Are You Ready For The Super Blood Wolf Moon?
Shine with a heart full of moonlight and a soul full of stars.-Unknown
Get ready; this year will be AMAZING!!!! Why, do you ask? Well, aside from the fact that we ended the year with a whole bunch of planets FINALLY going direct, we’re entering the final days of January with a HUGE astronomical event. It’s the blood moon, not just any blood moon, but a Super Wolf blood moon. At approximately 12:16 AM EST we will experience the last total moon eclipse until 2021. That’s right. This will be one power-packed and magical full moon!
Traditionally, the Wolf moon (named by the Native Americans due to the howling of wolves at this time of year) was a time to release our old energy and ready ourselves for Imbolc (Feb. 2). Each full moon is a checkpoint for your life. It’s a clearing of the slate of the month before and a time to move forward. If you set intentions during the New Moon, you receive them at the Full Moon. This is a time to reflect upon what you started the month before and to renew that energy, letting go of what didn’t work and moving forward with what did.
A Super Full moon is closer to Earth, making it appear bigger in size. Its positioning adds a little extra umph to the sign that it’s moving through. Our Super Blood Wolf Moon will move through the sign of Leo, giving all of us all a little flair for the dramatics. How we respond to the full moon changes depending on the sign. Leo is an over-the-top, gregarious, expressive, fun-loving, adventurous, and intense.
To make matters a bit more complicated, Leo’s ruling planet is the sun. So, not only is our full moon opposing the sun (all full moons do), it’s also heavily influenced by it right now. Since the moon governs emotions and the sun governs our outward persona, this full moon could give us some tricky feelings regarding how we’re seen and heard.
We’re going to want to express ourselves, but we will also be a bit sensitive in how others perceive us. Some of us may feel a real push to put ourselves center-stage and smack-dab in the middle of the spotlight. However, we need to be cautious with whom we share ourselves with. Not everyone will love us, nor do they have to. Remember not to let your ego get bruised if you find your audience isn’t with you. Instead, share yourself with those who get you and bask in the affection of loved ones.
After all, it’s not about expression for the sake of expression. It’s closeness that our souls will crave this full moon. We’ll want the intimacy of loved ones, and some of us will want to turn the heat up in our relationships! This moon will have us thinking about how connected we are to our emotions and how much we share them with those who matter. It will also have us wanting to relate to the emotions of others. Isn’t that what we all want? To both BE understood AND to understand?
Aside from our personal lives, this moon will also have an enormous impact on our goals. Remember, there are NO planets in retro (can I get an AMEN on that one?!). This means that all the planets are pushing us forward, giving us the energy and drive to make those changes that could improve our lives for the better. The Leo moon combines with this energy to shine a light on our aspirations and dreams. It asks us to go BIG! To get out of our comfort zones and have fun doing it! We only get one life, right? Why not make it an adventure? Why not nurture our passions and follow our bliss?
We have a chance to round out January with the clearest vision of our ideal lives we’ve had to date. So, do some manifesting. Get those markers out and make a vision board. Buy a journal and write the story of your perfect life EVERY SINGLE DAY this lunar cycle. Get witchy! Light candles and release old patterns and obstacles. Then, light more and set fire to what you want to grow! Craft a ritual for your new life. Meditate on what this year will bring you. Be grateful for the lessons last year taught you and the opportunities already heading your way. You can feel them, right? Doors and windows are opening left and right, and this moon is here to shine a path for you. So, take it! Step outside this full moon night and embrace your new, incredible, adventurous life!