Christmas Full Moon


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.

Uranus going direct: http://pandoraastrology.com/transits-this-year/planetary-retrogrades-stations/uranus-station-retrograde/

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

Picture

"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."
http://www.healingwithcrystals.net.au/cancercrystals.html



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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.
http://www.cafeastrology.com/whenthemoonisin.html
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.

Full Moon for your Sun or Rising Sign

http://www.astrology.com/full-moon-horoscopes/2-d-d-564091 (this link was specific to a different full moon though)

Look at both, but preferrably your Rising sign.  For me, my Sun is in Scorpio and my Rising is Sagittarius: 

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising 
"Consider" comes from the Latin "consīderāre", meaning to observe, or go with the stars. For thousands of years, we considered that what was above reflected what was below. Thousands. Now horoscopes are one of the most popular things to read and yet astrology itself is generally seen as archaic superstition. Astrology is seen this way in part because it is easily disproved by science and that is because it isn’t one. It’s a meditation; a contemplation and, yes, it hopefully gives us pause long enough to consider what our next right action could be... 
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising 
Remember all the creative brilliance that I was waxing poetic about last week? Well this is the week for its manifestation. Bearing in mind that creativity is born out of chaos, this week could feel like an out of control science experiment or just the right amount of wowzas. It’s not all happening on the external plane though...

What is happening at the lunations?


Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.



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.

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at http://astro.com (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.

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.
For me: Moon conjunct Jupiter:  Elevated moods. This is a lucky, expansive, happy, and prosperous period. Some sort of emotional relief is likely, particularly with regards to your personal life. Domestic changes and legal affairs are favored, particularly dealings with property and renovations. It's a good time to write, teach, learn, publish, promote, and take tests. You may enjoy opportunities to do any of these things now. Your personal popularity increases, in direct proportion to your own elevated, positive mood, and some kind of recognition or honor may come your way. It's a better time of the month to buy a lottery ticket. Your desire for pleasure is strong. Occasionally, losses are required in order to see gains. Disagreements with others are rare during this period, generally because you are more likely to take the high road than to resort to pettiness.

From the New Moon, through the First Quarter Moon until the Full Moon, the moon is said to be waxing, which means the light is increasing.  From the Full Moon, through the Last Quarter Moon until the next New Moon, the moon is said to be waning, or reducing in light.



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"While the sun and moon are in the same energetic sign at a new moon, they are in opposite ones at the full moon. We feel this tension, but it's also a time of fruition and manifestation of the intentions we set at the previous new moon. We've been working with that intent, perhaps that we made about our closet, but now we have a chance to integrate it in a deeper way. Now we are ready to move from blueprint to building the house. We have planned out our new closet organizational design, purchased the hangars and shelves, and now we are ready to take the action of putting it all together.  While we created symbolic imagery at the new moon, we may want to make a more three dimensional expression at the full moon. This could be an altar or it could be making your closet into an altar!"

When the Moon is Full in Cancer, we are interested int the following activities: Domestic activities, those that involve awareness of personal needs, home decor, family get-togethers. And you should see some of your intentions set at the previous new moon come to fruition. Take a look at what you wrote about, designed or imagined (or made images of) at that time. What have you or can you put into action?

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in private practice in Hood River, OR, at Turtle Dove Counseling, also Hood River Hypnosis & DBT.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.  I am also the author of several blogs on personality/temperament, fashion and color. I'm certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and create custom fabric Color Profiles fans.

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