Gemini Full Moon Dates and Times
Saturday or Sunday 18/19
8:36pm, Saturday, West Coast, USA
11:36pm, Saturday, East Coast, USA
5:36am, Sunday, Rome, Italy
27 degrees Gemini
About the Gemini Full Moon
Wowsa this is a mentally stimulating full moon. Whether it’s online or in person, this weekend is shaping up to be a super social one. Considering many people are preparing for the holidays, there may be some office or social network parties to attend.
Make the most out of this energy and connect. Reach out to friends and re-connect with ones you haven’t talked to in a while. Host a dinner party, or meetup on Zoom. There are so many ways to connect these days you have many options for how to communicate with your tribe.
This full moon has a conversational and mental quality to it. If you are creative in any way, you may be overflowing with ideas. Capture them all because they could lead to something great down the line. You may write, design, build, or do art for example. Let your creative juices flow.
There is also an innovative quality at work. You could find solutions that have been eluding you, or come up with something brilliant out of the blue. Try to schedule your weekend so there is a lot of room for fun, connection, creativity, and socializing. Other fun things to do are reading, writing, goal making, researching, and board games.
With mental energy in high gear this weekend you may have trouble sleeping. Use Cedarwood essential oil to ground that energy and help you sleep. Channel that energy into something productive. Let your curiosity lead the way. Who knows what interesting things you may discover.
The Other Astrological Stuff at the Gemini Full Moon
We have a busy sky in December, especially around the time of this full moon. You can read more about the month in the December Horoscopes. On Sunday, closely following the Gemini full moon, Venus goes retrograde. We will all have the opportunity to re-evaluate how we relate to some area of our life.
It depends on your chart as to where you will feel this energy. You probably have been feeling the buildup since the beginning of the month. If you have been evaluating how you relate to a person or thing in your life, this is a trend that will last around 3 months. It can be with people or another aspect of life, like money.
Venus retrograde asks us to be honest with ourselves in our relating style, and how we find value in this relationship. Whether it is with our intimate partner, work, friends, siblings, or money for example, you will have ample time to dig deep and make authentic change until March of 2022.
This can be an intense experience because another planet (Pluto) is involved with the Venus retrograde. It sets this Venus retrograde apart from others. This Venus retrograde takes place in the sign Capricorn. This relating retrograde energy is serious, profound, intense, and can bring needed change in relationships and your relating style.
The other thing happening at the time of this Gemini full moon is a connection in the sky between the traditionalist planet Saturn and the rebellious planet Uranus. I have been talking about that all year so I will refer you to this article I wrote to understand more.
What is important is that we will collectively experience the third and final meeting of Saturn and Uranus building up during this full moon. The energy peaks on the 24th, and will slowly and gradually fade away as 2022 progresses.
At the full moon this weekend, the planet Uranus is also connecting with the mental planet Mercury. This Uranus and Mercury connection is what gives this full moon the potential for surprise and last minute fun ideas.
Mercury is connected with Gemini, the sign of this full moon. This reinforces the mental and social quality of this moon phase. You could be struck with brilliant insight about something and be highly quick witted. You may be surprised how well you are able to communicate this weekend.
Fun, Luck, and Optimism at the Gemini Full Moon
Gemini’s are a blast to be around. They always have something to say and they often know a little something about everything. Okay maybe that’s an exaggeration, but not by much. This is a social sign that thrives on socializing and communication. Gemini energy is fun and social. This is one reason why the Gemini full moon should be fun.
The Gemini full moon is getting some positive vibes from the planet Jupiter which is why this Gemini full moon is one fun one to celebrate and tap into some luck and optimism. You have some great creativity to tap into. Even if you are quarantined, you can find ways to have loads of fun using technology. You may have extra luck manifesting what you want, or sending out positive messages into the universe for the greater good.
The Sun is in Sagittarius, a Jupiter sign, and Jupiter is connected to both the Sun and the Moon during this full moon phase. Jupiter is a planet that represents where we build, grow, and expand in life. Jupiter beams feelings of optimism and hope. As the ruler of Sagittarius, and with a very close connection in the sky with the Gemini full moon, you could say there is a bit of luck in the air.
