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Tuesday, Dec 29 at 7.30pm PDT
Happy full moon! This is the last moon phase of 2020. The December full moon is called the Cold Moon. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Sun and moon hover in 180 degree opposition between Cancer and Capricorn. These archetypes both yearn to put down roots and get settled in life. They gravitate toward relationships/environments which promise longevity, safety, and security. This full moon brings greater intimacy and understanding to our closest relationships.
The Cancer-Capricorn polarity lies between the heart and the head. On this watery/earthen quest, the heart swells with feeling and empathy. Luna is right at home in Cancer, the constellation she rules. The crab and the moon are associated with womanhood, emotion, intuition, family, and homeland. This full moon is about what makes us feel at home. It’s about (self) love and commitment (to self).
Capricorn is the stalwart of the zodiac, holding himself to unattainable standards. The good news is that Capricorn helps us cultivate discipline. He just needs to chill out. Cancer could likewise benefit from fortifying her spirit. Too much Capricorn makes us rigid; too much Cancer makes us complain, or cling to comfort.
Ask yourself if you can be more open, more understanding? Focus on release, letting go, letting in love. Practice radical acceptance and forgiveness.
On this full moon last year, only women showed up to school at my teacher training program. We had a ladies night afterward at a bar and cultivated some deep emotional connections.
This full moon looks a bit contentious because Luna will oppose Mercury in Capricorn. This signals that the mind/communication (ruled by Mercury) is at odds with the heart/emotions (ruled by the moon). It may be difficult to verbalize what you are feeling. This is also not a good influence for travel, investments, or any kind of official commitments. Treat this full moon like you would a mini Mercury Retrograde. Save challenging conversations for a later date.
Cancer’s affirmation is “I feel.” Expect to feel sensitive and loving. Prepare for a long day of earthen/Capricorn things like work and deadlines, but also watery/Cancerian things like emotional processing.
Psychic and physical energy increase significantly at every full moon. This is felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. Emotions and intuition will be heightened. Focus on the heart chakra in meditation. Soothe your ocean heart with Cancer Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.