A Full Cold Moon arrives on December 7, 2022.
Like all full moons, this one goes by many names.
This name traces its roots to the Mohawk Indigenous Peoples.
Here in Maine, the Western Abenaki name is Winter Maker Moon.
Our ancestors recognized this Full Moon and Winter Solstice signpost as
the coldest and darkest timeframe of the year.
The Winter Solstice, arrives on December 21st,
and signals the darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
And then after that we begin to coax back the light.
It is a good time to venture yin-ward,
go into deeper meditation, introspection, contemplation, rest, sleep
and travel into your cave for inner exploration and self discovery.
Yin symbolizes the darker, more feminine energies, like the moon does.
The Blues doesn’t sing about sunshine and rainbows.
Darker emotions are a natural experiences- especially right now on the planet.
The old world, with its wars, dirty energy
and general shadowy conduct disorderly ways is a recipe for disaster.
Might as well surrender to what is and tend
to your inner garden in the seedlings of the present moment.
Rituals focusing on gratitude and letting go are good energy medicine.
In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the opposite.
It will be their Summer Solstice, where the light reaches its zenith,
and the amount of light in a day starts slowly waning thereafter.
Conversely, this is a time to be more of a social butterfly, festive
and outwardly expansive, as yang is more masculine, like the sun energetically.
On December 23, 2022, A New Moon in Capricorn adds to
the new energies of the forthcoming New Year of 2023
The energy of Capricorn might trigger a strong need for being useful to society.
Sometimes, it may lead us down a path of looking for justification in the outside world.
It can be enticing to underestimate what we want from ourselves and for ourselves.
Resentment can follow shyness when feeling ignored by others.
Rather than seeking approval from the outside, turn yin-ward and trust your inner values.
A gentle and kind inside-out approach will relax harmful self-doubts.
Working Capricorn in the positive awakens self-control.
Try not to get seduced by its shadow side by trying to control everything.
Between the Winter Solstice, New Moon and New Year’s Day,
there are lots of new energies in the air.
Keep in mind that the Moon based Chinese calendar new year will happen on January 22, 2023.
It will be the year of the Rabbit, according to Chinese Astrology.
More on that next time.
Take care of yourselves everyone,