Prepare for the Full Moon on the Winter Solstice

As a wellness practitioner in the 70’s my main focus was the body. Then in the 80’s the scientific literature made it clear that the physical body could not be separated from the mind. So my focus became mind and body. In the 90’s we began to understand more fully the impact of emotions and spirit on physical and mental well being, so my focus expanded to include mind, body, spirit and emotions.

By 2000 it became quite apparent that our personal well-being could not be separated from the planet’s well-being, so my focus expanded to include the environment. We have known for a very long time that sun and moon have a direct impact on the planet and on us. And now my understanding of the environment is expanding to include the relationship between other planets in our solar system and us.

The Full Moon

One of the ways we can begin to pay attention to the larger environment is to be aware of the cycles of the moon. On December 21st we will experience a Full Moon on the Winter Solstice (the longest night of the year.) This full moon is a special one because it is not only Winter Solstice, but also an eclipse.

I love preparing for this kind of occasion and enjoy creating meaningful rituals for my family to help us stay in tune with nature. Below is a beautiful and powerful process that I learned from Loy at

I wanted to share it with you, too. Hope you enjoy it.  If you find value in this process, share it with a friend.  I love reading your comments! Please share if and how you will implement this information.

Moon Goddess’s Profound Full Moon December 2010

Expect the December Full Moon to be most profound this year. The Moon Goddess transmits her most illuminating broadcast just a few minutes after midnight at 12:13 am, PST on December 21. Don’t fret if you are not a night owl and will not be up to greet her. You will begin to receive her transmissions twelve hours prior or just a few minutes after high noon at 12:13 pm on December the 20. You might even like to create a ritual or attend a full moon ceremony on the night of the 20th leading up to the Moon Goddess’s exact full moon time. Like always, you will be able to bask in the Moon Goddess’s Full Moon energies for a full 24 hour period, only ending 12 hours after her most illuminating moment. That transpires at 12:13  pm, PST on December 21st.

Full Moon Occurs on Day of Winter Solstice

You will surely want to prepare for this Full Moon, permitting the Moon Goddess’s energies to lead you right into your sixth sense. Just three hours after the Moon Goddess finishes sending her transmissions to awaken your extra sensory perception, the Winter Solstice occurs at 3:38 pm, PST. You want your consciousness most receptive, welcoming the Winter Solstice energy to shine its light into the darkness part of you. It reveals the light within you that can transform even your deepest sense of inadequacy. If you’ve prepared, you will fully appreciate why this occasion is called the time of Rebirth.

How to Prepare for Both Full Moon and Winter Solstice

As December 21 is both the Full Moon time and the Winter Solstice, you can prepare for both of them at the same time in the same way. There are two predominant energies being transmitted to us always, one is Love which pulls you in. That is where we get the saying, fall in love. Love energy pulls you into the inner realms. Will is the other predominant energy which is better understood as strength. This Will energy pushes us outward, to manifest, to move into action.

Use Love Energy to Prepare

You want to utilize Love or the pull-in energy to prepare you three days prior to New or Full Moon as well as the Equinoxes or Solstices. With this preparation, the Moon Goddess transmissions move you in even deeper into your sixth sense, where you can just know, there’s no mind involved.

Three Days Prior – Prepare Your Physical Body – December 18

You do not use your strength to pound the ground. Gentleness is the key. Prepare your physical body through soothing, loving movements to be receptive to the upcoming energies. A nice soothing bath, massage, chiropractic adjustment, a gentle flowing walk or stretching exercise, sauna or steam are all most appreciated by your body. Eat much lighter today. Setting the table with beautiful place mats, using your good china just for you even, and candle light will definitely get you in the mood for the next days ahead. There is no set right or wrong way, be as creative as you like just keeping in mind, you are having a love affair with your body today, giving it extra special attention awakening its receptivity, transforming any resistance.

Two Days Prior – Prime Your Emotional Nature – December 19

Acceptance is always what is needed if you want your emotions to be receptive to anything new. As the Moon Goddess brings us new energies each and every month, you will get your feelings to allow in these energies, if you develop a relationship between your emotional nature and the Full Moon today. Take her, your emotional nature, outside and walk under the moonlight or if it’s too cold, look out through the window and look at her beauty. Then talk to your emotional nature, tell her what’s beautiful about her also. And forgive her for any uneven or out of control emotions during this last month. And let her have a good cry if she’s been overwhelmed, it is very cleansing today.

