The full moon in Gemini, also known as the Cold Moon, is happening Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 8:08 pm PT.
What is the Full Moon in Gemini? How does it affect us?
The full moon is an event that occurs when the sun fully illuminates the moon. The sun and moon are in opposition during this time, which can reveal energies that need to be evaluated, balanced, and released.
The full moon is often a time of reflection where we can look at what we've accomplished and release anything that is no longer serving us. This can be a powerful time to clear blockages so we can be ready to manifest for the next new moon.
Gemini is the third zodiac sign of the astral wheel. Represented by the archetype of the Messenger, Gemini’s require lots of mental stimulation. Their interests are varied and they have a wicked sense of humor.
The full moon in Gemini asks us to reflect on—
“What if” scenarios. It’s time to let go of the past that never happened. We’ve all made mistakes we regret, whether it’s committing to the wrong people or saying the wrong things. Our ego gets hung up, and we create mental scenarios of what our life could’ve been if we had done the “right” thing. Remove yourself from these “what if’s”—they’re only anchoring you to the past because your ego is scared of making mistakes in the present. Trust that everything that had happened, even disastrous mistakes, are here to help us evolve.
“This or that” thinking. It’s been drilled into us since our childhood that we could only pick this or that. Never this and that. But why not pick this and that? Who actually told us “this or that” was absolute truth? While compromise is an inevitable part of life, we don’t have to approach our choices with a polarizing attitude of “this or that, all or nothing.”
Mind body connection. We live in a culture where our mind is king. As a result, we push our bodies to the brink of exhaustion because our mind thinks it knows better. And because the mind is very easy to overstimulate, we sometimes don’t know when enough is enough. By grounding back into our bodies and establishing a connection between our mind and body, we can better understand our physical limitations and avoid burnout.
While the full moon’s energy lasts for 3 days, we can work with its energy for the next 14 days. This gives us enough time to reset our energy and get clear on what we'd like to manifest for the next new moon.
See below for your zodiac sign's signature scent and how you can work with it in preparation for the next moon cycle. Check your sun, moon, and rising signs for a more holistic energy read. Don’t know your sun, moon, or rising sign? Generate a free birth chart here.
We're using Essential Oil Oracle Cards by Lisa Powers to determine every zodiac sign's signature scent and mantra. Each signature scent has emotional and spiritual benefits detailed in the book Emotions Guide by Karla Mclaren.
Signature Scents for Your Zodiac Sign - Full Moon in Gemini
Fragrance: Juniper Berry
Spicy, woody, and resinous, juniper berry oil is a powerful shadow work tool. It is often used to empower people during dreamwork to view their nightmares from an objective perspective. Use juniper berry oil to illuminate the shadows you’ve been hiding from.
Mantra: My mistakes do not define me; how I try to put them right does.
A calming woody and balsamic fragrance, hinoki is a Japanese cypress tree prized for its premium scent. Hinoki oil’s smell is lightly sedative and is said to bring energetic harmony back into the body. Use hinoki oil to create your own inner sanctuary.
Mantra: I am at peace with myself and everything that surrounds me.
Woody with a hint of musk, patchouli oil helps people reconnect with their physical body. Use patchouli oil in a body movement practice (e.g. yoga, tai chi) to strengthen the connection between spirit and body.
Mantra: My body is my temple.
Warm and soft, vanilla is a beloved oil that magnifies the good in everything it’s applied to. Vanilla oil is versatile and may be used to enhance creativity, uplift mood, and be more open. Use vanilla oil to find wonder in everyday.
Mantra: When I embrace joy, everything else in my life falls into place.
Leathery and earthy, vetiver oil helps people feel centered and rooted. Use vetiver oil to ground yourself during shadow work or return to your body when you feel overwhelmed.
Mantra: I am present.
Sweet, fresh, and slightly penetrating, niaouli is the perfect comfort oil for anyone feeling threatened. Niaouli oil helps you recognize that the outside world’s chaos is a reflection of your inner being. Use niaouli oil to forgive and hold compassion for the wounded ego.
Mantra: I am a being of love, compassion, and peace.
Fragrance: Lemon Eucalyptus
Grassy and citrusy, lemon eucalyptus is the perfect oil to cast protection around your aura and space. Use lemon eucalyptus oil to establish firm boundaries and clear up mental and energetic space.
Mantra: I navigate through life with ease.
Fragrance: Siberian Fir
Woody and fresh, siberian fir is the oil of perspective-as-we-age. Use siberian fir oil during major life transitions to see the deeper meaning behind existing patterns, experiences, and beliefs.
Mantra: I am free of the habits that do not serve me.
Spicy and earthy, turmeric oil is most commonly used as a sacred anointing oil. Use turmeric oil to purify your energy and bless yourself with health and vitality.
Mantra: I am free to believe.
Citrusy and crisp, lemon oil is the oil of concentration. Lemon oil is used to improve focus, clear confusion, and mentally stimulate a slow mind. Use lemon oil to quiet your fears so you may move forward with confidence.
Mantra: I am consistent in my hard work.
Fragrance: Wild Orange
Fruity and sweet, wild orange is the ultimate abundance oil. Use wild orange to inspire creativity, lift emotions, and embrace the sweetness and joys of life.
Mantra: I attract abundance.
A sweet, fruity floral, magnolia oil is the oil of compassion. Use magnolia oil to promote equilibrium, liberation, and relaxation in your life, especially when doing shadow work.
Mantra: I am in divine time.