Imbolc is celebrated today until tomorrow, at sundown. It is directly in between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Traditionally, this is a fire festival, but seeing as how it’s snowing, I might light a candle later and meditate on it for a bit.
Tonight is a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon occurs when there are two Full Moons within the same month. This is the second Full Moon of January.
The name Blue Moon comes from an ancient word which is ‘belewe’, which means “to betray”, so Blue Moon translates out to Betrayer Moon. Monthly moon phases were each given names, as this helped farmers to prepare for various types of weather and crop rotations, so the extra Full Moon in a month would often confuse people, thus giving it the name Betrayer Moon.
Tonight’s Full Moon will also be a Supermoon. The Supermoon occurs when the moon is the closest to the earth, more so than any other time of the year, making it appear up to 30% bigger and brighter than usual. The Supermoon not only affects nature, such as the tides and wildlife, it also affects us. Our emotions will be heightened, our senses will be sharp, things that were hidden or in the shadows can now be seen.
A Supermoon amplifies the effects of a normal Full Moon. We will be feeling ultra sensitive and emotional at this time. We may find ourselves feeling strong emotions we don’t understand; happy and laughing one minute, teary and sad the next. We may experience weird and vivid dreams. Don’t worry; this will pass.
There was a Lunar Eclipse, known as a Blood Moon, in the early hours of this morning. The earths’ shadow covers the Moon making it turn a blood red giving it the name. These three events happening all together are very rare. It is a once in a lifetime event, the last time it happened was over one hundred and fifty years ago.
Tonight’s Full Moon is in the sign of Leo. There is so much happening in terms of once-in-a-lifetime type chances. It’s as if we are all on the edge of something so big and we have to make the decision to take the path we’ve always taken, or to jump into the territory of new possibilities.
This Full Moon in Leo is about celebrating our individuality, our little quirks that make us different from everybody else. Let your creativity come out. Do something a little different, dress a little differently, wear your hair a little differently, rebel against the norm. Take a walk on the weird side of life.
Our minds will be clear and uncluttered around now, we will be able to see things as they really are. We can take off our rose-colored glasses and take a good look at ourselves and the world around us as it is, not how we want it to be. This will also have us asking ourselves if we are happy with where we are and what we’re doing.
As amazing as this Moon will be, and necessary, it’s going to be one that challenges us on every single level. In the build up to this lunar event we may have been feeling restless, or have had an excess of nervous energy. Our pulses may have been racing, and it may have been harder for us to relax or fall asleep at night. Our spirits can sense that we are on the verge of something big, but it’s up to us to initiate change. We are on the threshold of having massive pieces of the puzzle collide.
There may be big changes or upsets in the status quo during the next several weeks. We may find ourselves acting in ways that only a few weeks ago we never thought possible, but Leo is lighting a fire inside of our hearts and daring us to break the boundaries that have held us back for far too long.
While we may feel anxious at all of the possible changes being presented to us, we need to know that the universe won’t bring us anything we aren’t ready for. The truth of it is there is no such thing as the perfect time, so now is as good a time as any.
Everything that we have been going through since the beginning of the year has been leading up to this Moon. It’s the time of infinite possibilities, of desires bubbling over and manifesting themselves in our lives in ways we never thought possible. No matter what has come in or out of our lives in the past few years, once in a while we are given the chance to have everything we’ve always wanted. We just have to make the choice now to not let it go. Because certain chances only come around once in a Blue Moon.
Written material: Wicca Teachings
Edited for cohesiveness by: Lisa Marino
Photos: Wicca Teachings (photo one)/Stefanie Adams-McNamara (photo two)
Tonight is the Full Corn Moon, named because this is a time of the corn harvests. The August Full Moon is also known as the Sturgeon Moon because this was the time when wild sturgeon and salmon would be abundant in rivers and streams. At this time, our emotions will be heightened, our senses will be sharp, things that were hidden or in the shadows can now be seen.
If you have been feeling stuck in a situation or that everything has been standing still lately, get ready, because this Full Moon will be bringing with it a wind of change. The whole of earth is going through a massive transition at the minute. Summer is fading and Autumn is coming in, leaves are starting to change color and are falling from trees, plants and flowers are dying and seeding the earth for next Spring. But at the same time, crops in fields are flourishing with the harvest; fruit is now at it’s most ripe. We will feel this energy of transformation, and we should use it to help transform and shape ourselves into what we want to be.
The Full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius. The time is potent to follow our hearts and to create new pathways. We have shed our skin. Now is the time to emerge and start turning the visions we have of ourselves into something real. There will be some deep emotional changes happening now; don’t fight them. Let them come to the surface. We must move with the changes, allow what wants to come forth, and trust our inner knowledge and guidance.
