The last month of the year is almost here, and comes with the final solar eclipse for 2021. Are you ready to wind the year down?
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: December 4th 2021 (2:43AM ET/December 3rd @ 11:43PM PT)
The final eclipse for 2021 is a solar eclipse in Sagittarius. This is also the final eclipse for the Gemini-Sagittarius eclipse set, so we're closing the books in some ways or seeing the results of what we've done for the last 1 1/2 years. Given it's ending with a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, instead of a traditional ending, we're coming out of this set focused on the new opportunities that have unlocked thanks to everything that we've done thus far.
Solar eclipses are great for new beginnings and new journeys, and Sagittarius rules opportunity, expansion, and new experiences. We're more optimistic, and we want to embrace the new. We can think bigger and brighter, and our big ideas can bring us new possibilities.
With Sagittarius, this would be a good time for travel or education, 2 things that have really taken a hit in the last 2 years. Hopefully it's positive!
The solar eclipse is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) transit (moving) Saturn in Aquarius, and this can help us to stay focused, disciplined, and not get too caught up in the new and the good feelings that we don't do anything with it. We can put together long-term plans, gather information needed, and see things through. We're not just focused on now, but a long time to come. Onward!
The eclipse occurs at 12 degrees 22 minutes Sagittarius. The aspects to this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 7 degrees 22 minutes - 17 degrees 22 minutes Sagittarius
Semisextile: 10 degrees 22 minutes - 14 degrees 22 minutes Scorpio or Capricorn
Sextile: 7 degrees 22 minutes - 17 degrees 22 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Square: 7 degrees 22 minutes - 17 degrees 22 minutes Virgo or PIsces
Trine: 7 degrees 22 minutes - 17 degrees 22 minutes Aries or Leo
Quincunx: 10 degrees 22 minutes - 14 degrees 22 minutes Taurus or Cancer
Opposition: 7 degrees 22 minutes - 17 degrees 22 minutes Gemini
Full Moon in Gemini: December 18th 2021 (11:36PM ET/8:36PM PT)
The Gemini full moon merges the mind with emotions, so we can get things off of our chest, say what needs to be said, and communicate more authentically. Sometimes this means we get into bouts with others, but it's usually something that has to come out.
We can sort through our ideas and plans, focusing more on the ideas that we're emotionally invested in and really care about, and finalizing our plans for the ideas we choose. The actions we take in the short-term can see some results now.
We may want to keep busy as much as we can if we're feeling emotional or insecure, and keeping busy can be good if our minds are overactive, but we also need to mind anxiousness and irritability. If we're impatient, we need to focus on why. If our minds are overactive, we need to give it a positive focus.
The full moon is trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) transit Jupiter in Aquarius, and this helps with a positive outlook. Jupiter wants us to stay positive and not get too caught up in the messy. This can also tie into the solar eclipse since Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and we may focus on finalizing those plans and ideas that tie into the new beginnings and experiences that have opened up to us.
The full moon occurs at 27 degrees 29 minutes Gemini. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 25 degrees 29 minutes - 29 degrees 29 minutes Gemini
Sextile: 25 degrees 29 minutes - 29 degrees 29 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 25 degrees 29 minutes - 29 degrees 29 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 25 degrees 29 minutes - 29 degrees 29 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Opposition: 25 degrees 29 minutes - 29 degrees 29 minutes Sagittarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations