Full Moon for December 2019

The Full Cold Moon

January 2, 2019
Full Cold Moon - OFA

The Full Moon for December 2019 rises on the 12th! Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full Cold Moon. Learn why—and see more Moon facts and folklore.

Moon Phases for December 2019

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

First Quarter: December 4, 1:58 A.M.
Full Moon: December 12, 12:12 A.M.
Last Quarter: December 18, 11:57 P.M.
New Moon: December 26, 12:13 A.M.

When is the next Full Moon? See our Full Moon Dates chart.

December Full Moon Names

In Native American cultures which tracked the calendar by the Moons, December’s full Moon was known as the Full Cold Moon. It is fittingly associated with 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 because it occurs near the winter solstice—the day with the least amount of daylight.

See a full calendar year of full Moon names and their meanings.

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Best Days in December 2019

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

Cutting hair:

  • 19, 20

Quit Smoking:

  • 18, 22

Traveling for pleasure:

  • 15, 16

See Best Days for more activities.

Moon Folklore

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

Share your thoughts about this month’s Moon below!

Source: 

The Old Farmer's Almanac

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In many traditions things are

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.

My mother used to clip the

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

Full Moon for fullness , new

Full Moon for fullness , new moon for growth.

thank you for this it saved

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

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

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

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

Astrologists believe that

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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/bestday...

My grandmother trimmed my

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.

so what happens,is it good

so what happens,is it good luck or what?

I was a hairdresser for

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.

But is it d day time or

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

Very interesting facts from

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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