Full Moon December 7, 2022 – Atonement

Full Moon December 2022 AstrologyThe Full Moon in Gemini on December 7, 2022, aligns with Mars. So the meaning of the Full Moon December 2022 astrology relates to self-assertion, sexuality and aggression.

The December 2022 Full Moon coincides with a lunar occultation of Mars, which makes it more powerful and highly unique. During this extremely rare celestial convergence, Mars is retrograde and is hidden by the Moon. This allows you to understand better how your primal warrior energy affects those around you. It is a special opportunity to adjust your behavior and atone for past hurts.

Full Moon December 2022 Astrology

The Full Moon on December 7, 2022, at 16°02′ Gemini aligns extremely closely with Mars. It coincides with a rare and powerful lunar occultation of Mars, and Mars is retrograde. Sun quincunx Uranus creates an aspect pattern called an Irritation Triangle. In addition, this unique Full Moon aligns with the 7th brightest star in the night sky, Rigel.

Full Moon in Gemini 2022

Full Moon December 2022 Astrology [Solar Fire]

Full Moon Meaning

Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces, such as work versus home or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts peak at a full moon. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your relationships. You will see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

A Mars Full Moon

Moon conjunct Mars gives you the courage, enthusiasm, and initiative to act on your most passionate desires. Intimate relations benefit from increased charisma and sex appeal. You can stand up for yourself and your family or fight for a cause you care about.

But impulsiveness and impatience can make your powerful emotions and subconscious reactions challenging to control. You or someone close to you may quickly become irritable, agitated, bossy, mean, rude to even violent. Fast reflexes combined with aggressive instincts bring danger from risk-taking. Accidents, cuts, abrasions, and burns are possible if you act rashly.

Strenuous physical activity like sports, exercise, and sex are healthy ways to use this hot, competitive energy. Expend your energy on someone or something you are emotionally attached to, like a lover, your home, or your mother. This could range from cleaning your house to giving a loved one an invigorating massage.

Lunar Occultation of Mars

The lunar occultation of Mars has a significant influence on the Full Moon December 2022 astrology. For about one hour, the Moon will completely hide Mars. According to Louise Edington, when the Moon occults Mars:

some hidden wisdom is literally Eclipsed and then revealed as the Moon moves on… this suggests that we get a jolt or a reset in some respect to how we view Mars… We are learning, or being invited to, to integrate our Martian warrior energy in healthier ways. To fight for things, to use our will for caring, not to control others. To use our personal power and leadership qualities wisely. The Occultation is dampening the fire of Mars. [1]

Mars Retrograde also dampens the fire of Mars. It is a time for thinking before acting. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your intense desires need more background work before being acted upon. If you struggle with destructive behaviors like anger, rage, violence, or sexual abuse, fated events will force you to admit you have anger management issues.

Lunar Occultations of Mars December 2022

Lunar Occultations of Mars December 2022

Uranus Adjustments

Sun quincunx Uranus can make you nervous, tense, and anxious. A buildup of unstable electric energy can feel exciting but also scary. You may find it difficult to relax, especially if your freedom has been restricted or your creative self-expression blocked.

Pressure to change may come from someone with power over you, changing circumstances, or an unexpected event. You may have to change your routine, behavior, or plans. It is essential to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions. An adjustment is needed if you are forced to make changes or find a different way forward.

Full Moon Irritation

The extended triangle aspect pattern highlighted in the full moon chart is termed an Irritation Triangle. [2] It is formed by an opposition (red), a quincunx, and a semisextile (both green). It needs constant movement and activity, resulting in shorter or longer periods of hectic overexertion.

The energies stored in Sun opposite Moon are looking for a way to resolve the state of the opposing pressures, the blockage of energy flow, and the rigid attitude they produce. Through Sun quincunx Uranus, you become painfully aware of the liberation of tension as a desperate longing.

Sudden bursts of anger can arise as a reaction to external pressures. This defensive behavior does not last long, though. It is over quickly and forgotten again. Flexibility and adaptation enable you to be evasive and compensate for the damage caused or hurt feelings quickly.

The Constellations

The Full Moon in December 2022 is in the Sign of Gemini. But as the image below shows, it is in the Constellation Taurus. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes.

Over the last 2000 years, the Constellations have moved nearly 30° out of alignment with the Signs. The Zodiac was invented only as a measuring device (see the ecliptic line below). Astrologers had always used the visible constellation and their stars for interpretation.

Full Moon December 2022 Meaning

Full Moon December 2022 [Stellarium]

Although the Full Moon falls within Constellation Taurus, it does not align with any fixed stars of that constellation. It most closely aligns with some minor stars in Constellation Lepus. It also falls within the orb of the massive star Rigel in Orion.

