2023 Wolf Moon

Blessed Wolf Moon, everyone! By now I’m sure you know how powerful the full moon is, but did you know there’s a different special significance behind each and every one of them? Depending upon the season in which the full moon occurs, each one has a special name. These names can vary based on where in the world you are. For example, the January full moon is also called the Ice Moon, Moon after Yule, Quiet Moon, and Holiday Moon as well in different parts of the world.

It is said that the January moon is referred to as the Wolf Moon because you were likely to hear wolves howling during this full moon. This is likely due to the fact that wolves are much more vocal during mating season, which is typically around January to March. I’m not sure about where you live, but unfortunately wolves were hunted out of the area in which I live a long time ago. So, although I won’t be hearing any wolves howling tonight, I can still embrace the meaning behind the Wolf Moon.

So what can we do to celebrate the Wolf Moon?

Go for a Walk

If it isn’t too terribly cold, go outside for a mindful walk around your neighborhood in the cool, crisp air. Spend some time taking in the sights, hearing the sounds, smelling the scents, and just really being mindful of the world around you.

Ancestral Healing

Wolves are incredibly social and family-oriented creatures. Decorate your altar with photos of your passed on loved ones and ancestors. Ask them for guidance and blessings for the coming year.

Work with the Water Element

This full moon is in Cancer. Take the time to make some moon water or take a ritual bath.

Appreciate the Quiet & Solitude

This time of year is perfect for reflection and rest. Be a bit of a lone wolf, spend some time by yourself to reflect on how 2022 went for you and rest up for the year ahead.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a restful and relaxing Wolf Moon! Let me know how you’re celebrating in the comments below.


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