Full Moon December 2018 and Summer Solstice are on the same day this year! Click on the video link above for a beautiful song and images which celebrate this.
The 22nd December is a big day for us all. In the Southern Hemisphere, we have the Summer Solstice in the wee hours of the morning, marking the Sun’s entry into Capricorn and ushering in the change of seasons. It also represents the balance between light and dark, both inside and outside of ourselves. .
The Solstice is always a powerful time to release the old and dream in the new, but this one is even more potent than normal, due to the full moon happening later that same day. According to the Farmers Almanac, this has only happened 10 times since 1793, so it’s rather a rarity.
And there’s more…
This Full Moon also occurs at 0 degrees Cancer, known in Astrology as the Cardinal, Zero or Alpha point, and representing an outward initiatory movement of energy.
The Moon being at the first degree of Cancer, suggests that our need to engage emotionally, to love and to nurture, moves from ourselves outwards into the world. It’s a good time to reach out to people you’ve had differences with or those who might feel lonely and isolated at this time of the year.
The Sun at the first degree of Capricorn, suggests that our urge to bring about tangible results moves in an outward direction too, which bodes very well when considering our intentions for the New Year.
The next 3 full moons will also be at 0 degrees of the signs they are in, so it seems like 2019 will be a year of bold new beginnings.
FULL MOON IN CANCER
The Moon is always her most luminous, most powerful and most feminine when she passes through the nurturing sign of the crab and when she’s in her fullness, Mama Luna really does rule the night sky.
So, this promises to be a sensitizing, softening, heart opening moon, bringing into focus matters around family, home, safety, security and our goals for the future. If you have been ignoring the needs of your body and soul,then this Full Moon will most certainly shine a light on those areas and show you what needs to be done. If you’ve hardened, she will soften you, if you allow her to. This is the perfect time to reconnect with your inner world, your ancestors, your family and nourish yourself and each other with what is real and true.
On the 21st/22nd December, be sure to take some time to reflect on the past year
Think back on what you can remember about each month and how this year has shaped, grown and expanded you.
- What have the challenges been and have they helped you in any way to reach another level of understanding or self acceptance?
- What have you achieved and what have you not?
- Who has entered your life and who has left – and what have you learnt fromhat?
Then, with great empathy and compassion, recognise the wins, losses, challenges and victories, acknowledging every single thing as an integral part of your journey.
A lovely ritual you can do at the Full Moon Solstice, is to write down anything you want to release from the year and surrender it into a candle flame or a bonfire. Remember that fire transmutes and transforms, changes what was, into something else, so the process of burning is really powerful.
The New Moon in Capricorn on January 6th will be the best time to set your intentions for the New Year
I’ll be running two Vision Board Workshops to kick the year off and get those intentions well and truly planted. They will be on Saturday 19th January and Saturday 10th February. Vision boards really work folks. Please see my newsletter or Facebook for details or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be consulting again from the second week of January, so please email me if you’d like to set up a reading.
Thank you all for reading my ramblings this past and for those of you who have had readings done, attended my workshops, retreats or classes or just been really good friends , I’m filled with appreciation and gratitude for your support and for the richness you’ve added to my life.
May you all have a stunning Full Moon Solstice, a blessed Christmas and Fantastic New Year !
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