The final full moon of 2011 is one of alignment between three major forces: the sun, the moon, and the earth. December 10th, 2011 we have a total lunar eclipse occurring on the night of the full moon. Is it a sign, is there some significance or meaning?
The Moon Giveth, and the Earth Taketh Away
A total lunar eclipse can only happen when the earth, sun and moon are aligned in such a way that the earth blocks the light of the sun from reaching the moon. This can only happen on a full moon.
This occurrence dabbles into the never-ending alliance and opposition found in the yin-yang symbol. The moon is at its potential brightest, yet for 51 minutes it will cross behind the earth into darkness. Isn’t that life, with such great opportunity and so many chances that pass us by?
Astrology, Full Moons and Total Lunar Eclipse 2011
First let’s bring into the story the full moon and total lunar eclipse in December 2011. Follow this with the July 2011 full lunar eclipse and now within a year’s time we have a trio of events. All this in the years of binary numbers: 1/1/10, 1/10/10, 10/10/10, 1/1/11, and so on. What a way to lead into 2012.
A Moon By Any Other Name
There are many names for the December full moon. It has been known in early american days as the Christmas moon. In China it is the bitter moon. Branches of native americans have called it the peach moon, the snow moon, and the twelfth moon. Celtic called it the cold moon. A moon by any other name would be just as bright, aside from those 51 minutes in the shadow of the earth.
Leading to the 2011 Winter Solstice
This December 10th full moon in 2011 leads us 12 days later to the winter solstice. There we go leaping forward toward 2012. What does all this mean? Astrologically speaking it is said to be a time of letting go of old patterns and ways that no longer serve us, a change which many welcome with open arms. What follows? We will begin a journey that will last for months, one of greater acceptance of our own inner power. Bring it on, bring it on.
Have a wonderful December, and enjoy this full spectrum of the full moon, it’s total eclipse, the day of shortest light, and the gradual brightening as we approach 2012. As for the meaning of this celestial event, the world can turn, the planets shift, and there we are in the middle of it all.
Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse December 2011 © 2011 Ava Saadi, IntuitiveMeaning.com. About the author: Ava writes for a number of holistic and spiritual topics ranging from Bio-Available foods to Reiki Energy Healing.