The last full moon of the year is December’s Long Nights Moon.
By this time our ancestors are spending their time indoors and rarely ever go out of their homes.
There is nothing to harvest outside and everything needed has been stored up for the longer nights ahead.
This full moon is also known as the:
December is often a time of heavy reflection and looking into yourself...
...you might discover things you like and you don’t like about yourself.
Those you don’t like, you can work on getting rid of those. And as for those good qualities, you can exercise them some more.
This is also the time to think about all the trials and challenges you’ve had to face in the past few months. Doing so allows you to evaluate your life, and from there, think of how you want to live it from here on out.
December is a cold month, which means more time spent indoors and more time to prepare for the warmer months.
December is also the time of Yule and the spirit of Yule urges you to be generous with your time, understanding, compassion, and also your belongings.
You can practice generosity by going through all your stuff and see what you no longer use but someone else could make good use of.
Quit hoarding and clear out the physical clutter in your life.
If you are letting it gather dust to be forgotten somewhere, it means it’s not necessary in your life. You can donate to a Goodwill or a Salvation Army.
In order for you to survive the darkest and coldest times, make sure you are not cooped up with negative thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
It is such a waste of the season if you allow that to happen.
To survive times like this, you should get rid of the excess baggage you've been toting around. And once you’ve put the darkness behind you, take your good fortune and share it with others.
You’d be surprised to know that to deal with the cold and frigid temperatures, you can simply open up to other people and it will fill you with the kind of warmth that no other blanket, no matter how thick, could beat.
Magick during this full moon focuses on self-discovery and willingness to change. As you evaluate yourself and your life, you will realize what you want to be.
Examine your life and the relationships you have with other people. Be honest with yourself as to how you are making use of your talents.
Are you making good use of the gifts that you have or are you allowing them to waste away?
Are you caring for your relationships or are you so turned inward that you forget to give time and attention to others?
If there’s anything at all that has been pulling you down the past months, now is the perfect time to release and let go of it.
Cast spells that pertain to things you want to get rid of and things that you aspire to by writing the things you want to get rid of on a piece of paper.
Think about how you want to live your life moving forward. Sit under the light of the full moon, and burn the paper, scattering the ashes into the breeze.
Head outdoors and fill a cauldron or chalice with water and perform scrying. Ask how you can make some changes in your life.
As the calendar year draws to a close, this is also a good time to start planning ahead and think about what changes you're going to want to make in the coming months.
Get ready to become a new version of yourself as you enter the new year.
December is the time of Yule so celebrations are in order. You can set up your altar with seasonal items like holly branches and pine cones.
As the days get shorter and Yule approaches with the longest night of the year, we force ourselves to get through the darkness, because eventually we will see the sunlight and warmth again.
Here are correspondences for this month:
Colors: White, red, and black
Gemstones: Obsidian, ruby, and serpentine
Trees: Pine, holly, and fir
Gods: Minerva, Osiris, Athena, Persephone, and Hades
Herbs: Ivy, mistletoe, holly and berries, and cinnamon
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