January’s Full Moon (The Wolf Moon)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
9:16 pm PST / 10: 16 pm MST / 12:16 am EDT
It’s January and time for the first full moon of the new year, the Wolf Moon. 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.
It will also be a full lunar eclipse which adds a little extra power. The moon will be riding in the sign of Leo which reminds us of the important of accepting feedback from others and using it for self improvement. The addition of the full lunar eclipse brings awareness of relationships on all levels and life areas. it’s time to initiate change and welcome the opportunities that change brings.
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.
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 colors of white, black and silver and adorning yourself with hematite, garnet, jet, onyx or chrysophase.
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