This will be the last Full Moon of 2015 and it occurs at 3°20’ of Cancer, a Cardinal, Water sign, it is also the first Full Moon at Christmas since 1977. In traditional astrology it involves the 4th-10th house (Cancer-Capricorn) axis so matters involving home vs work, private vs public, fluidity vs rigidity etc.
Full Moons are also known to be times when things climax, when we decide that enough is enough for certain aspects of our life because we avert an intensified conflict between two major areas of our life and we need to find a way to honour both. They shine a light on the area that is “hidden” and in this case all matters concerning the 4th house and the sign of Cancer. This is certainly more evident when the Full Moon closely aspects any personal planets or angles in your chart and it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.
According to Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” this is the “Sea Mother’s Moon” and he suggests that this is the perfect time to go outside and greet the Moon or, failing this, to be near the sea. He further speculates “this is the most Lunar Moon, the Sea Mother fluctuates like the tides at sea, one moment motherly the next deadly. She is an all-giving Moon yet sometimes she withholds for no apparent reason. Our best tactic is to love her and stand in awe at her beautifulness whilst trying very hard not to offend her.”
The Sabian symbols for this Full Moon are:
Full Moon at 4° Cancer: “a cat arguing with a mouse, an attempt at self-justification.”
For the Sun at 4° Capricorn: “a group of people outfitting a large canoe at the start of a journey by water, the ability to use natural resources and basic skills to achieve a group-purpose.”
Worth noting is the fact that on this same day Uranus stations direct at 16° 33’ of Aries, but not in aspect at all with the Moon phase, after a five month retrograde period.
“It’s not what you have on the outside that glitters in the light, it’s what you have on the inside that shines in the dark” – Anthony Liccione
Where’s this Full Moon falling in your chart and what is coming to the surface for you?