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January Full Wolf Moon
Category: Walking the Red Road
Native American tribes living in the eastern and northern United States. January's full moon is known primarily as the "Wolf Moon".
Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next moon.
The wolf moon for January 2017 will be glowing in the sky on Thursday, Jan. 12. It will be the first full moon on the 2017 lunar calendar. Below are some answers about the wolf moon 2017, how it got its name, how to see the wolf moon, and more about the first full moon of 2017.
According to the Wise Witches Society, this moon is known as the Storm Moon. A storm is said to rage most fiercely just before it ends, and the year usually follows suit.
“This moon is also known as Ice Moon, Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, and Cold Moon. This moon was said to warn hunters of falling ice from the trees. This is a time for introspection. Save your energy, stop worrying about others and concentrate on yourself. The zodiac association is Capricorn.
JANUARY: Quiet Moon, Snow Moon, Cold Moon, Chaste Moon, Disting Moon, Moon of Little Winter
Nature Spirits: gnomes, brownies
Herbs: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts, cones
Colors: brilliant white, blue-violet, black
Flowers: snowdrop, crocus
Scents: musk, mimosa
Stones: garnet, onyx, jet, chrysoprase
Birds: pheasant, blue jay
Deities: Freyja, Inanna, Sarasvati, Hera, Ch’ang-O, Sinn
Power Flow: sluggish, below the surface; beginning and conceiving. Protection, reversing spells. Conserving energy by working on personal problems that involve no one else. Getting your various bodies to work smoothly together for the same goals.
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