The time of the Full Cold Moon in Cancer is almost upon us! Last month when I wrote about the Full Mourning Moon in Gemini, I quoted an article by Sara Coughlin over at the relatively non-pagan site, Refinery29. I figured I’d take a peek and see if she’d written anything for this full moon, and she didn’t disappoint! Here’s a snippet from her article, Why The Christmas Full Moon Is Even More Important Than You Thought (be sure to click the title, and read the whole article) –
Given its traditional name, December’s full moon is associated with a negative aspect of the month — the cold, dark, long nights, specifically. One can see this as a natural (if less-than-cheery) symbol for this month’s moon, but it can also be an opportunity to step back and consider other sources of warmth and light in your life. Just as the Winter Solstice brings people together, you may recognize that, during the colder months of the year, you seek comfort among friends and family.
These feelings may be stronger than usual this year, as the maternal and familial influence of the full moon may intensify your desire to be around loved ones for the holidays. Other spiritual effects of the full moon (clarity of mind and heart, heightened psychic awareness, a greater capacity for healing) can be beneficial for your end-of-year reflections, and even help you set intentions for 2016. With this in mind, even your Christmas well-wishes can be imbued with the power of the full moon now.
Here is the graphic I created for December’s Full moon. Bright full moon blessings, Merry Christmas, and the happiest of holidays to all!