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.
© A Year And A Day (2012)