A “Cold Moon” is the full moon that occurs in December. Every full moon has its own name based on the month or season it appears. The celestial Cold Moon encourages you to focus on following your greatest passions and spiritual joys.
Names for each full moon remind us to reflect on the cycles of not only seasons but life itself, allowing us to mirror the natural world around us by following its clues.
Like all full moons, the Cold Moon represents “illumination,” which clarifies what was once hidden. Having a complete understanding of whatever your current situation is, allows you to release what has held you back. Only then can you see available resources you may have missed.
For many of us, Winter is the season where nature appears to be lifeless, but we all know a lot is going on beneath the Earth’s surface. It’s our clue to honor themes that include rest, renewal, and hope.
Shadow work and introspection during this time offer a chance to recharge and reconnect with our own spirits. This darkness of this magical season invites inner work and transformation.
As this Cold Moon shines on you today, look in unexpected places (example: within yourself) that escaped your notice. Embrace “owl sight” so you can see what is “hidden in the dark” of your subconscious. Shift your perspective as the owl does when they turn their heads almost 360 degrees.
Instead of focusing on what’s wrong, look for the additional pathways to success that are available to you. Watch carefully, like a bird of prey, and decide which is the right path for you when the time comes.
While difficult decisions may challenge you – keep your big picture in mind. Ask yourself if your current or past choices have supported who or where you want to be. Are they supporting your goals? What new choices and habits can you embrace in place of your old “normal”? Give yourself permission to release immediate gratification in favor of behavior that supports your long-term goals. With time and practice, better opportunities can replace any perceived “losses.”
This Cold Moon is an ideal time to start visualizing what you want to bring into your life. As we conclude our trip around the sun, get clear on your desires, dreams, and aspirations.
As humans, we love our comfort zones, but this is a time for you to step out of yours and allow space for what is coming.
Retire & Release Ritual
After doing your nightly routine, recite this affirmation before you go to sleep for seven consecutive days:
- I release myself from all expectations.
- I release myself from the need to control.
- I release myself from fighting redirection.
- I release myself from fear of the unknown.
- I release myself to all that is, knowing all is as it should be.
Now, the hard part: TRUST. Trust that the universe will support you by bringing your intentions and dreams to fruition.