January 28…Get ready cause its time to kick start this year with a bang as the Full Moon rises in Leo. For thousands of years the January moon has also been referred to as the Wolf Moon. The wolf is seen as a symbol of loyalty and fierce protection in many cultures. The symbolism here is a reminder for one to reach out and strengthen bonds with loved ones…to work together with passion through the challenges that will most assuredly come up. Leo’s zodiac archetype, the Lion, is a perfect fit as Leos are known to be outgoing, strong and creative as well as dramatic and fiery.
Our mystical moon mother is a symbol of the divine feminine while the fire sign of Leo is governed by the sun. On their opposing sides, the sun represents the physical, while the moon represents the shadow and emotional worlds. Directly opposing each other…the essence of courageous Leo integrated with the moon mother’s innate intuition. The dark and the light. The January union in the sky between moon goddess and sun god brings us to a place where healing and new life begins.
Last month we received the sign we had been waiting for when Saturn and Jupiter shifted into the sign of Aquarius. Aquarians fly their freak flags strong and proud, so this is the time to be hopelessly and unapologetically yourself. To break free and be unconventional and unpredictable. Keep in mind that Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow on the 28th. The actual retrograde begins on January 30th in…you got it…Aquarius. The same usual rules apply- read contracts closely, including the fine print. Watch for issues in communication, with vehicles, and possibly electronics.
As we stand at the brink of 2021, the stars and planets are there to guide us in creating the changes we wish to see in this world. And, if there’s one thing I know, if you thought 2020 was wild, 2021 is going to absolutely blow your mind.
2 Simple Full Moon Rituals
A time for casting out and removing problems and barriers. Ideal for psychic protection. With the white silvery light of the Moon, white magick abounds so you can ask your requests of the universe guided by that powerful white light.
You can say your full moon intentions aloud while you're relaxing in the tub as you imagine the full moon restoring every cell of your body. Or, take a dip in a lake, ocean, or pool if weather and circumstances permit!
Smudging ceremony. To start, light a white candle and set an intention. Light your sage or Palo Santo. With both hands, move the smoke towards your heart, over your head and down the front and back of your body to cleanse yourself. Then walk the smoke around your house to all corners, including cupboards, closets and bottom and top corners of rooms moving through your space in a clockwise motion.
Maybe wear white while you do this…if you feel like it! I'm not a kundalini practitioner, but what Yogi Bhajan says about wearing white does makes sense. Wearing white can expand our aura while filtering negativity. Humans have a 9-foot aura and wearing white can expand it by at least an additional foot, providing an edge or margin between your energy and the energy of other things or people. It's something to think about. Yogi Bhajan says, "We ask you to wear white so that you will reflect what is outside and go within yourself—that’s what white clothes can do for you."