Get ready for January, as it will be quite an interesting month with a lot of energetic happenings. For the first month of the upcoming year, there will be two Full Moons and a total lunar eclipse, also called as Blood Moon.
On the night between January 1st and January 2nd, there will be a Supermoon, also called as Full Wolf Moon. What better way to enter 2018 but with this powerful happening?
Another following Full Moon will be on January 31st. Since it has no given name, that makes it a Blue Moon. However, this Blue Moon will have a red look in some of its areas, because it will cause a total lunar eclipse, which is also known as Blood Moon.
Full Wolf Moon
The reason behind the name is because this moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. While some claim that this is a Native American name, others say that this name has Anglo-Saxon origins.
In Anglo-Saxon culture, the January Full Moon was also called the Moon after Yule, which is the time of the ancient festival celebrating the Winter Solstice around December 22.
In other cultures it has also been known as Old Moon, Snow Moon and Ice Moon.
Wolves howl as a way of communicating with others of their kind. During spring and early summer, they only howl to pack mates. An average howl lasts somewhere between 3 to 7 seconds, but a chorus from a pack can last from 30 to 120 seconds and even longer during the breeding season in February.
Wolves are pretty loud during the beginning months of the year, which is probably why people associated January and the Full Moon with wolves.
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What to expect during this Full Wolf Moon
This first Full Wolf Moon, happening on Monday, January 1st 2018 is at 11 degrees Cancer. The astrological influence comes mainly from a opposition to Venus. This will highlight the differences in affection and love between partners in romantic relationships. This will cause for many emotional releases flowing through the atmosphere, something that not everyone fully enjoys since it will affect everyone’s vulnerability.
This Full Moon connects with Jupiter, Mars and Neptune in a Grand Water Trine, inspiring deep feelings of love and affection.
In cases of any tension in occurring relationships, while this Full Moon is in affect, there is a lot of potential for resolution. With compassionate understanding between partners, there is not a problem that can be left unsolved.
Another aspect that you might be highly focused on, while the Moon is in Cancer, is your family and home environment. You might all of a sudden get the urge to de-clutter, finish tasks that have been previously started and make your home even more cozy and warm.
The 11:11 Gate opening this Full Wolf Moon
This year we enter a Universal 11 Year in Numerology – a Master Number – a year of of aetherial, magical and transcendental learning and growth.
On January 1st, an 11:11 Gate opens to us – 1st day of the 1st month of an 11th year – a wake up key which is embedded within our DNA reminding us that the Light of Creation resides within.
Also, on this Full Moon Supermoon, the moon will be positioned at 11038 (11:11) Cancer, and the Sun is also positioned at 11038 (11:11) Capricorn, so yes, the energy of 11 is definitely of high value and the theme of the year 2018, and it will be magnified to its maximum during this Full Moon.
Moon phases for January 2018
Full Moon: January 1, 9:24 P.M.
Last Quarter: January 8, 5:25 P.M.
New Moon: January 16, 9:17 P.M.
First Quarter: January 24, 5:20 P.M.
Full Moon: January 31, 8:27 A.M.
Best days for various activities in 2018
Best days to have dental care: January 5 and January 6
Best days to quit smoking: January 6 and January 11
Best days to begin weight loss diet: January 6 and January 7
Best days to begin weight gain diet: January 21 and January 25
Best days to go camping: January 12, 13 and 14
Best days to start new projects: January 3
Best days to finish ongoing projects: January 1