December is the month in which cold moons most commonly occur.
A full moon in the sign of Gemini is referred to as a “Cold Moon,” and the month of December presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the moon in all of its splendor, particularly if you go outside just after 11 o’clock at night. Even though it does have some spiritual significance, there are a lot of people who are interested in learning more fundamental information about the Cold Moon, such as how it got its name in the first place. One example of this would be the fact that it occurs during the winter.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the name “Cold Moon” originates from a variety of other names for specific moons that you may have heard in the past. Some of these names include “Harvest Moon” and “Blood Wolf Moon.” Many of these names come from Native American origins, and the name Cold Moon is no exception; in fact, it is derived from a Native American word. The name “Cold Moon” was given to this lunar phase by the Mohawk people, who gave it this name because it occurs during the month of December, which is known for its colder temperatures.
What does it mean, from a spiritual perspective, that the moon is cold?
Gemini is an air sign, and its quick, dual, and ever-changing energy is symbolized by the Cold Moon, which occurs when it is in this sign. Gemini is here to remind us that we always have a choice, and that we need to be especially conscious of the decisions that we make. The sign of Gemini presents an opportunity to reflect on the manner in which one communicates with those around them, particularly with those who are closest to them.
Mercury, which has the shortest orbit around the sun of any planet, rules Gemini’s full moons. Mercury also rules the sign of Gemini. Since Mercury travels at such a rapid pace, it is constantly making connections with other solar bodies. These connections, as stated by Allure, are frequently for the purpose of providing us with information. Although the information presented here is not necessarily very profound or insightful, it may provide you with a fresh viewpoint or additional comprehension that assists you in finding a solution to a challenge.
Due to the fact that this full moon is occurring at the same time that Mars is in its retrograde phase, it is recommended that you take some time to relax and review everything to which you have committed your time and energy. When Mars is in retrograde motion, it can be easy to feel less motivated or overworked compared to how you would normally feel under normal circumstances. Mars is known to be a symbol of the drive to move forward. Mars is also associated with our anger and our sexual desire, and when Mars is in retrograde, it means that these qualities may feel like they are going into retreat. When Mars is in direct motion, on the other hand, it means that these qualities will be heightened.
The combination of Mars being in retrograde and the season of Gemini may result in words that are even more cutting than usual and tempers that are especially quick to flare. It is my sincere hope that none of us will emerge from this Cold Moon having irreparably damaged any of our connections to one another. However, if you find that you have the urge to lash out at others, this particular combination of astrological factors may explain why you feel the need to do so.