Your enthusiasm, idealism, and creativity will be at an all time high. You will be bursting with new ideas and energy. You could have sudden insights into the future and where it is you are going. Dreams will be wild and vivid and could even be prophetic. You can move from a breakdown to a breakthrough. You are experiencing a transformation in consciousness, and big changes are coming.
Sometimes your growth can feel weird and strange when you are no longer connecting to your past. But truly, the old way of living no longer works for you. You are experiencing new aspects of yourself and of life. You are giving birth to the new you, and giving birth is painful. This is real work. This is real growth. There is so much to celebrate right now. Realize that to live out new, promising visions there is a need to restructure and grow. A new vision of the future will be illuminated, but it is up to you to figure out what you do with it.
Most of all tonight’s Full Moon will be about healing. Let the winds of the Aquarius air sign blow away your negative thoughts and feelings and take you on a journey of discovery. Let go of the past and welcome in the future. This is the harvest and it is time to start reaping what we have sown, your hard work will start paying off. Take the gifts life offers you and make the most of them.
Have a Blessed Full Moon and may the Goddess watch over you.
Written & photo credit: Wicca Teachings
Edited by: Lisa Marino
Tonight is the New Moon in Leo. We welcome this shift of creative and passionate energy that this New Moon will brings us.
The Leo New Moon is about power. It is about taking control of our lives and pushing ourselves further than we thought we could go. True power is living and acting from who we really are and what we really want. When we express our passions and our joys without apology or fear, we are being our true self and this is where happiness comes from; don’t hold back. Be creative and let your creative juices flow. Take a walk on the wild side of life and get out of your comfort zone. If you stay in the same place and keep doing the same things, you will never move on or improve where you are.
All the inner work you have focused on this year will now be the foundation for bringing more power, love, and energy into your life in this forward-moving period. When the Moon is in this constellation sign it means standing in the center and receiving all the universe is ready to gift you, so you can then open your hands and your heart and take your universal gifts. This is a particularly lucky New Moon, so don’t be afraid to go for the things you want. Lady luck is shining on you right now.
Leo is the sign of ambition, so think big and dream big as this New Moon is going to give you much needed energy and a boost of luck. Go for things you may not have had the courage to go for before. Push your boundaries a little and ask for more.
This New Moon we will be feeling emotional as fiery Leo brings its strong passion and intense feelings. Our smallest emotions can feel magnified, don’t repress these emotions; let them out and use them to guide you as our emotions are also our truths.
On this New Moon we can truly bring in change and transform ourselves into who we want to be. We will feel braver and more confident than usual. Luck will be on your side. We will have renewed energy to complete tasks and get things done. The fire of Leo is burning brightly now, let the flames cleanse your spirit and burn away any negativity. Be positive and open yourself up to allow the good to come in to your life.
Have a blessed New Moon & may the Goddess watch over you.
Written & photo credit: Wicca Teachings
Edited by: Lisa Marino
Tonight is the Full Stag Moon, so called because young male stags will start to grow their antlers at this time. It is also called the Thunder Moon because of the thunderstorms brought on through the hot and humid air.
Change or be changed is the message of this Full Moon. Since the Summer Solstice you should have felt a sense of something shifting, both within yourself and within the outside world. This is because we have crossed a line. The first half of the year is over. We have now entered the second half of the year. This a good time to look back over the past six months and what you have learned, what you have lost, and what you have gained. Take lessons from what you have learned; good or bad and use them in your future endeavors whether this be in work, relationships, or family.
Tonight’s Full Moon is in the sign of Capricorn, Things could get interesting, to say the least, This is an atmosphere ripe for outbursts that are highly emotional. Emotions could hit extremes of both highs and lows and everything in between, with quick, inexplicably loony shifts. We will experience storms in the sky and a few storms in our lives under the influence of the thunder Moon energy. We may find ourselves in unexpected mood swings; one minute sad, the next minute happy for no reason. We may experience vivid, weird dreams, but don’t worry this will soon pass.
The Capricorn Full Moon will give us strength to work out what we need in our lives. Now is the perfect time to look into work or finances. A good saying is ‘The harder I work, the luckier I get’, which is the Capricorn motto. If there are any jobs you have been putting off, do them now. If you want to give up a bad habit, use the energy of this Moon to do it. Look into money-making projects; it may be a promotion at work or a project you could start that will bring financial rewards. Many people call this the ‘Money Moon’ because it has the potential to bring you wealth or extra income.
