November’s Frost Moon Is Encouraging You to Take a Break From the Hustle

Full moons might be the final act of each lunar cycle, but per astrology, the sparkly lunation is so much more than that. It's a culmination point of the goals you set during the new moon and lessons you learned along the way. That's especially the case with this November full moon, also called the "beaver moon" and the "frost moon," which peaks on Nov. 27, 2023 in the multifaceted sign of Gemini. This full moon in Gemini is a chance for you to take stock of your life and apply your special skills in the pursuit of your goals.

When it comes to full moon energy, it's an opportunity to filter out the things that don't work in your favor. Because the moon crosses over in Gemini, November's frost moon also probes at our curiosity. While full moons typically prompt action, the frost moon echoes the importance of slowing down and turning inwards ahead of the fast-approaching winter season.

"The November full moon is in the sign of Gemini, which brings a spirit of spontaneity and change along with it," Lauren Ash, an astrologer and lifestyle editor tells POPSUGAR. "When the moon is in Gemini, we're able to look at our life from multiple perspectives and make objective decisions."

POPSUGAR spoke with astrologers Angel Dawn and Ash to discuss how the full moon in Gemini will affect your zodiac sign.

Why Is It Called the Frost Moon?

The November full moon is mainly called the frost moon because of its timing with the first hard frost of the year, per Ash.

"Annually, the first hard frost marks the turning point toward winter and reminds us that rest and hibernation are important to growth," Ash explains. "Similarly, this lunation is the first warning that the days are shortening and the nights are growing darker."

However, it is also sometimes referred to as the beaver moon because it arrives during the season where beavers retreat to their lodges ahead of the cold weather, per the Old Farmer's Almanac.

When Is the Frost Moon in 2023?

The November full frost moon arrives on Nov. 27, 2023 and reaches peak illumination at 4:16 AM EST (7:16 AM PST).

What Sign Is the Frost Moon in November?

The November 2023 full frost moon is in the sign of Gemini.

What Is the Spiritual Meaning of the Frost Moon?

Full moons are about completion and endings, and as this lunation transitions us into the colder months, this is a perfect time to purge things that don't serve a positive purpose in our lives. Gemini is naturally restless, so combine that with the restful vibe of the frost moon, and you'll understand the need to slow down during the full moon. "There will be a lot of energy and motivation to act during this full moon because the sun will be conjunct Mars in Sagittarius," says Ash. Nonetheless, avoid overbooking your calendars and allow yourself to take a step back from the hustle.

"All of this preparation symbolizes a time when life tends to slow down and movement outward gets turned inward toward spending time indoors and preparing for the year ahead," Dawn tells POPSUGAR. Spiritually, it's the perfect occasion to declutter (yes, that includes your thousands of emails), and squash unfinished business.

Read on to find out what the November full moon in Gemini, also known as the frost moon, means for your zodiac sign.

What Does the Frost Moon Mean for Every Zodiac Sign?

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Make time for yourself during this full moon, Aries. This lunation brings a busy time for demanding errands and even traveling, but Dawn reminds you to stay calm and center yourself in the heat of all the chaos.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Got money on your mind, Taurus? "Fluctuations may occur in Taurus's finances, particularly in regards to spending on others or what one receives from others in a beneficial way," Dawn says. That said, plan and set financial goals you want to manifest for the year ahead.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Take a breath, Gemini. The full moon in your native sign might have you in high demand, and Dawn says that your heightened emotions could involve finances or shared resources. "It's important to make time for pleasures with loved ones and friends aside from the demands of work," she explains.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

This full moon is pulling you inward, Cancer, so don't be afraid to take a break. "It's important to take some time away from the insistent demands of work and daily life through quiet time or meditation," says Dawn. Don't forget to keep a journal and log your dreams!

Leo (July 23–Aug. 22)

You're feeling extra bubbly under the full moon, Leo. Surrounding yourself with good company is a great way to spend this lunation, explains Dawn — but make sure to say yes to invites that you sincerely want to attend.

Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22)

This full moon has you focused on your professional and personal goals, Virgo. But avoid burying yourself in work, though — Dawn explains it could impact more than just your ability to cool off. "This may come into conflict with one's family dynamics, including how the current living situation supports or conflicts with this," she explains.

Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

Where do you feel called to right now, Libra? This exciting full moon is stimulating your mind and inspiring you to test your own limits, physically and spiritually. "It will be important to keep a cooler head and voice during this hectic time," says Dawn.

Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

Time to release any burdens that have been holding you back, Scorpio. Specifically, getting a hold of your finances and addressing your spending habits. "This may hamper the pursuit of fun entertainment and leisure activities for the moment, but it's more important to keep a handle on discretionary versus necessary expenses during this time," says Dawn.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

The full moon may strengthen your relationships, Sagittarius. Dawn says this dynamic time is all about "focusing on a close relationship, friendship, or any person that you may be closely interacting with," she says, which might also bring up complicated family dynamics, too.

Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

It's the season to get situated, Capricorn. The full moon may propel you into exploring different skills or incorporate new hobbies into your daily ritual. Since this time is about getting organized, "It will be important to take some time out each day as needed to recharge one's batteries," explains Dawn.

Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18)

Allow yourself to get a little steamy under this full moon, Aquarius. Your mind and heart join forces, making it a tender time to focus on what brings you pleasure. As Dawn puts it, "Time with friends and other organizations are more active during this time, which may highlight unforeseen romantic or creative opportunities."

Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20)

The full moon is making you a little dewey-eyed, Pisces, but it's par for the course as you handle home and family matters. Dawn says it's important to balance work and home life, "although a naturally more positive outlook may make this an easier time to juggle."

When Is the Next Frost Moon?

The next full frost moon arrives on Nov. 15, 2024.