December’s Full “Cold” Moon
Saturday, December 22, 2018
9:48 am PST / 10:48 am MST / 12:48 pm EST/
The final full moon of 2018 will be in Cancer, which rules issues of nurturing, family, security, and the emotions. The moon in Cancer is usually kind of a roller coaster. However with this moon in Cancer’s house at 0th degree we are being given the opportunity to express what’s in our heart, remove obstacles, and heal relationships. Yesterday was the Winter Solstice which not only fills our day’s with more light it also heralds new beginnings. So take heart and use your creator super powers to make something magickal.
Our ancestors called this moon the Cold Moon, The Bitter Moon, Long Nights Moon, and the Big Winter Moon. It is during this month that the nights are at their longest and winter blankets the land in it’s cold grip. This is probably where the name Long Nights Moon originated. Our Old English/Anglo-Saxon ancestors called it the Moon Before Yule. Both names are appropriate for this season.
The Cold Moon honors deities like Minerva, Osiris, Athena, Persephone and Hades. It is the perfect time to finish tying up loose ends and working through any remaining darkness from the past year. Take time to acknowledge the hardships and struggles that you have gone through and embrace the cycles of life, death and rebirth. It is through the experience of the dark times that we learn sun and warmth will always cycle around and we will survive and continue, changed in ways that aid our personal cycle of growth. The work we do during this full moon will help us to welcome the rebirth of the Sun with open hearts.
To celebrate this full moon try wearing the triple goddess colors of white, red and black and adorning yourself with rubies, moonstone, serpentine or obsidian.
Full Moon Blessings!
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