- The full moon on December 12, 2019, will be the last of this decade and will fall on 12/12 at 12:12 a.m. in Quebec.
- Between the significance of the number 12, the fact that it's a Gemini full moon, and the notion of there being a "planetary kiss" happening at the same time - this article is bound to convince you to look up at the sky tonight.
- Get all the details about this special full moon below!
I should start off by saying I am no astronomer, just a little witchy at times. But, I am most definitely a lover of the sky and what it signifies for us down here on the Earth. Whether or not you believe the astrology behind tonight's Gemini full moon doesn't matter much - unless you want to embrace the clarity it is said to bring. But the sky? We can all agree that's real. So, you should set aside a few minutes to watch as the final full moon of December 12, makes its way up the eastern horizon in the sky during sunset tonight.
This means that although the moon will be at its fullest at 12:12 a.m. on December 12, 2019, it will be the prettiest to look at during sunset for us in North America. The sun will set in Montreal on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 4:10 p.m. — so plan accordingly!
This final full moon of the decade is going to be a "cold moon." And, while one may assume that term holds a deep meaning to it, at a base level, it simply means that it's taking place in December, the month where the cold truly begins to set in.
So, this moon is more than just special because it is the last one of the 2019 year, along with the entire decade, but because it's happening at the twelfth minute, of the twelfth hour, on the twelfth day, of the twelfth month. And, it's not the only thing happening in the sky at that time.
There are many spiritual significances attached to the number 12, but the one I find most relevant for this celestial occurrence is that 12 signifies completeness.
Although this idea has Biblical roots, I believe in its importance in secular thought. This is the final full moon of the decade, which means it is wrapping up the last ten years for us — bringing all our memories, anxieties, and concerns of the past 10 years to completeness.
To say we're not connected with space, at least in this context, would seem all too wrong to me.
So, take the coming of this full moon as a time for self-reflection on all that has happened this year and this decade, and prepare yourself for the new that is to come in 2020.
And if you thought the final full moon of the decade was cool enough on its own, there's more happening in the firmament tonight! Venus and Saturn will get so close to one another in the sky that some say they will have a "planetary kiss."
So, yes, love stories exist even for planets. This coming together of Venus and Saturn won't happen again until 2022, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for this celestial love affair.
And, to dig further into the meaning of the 12/12 12:12 full moon, it will be a Gemini full moon, which may mean nothing to some and a whole lot to many.
If you're wondering what a Gemini full moon is meant to signify, the Instagram account @sistersvillage explains it clearly: "It’s the perfect time to free yourself from the pain, burdens, heartache and anxieties you have held over this last decade. Bringing closure and balance into the new year."
So Montreal, tonight's moon will act as a cleanse for us all if we let it!
The best part? You won't need a telescope to see this unique full moon, you'll be able to see it with your own two eyes. The best way to do so is to get yourself set up in a secluded area without many lights around.
The first full moon of 2020, which will be known as a "wolf moon," will happen during the night of January 20. So, say your thanks to this cold moon for the great nights it shined on us throughout this decade, and prepare yourself for new beginnings as we wait for the upcoming wolf moon!