December: Cold Moon
In December, winter sets in and the Full Moon is called the Cold Moon. It is also called Long Nights Moon, and the Moon before Yule.
When are the Full Moons this year?
In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.
For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.
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Truly understanding the full moon and other moon phases can seem a bit complex, especially if you’re newly seeking to invoke moon magic. It is important to first comprehend the astronomy and movement behind these celestial bodies before you can truly grasp their mystical significance. A base knowledge will make your next full moon ritual feel much more complete and meaningful.
Once you’ve read this article, you can learn how to set up your own full moon ritual.
Interpreting the Moon Phases Diagram
The moon phases involve three astral masses in our solar system: planet Earth, the sun, and the moon.
Let’s begin with us, here on Earth. While we spin on our axis, making a complete 360-degree rotation every 24 hours (thus distinguishing night and day), we also orbit the sun in a yearly transit. Next, there’s the moon. The moon orbits Earth on its own path, making a full cycle every 29.5 days (as seen from Earth). And of course, the sun is the stationary center of our solar system, emitting its golden energy 24/7. The radiant fire of this massive star is what gives us daylight and moonlight.
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This article was written in 2015 by Unknow on the moonslipper.com.
Since time began, we have been using the Moon to live our lives by
– to tune into the Earth’s natural rhythms
– to use the magic of the moon phases for living, growing crops, magic rituals, health and so much more.
Magic of the Moon Basics
The Moon completes a full orbit around the Earth every 29.5 days.
During the New Moon phase the position of the moon means no light is reflected off the Sun, so it is not visible at all.
The Full Moon appears 14 to 15 days after the New Moon and appears as a glorious glowing white circle in the night sky.
This phase reflects the maximum amount of light from the Sun.
The Phases of the Moon
The phases of the Moon are:
- New Moon
- Waxing Moon (when the Moon gets bigger in the sky, a narrow crescent growing from right to left)
- Waning Moon (when the Full Moon is decreasing in size, moving back towards the New Moon, gradually changing to a decreasing crescent from right to left)
- Gibbous Moon is the period between the first quarter and Full Moon and between the Full Moon and last quarter.
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In April, about halfway through the month, the thunderstorms of March are beginning to subside, and the wind picks up. Seeds are being blown about on the breezes, spreading life all around from one place to the next. In fact, this lunar cycle is often known as the Seed Moon. Trees have buds on them, spring daffodils and tulips abound, and the birds are nesting once more. Much like March, this is a time of conception and fertility and new growth.
Colors: Bright primary colors — red, yellow, blue — and their combinations
Gemstones: Quartz, selenite, angelite
Trees: Hazel, forsythia, lilac, willow
Gods: Ishtar, Tawaret, Venus, Herne, Cernunnos
Herbs: Dandelion, milkweed, dogwood, fennel, dill
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