Cat’s Bits for Dec. 31- Jan 6, 2018: January’s Full “Wolf” Moon

CBP January

Cat’s Bits for Dec. 31- Jan 6, 2018


January Events:

Jan. 1: Happy New Year!

Jan. 1: Full “Cold” Moon at 9:24 pm EST

Jan.15: Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 16: New Moon at 9:17 pm EST

Jan. 19: Sun Enters Aquarius 10:09 pm EST

Jan. 21: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 31: Blue Moon and Lunar Eclipse at 8:27 am EST


January Correspondences:
Nature Spirits: Brownies and Gnomes
Sacred Herbs: Cones, Nuts, Holy Thistle, Marjoram
Colors: Blue-Violet, Black, White
Flowers: Crocus and Snowdrop
Tree: Birch
Animals: Coyote and Fox
Birds: Blue Jay and Pheasant
Power Flow: Sluggish, below the surface, beginning and conceiving. Protection and reversing spells. Conserving energy by working on personal problems that involve no one else. Getting your various bodies to work smoothly together for the same goals.
(Moon Magick, DJ Conway)
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January’s Full “Wolf” Moon
Monday, January 1, 2018 at
6;24 pm PST
7:24 pm MST
9:24 p.m. EDT

Welcome to January, the first month of the new year. On Monday, January 1st we celebrate the Wolf Moon. The Native Americans named this moon the Wolf Moon because during the long dark nights the wolves were hungry and would often howl outside the lodges of the people. Other names for this full moon include the Cold Moon, Winter Moon (Colonial), Holiday Moon (China), Quiet Moon (Celtic), Ice Moon (neo Pagan), Disting Moon, Moon of Little Winter and the Chaste Moon.

This year our January moon is in Cancer.  This may be an emotional time since Cancer deals with things on the emotional level. One of the keys to this moon lies in listening. If you can be a good listener you may learn some things about yourself and your own inner workings as well as helping someone else. We may also feel the need to stay close to home or if we are away from home become homesick. House blessings, comfort foods, comfy pajamas may also be on the docket.  This is also a wonderful time for introspection so don’t be afraid to get to know yourself or your Goddess a little better! This moon is a good time for magical workings involving hearth and home, as well as inner exploration, spiritual advancement and developing closer relations with your chosen deities.

The January moon traditionally honored the Chinese deity Ch’ang-O,  who was the goddess of the bedchamber and the protector of children. Other goddesses for January  include Freya, Inanna, Hera, Sinn and Sarasvati. To honor this moon try wearing the colors white, black and silver and adorning yourself with hematite, garnet, jet, onyx or chrysoprase.

The Full Moon itself offers  powerful energy for rituals of prophecy, divination and protection. Any spell-work that requires extra energy, such as finding a new job or healing serious conditions, is best begun during the full moon. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money and prophetic dreams.

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!




(C) L Bolotin/Cat

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by a “clowder” of cats.


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