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Crystal Rituals for Cold Full Moon

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It is winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and that means it's...COLD!!! Sure, it may be an icy month for many of us, but the December Cold Full Moon also comes with some warm and toasty traits. It's the closing of a dramatic year and an opening to fresh new opportunities.

Take a long, deep breath to reflect on all that you've accomplished and all that's coming your way. Find your identity, find your courage, find your crystals, and find healing under the Cold Full Moon. 

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What is a Full Moon?

Every 29.5 days, the Moon shines as a full white circle in the sky. This is known as the Full Moon. It is a time that's revered by many.

See the Lunar Eclipse and Full Moons article for more scientific and spiritual information about lunar activity.

When is the Cold Full Moon?

Just before the turn of the year, the Cold Full Moon makes its debut on December 29th, 2020. 

You can observe the glorious full moon for several hours through the day and night. The exciting news is that this Full Moon will shine high in the sky and for a long  time, making it easier to find.

To know the peak times of the December Cold Full Moon, visit the Lunar Time and Date site. There you will learn the ideal times to view the moon, depending on your location in the world.

Whether or not you get a chance to gaze upon the Cold Full Moon, you will benefit from its vast healing powers. The vibration of the Full Moon cloaks all of us on Earth equally.

To receive the most intensive and effective lunar healing powers, charge your healing crystals in the windowsill or garden that day and night. Your healing stones will store the psychic vibrations of the Cold Full Moon for the next 30 days and maximize your benefits.

What is the meaning of the Cold Moon? 

The name "Cold Moon" has obvious origins- it refers to the cold weather of December here in the Northern Hemisphere. This name was created by the Mohawk Indians. 

The December Full Moon also goes by the names of Snow Moon, Winter Maker Moon, and Hoar Frost Moon- all associated with the cold winter month. It has been called the Long Night Moon by the Mohicans because it lands near the winter solstice, which is the darkest day of the year. A European name for the December Full Moon is Moon Before Yule, which refers to a pagan tradition celebrating the return of the sun after Winter Solstice.

Additional names for the December Full Moon are Drifting Clear Moon and Moon of the Popping Trees.

What is the spiritual meaning of the Cold Moon?

The December Cold Moon is your period of self-reflection and contemplation. Not only is the weather cold but time itself has frozen. November's busy Beaver Moon cycle is over and you're no longer in building mode. Pause a moment and think.

Life's not always about running around. Hibernation might sound like a waste of time, but it's not. Every moment serves a purpose. The December Cold Moon wants you to take it down a notch. Look instead of leaping. Listen instead of talking.

With time at a stand-still for the next during the next 30-day cycle, you benefit greatly from mindful activities like meditation, crystal layouts, and crystal ball gazing. Be a passive receiver of information and spiritual wisdom. Take pleasure even in everyday activities like cooking in a warm kitchen, having joyous conversations with friends, and reading a book by the fireplace.

As the lunar phase progresses, you'll find that your batteries are recharged. Your mind will be clearer and you'll be ready for the hustle and bustle of life again.

Cold Moon crystal of the month

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The crystal you want for the December Cold Moon is Clear Quartz. Quartz is the top crystal to bring you clarity as you contemplate. It encourages conscious living, mindfulness, and insight. Gaze into Quartz and let the messages of the universe come to you- easily, clearly, beautifully.

Physically, Quartz is the perfect emblem of the Cold Moon. It is cool and clear, often with frosty and icy inclusions.

Quartz is the ruler of the crystal world. Don't let it get away. Over the next 30 days, this staple stone will open your eyes to wondrous new visions and expand your mind beyond its limits.

How to use Clear Quartz for Cold Moon 

Do you have clear Quartz prepared for helping and healing you through the Cold Moon?

Are you ready?

Check out the Clear Quartz Collection to find your frosty, snowing, shimmering treasure.

Here are some tips on how to use Clear Quartz over the next 30 days:

  • Gaze into a Quartz crystal ball during the Cold Moon phase. It's the perfect crystal and tool for stopping time, contemplating, and receiving messages from the great universe.


    • Charge Clear Quartz jewelry under the Cold Moon. Gain from its psychic yin powers that calm your mind and allow you to relax. Wear the jewelry to keep you mellow and cool through this period of recharging.


      • Keep a Quartz egg in the central place of your home. When you emerge from your 30 days Cold Moon cycle, you'll be ready to tackle new beginnings as you feel reborn and rejuvenated.


      • Use a Quartz wand or tower this cycle to help you focus and gain clarity. It cleanses and replenishes your mind while pointing the healing energy in your desired direction.


      • Swing a Quartz pendulum in front of you often. It's an easy way to enter the trance state where you can access the subconscious information you need. 

        For even more power, use Clear Quartz with the 3 Moon Crystals.

        What are Moon Crystals?

        Moonstone, Selenite, and Labradorite are the three mightiest Moon crystals. They harmonize with the Moon frequency. You must use them during each lunar event, including the Hunter Moon.

        Visit the Moon Crystal Collection to discover stones that call to you. Learn about how each of the three Moon Crystals benefits you:

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        Moonstone: This is the number one moon crystal. It is the staple crystal for all your lunar practices. Moonstone aligns strongest with the Full Moon. Its bright and luminous qualities show you the way ahead. Moonstone holds the power of a million moons and delivers it to the palm of your hands.


