Full Moon for December 2019 Arrives on 12/12 at 12:12 – What Does It Mean?

December's Cold Moon turns 100% full on 12/12 at 12:12 a.m. Eastern Time. That's a lot of 12s! Should those living in the Eastern Time Zone buy a lottery ticket? Or get married? We explain.

If you checked your copy of the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac, page 150 (December 2019 calendar page), or our Moon Phase calendar online, you saw that December’s Cold Moon turns 100% full on December 12th (12/12) at 12:12 a.m. Eastern Time. That’s a lot of 12s! Should those living in the Eastern Time Zone buy a lottery ticket? Or get married?

The Number 12 in Numerology

According to numerology, the number 12 has some interesting meanings, and symbolizes completion. According to NumerolgySecrets.net:

“The number 12 is at the very end of the numerology spectrum, and it offers those who see it in their daily life the opportunity to … wrap up a certain life stage and situation before moving forward to bigger and better things. This number is like a curtain call that allows you to get your affairs together so you can benefit from the windfall that the universe is about to bestow on you.”

In Chinese numerology, 12 represents the harmony of the yin and yang: The number 1 is a yang number, ruled by the Sun and symbolizes independence and individualism. The number 2 is a yin number ruled by the Moon and represents symmetry and balance. Together they equal harmony. Which is why many couples choose to marry on dates with 12s in them.

For math nerds, the number 12 is considered a sublime number, one “that has a perfect number of divisors, and the sum of its divisors is also a perfect number.”

Other References to 12 

The number 12 is significant in these 12 ways:

1. The “Twelve Days of Christmas,” start on December 25 and runs through January 5th.

2. Twelve is associated with the heavens—12 months and 12 zodiac signs.

3. It’s a number widely used in the Bible—the number of apostles, the Tribes of Israel, etc.; In the book of Revelation, there are 12 gates and 12 angels.

4. The number of hours on a clock face is 12.

5. Twelve is the number of members on a jury.

6. There are 12 stages of life in Buddhism.

7. The Ancient Greeks worshipped 12 major gods of Olympus.

8. Eggs come in packs of 12.

9. The average human has 12 ribs.

1o. The number of inches in a foot is 12.

11. There were 12 Knights of King Arthur’s Round Table.

12. We go through 12 grades in school.

And don’t forget: after the full Moon on the 12th, the next day is Friday the 13th!

Full Moon Lore

This month’s Moon goes by many names, including the full Cold Moon, the Long Night’s Moon, and the Moon Before Yule. Watch our video to learn the origin of these names:


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Informational but I still can’t find everything wonderful after losing our 8 year old on 12/12/97

annette guerrero

Thank you for this fun & informative article! I do, however feel sorry for the people who think that there is nothing of value in numerology&astrology, & no “meaning” in repeating numbers. If you study both, you see that they are languages that are ancient & right on point!

Robert Patterson

How can people be so ignorant. This is NOT the last full moon of the decade. WE STILL HAVE ONE MORE YEAR IN THIS DECADE. Why do people believe what they see on the internet. There are 10 years in a decade not 9. The new decade does not start until the end of the 10th year, how stupid can you be. The day you are born you are not 1 year old, you are not 1 year old until 365 days later. You do not call yourself 10 years old after your 9th birthday. You have not lived 10 years until you 11th birthday… I do not know how to make stupid people not stupid but I have to try.


12 has always followed me long before I was interested in numerology. My parents, all of my 4 children’s and my spouses birthdays add up to 12. Any address I have ever lived in added up to 12. One particular combination is on important papers of mine more than once. My father was born on 12/11 and left this plane on 12/12. I on the other hand add up to 8.

Cheryl VanMaasdam

44 years ago my husband proposed to me and I said Yes!

elizabeth hillestad

very interesting! I am also a 12/12 baby

Susan Higgins

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

Susan Higgins

Thanks, Gregory, glad you enjoyed it!

