December’s Full “Cold” Moon”

December’s Full “Cold” Moon
Saturday, December 18, 2021

Full Moon at 8:35 pm PST/ 9:35 pm MST/ 11:35 pm EDT

The moon will be sitting in Gemini and will bring good vibes to brighten your day. Its focus will be on the activities, people, and things that make you happy. It may also draw you towards cutting ties with the people who have grown apart from you or who think drama makes for a good relationship.

The final full moon of 2021 seems to have fewer names than other months. However, 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 its 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 time of midwinter is indeed long and the moon sits just above the horizon for what seems like forever.

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! Cat

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