JANUARY FULL MOON

The very first full moon of the year is known in many cultures as the Full Wolf Moon, which is appropriate given the deep, ancient ties between wolves and January’s full moon. For instance, the Gaelic word for January, Faoilleach, comes from the term for wolves, faol-chù, even though wolves haven’t existed in Scotland for centuries. The Saxon word for January is Wulf-monath, or Wolf Month. Meanwhile, the festival of the Japanese wolf god, Ooguchi Magami, is held in January. The Seneca tribe links the wolf so strongly to the moon, they believe that a wolf gave birth to the moon by singing it into the sky. Just why are wolves so strongly associated with January’s full moon?

JANUARY FULL MOON CALENDAR
2020 » January 10
2:21 pm EST
January 10
19:21 UTC
2021 » January 28
2:16 pm EST
January 28
19:16 UTC
2022 » January 17
6:48 pm EST
January 17
23:48 UTC
2023 » January 6
6:08 pm EST
January 6
23:08 UTC

The most obvious answer is because wolves are much louder and more noticeable in January, which is when breeding season begins. Wolves begin to howl more frequently and aggressively to establish their territory, threatening neighbors and enemies alike to stay far away from their breeding grounds. A small pack of wolves may even try to make themselves seem like a larger pack by howling together. While a lone wolf can sustain a howl for the duration of a single breath, an entire pack may howl in unison for longer than two minutes during breeding season.

While it makes sense for the haunting howls of wolves to be more memorable during January, how did wolves come to be associated with the full moon itself? Everyone is familiar with the iconic image of a wolf raising its head and howling at the full moon – but do wolves actually sing to the moon? While that might be a romantic idea, there’s no scientific evidence that links wolves to the lunar cycle. Humans may have begun to associate wolves with the moon simpy because they are nocturnal animals that are very active at night. In addition, wolves do raise their heads in the direction of the sky so their howls can travel over far distances to reach their pack mates as they roam. Instead of singing to the moon, they’re actually singing to their friends.

In fact, wolves are so well-known for their tight-knit communities that the Sioux tribe called January’s full moon the Moon Where Wolves Run Together. The wolf is often seen as a symbol of loyalty and protection in many cultures. The Wolf Moon is the perfect time for you to reach out to loved ones and reaffirm your connections, in preparation for deepening your bonds and taking on new challenges together over the upcoming year.

That said, lone wolves are also entirely capable of overcoming hostile conditions on their own with their resourcefulness. According to Celtic mythology, the wolf is infused with lunar power, which refers to its ability to sniff out hidden insights or knowledge, and to detect unexpected sources of danger. In some legends, the wolf even swallows the sun so the wolf can bask in the moon’s overflowing lunar power! The Full Wolf Moon is a great time for you to plan out clever ways to achieve your goals for the upcoming year. Trust your wolfish instincts when it comes to decisions, but also be tenacious in searching for useful knowledge that will help you realize your masterplan.

January Full Moon

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Astrology of Today – January 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – January 25, 2016

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Leo until 10:45 PM.
  • The Moon is void until 10:45 PM (since yesterday at 9:51 PM).
  • The Moon is in Virgo from 10:45 PM forward (until Thursday, January 28th, at 9:59 AM).
  • The Moon is waning and its Full Moon phase.
  • A Full Moon occurred on the 23rd, and a Third Quarter Moon will occur on the 31st.
  • Mercury is at its direct station, turning direct this afternoon (Mercury is retrograde from January 5-25).

Are You a Full, Half or Dark Moon Type?

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Are You a Full, Half or Dark Moon Type?

It was a revelatory moment for me, to find out the Moon phase I was born in. Are you a full, half-Moon or new Moon kinda person? Do you have a waxing or waning nature?

I was born at the waning dark of the Moon, when there’s a turning inward to prepare for a new cycle. Oh yeah! A wrap up lifetime, in sync with the winding down and all-is-revealed-as-illusion spirit of our times. That’s always been an undercurrent in my life.

In readings, it adds a new dimension, when a client finds out they’re a full Moon or new Moon baby, or a point in between. I know two artists that are new Moon babes, in fire sign Aries, and they embody that shining forth and thrust into new experiences. One even became a founding member of a New Moon arts collective.

Your Moon phase is the Sun-Moon relationship at the time of your birth. It’s the point you were born in the never ending waxing and waning cycle.

The Sun is traditionally seen as yang, radiating, external engagement with life. The Moon, is yin, the reflected light, the instinctual.

The solar-lunar relationship shows how you take in and reflect back light (the energies in your environment).

In his book, the Lunation Cycle, astrologer Dane Rudhyar wrote of the lunar phases as an accurate indicator of life purpose and basic personality. Discovering my own balsamic, or Dark Moon phase helped me understand my own sense of disconnection to current culture. It’s considered a wrap up lifetime, to some astrologers, with short intense relationships, to tie up loose ends.

What’s Your Moon Phase?
The lunar phases come from the four crossroads points (Full, New and Half Moons), and four further divisions within those. There are a total of eight Moon phases. Find your own Moon phase, and see chart examples. You can also simply input your birth year and month at StarDate.org to see the Moon phases and find your day.

New Moon Phase
On the Lunar Calendar: First days after Dark moon up to 3 ½ days
Degree: 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: birth; creativity surges; acting on impulses;

Crescent Moon Phase
On the Lunar Calendar: 3 ½ to 7 days after the New Moon
Degree: 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: green shoots; being in motion; emerging

First Quarter Moon Phase
On the Lunar Calendar: 7 to 10 1/2 days after the New Moon
Degree: 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: to provoke change, seize the day; risks to stretch into new; growing pains and rewards

Gibbous Moon Phase
On the Lunar Calendar: 7 to 10 1/2 days after the New Moon
Degree: 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: consolidating gains and expanding; testing for durability; growth

Full Moon Phase
On the Lunar Calendar: 15 to 18 ½ days after the New Moon
Degree: 180 to 225 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: culmination; shining outward; achievement; presentation

Disseminating Gibbous Moon Phase
On the Lunar Calendar: 3 ½ to 7 days after the Full Moon
Degree: 225 to 270 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: scattering seeds; to spread the message; teach

Third Quarter Moon
On the Lunar Calendar: 7 to 10 ½ days after the Full Moon
Degree: 270-315 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: reality check; tough decisions to clear old; a crossroads to let go

Balsamic/Dark Moon
On the Lunar Calendar: 10 ½ days after the Full Moon, up to the New Moon
Degree: 315-360 degrees ahead of the Sun
Inner Directive: going inward, preparation for new
 

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Astrology of Today – December 28, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – December 28, 2015

Summary:

  • The Moon is in Leo all day (until Tuesday, December 29th, at 1:58 PM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase until 10:44 PM / the Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase from 10:44 PM forward.
  • A Full Moon occurred on December 25th and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on January 2nd.
  • Mercury is in its shadow phase (Mercury will be retrograde from January 5-25, 2016).

Current Moon Phase for May 16th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/86% of illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for May 15th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/92% illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for May 14th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/100% illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for April 15th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/100% of Full)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for April 14th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/100% of Full)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for March 19th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/80% of illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for March 17th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/92% of illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for Jan. 16 – Full

Full Moon

(waning/95% of Full)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

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Current Moon Phase for Jan. 15th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/100% of Full)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for Dec. 19th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/86% illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Current Moon Phase for Dec. 17th is Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/98% of illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.