  • 15♊43 – Mu Leporis
  • 16♊01 – Moon
  • 16♊04 – Iota Leporis
  • 16♊07 – Mars
  • 16♊13 – Kappa Leporis
  • 17♊09 – Beta Orionis, Rigel

Constellation Lepus the Hare gives a quick wit, timidity, circumspection, fecundity, and defiance. [3]

Orion the Hunter

Constellation Orion the Hunter presages war, violent storms, and much rain. [4] It gives a strong and dignified nature, self-confidence, inconstancy, arrogance, violence, impiety, and prosperity in trade, particularly by voyages or abroad, but the danger of treachery and poison. [3]

Fixed star Rigel gives benevolence, honor, riches, happiness, glory, renown, and inventive or mechanical ability. [3]

While the constellation may indicate a bad influence, such as those who are foolish and impious, Rigel portends all those who are apt to be self-reliant persons whose success will give them riches and eminence. [4]

Tradition regarding the influence of Rigel is quite contradictory, implying again that the chart must be fully analyzed. With this Mars-Jupiter nature, Rigel has particular meaning when found in charts of government officials, military people, politicians, leaders of political parties, barristers and priests. [5]

With Moon: Much worry and disappointment, injuries to life and fortune, sickness, ill-health, or death to wife or mother. [3]

A quick rise in life is promised on account of strong, inherent willpower, love of action, and a lucky hand in enterprise. A continuous battle to retain an acquired position has to be waged. This fight, at the same time, stimulates an increase in vigor. Even despite unhelpful aspects, success and reaching the set aim can be secured by this powerful concentration. If, however, the native is not cautious or has an attack of weakness, failure and disappointments, a fall from success will follow. [5]

With Mars: Unruly, ingenious, occupied with mechanical matters, great military preferment. [3]

This brings out a more ruthless type of individual. These people can sell anything, even those things they do not own or have on hand to sell. This point is a gift, but with Mars on this degree, they take advantage of others and thus use it unwisely. The entire nervous system is stimulated, causing very rapid and even-flowing energy throughout the nervous system and mental thought patterns. These are people who can sell anything to anyone. They usually speak rapidly; are very bright, and people enjoy listening to them. Thus, they can be persuasive in any area they wish to apply their communicative ability. [6]

Full Moon December 2022 Meaning

The most significant influence on the Full Moon December 2022 astrology comes from Mars, the planet or energy, sexuality and aggression. Typically, when the Moon aligns with Mars, the anger of Mars overpowers the feelings of the Moon. And during a Full Moon, the Sun opposite Mars increases the risk of anger and conflict.

But for this unique Full Moon, the lunar occultation of Mars allows your subconscious to dominate your primal warrior energy. You can intuitively understand how well or otherwise you assert yourself and how it affects others. Mars retrograde also encourages inner reflection of your aggressive instincts.

This contemplative Full Moon is an opportunity to come to terms with the Mars-related issues affecting you, so you can more confidently and safely assert yourself and act on your desires. The star Rigel and Sun quincunx Uranus increase the risk of recklessness, impulsive reactions and conflict. But the Moon and Mars semisextile Uranus allows flexibility and adaptation. This enables you to be evasive and to make up for the damage caused or hurt feelings quickly.

Astrologically, a Full Moon is affected by the previous New Moon. The November 23 New Moon encourages goodwill and personal, material and spiritual growth. But it also brings the potential for immorality, violence and misfortune.

The influence of the December 7 Full Moon lasts for two weeks up to the December 23 New Moon. This waning moon phase is good for releasing and letting go, resting, healing, regenerating, contemplating, meditating, decluttering, harvesting, pruning, and cutting hair.

If the Full Moon December 2022 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan, you can read about it in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart, see full moon transits.

Full Moon December 2022 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles – December 7, 8:08 pm
  • New York – December 7, 11:08 pm
  • London – December 8, 4:08 am
  • Delhi – December 8, 9:38 am
  • Sydney – December 8, 3:08 pm


  1. Total Eclipse of the….Mars! Astrology of Mars Occultations.
  2. Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p.177.
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.55, 197.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.59.
  5. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.24.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.28.

6 thoughts on “Full Moon December 7, 2022 – Atonement

  1. This is a powerful aspect and its already expressing. My granddaughter rushed to pick up one child who was sick at school and as she was rushing she injured her ankle with a cut on the door jam. Her other child was fussy and crying. This may be a strong right of passage for many and will manifest as the Moon moves on. I encourage others to learn to speak to your inner self and ask for guidance. Better to look within rather than outside which forms patterns of escapism and self pity.

  2. This is a job for the Door Jam doctor? Will he visit the house, diagnose door jams, and recommend we replace with his preferred product Silver Jam?

    Silver Jam hangs loose on the floor, polished and heavy. With or without Draft Jam.

    Will we look for Silver Jam under the tree this Christmas? In an emergency First Aid Silver Jam for serious outbreaks of sanitation psychosis… stocking stuffer

  3. I have natal Uranus at 16 Sagittarius and moon at 16 Taurus. Irritation triangle this full moon and a yod with the next. I’ll try not to get mad.

  4. It seems that the theme of this full moon is using the Lunar and Martian energy to help/protect/act/care on behalf of others. Right wrongs. Caring with gusto. Intervention with consideration.

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