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Here's How December's Full Moon Will Challenge You

By Jessica Williams & Susan K. Edwards

On December 18th, we greet the full Cold Moon. Her name, given by the Mohawk Indians, refers to the gripping and frigid conditions typically seen this time of year.

While last year's Cold Moon was a period of taking time to pause and reflect, this year's Cold Moon challenges us to awaken our passions as a way to remain optimistic and productive. In the next 30-day cycle, we are challenged to rediscover and recharge ourselves.

One place to start is to rediscover what drives you? Consider revisiting the passions, hobbies, and joys in life that you may have let slip away this last year. Spend time in prayer, meditation, or journaling to rediscover your spiritual and worldly purposes.


  • Dust off your journal and create a new entry

  • Light a candle and settle with a hot tea, coffee, or chocolate

  • Attend a holiday service at your place of worship

  • Tune into a holiday movie or live stream service

Let's Get Physical

Indulge in your physical senses this winter. Enjoy the twinkling lights on your tree. The smell of fireplaces burning throughout the neighborhood. Feel the bite of the crisp, frosty air on your face. Reconnect with your physical body and find joy in the smaller things in life.


  • Take a hike

  • Walk the dog in a different area around the neighborhood

  • Go birding with the family

  • Build a snowman, go sledding, or ice skating - enjoy the cold

  • Do some yard work

  • String the outside lights and holiday decor

Refresh Your Crystals

Be sure to take this opportunity to charge your crystals in windowsills or in a safe place in your garden. (Be sure to warm them up slowly when you bring them back inside.) Your healing stones will store the psychic vibrations of the Cold Full Moon and this will maximize their benefits.


  • Cleanse your crystals with your favorite method

  • Recharge them under the full moon energy

  • Reset your altar or sacred space

Spotlight Crystal - Garnet

Garnet purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate, making it the perfect crystal to carry with you on this journey.

The Rock Shop, sells healing crystals, books, aura cleansing salt soaps, aura scrubs, aromatherapy, and candles for any of your ritual needs. Contact the shop or stop in for more info. Susan is a Licensed Spiritual Healer Life Coach, Reiki Master, Certified Ho’ Oponopono Instructor, and Light Worker. She and her husband own the Nice Rock Shop at 311 Broadway Street, Paducah KY. Subscribe to her YouTube channel, Nice Rock Shop, follow her on social media, or contact her at The website is

©Copyright 2021, Susan K. Edwards

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