Tonight’s Full Moon is known as the Snow Moon, or the Wolf Moon, apparently. Although, I must admit there is quite a lot of confusing information regarding the Wolf Moon. Some say it is the first Full Moon of the year, which would mean that the Full Moon in January is the Wolf Moon, yet others say it is the Full Moon in February. Whenever the Wolf Moon falls, I think it is a magnificent name for the Moon, and the above picture I have discovered on the web illustrates it to perfection! And to all intents and purposes, from this day forward, in my world, February’s Full Moon will forever be known as the Wolf Moon.
In magical terms, the Full Moon has the most power, with the New Moon coming in at a close second. Occasionally, when I send a Cosmic Order, I imagine my request firing off to the universe through the Moon. I imagine the Moon amplifying my order, providing it with a little more energy – a little more oomph – and at the Full Moon this oomph is multiplied. My intention of receiving what I am requesting is amplified also. What we give out, we tend to get back. So, the Full Moon is a good time to send a Cosmic Order, as long as you believe in the desired outcome. No belief will mean no outcome…
One way to look at the Full Moon is to see it as a doorway of choice. We have set our intention to do something, be something, change something or whatever. We can open the door, and allow the Full Moon to provide us with the necessary power to move forward and to bring those changes in to our lives. Or we can keep the door closed and continue as we are. We can use the Moon to illuminate and empower our thoughts so we can move forward, or make things lighter for us to stay the same. We have the choice to take a path – neither path is the wrong path – and the Full Moon will provide the necessary energy for the transition through the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Whenever we make a choice it is a new beginning.
I like the energy that I feel around the time of the Full Moon. I’ve mentioned before that the Moon has an effect on the tides, and that our bodies are made up of water, so the Moon will invariably have an effect on us too. Scientists have said they have found no physical link between the Full Moon and mood swings (for example) yet I know a lot of people who act differently at the time of the Full Moon. And the words ‘lunacy’ and ‘lunatic’ must have come from somewhere when language was being created (Luna – the Moon).
So, as today’s Full Moon has been officially named as the Wolf Moon around these parts, I’m taking the naming ceremony one step further. The Moon has always been considered female, and is also known as Luna. The she-wolf is known as Lupa. Can you see the connection? I’ve re-branded February’s Full Moon as Luna Lupa. With the magical energy of the Moon combined with the teaching abilities of the Wolf, solutions to any problems can be found. A solution is an ending. And after an ending comes a new beginning.
So, there we have it. Moons and wolves, choices, solutions and new beginnings.
Not at all bad from a Full Moon in February…