The First Full Moon of 2022! What a wonderful way to begin another year with the Full Wolf Moon on January 17, 2022 in Cancer! So go ahead and Howl at the moon!
Are you ready to rock in January? The month ahead is intense, but luckily, the unstable cosmic vibe will subside soon.
January’s full Wolf Moon reaches peak illumination on Monday, January 17, at 6:51 P.M. EST. Look for the Moon to rise from the northeastern horizon around sunset that evening.
The first Mercury retrograde of 2022 begins on Jan. 14 and lasts until Feb. 3 in the signs Aquarius and Capricorn. Mercury retrograde re-enters Capricorn on Jan. 25, letting us revise the story from the end of December and beginning of January.
The emotional full moon in Cancer on Jan. 17 will make us howl and release residual frustrations from 2021. Rebellious Uranus, who’s been retrograde since Aug. 19, turns direct on Jan. 18 and pushes us to embrace growth. The North Node of Destiny enters Taurus, while the South Node of Destiny moves into Scorpio starting an 18-month journey around finding commitment, practicality and stability in our lives.
The wolf moon that comes in the dead of winter is a time for transformation and introspection,. "It is a time of figuring out what you need in order to have a successful life. It's also a time of seeing what's missing and finding truth in what you long for. It's about sacrifice and finding personal truth and discovering your purpose and how it relates to the bigger picture and society as a whole.
Many believe in various powers of a full moon, including charging water with moonlight to cleanse and empower yourself for the upcoming month. As each full moon signals the turnover into the next phase — of the moon, of time, and of your life — it's the perfect marker for turning over your own new leaf
It’s thought that January’s full Moon came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more likely to be heard howling at this time. It was traditionally believed that wolves howled due to hunger during winter, but we know today that wolves howl for different reasons. Howling and other wolf vocalizations are generally used to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and coordinate hunting.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Wolf Moon because this was the time of year when hungry wolf packs howled outside their camps. This moon has also been known as the Old Moon and the Moon After Yule. The wolves are out in this bright light this time of year, anxious and hot on a trail for a feast to shake their hunger in the lean winter months. The normally elusive wolves were once found all over Europe and the United States. The Native Americans living close to the land held them in high esteem, along with other animals they encountered.
Being as this is the beginning of the year it is time to set your intentions for this year by the light of the moon. For many people the Wolf Moon holds deep meaning and this is a good time to let your inner wolf howl!
Every full moon that comes around I use as a checkpoint for my life. This Full Moon is about starting with an empty clean slate; it is the conception of an idea to become birthed into life with the coming full moon. I do this just like thousands of others have for literally thousands of years.
The Archangel that will be residing over this January Full Moon is Asariel who has dominion over the waters of the world and the abundance of life within and so guides the deep ocean of your spirits. Asariel watches over your emotions and the ebb and flow of life, encouraging creativity and teaching through dreams and inner wisdom.
On the night of the full moon ask your Angels and guides for a dream message on how to more fully step into your power before you go to sleep. Upon waking, write down what you remember of your dream, even if it is just one word. Meditate on it.
Plan a spiritual ritual to protect your home and loved ones. Light a white candle and say out loud the following prayer. “I now ask to be surrounded by God’s Divine White Light, with my Guides, Angels and Ascended Masters, I ask the Archangels and Angels to continue to protect my loved ones and me. Surround me fully and completely with Your Divine White Light.”
Elements to Work with this Full Wolf Moon
The Full Moon is the time of greatest power and the perfect night for a Spiritual Reading as it’s a night where energy is in abundance. This Moon is a great time to take a snapshot of your life and see where you are and where you need to be going on your personal path.
Please Note You Do Not Need To See The Full Moon To Make Your Requests And Intentions To The Divine.
Often people write me and say I wasn’t able to see the full moon. It does not matter - the moon is always there whether we see it or not. During the daylight we do not see the moon yet it still exists.
Full Moon phases herald a proper time for endings and closure. Full moon’s also signal an appropriate time to shine a light on or display works and deeds that were previously veiled during the new moon phase.
Significance of this moon is not just about emotions but it is about closeness. January tends to bring families close together with indoor activities. Some say it is a good time to work on relationships, partnerships and matters of the heart. Or, it is a good time to work on new ventures or projects that require some study time. This full moon will emphasize how fluent we are to the emotions that are attached to our communication, how much we share, and how much we relate to others.
January’s moon can be bold and bright or covered in silky clouds. Like the wolf it can appear to be cunning. A symbolic lesson could be that progress is sometimes subtle and happens behind the scenes. Because wolves are also incredibly resourceful they can also symbolize our own hidden potential. So do not be afraid to let your inner self howl at the moon!
Don’t miss out on my special Wolf Full Moon Reading. This will guide you through the rest of the year. Learn More Here.
Full Moon Blessings,
Cherokee Billie Spiritual Advisor offers help through the lens of clairvoyance, self-help, wisdom, philosophy, and spirituality. She is a Certified Animal Communicator providing pet readings and a Certified Reiki Energy healing for animals. Cherokee Billie is an Author, Naturopathic Doctor (twenty years experience) Life Strategist, a Radio Personality, and an Ordained Minister leading people to a pathway to spiritual enlightenment.
Comments will be approved before showing up.