Moon Day 29
All traditions agree that this is an inauspicious day, Travel is not recommended, nor should you start anything with the aim of receiving [gain or material benefits]. Do only those things which are absolutely necessary at the moment, and get rid of anything useless.
Next Full Moon Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:
Colonial American: Christmas Moon
Chinese: Bitter Moon
American Indian (Cherokee): Snow Moon
American Indian (Choctaw): Peach Moon
American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Twelfth Moon
Celtic: Cold Moon
English Medieval: Oak Moon
Neo Pagan: Long Night Moon
Full Cold Moon (December)
This 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.
During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.