December's full moon this year is in Gemini, and reaches its fullest at 11.36pm EST or 0432 GMT on the 19th.
Known as the Cold Moon or Long Night Moon this year it's the opposite of a Super-Moon....which means it's at its farthest point from the earth - that's about 252 thousand miles! It is referred to as the Cold Moon by native Americans because of obvious reasons in the northern hemisphere! The Long Moon refers to the winter solstice, the longest night, shortest day. When it falls before the solstice, as it does this year, our pagan ancestors would use this time for cleansing and breaking of bad habits. In our modern day this allows us the opportunity to reflect on the past and let go of things that need to be released.
As we enter the last phase of the year this full moon brings with it some important energies and messages. It's time to say goodbye to 2021 and look forward to 2022 - but in this worldwide time of anxiety and uncertainty what are we looking forward to? This moon suggests we need to review what has happened in the past 12 months, review, assess and then plan for a way forward. The energy of this moon is perfect for just that. Take this time, before any holiday festivities, to consider what has been and what you can learn from it. Pause, be calm and assess where you have been and where you are now. Make a plan for your future. But take a breather before taking any action. Look to balance things in your life and find harmony. Enjoy as best you can this festive period but be ready to bounce in to 2022 with renewed energies.
Life is about now, says the Gemini full moon so do something on full moon night and indeed any of the nights after while the energies are still swirling to make yourself joyous. Alternatively take a step towards the grand Master plan to make the coming year the best year ever.
Happy Gemini moon, think lucky and then go out and make your own good fortune.