Full Wolf Moon – January 26, 2013

Full Wolf Moon – January 26, 2013

Full Wolf Moon: Jan 26, 10:39 P.M. (CST) is at 7º Leo 24′

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Full Wolf Moon in Leo

It’s a Wild Leo Full Wolf Moon

The January Full Moon is also known as North Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon, Earth Renewal Moon, Turtle Clan Moon, White Road Moon, Cold Moon, Snow Goose People Moon, Birch Moon.

We prefer to call it the Wolf Moon here at the Eye. Wolf sings out in the night, calling to other wolves, defining territory, and celebrating the moon’s light; much like some of us do in circle. We also are more aware of the wolf, because Minnesota is its territory. Ely Minnesota is the home of the International Wolf Center.

With this full moon, the wildness abounds. The wolf howls, but the lion roars.

Sekhmet Loose Ritual Incense

Sekhmet Loose Ritual Incense

This full moon is in Leo, the lion’s sign, which means the sun is in Aquarius.

Aquarius is about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. When we tune in to the universe, and work with others, we become not just our own limited ego, but a force which can shape communities, and shift the direction we are going, from a downward spiral more up and out towards our ideals. Leo is about self-empowerment through creative leadership. It is a good time to call on Sekhmet, the Lion-Headed Goddess of Egypt. Her name is derived from the Egyptian word “Sekhem” (which means “power” or “might”).  Sekhmet was known as both a warrior goddess and a patron of healers, as both a creative and destructive force; but above all, she is the protector of Ma’at (balance or justice) and referred to as “The One Who Loves Ma’at and Who Detests Evil.” So if your cause is to help bring things into balance, you can call on her to protect your endeavor. Leo energy does not benefit a back-seat driver, but gives strength to a true leader who steps out in front, being that quiet example which inspires others to make their own changes.

Just one step out of your comfort zone, with a clear vision of things to come, can shape your whole year.

You know people who have dared and stepped out and become your inspiration. Your vision can be small things or large. Remember that the smallest nut can grow into a great tree, exploding with life and shelter for others. With the Sun in Aquarius, and the full moon shining through all your pockets of shadow, meditate and look for what is revealed, even if it seems a little nutty.

What gifts do you set aside, what enthusiasms do you dampen, what would make you leap out of bed to start a new day? What can you do for family, friends and community?  These are world-changing times, and the world changes one life at a time. The only world you can really change is your own. This is where Leo comes in. Make that simple change or that great one, and see where it leads. Look at other leaders and mentors, to see how they blaze paths and invite others.

As a caution, be aware this is also a time of obstacles and the occasional overreaching misstep. The start of any journey worth taking often has challenges and unforeseen circumstances we must deal with.  But the key is to know that your vision is true. Don’t worry about the steps not being what you expected. Think about a life or career that is most authentic for you. We too often ignore our own individual, quirky gifts, when that is exactly what we should put forward. Freedom is an Aquarian touchstone. Just remember to include the community aspect for a full Aquarian boost.

January Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual & Potluck

Leos love celebrations, so on the full moon, be sure to kick up your heals and have some serious fun.

Besides, this full moon is on a Saturday Night! Our Lady of Celestial Fire is hosting an open full moon circle at the Eye, but if that’s not your style, definitely plan a night out or in with friends. The full moon on the 26th kicks off a three-day flow of energies and revelations as the Sun trines Jupiter and Uranus in a focusing triangle.  This dynamo of creative energy reflects off the Leo moon to poor down on us all. Be open to receive insight and inspiration, pay attention to your dreams, and keep your aura tuned and ready for synchronicity and chance encounters.

Finally, be ready for the wonders to poor forth until Jupiter stations Direct on the 30th after being retrograde since early October. You may notice a lull in the energy and momentum, but just sit back and wait a minute. The scene is changing and the stage is getting set for a new act as the Moon enters Virgo on the 28th Monday evening. Then it’s time to get organized and get going on all the practical details of your grand plan, and you can move forward after getting all charged up by this wild Leo Full Wolf Moon.

