The December 22nd Full Moon takes place at 0 deg Cancer, the day after the Sun’s Capricorn ingress (December 21st) and the start of the Winter Solstice.
This Full Moon essentially marks the shortest day and a major turning point in the year. The Full Moon is an ending or result but 0 degrees is a beginning. This lunation will embody the extra power of this solstice - the point where things are as dark as they can be and the corresponding climb towards longer days.
The Winter Solstice is a time to acknowledge (but not remain stuck in) the past, traditions and structures (Capricorn). Capricorn is the sign of patient ambition - the long, slow climb towards achievement, which we can see reflected in the climb towards longer days. But the Moon itself is in Cancer, so the theme here will be how external definitions of success are reflected in your inner life - how or if your needs are being met. How you look out for your needs. How you climb towards new definitions of security and safety that work for you.
What’s ending and starting now will take work (Capricorn) - yes, it takes work to truly align yourself with what you need (Cancer). It’s not easy to tune into this stuff, past all the layers/programming from the past and society’s rules.
This Moon makes no aspects to any planets so its energy is quite pure and the resulting emotions (Cancer) will be at a peak. Be prepared for major moods and nostalgia. Pay attention to what you feel - if you feel it, it’s valid (don’t let others tell you you’re being too…whatever). The Cancer/Capricorn axis is lit up along with the themes of child/parent, mother/father, neediness/authority. Parental/family themes are very strong, which is appropriate during the holidays. Count on at least one domestic turning point or conclusion.
Note that the transiting North Node (ruled by the Moon) is currently in Cancer and the transiting South Node is in Capricorn. While not conjoining this lunation, the path from past (South Node) to future (North Node) is illuminated by this Full Moon - stepping away from outdated definitions of security and looking at what really matters, in your gut and heart.
Could this approaching New Year be the one where you honour your needs, look after yourself or deal with parent/child issues? What inheritances are you stepping away from?