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        Labradorite: Full of moon magic, this dark beauty flashes with rainbows like the midnight sky flecked with celestial stars. Labradorite aligns with the New Moon, helping you find new beginnings in the darkness. Use Labradorite and feel like you are being guided by your spirit guides, angels, and all the beneficial beings of the unseen world.


        white selenite sphere
        Selenite: Named after Goddess Selene, this moon crystal glows with a glorious silky white sheen. Selenite aligns with the crescent moon, protecting your aura through the journeys of life. Use Selenite and feel hopeful that the world is working in your favor because you believe miracles do come true.

        7 Crystal Rituals for the Full Moon

        Now that you know a bit about the trinity of moon crystals and the special crystal for this month, learn how to use them under the Full Moon. 

        Ritual Idea #1: Cleanse, Charge, and Program Crystals under the Full Moon

        It is ideal to gather your Moon Crystals even before the Full Moon happens so that you can properly prepare to cleanse them beforehand. After they are cleansed, you will charge them under the Full Moon and then program them with your intention. By doing so, the stones are supercharged to help you on your mission throughout the lunar month. Do this with your moon crystal balls, shapes, and jewelry.

        Ritual Idea #2: Crystal Healing Mandalas under the Full Moon

        Instead of just charging your crystals under the moonlight, why not arrange them in a beautiful mandala formation? Create works of art with the stones, and then carefully lay them under the moonlight for charging. If possible, put your mandala in the garden overnight to absorb the healing light.

        Ritual Idea #3: Crystal Layouts under the Full Moon

        Why not recharge your entire body instead of just your crystals in the moonlight? Lie down in a comfortable place during the Full Moon, preferably near a window or even outside. Place your Moon Crystals on your body and along your chakras. You can also place them around your body instead, just in case you fall asleep. Not only are your stones getting supercharged for the month, but so are you!

        Ritual Idea #4: Dance Under the Full Moon in a Crystal Grid 

        Form a giant grid around your space, indoors or outdoors. This grid includes a medley of Moon Crystals in the shape of a circle, square, rectangle, or even a triangle. As the Full Moon rises, dance within the grid of crystals. You are sure to feel supercharged! Have extra time? Meditate in your grid, do yoga in your grid, read in your grid... anything that benefits your soul is right for you to do in your grid.

        Ritual Idea #5: Crystal Ball Gazing under the Full Moon

        Did you know that the moon is revered for its psychic powers? It's no surprise that healers, gypsies, witches, and all that are drawn to metaphysics do practices under the lunar moon. Grab hold of your Moonstone, Selenite, or Labradorite ball and do crystal ball gazing. You will receive a rush of visions and messages, even more than on an ordinary day. 

        Ritual Idea #6: Wear your Moon Jewelry during the Full Moon

        This is an easy and simple, yet powerful ritual. Make sure you have your moon jewelry on during the Full Moon. The jewelry will charge up nicely, bringing you a chance for new beginnings and a fresh start. If you're on the go during the Full Moon, you'll still have lunar power with you. If you're at home, you should wear your Moon jewelry during all and any of the other rituals you are doing. The more energy you get, the better.

        Ritual Idea #7: Create a Moon Elixir under the Full Moon

        Why not create a moon elixir that you can use all month long? Moonstone or Labradorite can be used for your elixir potions and drinks, but Selenite cannot because of its fragility. Create a jug of crystal water or crystal oils so you have the moon's energy all jarred up for your convenience and benefit.

        There are lots and lots of activities you can do during the Full Moon with Moon Crystals. Check out our Peace not Panic series and the 25 "Stuck Indoor" ritual and craft ideas. Now that you're allowed outside again, do them in the garden if you desire!

        Your Personal Full Moon Horoscope

        Are you fascinated by the movement of the sky? Your monthly horoscope is shaped by activities like the Full Moon, planetary activity, and Solar Eclipses. Check out your zodiac's customized horoscope report for the month of HERE

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        Your Lunar Connection

        Are you ready for the action that is coming with the Hunter Moon? Have you used healing crystals that correspond with the lunar cycle before? Are you fascinating by the movements of the sky?

        We are happy to answer any questions or hear your crystal comments, jot them down below, or contact us directly anytime. 

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        Lisa Satin - December 24, 2020

        Hi Alexander,

        For information about Obsidian, we have lots and lots of articles we can share with you:

        That link will take you to our main Obsidian meanings and uses page. Once you read all the way down to the bottom, you’ll see several more links for even more information.

        You can place Obsidian in water, but if it is a polished piece, I would not recommend the salt because it can wear off the polish over time.

        Here are instructions on cleaning your crystals:

        Let me know if you have any additional questions.

        Lisa Satin

        Alexander - December 24, 2020

        Hi i have a few question about my obsidian crystal it is mayan made. I was told too clean the energy in the cristal i need too putt it in a crystal glass with salty water on a full moon ? Is that true ?

        Sheila Satin - December 16, 2020

        Hi Tanja, we are so happy that you are enjoying the emails and crystals. Let us know if we can help answer any questions.

        Sheila Satin

        Tanja - December 16, 2020

        HI Lisa and Sheila,

        Thanks for the full moon crystal details. :), I recently joined your VIP club.

        ENjoy your day

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