December 2022: Tarot spread for the full moon in Gemini

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the full moon in Gemini

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the December 2022 full moon in Gemini

The December 2022 full moon falls in the sign of Gemini. The Gemini archetype is very curious, an excellent communicator, and a disseminator of knowledge. It is the sign of the writer, of those who tend to think deeply, are highly perceptive, and prefer to learn from experience.

Spiritually, the Gemini archetype is about courageous conversation, be it with another person or with the Universe. Gemini adds its vibration to the advancement of culture and civilization through dialogue, be that via books or blogs or letters.

The December 2022 full moon also highlights our creativity and creative expression. It brings our personal pleasure and self-satisfaction to the forefront, highlighting all the little moments and things that bring us beauty and joy.


This is a wonderful time to focus in on our creative pursuits and hobbies, as well as on the ways in which we can take better care of ourselves. Make some time to explore what brings you joy and satisfaction, and do more of that! In a world that thrives on drama, doing “nothing” {i.e. the simple things that are meaningful and important to you} can be a radical act of rebellion.

Astro-tarot influences for the December 2022 full moon

To throw some more light on the December full moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Gemini full moon falls in decan 2, which is represented by the Nine of Swords. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Lovers, which is associated with Gemini.

The Daily Pause Oracle Deck

I designed this beautiful, 40-card oracle deck to bring in some stillness, to give us a word or an idea to reflect on as we go about our day.

Supported by the four elements – earth, air, fire, water – and a carefully thought-out structure that connects the cards, The Daily Pause oracle will help you to listen to and trust your own inner knowing.

There’s no learning curve involved with using this deck. Just get quiet, shuffle the cards, pull one out, and reflect on the word you’re presented with.

The 9 of Swords bring to mind the twin anxieties that are almost inevitable at this time of the year: the stress around Christmas and end of the year festivities and the anxiety and recrimination over all of the goals that we didn’t achieve and the things that we left undone. While we could argue that the end of the year is just a change of the date, the fact is that psychologically and collectively, it is a significant time marker — another year to weigh up the scales and see where we stand.

Many of us tend to find that we’ve come up short: some of our goals are undone, some fell to the wayside; perhaps we didn’t make enough time for the things that were important to us; perhaps life took an unexpected turn and upended all our best laid plans, and we feel some anxiety around what the coming year may hold.

But that is the thing: life happens, goals and priorities change, things don’t always go according to plan, and even despite our best efforts, some goals simply never materialize. It’s all part of this messy human journey and there’s no point to self-flagellation.


What we could do instead is to focus on love — use that as our map and our compass and our lens. Be gentle, kind, and self-compassionate with your end of the year reviews. Make some space for the things you love, the things you’d do for love, and for who and what you love. It can feel difficult, but sometimes, we can make a little bit of space within the rhythms of our day. And sometimes, using love as our map, compass, and lens, can help us get clear on where and what and whom we want to focus on, which may make it somewhat easier to clear away the things that don’t really matter.

Sabian Symbol for the December 2022 full moon

The Sabian Symbol for Gemini 16 degrees is The Head of a Robust Youth Changes into that of a Mature Thinker.

This symbol reminds us that there are times in our lives when we need to or seem to grow up and become more mature. Circumstances may demand that of us, or we may realize that we can go only so far if we do not stop to think over things and consider them more deeply.

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In 360 Degrees of Wisdom: The Sabian Oracle, Lynda Hill writes, “it’s time to use your intuition and intellect. Look to what’s being learnt and allow wisdom to shine through…acknowledge the ‘Youthful’ mindset that is now changing, evolving and growing. Think things through and look to the consequences of your actions.”

Tarot spread for the December 2022 full moon

Here’s a tarot spread to tap into the energy of this full moon in Gemini.

Astro-tarot forecast, tarot spread and journaling questions for the December 2022 full moon in Gemini

1. Eliminating thorns: This card represents a thought pattern that is causing anxiety or stress at this time

2. Finding sweetness: This card represents an area that’s coming up for release under the light of the full moon

3. Bringing in beauty: This card represents an area of focus that will bring some beauty and sweetness into your life

4. Mama moon says: This is always a positive message

If you share your spreads on Instagram, please use the hashtag #moontarotstories or tag me so we can connect with each other.

Journaling questions for the Gemini full moon

Not a cardslinger? Here are some journaling questions for you instead!


What is your source of stress or anxiety around both the holiday season and the end of the year?

As we approach the end of the year, what are your biggest regrets?

What have you achieved this year? Make a list of all the big and small things you can think of.

Where do you find beauty and joy and peace? Make a list.

What would it look like if you could navigate the rest of this month through the lens of love? What would you do more of? What would you drop?

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