‘Super’ Full Moon in Gemini December 2017

Have you seen the moon recently? It was full last night and was and still is, incredibly bright. This is because this month’s full moon is a ‘Super Moon’. This occurs when the full moon coincides with its perigee position, or its nearest point to the earth. The moon’s orbit of the earth is elliptical (oval) so its distance from us varies throughout the month.

This full moon was in Gemini and highly visible all night. A full moon always rises around sun set and sets around sunrise. As it wanes it rises and sets later each day. Here in Norfolk, it rose at 4.11 pm last night and set at 8.14 am. We were lucky enough to see it setting over our neighbour’s roof this morning. This evening, it rose at 5 pm and will set at 9.24am, so have a look out for it tomorrow if it’s not too misty!

Astrologically, this is a time of reflection, Mercury planet of communication rules this full moon in Gemini and Mercury is in Sagittarius. Mercury has just stationed, ready to go backwards (retrograde) when Mercury goes retrograde communication can get tangled and plans can go awry.

Both Sagittarius and Gemini are interested in communication. Gemini likes information and Sagittarius likes the big picture, they are both adaptable but distractable mutable signs.They are also both making a hard aspect to Neptune in Pisces, another mutable sign. There may be confusion and distraction in the air, so now is a good time to assimilate information, reflect, look at things from different angles and to let events unfold before rushing to make decisions.

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