Gregory Michaud

That was a great read I enjoyed it alot


Very good information, thank you. I am 12/06/1964. I am very much aligned with positive life experiences and opportunities at the moment. Can’t wait to see what this full moon manifests for me

Peggy S Courtney

My granddaughters birthday is 12/21 which going backwards is 12/21


Confused, because the calendar they link to says the full moon is tonight:


But on a different page they say 12/12? Which is it?

Susan Higgins

Hi Q. When the time of the moon falls so close to midnight, you may see it toggle between two dates on the calendar. Because the moon turns 100% full at a precise moment that only lasts an instant, the full moon chart picks one date over another.

Heather Simpson

My birthday is 12/12/68
I look at the clock and see 12:12 A LOT!!
On 12/12/12 I had a great birthday party starting at 12:12 in the afternoon. It was a Wednesday and all my friends were there…oh, what fun we had!
I l-o-v-e my birthday! It’s so magical!
Happy Birthday to my fellow 12/12 brothers and sisters! Unite in light~peace

Machele Powell

Diane you are wrong full moon on dec 12 new moon on dec 26.


Proof is in the pudding, just look to the sky. If it’s just shy on the left, it’s a waxing moon. Look today before the 12th.
Good luck


Proof is on the pudding, just look to the sky. If it’s just shy on the left, it’s a waxing moon. Look today before the 12th.
Good luck


Actually, the full moon is on 12/12 at 05:12 UTC, which is 12:12 in Bangkok.

Joelle Bouchard

What is the significance of the next full moon happening at 12:12am on 12/12/19 and my daughter will turn 12 on 12/12/19 that same day?

Reginald D Clark

Interesting, I was born 12/12/66, and as we know 6+6 is 12 lol.

Carole Van Weede

You missed that 2019 also comes to 12 …


I am a 12/12/55 person. Other notable 12/12 birthdays are Frank Sinatra, Connie Frances and Ed Kotch (mayor of NYC).


My Dear Mother in heaven was born 12/12/24

Darlene Fletcher

This was so interesting to read especially since I’ll turn 70 on December 12th. I didn’t know this was going to happen so I have to keep my eye to the shy, hope it’s not cloudy that night.


It means nothing…This is a happenstance due to the current system we use. Were we still using the Jullian calendar, it would not be at 12:12 nor would it be on the 12th. This isn’t the universe speaking…its just a random thing that appears due to choices several hundred years ago. Nothing biblical, celestial, or spiritual about it


Please figure this out because I will be 69 on Friday the 13th and believing in farmer’s Almanac I just want to have a good day

Karlene L Alvarez

Diane – In fact you have those reversed. The full moon is on the 12th and the new moon on the 26th. The Farmer’s Almanac is a great wealth of information. It hasn’t steered me wrong yet. Thank you for your comment. It has allowed me to use my verification skills.


Diane. Check your ( erroneous ) facts; then, back off on the negative comments, please.


The full moon is not Dec 26th, look at time and date or space dot com, Diane.


Dec full moon is on the 26rh. Rhe 12th is a new moon. So much for the farmer’s almanac

Susan Higgins

Hi Diane, we’re not sure which calendar you’re looking at but this month’s full Moon falls on the 12th. The new Moon is the 26th.

Susan Higgins

Bonnie, we think you’re on to something here! Yes!

Cheri Gifford

My granddaughter was born 12/12/2012

Bonnie Kelly

If your birthday is 21, would this also apply regarding Yin/Yang?


My 45th birthday. Also born on a Thursday the 12th.


I too, am a 12/12 baby, and always notice the clock at 12:12…have done this for as ling as I can remember.

Tina deVore

Very interesting ! Truely somthing to ponder on.

Clevie W Pritchard

Born on Dec. 12, 1945 at 12:20 PM.

Cynthia Grounds

Thanks for the info.

Marie Sneed

Very good clarification about the significance of numbers 12.
I enjoyed to know the things that connected to life experiences.
It does saying to me on how to conduct myself with diligence due to the pros and cons of Nature process of transmutation.
Therefore, I want to be in harmony with the movement of the planets since I am a living on Earth! I have to know how to make a difference when comes to understanding what it takes to functioning in a level of development. For me the influences of the Star has been obvious to me that it does affect our intelligence in a way of making the right decisions.
Thank you,

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