It’s time to Howl…and Roar!
Thursday, January 28th is the January full moon, which happens at 2:16 p.m. EST. It is called the Wolf Moon, in the Native American tradition, which believed wolves howled at the moon because they were hungry, and it was hard for them to find food in the winter. There’s more to this story though as we shall see. This is a powerful full moon, and you will feel it most strongly if you have Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, or Aquarius in your chart. A full moon’s energies can be felt 2-3 days before and after the point of fullness. And for the next two weeks (until the new moon) you can tap into the energies of this moon.
Gratitude & Release
With this illumination we are offered a chance to express gratitude for what was and to release or let go of what we don’t need any more. For instance, can you find gratitude for some things that happened in the past year? Maybe it’s working from home, more time with your family, a chance to slow down…also what can you let go of? Maybe some grief, suffering, regret, expectations or rules/strictures that you’ve self-imposed or had imposed on you?
I see this full moon as a time to begin anew – as January, from the root word “Janus” in Roman mythology signifies endings, beginnings, gateways transitions and passages. This full moon is really the gateway to new energy that is coming. All of 2020 we had squares and hard aspects to the big planets: Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter. Did you know that there is a direct correlation to the energy of Pluto and Jupiter standing together in the sky and the Coronavirus spikes? It’s unbelievable. You can find data on this through the famous astrologer, Chris Brennan, on The Astrology Podcast. It’s really something!
Here’s the cool thing about the planets. They emit energy frequencies, akin to music, that we as humans do not have the ability to hear, but we can certainly feel. (Think of the way the moon affects the ocean tides.) And haven’t we all felt something harsh, limiting and frustrating this past year? The good news is we can now thank it (2020) for what it taught us and then we can release it and let it go. New times are coming… The moon is going to help us to do that.
In any full moon, the moon stands opposite in the sky from the sun. With this moon in Leo, it is standing opposite to Aquarius. Leo has BIG creative, leadership, and manifesting energy as it’s a fire sign. And Aquarius symbolizes our hopes, wishes, dreams, and works at revolutionizing our groups, social life, and organizations. It is THE social sign, and it is an air sign. When you put air and fire together, the fire gets bigger!!! So, there’s some excitement, a need to have fun, to create, and to manifest with this full moon. Maybe you don’t feel it today…but I promise in the next few days you will feel a sweep of this energy coming to you. It’s infectious and it’s optimistic. What’s amazing is that Jupiter is holding hands with (conjunct) the sun (in Aquarius) and this is adding something special to the mix. This full moon has miracles, good luck, and blessings built into it. You only have to look for them.
Because Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs, the moon does create a little irritability or nervousness for us. There is also a T-Square formation in the sky adding a little pressure or a frustrating energy. You can relieve this by getting physical (go for a walk, exercise, dance) or by focusing on a puzzle or something you need to figure out. Good energy for watching a true crime or mystery movie where you have to follow the clues to crack the case. If you get into a skirmish with someone, try not to overreact, avoid (Leo-like) drama, and use your power to observe, be compassionate, and breathe.
So back to the Native American belief of this being the “Wolf Moon”. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the traditional belief was that wolves howled because they were hungry. But today we know wolves howl because they are trying to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and coordinate hunting. So, combine that with the Aquarian and Leo energy of this full moon and the meaning is clear. It’s time to howl (or roar)! It’s time to show up, find your pack, reconnect with your social group, and coordinate energies. Leo is asking us to figure out HOW we want to show up as an individual in our social settings and Aquarius is saying to use that gift to find your group.
So, your challenge for the next two weeks is to ask yourself these questions:
- How do I stand out or celebrate my contributions/gifts to the community?
- What do I need to know about myself that must be released in this full moon so I can step up and show up in my most powerful form?
If you’re not sure, go to your oracle cards, say a prayer for the highest good, and ask the divine to give you a clue about each question. You’ll be surprised at what you find.
NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!
I have some news friends! I will be offering several astrology workshops this spring. If you are interested in learning how to holistically heal yourself, how to read your natal chart, or how to compare charts within your family/relationships – I have some great news to share with you.
I have 3 workshops that will be available beginning in March, April, and May! I am working to host dual zoom and in-person events that will be socially distanced and safe for you. They will also be affordable and won’t break the bank. I believe that astrology should be practical and accessible for everyone. It is such a helpful tool to learn what cycles are coming next, so you know how to prepare! I am a professionally trained astrologer, I am passionate about what I do, and I would love to work with you!
I will also be giving a 2021 Forecast for each sign in February on Youtube. Look for details soon on my website www.seeingstarsastrology.com. Also go to the website and sign up for a free full moon forecast, and you will receive all my forecasts, posts, and workshop info.
And, I do still have some availability for personal readings in February. Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on social media and I can lay out 2021 for you and predict what energies will be at work in your life. Knowing the tides of life can make things so much easier to navigate!
Love & Light,