January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

The Full Moon in January is the Wolf Moon.

It is named after howling wolves. Because it is during this month when the wolves howl the most.

This full moon also goes by the names:

 

  • Moon After Yule
  • Old Moon 
  • Ice Moon 
  • Snow Moon 

 

In January, the nights are long and dark, and many of us are trying to stay warm. In many parts of the world, it usually snows, which is why it’s also called the Snow Moon.

Some of the native tribes of North America called this time the Wolf Moon, because this was when the wolves would howl for they were hungry.

January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon
This time of year, we’re all feeling a bit slow and “off” as our bodies adjust to chillier temperatures. It could really get depressing since the days are shorter and it’s just one of the gloomier months.

Magick of any kind can be quite a slog during this month. If you could just wake up to Summer, you would. But of course, that’s not realistic.

As a witch, you owe it upon yourself to still keep on with the magick in the colder months just as you did during the summer months.

As the winter forces you to stay in, this allows you time to reflect and think deeply about how you want to live your life moving forward.

January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon
The full moon for the month of January is especially meaningful for those who have the wolf as their spirit animal.

The forces are strong under this moon so if the wolf isn’t your spirit animal, are there any qualities of the wolf that you would like to have for yourself? Would you like to strengthen your bond with the wolf?

You can center your magick around such.

January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

Pentacle of the Moon from The Moonlight Shop

Wolf Moon Magick

This is a good time to work on magick to develop your inner self, and advance spiritually, develop your intuition and wisdom, and becoming closer to the Divine.

Meditate and think about what it is you really want out of life. Do your best to overcome your lethargy and focus on your magick.

This is a month of simplification. Set aside everything you don’t need and give them away. Don’t let anything that you don’t need to occupy space in your life.

Do the same thing on a spiritual and emotional level -- teach your mind to let go of the things that are creating excess baggage for your spirit and soul.

January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

The correspondences for this month are:

Colors: Black and white, silver
Gemstones: Hematite
Trees: Birch, Hazel
Gods: Inanna, Freyja
Herbs: Thistle, nuts and seeds, marjoram
Element: Air

January Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

Pentacles from The Moonlight Shop

 



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