“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”— George Carlin

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Full Moon in Taurus: Oct 29

Full Moon in Taurus: Oct 29

Full Hunter’s Moon

06° 48′ Taurus – Monday, Oct 29, 2:50 P.M. Central

Taurus Full Moon

Full Moon in Taurus

October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon, the Dying Moon, or the Blood Moon. Traditional cultures worldwide have festivals to celebrate the October Full Moon such as:

  1. The Disirblot of Freyja, Norse Goddess. This moon marks the begining of the Winter season. On this night, great family feasts were held which featured foods sacred to the Autumn deities.
  2. The Aztecs and Toltecs celebrated The Festival of Ciuateotl, the snake woman goddess to appease the Goddess of strife, misfortune, and labor whose name means ‘the great bath of sweat’.

Taurus Full Moon Energy

Manifestation, Healing, Security

Prosperity Affirmation CandleOctober brings a serious manifestation moon; however, it also some serious security and stability points of interest. This moon in both Taurus and 2nd house means a lot of root chakra concerns, so any insecurities we have could be augmented. The thing to do is feel the feeling, and then address it. This is an ideal moon to sit down with the focused intention to shift your footing or position in areas in your life where you feel unstable, disconnected or rootless.

With the fixed Taurus moon tightly trine Pluto in Capricorn, it is the perfect time to blast open any feelings of instability or insecurity we might be dragging along from our past. This will open up the future to one of choice rather than one based on habit.

Steady Work Hoodoo Candle

Steady Work Hoodoo Candle

Taurus the bull is tenacious and consistently seeks security, if you combine this dig-in-your heals energy with commitment and a clear intention, whatever you begin will have sure footing and be hard to stop.

What are your emotional survival tactics? Are you reacting rather than acting? It’s a perfect  time to assess your habits and make a conscious choice to move in a different direction, especially if you need to shift from a glass half-empty to a glass not-only half-full, but overflowing. You can shift your relationship with manifest reality to one of security and abundance.  The key is to be clear, be focused, and invoke all your senses. [Read more…]

New Moon 2° 32′ Capricorn – Dec 24, 2011

Capricorn is the embodiment of maturity and common sense; of hard work, plain speaking, self-discipline, and taking responsibility. The prudent and cautious side of the Capricorn nature can be taken to extremes, so it’s best to maintain another good trait of Capricorn… a sense of humor.

New Moon with Capricorn Glypth24 December 2011, at 12:06 PM Central Daylight Time

Use the steady strength of Capricorn to turn towards the concept of freedom within a stable framework.

This is not to say that there won’t be obstacles, or that the way is easy or direct.  Just look at the Capricorn glyph.  It falls, it dips, it goes over and around obstacles, but it does keep going.  This is about climbing mountains, step-by-step, over rocky and sometimes uncertain terrain.

Start with realistic expectations, so when roadblocks come, you can adapt.

Responsibility

This is where we  find an important and much needed Capricorn trait: responsibility. You may think, well, I’m a Gemini or Scorpio.  But each and every one of us has a Saturn in our  charts, we all have Capricorn as well – those two ask us for one thing: to be responsible for our actions, for our speech, and even our thoughts as well.

With the New Moon in Capricorn, we can draw on those steadying aspects. Think of the positive traits of the sign of Capricorn, the Goat: disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant, tenacious and resourceful.
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True Will

It is time to figure out the difference between will and whim.  When you know and follow your True Will, your Highest Calling, you can climb mountains or do whatever it is you are meant to do.  Following whims or fads will just get you going… here, there and everywhere.

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Prepare for the future with what you have at hand. Don’t wait for someone else to make things  better or easier or give you a break. In this new moon do yourself a favor, don’t wait for anyone else to lead you, take responsibility over your own life.

Ask Yourself These Four Things

What no longer serves me? Release it, let it go.

What have I been avoiding? Face it, take at least one action step.

What really matters most?  Make the time for it.

