Posted on November 30, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a rather introspective month for you, Gemini, with retrograde Mars prominent in your sign. You may find that you are looking inwardly for the answers to important questions about the fullest sense of who you are as well as your future direction. It is also a month for getting a better feel for the way that key partners, and your relationship dynamic in general, might be playing out. Inner work continues to be a vital area, especially in the wake of the powerful lunar eclipse from last month featuring Uranus in your sector of unconscious process. From that eclipse timing to this current month, your sense of intuition is strong for you. Rather than discard this type of revelatory information as illogical, you do better to accept it as an unavoidable truth deserving of careful consideration. There remain ongoing evolutionary transformations regarding your intimacy with others, and, ultimately, with yourself. The December 7th Full Moon could bring all this to a head. Your dreams are significant in this end of the year timing, and you do well to record them to the extent that you are able.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month of December begins with an emphasis on the sign of Sagittarius – which sits across from your sign of Gemini on the zodiac wheel corresponding to your partnership sector. The Sagittarius New Moon took place on November 23rd and continues to influence the first three weeks of December. You may experience more negotiations with others especially if you’ve felt your sense of autonomy infringed upon by external demands. Mars is still moving retrograde in your sign for the whole month of December which might call for extra patience when dealing with others. You could have to put water in your wine this month and bide your time in working out your collaborations, or find that something is not going the way you had planned. Inspiration should be high all month, while structuring your thoughts could be the challenging part. Keeping a sense of perspective through it all might help you get out of your own way and not get lost in the minutiae.
On December 3rd, Neptune stations direct coloring the first weekend of December with a dispersing influence. In the first few days of the month, both Venus and Mercury, your ruler, in Sagittarius are forming a square with Neptune which could bring confusion or problems concentrating. The beginning of the month might be good for big concepts or work that does not require careful analysis. Inspiration is available but discipline could be lacking.
Mercury then enters Capricorn on the 6th which should help with planning or adopting a more practical approach in the weeks ahead. Mercury will travel in the sign of Capricorn until mid-January due to its retrograde motion beginning at the end of December which may emphasize intimate and business partnerships. What you share with others and others share with you whether it’s time or resources could come under revision in the next several weeks.
The Full Moon takes place in your sign on December 7th in close conjunction with Mars with his emphasis on doing. That is one message of this configuration, while another is inward journeying, since Mars is still retrograde. This Full Moon should be an important one that can help you connect more directly with your desire, your well-being, and your sense of direction. A clarification may come your way that helps you make sense of things. Mars, highlighted and currently moving retrograde, brings a definite edge to this lunation. Be mindful of your energy level and stressors during the second week of December and try to find the proper channels to release tension if things feel agitating. Use this time to clarify what has been working for you and where you could be spreading out your energies too much.
Venus joins Mercury in Capricorn on the 9th, continuing to emphasize shared resources and important partnerships in the coming weeks. You can feel unsure or anxious about other people’s intentions or a situation at work at this time, but things should start to clear up eventually. The Sun makes a square to Neptune from the 13th and the 15th of December, and after this mid-month time they might start improving or at least you should know where they are heading.
Jupiter re-enters the Fire sign of Aries on the 20th energizing the sector of your chart that relates to your dreams and your place in your community. There could be a significant shift during the week of December 19th and the pace could get busier as the end of the year approaches.
The Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st, which signals the Capricorn Solstice and in the Northern Hemisphere, the beginning of winter. This is a magical time and for you signifies a concentration on shared resources and also your future plans which are looking lucky for the remainder of the season.
The December 23rd New Moon in Capricorn a few days later could continue to bring an important renewal and the end of a chapter heading into this New Year. The New Moon forming a square with Jupiter in Aries foretells fresh momentum and forward motion for all the thirty days of this new cycle, especially for things related to your visions and dreams as well as friendships and the places in your life where you envision yourself going. You may be able to integrate the challenges of the last few years in ways that feel more productive or you may be able to look at some of the existing difficulties from a different angle.
Mercury stations retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th of December while in conjunction with Venus, signifying a new phase of your relationship to your projects and endeavors, as well as to your unconscious process. Mercury will be moving backward until January 18th, and recovering its lost zodiacal ground until February 7th. You might want to see this window of time as an opportunity to assess the contracts and commitments you have with others and take stock of the resources you have available to you in order to prepare for the things that you want to bring forth and realize in 2023.