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Find the December Cold Moon phases for 2014—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

Full Moon Names

December's Full Moon is called the Full Cold Moon. It is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.

This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.

See all Full Moon names and their meanings.

If a snowstorm begins when the moon is young, it will cease at moonrise.

Moon Phase Dates 2014

All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.

 
Full Moon: December 6, 7:27 A.M.
 
Last Quarter: December 14, 7:51 A.M.

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New Moon: December 21, 10:36 P.M.

First Quarter: December 28, 1:31 P.M.  

For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.

Best Days in December 2014

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in December.

For Harvesting:

  • Aboveground crops: 3, 4, 30, 31
  • Belowground crops: 13, 14

For Setting Eggs:

  • 5, 6, 14

For Fishing:

  • 1-6, 21-31

See Best Days for more activities.

Share your thoughts about this month's Moon below!

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Comments

Why are the comments saying

By scuffy on December 2

Why are the comments saying the best time to cut hair is at full and new moon. But the almanac picks days not on a full or new moon?

Hi Scuffy, The Almanac

By Almanac Staff on December 2

Hi Scuffy,

The Almanac believes that cutting the hair during a waxing Moon (between new and full) encourages growth. Cutting the hair during a waning Moon (between full and new) discourages growth. The very best days to cut hair to encourage growth in Dec. are 3, 4, 30,31. Very best days to cut hair to discourage growth are Dec. 15 and 16.

See our best days chart at

http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

 

Can someone ease tell me if

By danniep

Can someone ease tell me if there's a certain time of the day to get her cut with new moon?

Hair should be cut while the

By annette143 on December 12

Hair should be cut while the Moon is increasing. For beauty it should be in Taurus or Libra, and if applying to a harmonious aspect of Venus, so much the better. For luxuriant growth it should be in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces. Treatments to increase growth should be started while the Moon is increasing in Scorpio, subsequent treatments while increasing in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.
that is from The Brotherhood of Light Lessons by C.C.Zain published by www light [dot] org

See our Best Days timetable

By Almanac Staff

See our Best Days timetable for best times to get your hair cut: http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

My mother looked at my face

By lili Safayan

My mother looked at my face when she would look at the moon on the day of the first moon for good luck.

I knew the Solstice was on

By daisyrothschild

I knew the Solstice was on its way, (beginning of summer, not winter, if you think about it... all the days start getting longer from this point out-- how's that for a cheery thought?) but I had forgotten the lore about 'hair cuts!' Yesterday I had scheduled, weeks ago, the major trimming for our huge trees, esp. the apples, which you can't trim until after several hard freezes. Well my trees should grow full and fill out this next year, they say, and the wood peckers sure are excited today. The moon last night was spectacular, the night creatures all bathed in blue.

In many traditions things are

By FlowerGirl22

In many traditions things are cut on the full moon because living things sre at their fullest. For example native tribes in Mexico harvest roots for medicine on full moon b/c the plant is full, the moon pulls on it the same as the tides, the same as a woman's cycle etc. it would make sense that hair and nails are the same.

Full Moon for fullness , new

By ggmelton

Full Moon for fullness , new moon for growth.

My mother used to clip the

By Marsha Terry

My mother used to clip the ends of my hair during a full moon. It always grew back richer and fuller.

thank you for this it saved

By ivy vega

thank you for this it saved me time because im not getting up @ 4 am to look @ it who am i kidding i am

On average everyone's hair

By ggmelton

On average everyone's hair grows 6" a year -1/2" a month. I trim/cut my hair on the new moon. It is to my knees. Here is what I know- Hair won't grow if you are not eating enough protein -or use too much heat from chemicals or blow drying. Remember - also can't trim or cut hair faster than it grows. so keep it in good condition so you need to trim only a few inches a year.

When is the best time to get

By Lila Prasad

When is the best time to get your hair cut Is it during the period from the full moon to the last quarter of moon

Is it true to have your hair

By Lila Prasad

Is it true to have your hair cut on the full moon cycle and when are those days thanks

Astrologists believe that

By Almanac Staff

Astrologists believe that there are best days by the Moon for certain activities. See the dates for this month for cutting hair: http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

My grandmother trimmed my

By TLC

My grandmother trimmed my sister & my hair on the new & full moon from the time we were very little girls. We had very long & very thick braids. I still trim mine on the moon phase. It truly works.

But is it d day time or

By reshma

But is it d day time or evening or nite time. Bcoz i had my hair cut a year bak but no growth. Can u please specify if i just hav to chek the full mon calendar days or i hav to c dat d moon cycle is completed in the evening b4 i tke my hair cut. Thnx

I was a hairdresser for

By Cheroki

I was a hairdresser for twenty plus years and I had many of my clients on the full moon cycle if they wanted thick hair and new moon if they wanted new growth. I was booked all the time with clients who swore it was working getting their hair cut with the moon cycles.

so what happens,is it good

By sky 678

so what happens,is it good luck or what?

Very interesting facts from

By Cross Country Man

Very interesting facts from the Farmer's Almanac which according to old timers is more accurate in its weather preditions than the U.S. Weather Service!

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