One Day Before – Inspire Your Mind – December 20

You are now looking to focus your mind, get yourself ready to move into action, into the outer world. You want to pull in your mind, not hold it steady but start the unfolding, receptive part. Inspiring music is usually the best conductor to unlock any rigidity, any negativity. Again there is no right or wrong method, music or sound might not be what inspires you. It could be finding inspirational quotes, watching an inspirational movie, it matters not, but you want your mind inspired to receive the Full Moon energies. Praising your mind for its problem solving abilities, its ability to come up with plans is always good today.

New Moon, Full Moon or Solstice

As much as you can, be in silence and just receive. Any transmission that you can translate into words, do so and definitely write them down. Or maybe you will just doodle, draw circles or arrows which are helpful to then translate the energy into words. Try to feel the pull-in energy being transmitted by the Moon Goddess, and if you cannot, then “fake” it. In other words, create a fantasy where you are feeling, receiving which can often connect you, allowing you to truly receive. “Prime the pump” as they say.

Will Energy Takes Over

Once you have received the Moon Goddess’s energies, and this year the Winter Solstice energy as well, you then use Will or your strength to integrate and implement these energies.

First Day Afterward – Focus Your Mind – December 22

Now you can meditate, focus your mind. It is time to make plans, get clear on what you received. If for some reason your mind is a blank, you do not know what you received, then you can never go wrong, coming up with a plan of how to be more successful in your life for the next two weeks in your profession, how you support yourself. And if you have relationship challenges, come up with a plan how to resolve it.

Two Days Later – Rev Up Your Passion – December 23

Your emotions do the selling; create the passion for your mind’s plans so people will be receptive and buy. So rev up your passion today which is your charisma and shine on the plans you made yesterday for implementing this energy into your life in a positive way.

And since emotions are also about people, passionately let those meaningful people in your life know they are special to you today by telling them what you truly appreciate about them.

Three Days After – Time for Physical Action – December 24

Alright, it is time to start implementing, and you very well may need to use the virtue of discipline to get you started and keep you going. Now you can pound the ground, be as physically strong as you want to be. You have until the next New Moon to implement what you received this month.

The Moon Goddess and the Winter Solstice don’t have such a close relationship often, so take full advantage of their energies by preparing, receiving and implementing. Then you’ll have a tailwind of energies propelling you toward being successful in all your endeavors.

About the Author
Loy is an accomplished astrology researcher and practitioner; relationship specialist and published author. Sign up for her FREE Zodiac signs and forecasts newsletter. Use the monthly energies to enhance your relationships and daily life. Visit Loy at

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4 Comments on Prepare for the Full Moon on the Winter Solstice

  1. paula
    December 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

    it’s also a total lunar eclipse! high magic is afoot! start gazing around 1a.m ish, the show should be rolling by 1:30- enjoy all that is offered and give thanks because it’s all good! ( i read that both events solstice and eclipse for 456 years!) let the howling begin.

  2. barbara stanny
    December 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm (8 years ago)

    I LOVED this Deb…thanks so much for sharing all this fabulous info. Now I know what to do next week to harness this powerful energy. Thanks! xoxo Barbara Stanny

  3. suzi banks baum
    December 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm (8 years ago)

    This is brilliant! I love the preparations. My Moon Circle, which has been meeting for 12 years or so, on the full moon- we have a Solstice Party every Winter Solstice. We have a spiral of greens created in my backyard, in to which we each walk quietly, winter snow on the ground…moonlight…singing from the rest of the group on the wind. We quietly light candles from the center of the spiral, then as we exit the spiral, place our candles there. It is a tremendously powerful gathering for us. We end the evening with a potluck meal and sharing circle- poems, songs, music, whatever moves us. This gathering also includes our spouses and kids, so it is a very special time. This year, we are gathering on the 22nd. I will share this great post with my Moon Sisters. And, delight in knowing there are many others, preparing and receiving…enjoying this deep quiet Solstice. Blessings to you all! Love, S

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