The darkest month is upon us, but lighting the way in early December is the Cold full moon, named after Native American Mohawk Tradition. December is a chilly month but it is also has a lot of joy and light. This month we celebrate the Winter Solstice- the shortest day of the year but also a symbol for the rebirth of the sun and warmer and longer days to come. We also have the Sabbat of Yule and Christmas if you celebrate which means plenty of fun and feasting.
The Cold full moon will begin to rise the evening of the 7th of December and is visible until the morning of the 8th of December in the UK
Energetically this is both a time of rest, preparation but also joy and happiness. Its been a long year and you should spend some time patting yourself on the back for everything you have achieved so far.
Here are our crystal recommendations for Decembers Cold Full Moon
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Also known as the master healer, Clear Quartz crystal stores, amplifies and focuses energy, as well as works to dispel any negativity. It gets its name from the Ancient Greek word for Ice, as they believed it was a crystal frozen in pure ice. Keep some near you to help amplify and purify your energy, great for setting intentions and using in manifestations
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Our social batteries can take a bit of a hit during the festive season; so many parties and events to attend! Carnelian can help you recharge and feel reinvigorated. This stone is associated with passion, heat and the sacral chakra so keep it with you during December for some much needed energetical fuel and warmth!
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If you are feeling a little run down this month, it can leave you open to negativity. Tourmaline is the ultimate crystal to protect you from negative energies, it is also said to improve physical vitality, which is great when we are feeling worn out and tired. Wear some in jewellery form, place it in a doorway or anywhere around your home to enjoy its benefits
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While the festive period can be really fun and exciting it can also be super stressful and with colds and flu going around many people struggle to sleep. Amethyst is known as the stone of peace and therefore is great for helping with sleeping problems. Keep a small tumble under your pillow or an Amethyst piece near your bed to help you to relax and get a good nights rest.
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Of course with a full moon I have to recommend Moonstone. This crystal is linked to the lunar energies and so will be particularly potent during the full moon period. Known as a travellers talisman, it makes a great little gift for someone setting out on new journeys and voyages. It is also known to be a feminine stone, helping with feminine energies throughout the stages of women's life.
Remember this is a great time to cleanse your crystals, place them somewhere they can soak in the moonlight the night of the full moon to cleanse and charge them.
I hope everyone enjoys this full moon period and has an amazing festive time, whatever you are doing to celebrate. :)
Love & Light
-The Crystal Shop
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