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Crystal Healing Rituals for Cold Full Moon of December 18, 2021

rainbow moonstone sphere An icy wind blows through the night air. You gaze up at the Cold Full Moon of December. The chilly breeze brushes against your cheeks, but you feel warm.

How do you stay cozy and inspired through the winter months? This year's Cold Full Moon is about balancing dualities. When it's chilly outside, you need to be toasty within.

Don't succumb to lethargy, depression, and despair. Stay warm. Indulge in winter delights and let your passion turn up the heat. Use Garnet crystals this Full Moon cycle to shine bright through the dark cold nights.

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When is the Cold Full Moon?

Less than a week before Christmas, the Cold Full Moon blesses the winter sky. It makes a debut on December 18th and 19th, depending on what part of the world you live in.

Discover the peak times of the December Cold Full Moon by visiting the Lunar Time and Date site. There you will learn the ideal times to view the moon, depending on your location. 

While the Full Moon event happens only one day a month, the entire Cold Moon cycle lasts through January 17th, 2022. You feel its vibrations and benefits for the entire 30-day lunar cycle.

What is the spiritual meaning of the Cold Moon? 

The name Cold Moon refers to the cold weather of December in the Northern Hemisphere. This name was created by the Mohawk Indians. 

December's Full Moon also goes by Snow Moon, Winter Maker Moon, Hoar Frost Moon, Long Night Moon, Moon Before Yule, Drifting Clear Moon, and Moon of the Popping Trees.

The spiritual purpose of the 2021 Cold Moon is to balance duality. It is to find warmth and meaning internally despite the frosty external conditions.

The next 30 days are about awakening your passions as a means of staying optimistic and fruitful. You're not a bear who can go into hibernation. You're a human being who must fuel the inner fire no matter what the weather.

What does the Cold Moon mean for your life?

With this Cold Moon, you are in control of your destiny. From the Full Moon cycle of December 18th through January 17th, you are going to set the tone for 2022.

Will it be a year of wet misery or a year of creative joy?

Last year's Cold Moon was about taking it easy and resting your soul. This year's Cold Full Moon comes with a different mission. You are meant to rediscover your passions, hobbies, and drives. Get in touch with both your spiritual and worldly purposes. Pursue, pursue, pursue!

This winter, you want to indulge your physical senses. Let the holidays come to life through sights and sounds. Relish the decorated trees and lamps that line the streets. Inhale the scent of fresh pine needles or cinnamon-spiced apple cider. Listen to the thunder crackling in the sky during those rainy nights. Cozy up with your romantic partner and manifest your deepest physical fantasies. Live largely.

Start from the bottom up this month. Let physical health and pleasures heal your lower chakras and that joy will spread to your upper chakras. You'll find more meaning in the little things. You'll tune into the holiday spirit of miracles. You'll feel generous, fruitful, and fulfilled.  As you stimulate your five senses, your spiritual purpose will automatically awaken.

Cold Moon crystal of the month

garnet sphere

Garnet is the crystal you want for the Cold Moon lunar cycle of December 18, 2021 to January 17, 2022. It is the perfect crystal to combat the winter blues through its deep and luxurious vibes.

Garnet is a stone of health and wealth. It will encourage you to indulge while  keeping you on a healthy track. Garnet teaches you how to live the good life. It has you feeling rich and capable instead of stingy and fearful.

This healing gemstone will help you activate your Root chakra and lower chakras to physical pleasure. It lights you with passion and sensuality. These will lead to spiritual fulfillment. Garnet is the enlightening healer you need.

How to use Garnet for Cold Moon 

Do you have gorgeous Garnet prepared for this Cold Moon lunar cycle? It is the stone to use, carry, and wear from December 18, 2021 to January 17, 2022.

Check out the Garnet Gem and Jewelry Collection to find your stunning stones.

Here are some tips on how to use Garnet over the next 30 days:
  • Wear Garnet jewelry to all your holiday parties and even when you're just chilling at home. It will give a warm and attractive vibe to your aura.

  • Place a Garnet crystal ball in the workplace and it will attract wealth to your life. The stone of luxury has the energy of abundance; it looks impressive too.

  • Place a Garnet heart near the bed to awaken sensual passion and romance. If you're looking for a partner, recite positive affirmations with your Garnet heart. If you already have a lover, charge it under the Cold Full Moon and let the good times roll.
    • Carry Red Garnet stones in your pocket to give you physical health from the Root chakra up. Carry Green Garnet stones in your shirt pocket to give you heart health and spiritual satisfaction.

    • Get a Garnet and Moldavite combination jewel to do spiritual work at an intense level this Cold Full Moon. It gives you star and fire elements that will have you flying high in love, life, and spirituality.
    To amplify your results, use Garnet with these three 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:

    rainbow moonstone sphere
    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.
    labradorite sphere
    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 with a crystal layout, 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!

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    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

    Do you want to know your zodiac fortune for next month? Subscribe immediately to the free Satin Crystals VIP club and have your most updated horoscope report delivered to your inbox before the end of the month.

    What is a Full Moon?

    If you're looking for more scientific facts and spiritual meanings of a full moon, visit the Lunar Eclipse and Full Moons article.

    Your Lunar Connection

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

    We are happy to answer any questions or hear your crystal comments, write them below and we will get back to you

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    Sheila Satin - December 9, 2021

    Hi Saadia, glad to hear that you received your Moldavite.

    The times you receive or use your crystals are never “bad”. Those vibrations are in your mind. Crystals themselves have a positive energy (or sometimes neutral depending on how they vibrate with you), so there’s nothing to fear!

    Sheila Satin

    Saadia A - December 9, 2021

    Hello, I just received my moldavite!! Is it bad that I received it in mercury retrograde?

    Sheila Satin - December 9, 2021

    Hi Taaliba, see our “New Beginnings crystals” for ideas for the new year!

    Taaliba - December 9, 2021

    What is a good crystal to start the new year?

    Sheila Satin - December 9, 2021

    You are welcome, Soniya. Yes, we have original Moldavite at:

    And you can read more about it here:

    Soniya K - December 9, 2021
    I am finding original Moldavite crystal. Do you have the original Moldavite stone ?
    Sheila Satin - August 8, 2021

    Hi Daniel, All crystals can be charged in the full moon. Here is more on cleansing your crystals:

    And more about Crystals and the moon:

    Daniel M - August 8, 2021

    Hi i want to know more crystals to charge under the full moon on sunday please. Thanks for helping

    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 ?

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