December Full Cold Moon

Sabbats and Sabbaths


According to the Farmer’s Almanac, December 3rd’s Full Moon will appear brighter and larger than any Moon this year. It is 2017’s one and only “Supermoon.” This means that the rising of the Full Moon happens at its closest distance to Earth, causing the Moon to appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. So definitely make time to see this one and plan to do some ritual activity along with it.

Early Native Americans called this Full Moon the Cold Moon (or Long Nights Moon) since December is the month when the winter cold makes its presence known as the nights become long and dark. However, here in the North Carolina I still have calendula and roses blooming in my yard, so I haven’t really experienced any super cold days…yet. That being said, I do notice the increasing darkness and it definitely calls us to observe a different rhythm than we…

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