January’s Full Wolf Moon
Time: 3:48 pm PST /4:48 pm MST/ 6:48 pm EST
It’s January, the first month of the new year and on Monday, January 17th 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.
Our first full moon of the new year is in the cardinal water sign of Cancer. As such it can be an instigator and bringer of change. It is also a water sign and tends to be soft and receptive. Think of Cancer as the ultimate Mother figure of the star signs that want to see us grow while embracing our sensitivity and intuitive skills.
The January moon traditionally honored the Chinese deity Ch’ang-O, who was the goddess of the bed-chamber and the protector of children. Other goddesses for January are Freya, Inanna, Hera, and Sarasvati. To honor this moon try wearing colors of 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.
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