The Full Moon in December is historically called The Full Cold Moon (this originated with the Algonquin tribes) because this is when the nights are at their longest and darkest. The shortest day of the year is Dec 21, which is the Winter Solstice - also called Yule- and marks the rebirth of the Sun as she hits her lowest declination, and starts to rise in the sky once again
This year, the Full Moon on Dec 13, 2016 falls at 23 Gemini.
The Sabian Symbol for 23 Gemini is: "Three Fledglings In a Nest High In a Tree" - Although there is a feeling of being left alone and neglected, there is still a sense of safety by isolation. It may be too soon to break out on your own, but after more nourishment, your time will come. Integration of spirit, soul and body will lead to being able to fly on one's own in good time. Discovering a whole new sense of being." (from Sabian Symbols as an Oracle by Lynda and Richard Hill).
This Sabian symbol meaning makes so much sense at the Full Cold Moon. Just as the Sun is reaching the end of one phase of its journey and begins anew at the solstice, this also symbolizes our own personal journey. We are slowly ending one phase of some kind in our lives, coming out of the darkness and isolation, and we are slowly starting to begin the next phase where we start to shine brightly again. As the Sabian symbol says - our time will come.
If you have planets or angles at 23 Gemini or 23 mutable, you're going to feel it the most. Full Moons are times of completion or release as energies hit a high note. Christmas parties at this time should be fun and energetic. All humans tend to be more expressive, creative and energized under the rays of a Full moon. More babies are born under Full moons than any other phase.
The Full Moon is when its light is the brightest, so it illuminates the earth. It also illuminates a certain issue or situation in your life and could bring events to a climax. Where does Gemini fall in your chart? There may be some sort of culmination there, or a manifestation of some sort.
Full Moons are times when the tides, ground water, body fluids and energies run high. Things are 'peaking' so to say, so we can use these in a positive way in our lives.
Hair growth - want your hair to grow stronger or faster? Get it cut on a Full moon. It will grow back thicker and also more quickly. The opposite is true too. Get it cut on a New moon and it will grow back slowly, but also will be weaker.
Nail growth - the same rule applies for your nails as well. Cut them on a Full Moon if you want them to grow stronger, but also faster.
Gemini and Mercury correlate to the 5th chakra, the throat chakra, which of course regulates how we communicate and express ourselves. If there have been any issues or fears about speaking up or expressing how you really feel, this is a very powerful time to finally speak your truth. You can facilitate this by wearing blue clothing, the colour that corresponds to the throat chakra. You can also wear blue crystals to support this chakra.
I love Blue Lace Agate myself, as its a gorgeous colour that supports communication and self expression by opening and clearing the throat chakra. It helps to speak ones truth. It also is a very calming stone. I have a gorgeous bracelet as well as a pendant. Its a beautiful delicate mauvey blue.
Blue Kyanite - it helps you to speak your truth and cuts through fears and blockages. It also supports the opening of your throat chakra. Excellent for meditation too, I'm definitely going to get one of these.
Lapis Lazuli - it releases stress and brings peace and tranquility. Supports expression of inner truth. Also helps with active listening.