December is a busy month. This month can fly right by us if we’re not careful. But as December—and the decade—quickly draws to a close, try to pause and recognize the passage of time.
The December moon is called Full Cold Moon or Long Nights Moon, and it’s associated with harsh cold and extra hours of darkness as we approach Winter Solstice on December 21.
This isn’t your average moon as it opens the numerology 12-12 portal. The number 12 is at the very end of the numerology spectrum, and it offers us the opportunity to wrap up one life stage before moving forward. This number is like a curtain call. It gives you a month to get your affairs together so you can benefit from the next decade’s windfall.
This portal complements the Gemini energy. Gemini is the sign of the twins. Ruled by Mercury, you’ll find talk is cheap. So be prepared to face your vulnerable, insecure shadow self. You may find out the hard way if you’ve been walking the walk or not.
December full moon is the triple conjunction of Venus, Saturn and Pluto. This triple conjunction forces challenges involving love and/or money, pushing those areas to a crisis point. Will the outcome be good or bad? It depends. Capricorn energy will allow you to question your perception of self-worth. Pluto’s power will force you to regurgitate everything you’ve buried that makes you feel unworthy. And Venus conjunct Saturn will make you crave more affection, and in turn cause you to turn cold and mean more easily if you don’t get it. If money is tight, events may force you to liquidate assets and learn to budget.
Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and drain your energy.
This moon will highlight areas in your life where you feel you should be achieving more success. This can be somewhat self-loathing energy. But you can turn that to productive energy if you weave gentle, affirmative loving words into your self-talk. Be easy on yourself, and remember that what’s boiling to the surface largely based on your own perception of reality.
Tap into the other side of Gemini’s twin energy by looking at your flaws with an eye to improvement. Expressing and examining your shortcomings can be an opportunity for powerful growth.
The December 12 full moon influence last for two weeks up to the December 26 solar eclipse. This also means it is the final moon phase of the current eclipse cycle which began with the July 2 solar eclipse. Any serious issues in your love life or finances may have been simmering for two weeks, to as long as six months.
Unfortunately, the Venus squeeze may also have a concentrating effect on your own male/female relationships. Use your subconscious awareness to take an impartial and balanced look at your interpersonal life. You will clearly see the relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony. By the way, a social media detox would be a good tonic this month to bring clarity.
Tarot Card for December Full Moon – 9 of Swords
Your past may have caught up with you or something you thought you’d dealt with and finished. Alas, it has resurfaced once more, bringing all its unpleasantness with it. This may be on a physical level, but more likely is the return of some inner demon or past nightmare. It has thrown your mental equilibrium out of balance. Work with the natural world to get past this dark night of your soul.
Full Moon Healing Crystal – Snowflake Obsidian
Next week I'll share some present day holiday traditions that date back to Celtic times.
Until then, have a blessed Full Moon!