This month's full moon offers us many different angles with which to work with it. We can use the energy of Cancer, which is the sign this moon will be in, the energy of Wolf, which is the name of the moon, and also just the incredible power and energy of the Full Moon. This ritual is very simplistic, as I was guided to keep it that way. Prepare today so that you have all the ingredients ready, please feel free to change it up as you are guided, and enjoy a lovely time with the moon tomorrow.
The January full moon is known traditionally as the Wolf Moon, but also has been called the Hunger Moon, or Cold Moon, and takes place on January 4th, 2015. This moon will be in the sign of Cancer, which means it could be an emotional moon, and since new moons are about releasing this should work well with releasing emotions that no longer serve you. Full moons tend to bring to a head that which has been bubbling beneath the surface, it can also bring up strong emotion based patterns that formed when we were younger. This is an opportune time to break those patterns down, and release them gently so we don’t keep repeating them. Think of this as a time to gain control over those worn out emotions that keep taking our energy, which could be better focused on new dreams and desires. As this is the first full moon of a new year, it is an excellent time to reinvigorate and energize ourselves. I feel this is a healing moon and if we use all the tools presented to us, we will be off on a clean new path for 2015.
For this full moon I have been guided that we should not work on writing out what we wish to release, but rather to honor the full moon with a small ceremony and ask that the energy of the moon work with us to help us realize what we need to release.
Start by preparing a cup of tea, good old regular orange pekoe tea with a splash of vanilla, a couple of drops of lemon and some honey. Next light a white candle, and ask your angels to be present;
“I ask that the angels in all directions to be with me now. Please assist me in realizing what no longer serves me, as I dream about the successes coming my way this year. Gently guide me to release them once realized, in harmony with my dreams. With love and light, realizing inner peace for myself, which serves the highest good of all, thank you!”
I would add a small wolf figurine if you have one or a picture if you don’t, to evoke the energy of the wolf to assist.
Wolf medicine assists with;
• Culling characteristics and behaviors that no longer serve you
• Cooperation over competition – the whole pack survives by working together
• Valuable new ideas, insights and teachings – pay attention to what is coming your way
• Maintaining self-esteem and integrity, trusting your inner knowing
While sipping your tea, think of all the successes you wish to enjoy this year, ask silently that the moon and gentle wolf medicine assist you in realizing what you will need to release in order for these successes to arrive. As you wind down your small, simple ceremony to give thanks to your family and friends. Both the sign of Cancer and Wolf are strong on the bonds of family, the family you were born into and the family you choose. Ask that they be with you and supportive of the year ahead, that any past misgivings be forgiven and the bonds of love made stronger.
As you blow out your candle, say thank you to your angels for being with you. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to start your New Year!
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.