Monday, January 9, 2012

January's Full Moon

Names:  Wolf Moon, Winter Moon, Hunger Moon, Cold Moon, Cooking Moon, Moon of the Terrible, Quiet Moon, Ice Moon.

The most common name for this month’s moon is the Wolf moon.  It was given this name because this was the time in winter when things are hardest and often hungry packs of wolves can be heard howling outside the villages of the native American tribes.    Names like Winter Moon, Cold Moon, Ice Moon and Quiet Moon also invoke these ideas of the harshness of winter, as weather worsens. 

As indicated by its name Quiet Moon – this full moon is a time for quiet reflection.  It is the winter months and this was traditionally a time of being inside a lot attempting to keep oneself warm.  This moon offers the perfect opportunity to harness the full moon energy to reflect inward manifest some goals and perhaps work on a vision board for the year or the month.  This is a time to develop and work on the inner self.


Colors: Black, White, Silver, Blue-Violet
Gemstones: Hematite, Garnet, Onyx, Jet, Chrysoprase.
Trees: Birch
Gods: Inanna, Freyja, Sarasvati, Hera, CH'ang-O, Sinn, Baba Yaga
Herbs: Thistle, Nuts & Seeds, Marjoram
Element: Air

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