The full moon on Sunday December 3, 2017 is at 11° Gemini. The astrology of full moon December 2017 is strongly influenced by planet Neptune. The full moon square Neptune at only 0°10′ orb means Neptune will be at its most sinister. Lies and deception, loss and disappointment, theft, scandal and illness are very real possibilities during this two-week moon phase.
The December 2017 full moon falls within 24 hours of Mercury stationing retrograde plus Jupiter trine Neptune. While Mercury retrograde will only encourage more mischief, Jupiter trine Neptune brings faith and optimism. Read on to discover how to use the many positives of this spiritual aspect to overcome the hidden dangers of this deceptive full moon.
Full Moon Meaning
A full moon is Sun opposite Moon which highlights opposing forces or polarities in your life. These can include your ego versus emotions, your work versus home, or what you need versus what you want. Inner tension and external pressures can lead to personal conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. Use you increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.
A full moon has a relationship to the previous new moon. Your November 18 new moon goals can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. You can make emotional adjustments in response to those new goals. The full moon effect lasts for two weeks up to the next new moon, in this case the December 18 new moon.
Moon square Neptune can bring strange feelings or experiences that leave you questioning reality. Chances are that you will not perceive things correctly. Do not make important decision based on first impressions. You could delude yourself or be deceived by others. You could be more vulnerable to deception and being taken advantage of. Deceitful people will easily recognize any confusion or weakness. Extreme emotional sensitivity means you will more likely be hurt.
From the Full moon square Neptune and the Royal Stars it is fairly obvious that you have to be honest and moral to benefit from this full moon. The Moon with Aldebaran may reward you with professional success and happiness in your private life if you are nice and play fair. The Sun with Antares will tempt you to take the shortcut by lying and cheating your way to success and happiness. If you do act dishonestly and use underhand tactics, the full moon may instead deliver you failure, disgrace and ruin. This is serious business because the full moon is square Neptune by a powerful 0°10′ orb.
Mercury stations retrograde only 8 hours before the full moon to also have a big impact on the full moon. Mercury remains retrograde for the whole two weeks of this moon phase. Mercury stationing retrograde conjunct Saturn does mean this full moon is serious business. It gives this fearful and deceptive full moon a sense of heaviness and gloom.
Negative thinking like pessimism, or thoughts of doing bad things, does not mix well with the deceptive and treacherous influence of Neptune. It will bring out any criminal tendencies or nastiness toward others. Mercury retrograde conjunct Saturn is overly critical and tries to place blame. Full moon December 2017 square Neptune means you are likely to criticize or blame someone else, probably an innocent person. You must show respect, especially for authority, tradition and your ancestors. A suspect past may catch up with you during this moon phase, or at least make you feel guilt and shame.
Jupiter trine Neptune
is the one big positive aspect for full moon December 2017. Its direct aspects to the full moon make it easier to work with. You can use the benefits of this aspect to overcome the negative influences coming from elsewhere. This uplifting aspect encourages hope, generosity and community spirit. Use it to counter the pessimistic influence of Mercury retrograde.
Jupiter trine Neptune can be a spiritual quest to seek the truth but this will not be an easy quest with the full moon square Neptune. You may have fated encounters with priests, guru’s or psychics. Enlightenment can come through dreams, visions or meditation. Remember, when receiving spiritual guidance or using your intuition, also use your rational mind to filter out the nonsense.
This full moon will increase the level of suffering and injustice in the world. However, your personal value system and sense of justice can reach a higher standard. Use your moral compass to avoid the temptations to be sneaky or mean. You can draw on this aspect to be more generous towards people less fortunate than yourself. Your charitable nature may extend to environmental causes or animal welfare.
While other factors in the full moon chart may cause disappointment, loss and suffering, Jupiter trine Neptune will focus attention on social justice and human rights issues like the plight of refugees and other innocent victims or war and greed. Your enthusiasm and belief can cause others to congregate around you for a common cause.