December’s Cold Moon reaches peak illumination on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 10:30 P.M. EST. It comes to us in the sign of Cancer, representing our emotions and self nurturing abilities. With this moon, it is time to welcome in a new age by releasing the old and bringing in the new with an open heart and open mind. I think it’s safe to say this year has been a difficult one for many people, and as many of us are ready to see change in the form of a fresh start, to do so we need to release what we’ve been holding onto. Are you ready to let go?
Full Moon Mood
2020 has been a year of change, discomfort, unsureness, and confusion. This moon is going to shine light on all of it. Every last bit. The beauty of going through something traumatic is we are given an opportunity to learn, to shift, and to expand. With this moon, you may experience the weight of all your emotions wrapped into one messy little package. It’s the last full moon of the year and she’s a big one. It will all feel exposed, vulnerable, uncomfortable, and beautiful. Our feelings shine when we let them be who they want to be. Repressing your emotions can only inflame and irritate, spreading discomfort throughout the body. This moon is giving you an opportunity to fully feel whatever it is you’re feeling, which in turn will allow you to release those emotions that don’t serve you anymore.
Full Moon Action
Allow yourself to feel. Feel angry, feel sad, feel elated. Grief, mourn, celebrate, do it all! If you’ve felt stuck with one emotion looping through your mind and want to be able to move past it, feel it. Give that emotion a ceremony. Sit alone with it, hug it, explore every nook and fold and let yourself express it in its entirety. When we allow ourselves to fully feel a feeling, we are able to let it go. This moon symbolizes our emotions, our safety, essentially our home. The beautiful symbolism there is that we’ve had to spend a lot of time at home this year. So come back home to yourself, accept what this year has been for you and you alone, and get ready for a wave to come and wash yourself clean. We will be baptized in this light of this moon, able to look at 2021 with bold, beautiful eyes that are ready to face the world head on. Walk into the new year with the sun on your back and a smile on your face. Get ready for big things to come.