Magic of the Month
December is the last month of our year and as we bring the year to a close, we finish with the month of fire.
The element of fire symbolises energy, drive, passion and determination. This element of spontaneity, inspiration, intuition, and big passions. Like fire itself, people connected to this element they can flare up when inspired, making them seem very passionate about life.
Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign. It represents the Archer. Sagittarius are independant and strong willed. Walk their own path and are lovers of freedom. People under this star sign are often described to lack tact and empathy and hate to be told what to do.
The Chakra connected to the fire element is the Manipura Chakra, which is the third chakra and represents Vitality. Power, warmth, transformation, and light are all nurtured within this chakra which is situated in the solar plexus area, between the belly button and the lower ribs. When this chakra is balanced we feel energised, motivated and confident. This chakra is yellow in colour.
Check out the pose of the month, it can help to create space around your solar plexus area and hopefully release some tension within this area, bringing balance to your Manipura chakra.
The full moon in December is called the cold moon. This year it also takes the name 'Moon after Yule' because it falls after the solstice. This year the full moon will fall on the 30th of December and is the highest and brightest in the whole year.
Winter solstice will fall on the 21st December - this is when the North pole is at it's maximum tilt away from the sun. Our shorted day of the year, with the least amount of daylight hours. I love to acknowledge this day as it then means that our days will begin to get longer and brighter as we move from winter, back into Spring.
The New moon in this month will fall on the 14th December. This new moon in freedom loving Sagittarius, is believed by astrologers to be a time for dreaming about travel and also for planning studies. You will see these plans come into fruition on the Sagittarius full moon on the 26th May 2021.
Nature in this winter month becomes extremely quiet. Animals hibernate under hedgerows, sleeping through the colder days. Tucked away underground, protected from the harsh elements you have to look hard for signs of life, but they are there.