January 21 marks this month’s full moon. Sometimes called the ‘Wolf Moon’ legend has it that it was given its name on account of the wolves that were heard howling during this time.
Why do wolves howl? We assume it is to communicate with the pack, to assign hierarchies and to connect with the energy of the collective group. The howling wolf energy of Januaries full moon in turn reminds us of the importance of community, about the nature of authentic communication and about our own desire to communicate our inner truth.
This full moon reminds us that words can be misleading unless they are spoken from the heart, and that, although we may want to take immediate action to communicate our needs, we should examine the intention behind our words before we speak.
Questions to ask ourselves before we speak:
- Is what I am about to say true?
- Is it helpful?
- Is it necessary?
This full moon reminds us that inspired and authentic communication requires ongoing self-inquiry and alignment with spirit.
“Mindfullness gives you time. Time gives your choices. Choices, skillfuly made, lead to freedom” – Henepola Gunaratana
Time For A Fresh Start
This month’s full moon is also a time for new beginnings and a time for releasing that which no longer serves. Take this as the perfect time to put aside the negative energies present in your life and start anew with fresh new thoughts and goals
We use this time for working protection magick and reversal spells. It is also a powerful time to practice any magick or rituals concerned with fertility and conception.
Full Moon Correspondences:
DIETIES: Freya, Inanna, Sarasvati, Hera, CH’ang-O, Sinn.
STONES: garnet, onyx, jet, and chrysoprase.
HERBS: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts and cones.
Moon In Leo
This month’s full moon takes place in the sign of LEO.
Full Moon Ritual
This is the perfect time to cleanse your space of negativity and psychic vampire energy. Cleanse your space with smoke, light a white candle and cast a circle of protection around yourself. You might also like to work with a protective crystal and a mantra to create a protective shield of energy.
*The Full Wolf Moon in Leo occurs on January 28th at 11:16AM PDT and 2:16PM EDT.