The Wolf Moon

Themes, Thoughts & Reflections For January 2020

December 25, 2019

The Wolf Moon

New Moon - December 25th & Full Moon January 10th

Winter and a New Year are here, and so are you.


Moons

Cyclical Insights

January’s Full Moon is known as The Wolf Moon, The Old Moon, The Snow Moon and The Winter Moon. In native traditions, the sound of wolves howling becomes abundant during this moon as breeding season begins. However their strategic resourcefulness and incredible ability to communicate and express themselves are also key themes during this harsh winter month. Winter in the cycles of a lifetime is represented by elders in their final season of life, which is an ode to The Old Moon. Snow is falling and Winter is here and life outside for all life forms that are not equipped are passing or hibernating till Spring returns.

What would you call this moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?


Themes Of This Moon

Communication - Resourcefulness - Collaboration

Herb
Herb

Astragalus Root - a powerful “adaptogenic herb” with a wide variety of healing properties that range from boosting the immune system, reducing stress, aiding in sleeping disorders, possessing anti-aging properties as it helps in the growth of new tissue, aids in hormonal balance, and is packed with antibiotic and antiviral properties.

Crystal
Crystal

Garnet - the birthstone for January. A stone of passion and deep emotion that exudes the ability to aid in inner transformation, much like a seed that has the potential to grow into something magnificent given the right nourishment and circumstances. Hence its latin origin “garanatus” meaning “seedlike.”

Movement
Movement

Pranic Breathing

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Cold & Frosty

Tree
Tree

Cypress - This ancient tree is very long lived with documentation of living thousands of years. Its classic conical shape associated the Cypress with pointing to heaven and the stars. This became the tree of mourning associated with the afterlife and found throughout cemeteries throughout the world. It also symbolizes death as this tree is unable to regenerate if cut back too much. Its branches were used to make wreaths for statues of Pluto, the ruler of the underworld and used to fumigate the air during cremation, a true Winter tree indeed.

Flower
Flower

Carnation - Its Latin name Dianthus means “divine flower” and it is known as the “flower of the gods” for its intoxicating smell. Carnations have a long history in symbolism with “incarnation.” Used in many cultures around the world for weddings, secret loves, and given to admirers to “birth something new.”


What’s In Season

(Early Fall)

Vegetables
Vegetables

Artichoke, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Fennel, Horseradish, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Shallots, Sunchokes, Turnips, Winter Squash, Yams

Fruits
Fruits

Apples, Avocados, Cantaloupe, Cherimoya, Cranberries, Dates, Hazelnuts, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Quince, Sapote, Walnuts


Self Reflections

Self Reflections

The end of a decade. A chapter concluded for all living beings on this earth. Let’s leave behind what keeps us separate, what keeps us from loving unconditionally and bring forward everything we’ve got to find what we already have within.

It’s 2020, how’s your vision? What do you see for yourself in this New Year and new decade? Close your eyes and allow yourself to see.

A fine Winter’s Brew of internal alchemy sparks the hearth for a New Year.

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