December's Gemini supermoon is also known as the Full Cold Moon, and as the year's only full supermoon, it will appear brighter and larger than any other moon in 2017, appearing up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. While la luna blossoms to her fullest point Sunday morning, the supermoon will reach “perigee“—the point in her orbit at which she is closest to Earth—in the wee hours of Monday morning, December 4. Believe it or not, the Gemini supermoon is the first and last full supermoon of 2017, however, it's also the first of three supermoons in a row! The next two lunations arrive at the beginning and very end of January 2018, bringing us two full moons in the same month.
As the star sign of the chatty Twins, Gemini governs dynamic duos and synergistic connections, and kindred spirits are spotlighted under the potency of these "twinning" moonbeams. For the next two weeks that follow, the missing piece to your partnership puzzle could manifest. Gemini's energy is often more platonic than romantic, but that's not to say that love can't spring forth from the friend zone. Hey, you just never know! A mistletoe moment could spark with a coworker, bandmate, or even a partner on an important project. You could think of your "other half" as your playmate—or revamp your dating app profile to reveal as much about your extracurricular interests as your long-term life plans.
Gemini is the zodiac's curious communicator and the cosmic mayor of the local scene. Explore hometown happenings or help to create a thriving social scene in your 'hood. This supermoon also comes with a warning label, however, as messenger planet Mercury—Gemini's planetary guardian—turns retrograde on the very same day.
From December 3-22, the trickster planet will backspin through outspoken Sagittarius, messing with our holiday travel plans and scrambling signals.