This Friday, January 10th, 2020 will mark the arrival of the first full moon of the year ? The Wolf Moon.
The Wolf Moon is just one of the many names given to the many regular full moons which appear throughout the year. The names given to these moons have often been derived from Native American or Colonial American terminology (passed down through the generations).
The Full Moon in January is called the Wolf Moon. It?s believed the etymology of this name comes from the howling of wolves that would have been heard echoed during the cold winters month of January.
Although Wolf Moon is the most common name given to this moon, it isn?t the only name given. Other names have included the Great Spirit Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, Snow Moon and Cold Moon.
Full Moon Journaling:
The sages would say there is no better time to journal than during a full moon. The poets and writers swear by the full moon. There is something magical during a full moon and it offers a unique opportunity for meditation, reflection, and journaling.
With each month comes a new full moon. And with each new full moon, a new stage in this annual cycle we call a year. Each month offers its own opportunity to focus on that specific stage of your own personal journey we call life as we all move through each of the seasons of the year.
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Significance of January:
January is about fresh starts and new beginnings. It?s a time for shedding the old and bringing in the new. It?s a time right after the winter solstice, representing new beginnings, and the conquering of light over darkness as the days grow longer.
Take some time out of your evening on the Wolf Moon to journal your thoughts and meditations on this significant day.
Realigning with Nature and the Universe
The moon has a lot more influence over us than we are aware of. It?s been an icon of love, the representation light in the darkness. The moon is able to shift the tide, it?s a calendar for the farmers. It signals fertility and is the most visual timepiece in the sky.
We have lost touch with the moon, nature, and our connection with the universe. By following the moon and its natural cycles, we too can realign ourselves and our connection with the universe.