December’s Full Moon | Cold Moon
December’s Full Moon will reach it’s peak fullness on December 29, 2020 at 10:28 P.M.(E).
- Full Cold Moon name came from the Native Americans tribes. They called this full moon Cold Moon because this is the month that heralds in the cold winter season.
- This full Moon has also been called the Long Nights Moon by the Native American because it rises during one of the “longest” nights of the year. December 21 is winter solstice and the LONGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR. (But, do not fret, remember we are now working back toward lighter days again.) The “Long Nights Moon” name is also fitting because December’s full Moon shines above the horizon for a longer period of time than any other full moon.
- Ancient European pagans called this time, “Moon Before Yule,” in honor of the Yuletide festival celebrating the return of the light of the sun, signaled by winter solstice. (See the Sun King is making his way back to us!)
The air is crisp and moon is bright and round. A full moon represents completion, the height of power, the realization of your desires and the peaking of your clarity. It is a time to celebrate your growth, take note of what progress you have made and to reflect on how far you have come. Is it not delightful that you get the chance every month to do so?
So with the Cold Moon or Long Night’s Moon, you’ll have a longer time to charge your crystals and do your moonlight rituals … More time to bathe in the light or just in a “Full Moon” Bath. Take tonight to recharge yourself and your dynamic with mediation, ritual or body massage exploration with your partner before all the NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES happen!