This weekend focus in on where you find optimism, faith, and belief that you can achieve your goals. What is important for you right now? What are you trying to manifest? This weekend put in some effort in those things while that luck is floating around. Manifesting what you want in life starts with a vision, hope, and optimism that you can make it happen.
Socializing this weekend could take the shape of launching something on the web or social media. It’s a great time to kick off something you have been working on. Release it to the world under this full moon during your full moon ritual. Considering that many of us are unable to physically socialize, we need to find new and innovative ways to socialize from our homes. The Gemini new moon is helping us to creatively do just that.
Usually when I am talking about releasing something at the full moon it’s about an obstacle or something that is outworn. This month can be a time to release something that has been incubating and is now ready to go out into the world. Maybe you want to launch something before the holidays. Maybe you are ready to write up a business plan, or maybe you want to tell someone something that you have been holding inside. It’s a time to release.
This weekend could be good timing to release some positive and growth oriented ideas that have been planted and are ready to sprout. Take advantage of this creative weekend and put a little luck in your sails. It could be time to release something to your network, on social media, or through email. You could release an application for higher education or to enroll in a class. The ideas are infinite. Only you know what is brewing inside of you.
Natural Health and Astrology
I co-host a video series called Natural Health and Astrology, with Annabelle Fraser, a naturopath and gut health specialist. Each month we talk about the energy of the full moon and essential oils that support the vibe.
Natural Health and Astrology episode 22Annabelle Fraser and Lori Barnes
Fun, Optimism, and Connection
This month Annabelle suggests Cedarwood, an essential oil blend for grounding, creativity, and connection. This full moon has a mental quality that can create exciting mental activity. Too much mental activity can disrupt sleep and flood your brain with ideas. This is a fantastic complementary essential oil that has grounding properties and can help you sleep.
The following essential oil information is from Annabelle. You can contact Annabelle for purchasing doTerra essential oils. Cedarwood essential oil supports us in moving from feeling alone to feeling connected when used aromatically or topically. It’s a grounding and calming oil that helps with sleep or anxiety that you may experience with this mentally active full moon.
Cedarwood essential oil has important physical benefits as it is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and diuretic. It can be helpful for cough and sinus issues, skin issues, and urinary tract infections.
Use Cedarwood essential oil during your full moon ritual to ground and organize the increased mental activity and increased creativity that may come your way.
What to do on the Gemini Full Moon
- Have a get together or holiday feast with your friends.
- Add a unique twist to your usual holiday planning.
- Call your best friends.
- Go with the flow and be open to last minute ideas to do something fun.
- Socialize with your networks.
- Launch something on social media or the web at the time of the full moon.
- Release something creative to the universe in your full moon releasing ritual.
Things to Do between the Full Moon and next New Moon
- Catch up with your friends and social network.
- Plan the big things you want to accomplish next year and write them down.
- Research anything you are curious about and/or make plans for an adventure.
- Notice how your social relationships have changed, evolved, and grown over the years and journal about it.
- Sign up for networking events that will bring you joy and expand your opportunities.
- Read adventure books.
- Evaluate higher education goals you may want to pursue.
- Think of innovative ways to socialize using technology from home.
- Apply or enroll in a higher education program.
Questions and Journaling Prompts
- Who are your closest friends and how do you connect with them? Do you want to connect more often? How will you do this?
- Are you satisfied with your social networks? How would you like them to look compared to how they are? What is one action step you can take to make your social networks more meaningful?
- When was the last time you went on an adventure that brought you joy? What will your next joyous adventure be?
- What does friendship mean to you? How can you be a better friend?
- What are you optimistic about manifesting in 2022?
- What did you achieve this year that you are proud to tell others about?
- Full Gemini Moon opposite Sagittarius Sun
- Sun sextile Jupiter
- Moon trine Jupiter
- Mercury trine Uranus
We have a mentally stimulating, social, and fun full moon coming up this weekend. It’s a great time to catch up with friends, family, and social networks. If not in person, online will do just fine. Open your mind to fresh new ideas, let your curiosity take you on an adventure, and enjoy an optimistic vibe. There is a touch of luck in the air. Now is a good time to take a step towards manifesting your dreams.