The Full Cold Moon 2021 appears on Saturday, December 18th. The upcoming Full Moon is often called the Long Night’s Moon, the Moon Before Yule, Drift Clearing Moon, Frost Exploding Trees Moon, Moon of the Popping Trees, Hoar Frost Moon, Snow Moon, and Winter Maker Moon. In this article, I will share with you what kind of energy, challenges, and spiritual lessons this Full Moon brings to us. Also, I’ll give you some helpful tips, recommendations, and spiritual practices that will help you balance this energetically powerful time so you can get the most out of it.
When Is The Full Cold Moon 2021?
The Full Cold Moon will occur on Saturday, December 18th at 11:35 p.m. EST.
The Full Moon will begin to peek above the horizon just before sunset. What makes this Full Moon special is its high trajectory across the sky, which results in the full Moon sitting above the horizon for a longer period of time.
The Full Moon In Gemini
According to Vedic astrology, the Full Moon takes place in Gemini.
Gemini is a social, frank, and lively sign. But it can also show its shadow side which is cunning, impermanent, and superficial. Therefore, this Full Moon may make you feel a strong need for changes and communication, but, at the same time, you may find it difficult to express your feelings correctly.
The Full Moon in Gemini can cause anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and strong emotions. It’s important to practice conscious communication and deep listening during this time – it will help to harmonize relationships with others and avoid conflicts.
The Full Moon in Gemini will bring a lot of movement. You will have the energy to take on any task. However, make sure you do not take on everything at once, try to sort the tasks by priority, and take some rest.
The Full Moon In Mrigashira Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, the Full Moon takes place in the lunar mansion of Mrigashira Nakshatra. Let’s take a closer look at this lunar mansion and what kind of energy it represents.
Mrigashira Nakshatra is a Mars-ruled nakshatra. It carries the iconography of a deer’s head. Mriga-Shira means ‘head of a deer’.
It is also known as the ‘star of searching’. It awakens a state of perpetual agitation or alertness. Like the deer, there is a cautious yet playful adventurousness associated with this star. Mrigasgira Nakshatra makes people slow-footed, timidly testing their surroundings. People will be restless and nervous during this Full Moon.
In general, this Full Moon in Mrigashira Nakshatra teaches us to be more gentle, kind, and compassionate with others. It reminds us that everyone fights his own battle, has his own fears and insecurities. By being more empathic with each other, we acknowledge the karmic path that each of us walks. Instead of judging others, let us be compassionate, gentle, and kind to each other. And in a process of spreading kindness, our own fears and insecurities will disappear.
Mrigashira Nakshatra may cause weakness of eyes, skin allergies, partial paralysis, diphtheria, constipation, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, blood disorders, and heart disease. Mrigashira nakshatra can also cause health issues related to the eyes, jugular vein, neck, upper spine, tonsils, vocal cords, ears, and thymus.
How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?
If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the Full Moon time. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the Moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.
Spend this time during the Full Moon doing some introspective work. Don’t let your energy run rampant with trying to make things happen. Time spent in silence, prayer, and meditation will be karmically rewarded. No matter what’s happening around you, stay calm, grounded, and centered.
For harmonizing the influence of the Moon on our lives, we can perform Moon practices and adjust our lifestyle to the Moon’s vibrations.
Spiritual Practices For the Full Cold Moon 2021
#1: Filling Up With Lunar Energy
This practice is especially recommended for those who have mood swings and unbalanced emotions.
- Place a glass of clean water on the windowsill (or next to the window) so that the moonlight reflects in it. Leave it there for the night.
- In the morning, drink that Moon water on an empty stomach. Tell your gratitude to the Moon. Chant the Moon mantra: OM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA (108 times).
#2: Full Moon Mantra Chanting For Attracting Abundance
During the Full Moon, go outside (backyard or patio), stretch your hands up to the Moon. When looking at the Full Moon, set your intention to attract abundance into your life and repeat the following mantra for 12 minutes: OM SHRAAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAHA
The Bottom Line
The Full Cold Moon 2021 will teach us how to be more empathic, compassionate, and kind with each other. We may start realizing that division only makes us weaker and prevents our collective evolution. This is the time when we have to realize that our personal happiness and evolution are directly connected to the happiness and evolution of humanity as a whole. When we spread our compassion and kindness only to those who share the same beliefs and opinions, we separate ourselves from the whole. Let this holiday season unify us via acceptance of each other differences and empathic communication.