December – Long Nights Moon

Pagan: Oak Moon, Long Nights Moon, Cold Moon, Wolf Moon
Native American / Farmers’ Almanac: Long Nights Moon, Cold Moon

In the Pacific Northwest, December’s Full Moon arrives on December 28 at 2:21 am (PST).

Nature Spirits: snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
Herbs: holly, English ivy, fir, mistletoe
Colors: red, white and black
Flowers: holly, poinsettia, Christmas cactus
Scents: violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac
Stones: serpentine, jacinth, peridot
Trees: pine, fir, holly
Animals: mouse, deer, horse, bear
Birds: rook, robin, snowy owl
Deities: Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris, Norns, Fates, Cerridwyn

Energy: To endure, die, be reborn. Earth tides turning, darkness, personal alchemy, spiritual paths. Reach out to friends and family, the lonely and needy. A moon for turning your attention to home, especially ritual space.

  • During this month the winter cold begins to fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest.
  • The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the Midwinter night is indeed long, and because the moon is above the horizon for a long time.
  • It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule.

Pagan’s Path
Angel Fire
Willow Grove Magick
Wicca.com
Farmers’ Almanac

© A Year And A Day (2012)

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