The Cold Moon

Themes, Thoughts & Reflections For December 2019

December 2, 2019

The Cold Moon

The New Moon is Nov. 26th and the Full Moon Dec 11th

As winter approaches, self love can warm the heart like no other.


Moons

Cyclical Insights

December’s Full Moon is known as the Cold Moon, The Long Moon, The Mourning Moon, and the Moon Before Yule. In native traditions, this moon cycle indicated the reality of the inevitable cold winter season that now arrives. In hopes that the planning, harvesting, and preparations in the prior seasons have given everyone what they’ll need to be secure, warm, and healthy for winter. As everything has fallen and nature begins to die or go into hibernation, we gratefully acknowledge and mourn all that nourished us throughout the year that is no longer with us. The nights are long and we can use this dark season to go inside and illuminate what needs to die within us so we may be reborn anew in spring.

What would you call this moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?


Themes Of This Moon

Self Awareness - Communication - Nurturing - Community

Herb
Herb

Marshmallow Root: A miraculous mucilaginous herb great for coating inflammatory intestinal lining making it a useful aid for various stomach issues. It also helps with dry coughs, bronchiole and asthmastic issues, and heals dry skin from the inside out. This gummy, thick and sweet root is also where the original recipe for the common cubed marshmallows comes from.

Crystal
Crystal

Turquoise: A powerful stone of communication, good luck, tranquility, and protection. It is one of the first stones to be used in adornment (used over 5000 years BC) and natives refer to it as “the highest and most valuable thing in the world.” This magical stone possesses a vast array of healing and cleansing properties known to many great and ancient cultures and still revered by many today as a powerful talisman.

Movement
Movement

Pranic Breathing

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Cold & Frosty

Tree
Tree

Elder: This tree symbolizes the cycle of life and death and the knowledge shared by “elders” to the younger generation. The Elder tree represents grief for those that have passed, but ultimately is a symbol to celebrate with gratitude what we have while alive. This tree is also known as the “Elder Mother” tree as it is filled with wisdom and nourishment, blessing those near it with medicinal flowers, berries, and supernatural folkloric wood.

Flower
Flower

Poinsettia: Also known as the Christmas Star, it is synonymous with Christmas due to its star-like shape (representing the “star of Bethlehem”) and its cheerful red color. It is a flower of celebration and good luck. With its origins in Mexico, the ancient Aztecs shared these flowers as a symbol of purity.


What’s In Season

(Late Fall)

Vegetables
Vegetables

Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chile Peppers, Endives, Fennel, Horseradish, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Shallots, Sunchokes, Winter Squash, Yams

Fruits
Fruits

Apples, Avocados, Cantaloupe, Cranberries, Dates, Figs, Grapes, Hazelnuts, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Pears, Persimmons, Quince, Sapote, Walnuts


Self Reflections

Self Reflections

Going in deep is what winter allows. The darkest season without much light practically guides you into a meditative state. The cultivation of embracing and enjoying “aloneness” can free you from feeling “lonely.” The only obstacle is your mind. What are the last things internally and externally that we are holding onto that do not serve you? Allow winter to bless you with all the clarity you desire to illuminate from within.

With limited resources, you intuitively will know what you need.

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