Full Wolf Moon in Cancer

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Tonight will be the first Full Moon of the year. It is called the Wolf Moon because at this time hungry wolves would howl up to the big, bright January Moon outside villages. It is also called the Cold Moon, Winter Moon, and the Old Moon.

The word January came from the Roman name for this month. It was named after the God Janus, who was the God with two faces. This was the God of the past and future, beginnings and endings. This Moon is a time of protection and strength for guarding ourselves. While it is the first full Moon of the calendar year, in terms of nature it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a season of death and desolation. In this respect, the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. We have said goodbye to the old year and are now looking toward the new year.

This Full Moon is actually a Grand Cross Full Moon- which means there are planets in all the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) and they are all squaring or opposing each other. This brings up crisis points, but also the potential for major realization, ‘aha’ moments, and inner or outer shifts in our personal lives, relationships, home/family situations and career or life purpose.

This is not a light and casual Full Moon. It is kicking off 2015 in a big way, with focus on what needs to shift, change, transform, end, and/or be released in our lives. We can use this Full Moon to get clarity on where we are holding on and what we need to let go of. Because the Full Moon is in the emotional sign of Cancer, part of what we need to let go of is our emotional attachment to the past.

This can be a loony lunar peak. Stand by for moments of irrationality or lashing out. Your emotions will be on high alert for a while, so watch what you say to people in heated moments. Try to find some time to relax and calm down and to soothe frayed nerves. It may feel hard to make decisions at the moment. You may feel you’re being pulled in all directions and are not quite sure which way to turn. Try to stay calm and the right decisions will come to you.

The Cancer Moon is reminding you to use your feelings to guide your life. What you think and feel matters. Feelings are your indicators in every moment. Feelings don’t lie. Feelings are never right or wrong. Feelings are the best part of you. Your power lies in what you do with your feelings.

This Full Moon asks us to make a decision. We will feel as though we’re at a crossroads; to stay with the old and familiar or move into the unknown of something new. Try not to go to extremes, it is all about keeping a balance. The waters may seem stormy now, but they will calm down and you will feel a sense of clarity and see everything for what it is. Use the water aspect of Cancer to wash over you and to heal you, both physically and emotionally.

Have a blessed Full Moon, may the Goddess watch over you.

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**Full written credit goes to Wicca Teachings. This was edited for cohesiveness and grammar by me.**

Full Wolf Moon

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Tonight is the first Full Moon of the year. Called The Wolf Moon as this is a time when wolves would howl at the Moon in hunger outside towns and villages. It is also known as the Hunger Moon and the Cold Moon.

This Full Moon could be quite emotional as it is in the watery, emotional sign of Cancer, which is in fact ruled by the Moon. Full Moons tend to bring things to a head and whatever may have been bubbling below the surface over the course of the previous couple of weeks will have a tendency to burst out into the open as the Moon reaches its peak. This Moon could bring up some strong emotions based on old patterns formed when we were very young. Patterns that we keep doing that lead us in the wrong direction, it is time to look at these patterns and try to break them so we don’t keep making the same mistakes.

This is a time to gain control of our emotions, making sense of them and how they might be ruling us. This Full Moon provides us with an opportunity to recognize and release old, outworn behavioral patterns that no longer serve us in our relationships. Dig beneath the surface and discover what holds us back from real trust and intimacy within our relationships. During this Moon it is gently urging us to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and reveal how we truly feel, deep inside. The truth of it, not the sugar coating and to deal with any issues head on.

Use the energy of the Full Moon to reinvigorate and re-energize ourselves. We have a long year ahead of us. Ask yourself what it is you want to achieve. Are you looking for a new job, want a relationship, need money, lose weight, etc? Whatever it is, think about how it can be achieved and think about putting these steps into action.

Let yourself be free to float upon the waters of restoration and healing now. The illumination from the Full Moon in Cancer potentially brings you in touch with compassion and nurturing so that it benefits you and all aspects of your life and relationships. Let the Moons energy heal you and bring you back to what is important to you.

Have a blessed Full Moon and may the Goddess watch over you.

*Full written credit goes to Wicca Teachings*

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