Image source: Library of Congress

What would Grandma or Grandpa do in my situation? Okay, maybe your Grandma was a Burlesque star in the 1920’s, and Grandad ran a Speakeasy, but I bet they learned a thing or two along the way about stick-to-itiveness.  Perhaps it’s just me, but I feel like earlier generations didn’t just wait for someone else to give them a sign or a leg up or anything.

They had a dream, made a plan,  and went at it.

They learned from the school of hard knocks.

They walked 3 miles to school through snow drifts.

Uphill.

Both ways!

How Capricorn is that?

Or pick another role model of mature experience to guide you. Just pick someone you can readily identify with rather than Mother Teresa or the Dalai Lama.

What would they do in your situation?  How would they rework their life?

Focus on practical and attainable long-term goals, work on developing maturity and common sense, prepare for the future, make commitments and recognize responsibilities, and nurture your dreams in a realistic manner.

Mountain Goat Image

If he can do it... why can't we?

These qualities are often cast as boring, but the best mountaineers sweat the details, the mundane. Climbers do all they can to ensure their survival, they start small and learn the right  techniques, but they don’t stop with learning or practice. They climb, each step taking them closer to their goal.

Burlesque stars do the same thing.

Or fine jewelry makers, or great bosses, or brilliant students, yoga teachers, parents, friends or lovers.

Now is the Time

The Capricorn New Moon is aspected by Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto emphasizing our readiness for taking a giant step forward on our path. Setting goals for ourselves allows us to focus on what really matters. With this potent Capricorn energy, we have the chance to make important, and lasting, changes in our lives.

Pluto is conjunct the Capricorn New Moon. He will draw things up to the surface from the bottom of your subconscious. Whether it’s an issue you need to deal with, or some dream you had forgotten, make sure you take the time to listen to what your True Will tells you and take responsibility.

Suggestions For Your Altar

Candles

Success Affirmation Candle

Click on image to view Success Affirmation

  • Success Blessed Herbal Affirmation Candle
    Use for success and victory through self-mastery. Determination, courage, wisdom, vitality and a little luck combine to clear the way towards Victory.Triumph over what is blocking you – external conflicts, inner struggles, bad habits or financial/personal success.
  • Success Blessed Herbal Votive Kit
    A Triad of Emotional Balance, Vision Quest and Stability. Success is measured with the level of happiness experienced while creating and living your dreams. Let this triad of candles help you identify, love and manifest your dreams and goals.
  • Healing Moon Candle for Wholeness, Mastery and Recovery.  Master your well-being by tuning into your personal needs and fulfilling them. So light the Healing Moon Candle at any time of the lunar cycle or wheel of the year when you seek mental, spiritual or physical renewal; tap into centuries of wisdom for recovery; and fill your life with the Magic and Mysticism of Mother Moon.

Incense

Both of these exquisite Japanese Incense blends by Shoyeido include Benzoin as one of the ingredients. Benzoin is known for its ability to “melt away” blockages. Used in ancient times to drive away evil spirits.

Sapphire Devotion Incense by Shoyeido

Sapphire Devotion Incense

Stones

  • Citrine is a gemstone famous for its positive energy, promoting success in business and relationships.
  • Yellow Jasper
  • Sunstone

Ritual tips for the New Moon:

This is the time for starting plans, projects or relationships. With new moon in Capricorn, it is especially helpful for long-term planning, think practical, taking responsibility, stepping up and dealing with authority or business.

Don’t try to do everything on the day of the New Moon.  That’s when you work on your plan – From new to first trine-about 2 1/2 days after first quarter is best for planning. Then, do ritual.  Two and a-half to three days after New moon is one of thee most powerful times to work ritual or otherwise work energetically on a new goal or venture.

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Looking up and looking forward:

  • Dec 24, 2011 12:06 PM New Moon
  • Dec 25, 2011 Jupiter Direct
  • Jan 1, 2012 12:15 AM First Quarter Moon
  • Jan 9, 2012 1:30 AM Cancer Full Moon
  • Jan 16, 2012 3:08 AM Last Quarter Moon
  • Jan 23, 2012 1:39 AM New Moon

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