December Full Moon
Known as the Long Nights Moon, we can clearly see how this was so named. The time of darkness in December greatly affects us. We know that the light will eventually return as it always does, so at this moon we can focus on taking this time of silence to look inward and work on ourselves.
Look deeply and evaluate your life. Acknowledge what you’ve survived and accomplished. Know that lighter days will return as will all the blessings the light brings. Embrace your faith in the cycle and remember to carry that faith with you into the lighter half of the year.
For now, feel the darkness, the quiet and the stillness. Let it restore you and give thanks for it.
Tap into the element of fire at this full moon and use white, red and black candles and decorations along with obsidian and rubies in your spells and rituals.
Journal about the past year. Celebrate your victories and acknowledge the hardships and all of the things you have overcome. Give thanks for all of these blessings. Yes give thanks for the hardships as well. Hard times help grow and strengthen us. We learn from hard times.
You can include word such as these in your ritual:
In the blackness the full moon glows
in the dark The Earth Mother knows
what we’ve survived, accomplished and grown
we’ve received the blessings of the seeds we have sown.
we know the light is on its way
but now is the night the dark should stay
so we can evaluate, change and plan
so when the light comes back, we can_
_experience rebirth and life anew
to make new vows, and old ones renew.
The darkness allows us to make this so
so that we may continue to grow.
See the darkness outside and the light within
and know by the light of this moon we begin
the next step on the journey of life
and take into the darkness our inner light.