December Full Moon Ritual

December Full Moon Magic: Water & Candle Ritual

December gets its name from the Latin decem for “ten” because it used to be the tenth month of the Roman calendar before our modern 12-month calendar.

This month is marked by the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Snow falls on land and ice freezes the waters. However it is a time for rejoice and renewal because of the holiday season and Yule or the Winter Solstice, when the return of the Sun God is celebrated

December’s Full Moon Spell 🌕

This ritual is a symbolic act to channel your energy, where mind, soul, emotion, and body align with a purpose, in the same direction. 

Full Moon spells are an exercise of consciousness, so focus on your most precious asset: your energy. Feel free to modify this ritual and adapt it to your personal journey by deciding on an intention before you begin.

Full Cold Moon Water Ritual

Recipe by Francisco Huanaco

Cast this spell to connect with the rhythm of the season. The Cold Moon of December is a time of long nights and as we approach the Winter Solstice we honor the Sun alongside the Moon.

Ingredients

  • 1 1 Yellow or purple candle

  • 1 1 Glass of water

  • 1 1 Candle holder

How to cast the spell

  • Pour clean water into a clear glass and place it on a windowsill or altar, preferably where you can see the Full Moon.
  • Take the glass of water with both hands and say:Full Moon chant
  • Light your candle and place it safely next to the glass of water, as you say:Full Moon chant
  • Look at the full moon or close your eyes and imagine its radiant glow. State your intention, or simply say: “I am grateful for everything good that flows in my life”.
  • Drink the water and as you do this, imagine how it cleanses every cell in your body, filling you with the power of your intention.
  • Meditate alongside your candle and focus on the hopes and desires you have on this Full Cold Moon night.
  • Close your ritual by saying:
    “Hail and Farewell, and merry shall we meet again.”

Notes

  • Always practice Candle Safety when working with candles.
  • 🖨️ Scroll down to find a printable version of this spell.

After the ritual, put out the candle and continue to burn it safely during the following days. Take the time to meditate daily as you focus on your intent and divine spark.

Printable Page: Full Moon Spell

This PDF version comes with a transparent background so you can print it on any kind of paper you want and add it to your own Book of Shadows. You need to Log in to download it. Find more printable grimoire pages.

Full Cold Moon Spell
Full Cold Moon Spell

Spiritual Meaning of the Full Cold Moon

December’s Full Moon gets its name because it appears on nights long and cold, due to the proximity of winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. In this phenomenon, the plane of the orbit of the Moon around the Earth is close to coinciding with the plane of Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

See also: Cold Moon Journaling Ritual

During the long winter months, it’s important to build hope and manifest healing. Spiritually, the Full Moon is a guiding light to empower and acknowledge our spiritual journey. Tying together the energy of the season and lunar time helps increase the power of your rituals. 

Just like the Moon, Sun and planets make alignments, you are also an entire universe, and you receive unique alignments that are just for you. So follow your intuition and enjoy a Full Moon ritual as a magical act of power to attract what you want in your life.

What to do on the Full Cold Moon?

Focus on inner work and shadow work. What traits of your personality are lurking inside which no longer serve you or are no longer needed? What traits can they be replaced with?

Think of something you’re in denial of and then write about it. How long have you been in denial of this thing?

Practice Magical Journaling. Choose one thing you’re grateful for about yourself and write that down too. Pick a good trait that you’re proud of. Be spontaneous and write as many words as you can. 

A Full Moon ritual can be a great way to reconnect with the rhythms we share with all life under the stars. It can also be a powerful tool to align with the ebb and flow of energy as we seek to foster a life of our dreams and release the things that hold us back.

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