034. Also on the same day, Uranus will we going direct, bringing all the planets direct until January 5th. See http://allplanetsdirect.com/. Uranus will also be opposing Mars, and Mars will square Mercury.
Dec 25th, 2015: Full “Cold or Long Night” Moon at 3 degrees Cancer, 6:11 AM Eastern
Crystal for the degree of the full moon: CANCER 3
“Key Word – Indomitable
Crystal – Variscite
Attributes – Promotes cheerfulness. Helps with chronic tiredness; eases inner restlessness. Makes objective and rational; helps you express yourself clearly. Gives you energy, alleviates hyper-acidity, helps with heartburn, gastritis, stomach ulcers, rheumatism and gout.
Message – Preparedness to explore difficult realms.
Focus – Utilising what is at your disposal helps you navigate through life’s challenges.
Affirmation – I am invincible; I surmount or circumvent all obstacles before me.”
Uranus will also be opposing Mars, and Mars will square Mercury.
This Week in Astrology
You can always look at “This Week in Astrology” at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.
What Sign is the Moon in?
First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in, in general. The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.
When the Moon is in Cancer: The restlessness of the Gemini Moon gives way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet. A feeling of belonging and safety is what motivates us under this influence. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has much healing potential. Although insular by nature, our feelings run deep, making it an ideal time to get in touch with what motivates us. The Moon in Cancer generally favors the following activities: Domestic activities, those that involve awareness of personal needs. Home decor, family get-togethers.
So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.
Here is the section of my chart showing the Moon opposing the Friday on Dec 25th:
|Full Moon 3 Degrees Cancer in my 7th House, conjunct my Jupiter|
Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?
So for me, the moon falls in my 7th house. You can look up the meaning here, among other places: Full Moon in the Houses
EXAMPLE: Full Moon in the Seventh House The New Moon was all about you. Now it’s time to strike a balance with an “other”. The seventh house represents an important one-to-one relationship–a marriage partner, significant other, business partner, or an adversary. It’s time to strike a balance between your own needs and those of another. It’s time to compromise and negotiate. Partnership “tests” are possible now, but so is a chance to truly connect to a special someone in your life.