Tonight’s Full Moon will be about building foundations for the future, to make ourselves feel more secure in our surroundings and financially. We can only be happy when we feel safe and secure in our own homes and environment. Be ambitious, go for what you want, or put plans into place to get what you want in the future. Be braver, be bolder. You will have an inner strength now that will pull you through anything that comes up against you.
Capricorn is the zodiac’s worker sign; the noble protector and soldier. Be your own hero, be a soldier, tackle any problems head on, deal with anything that has been bugging your life, come to grips with what is holding you back, break down walls and barriers that are stopping you from moving forward.
Use the energy of this Full Moon to heal your spirit. Soak up the intensified energy of the Earth and let it cleanse you.
Have a Blessed Full Moon & may the Goddess watch over you.
Written & photo credit: Wicca Teachings
Edited by: Lisa Marino
Tonight is a New Moon in Cancer. There is a wonderful sparkle to this New Moon. Something feels refreshing and even inspiring. Soak in the fabulous energy. Take time to be near water such as a stream, bath, lake, river, waterfall, rain, sea, or the ocean. It is helpful to attune yourself to the Cancer water element. Flow and be. This will refresh, renew, cleanse, and heal you.
This New Moon speaks of new life. It encourages us to have faith in our potential, alongside a deep resolve to ensure that potential is fulfilled. Just as an acorn contains the imprint of the tree it will become, so too do we contain our future selves in a form within us; waiting, slumbering, gestating, until the time is right to come forth into life and purpose.
In the darkness of this New Moon we are invited to dream our future selves into being. This is an intuitive Moon that has so much it wants to share and asks us to be ready to receive. The Cancer New Moon reminds us that no matter how much we resist change, the fact is the change has already happened. We are already transformed, we just haven’t realized it yet. It wants us to stop striving now, to relax, be still and recognize the deep peace within, in which our potential is coming forth. It tells us there is nothing to do and nowhere to go. At this moment, we have everything we need to be who we are meant to be. We are already complete.
The New Moon in Cancer is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Crab. These include honoring our deepest, most irrational and intimate feelings, recognizing the sense of security and safety we need from our homes, jobs, family, partners, and friends, allowing ourselves to accept support and offer support to others.
This New Moon we will feel emotional, our feelings will be pulled in all directions making our heads spin, but let them come through, don’t suppress them. Your feelings reveal what you truly love and value. They are your guidance system. Your passion for life is fueled by your feelings. They nourish your creative, artistic, and intuitive abilities. In fact, having all the wealth in the world does not matter if you do not feel good. Your feelings count. Trust your emotional instincts on this New Moon. Tap into your deepest, darkest feelings, for they will reveal who you really are and what you truly want.
Let the waters of Cancer wash over you and cleanse your spirit and soul.
Have a Blessed New Moon. May the Goddess watch over you.
Written & photo credit: Wicca Teachings
Edited by: Lisa Marino
Tonight is the Full Strawberry Moon, so called because of the abundance of strawberries around at this time. If you have a lover or a love interest give them roses, as this Moon is also known as the Rose or the Love Moon. It is the perfect time to patch up relationships, get married, or find a new love. The June Moon is also known as the Honey Moon because it has a slight amber tint to it and it is also a time when honey bees are at their most active. This is where we get the term ‘Honeymoon’ from.
The Full Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius, which is the sign of truth. Things that were in the dark will now start to come to light, and new truths will be revealed. We can look at our lives with more clarity, as the veil will be lifted. Sagittarius energy is wise and expansive. Whenever the Full Moon is in Sagittarius it amplifies our thoughts and feelings and brings more information to the surface. It’s almost like this Full Moon is going to give us a magnifying glass so we can see in greater detail what is working and not working in our lives.
After this Full Moon, there is going to be a lot more clarity about what changes or adjustments need to be made and consequently there will be peace that will follow. We must also look within ourselves and find our own inner truths. You may experience some restless nights and wild and vivid dreams.
Don’t be scared to dream and want for more on this Full Moon. Sagittarius is brave and bold and will give us a boost of courage and ambition. You may feel unstoppable and have a sense of renewed energy. Use this energy to make plans for the future. Be daring and move out of your comfort zone a little, try new things. Only by doing this can we learn and grow.
This Full Moon will have our emotions on high alert, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. We will be feeling a little fragile at the moment, so be kind and gentle with yourself. Don’t be too self critical. Try to stay positive and think about all the good in your life, rather than the bad. There may be emotional desire to pack up and go off on an adventure or to visit places that bring up sweet memories.
This Full Moon gives us an opportunity to grow in so many ways and have an epic summer. The earth is full of energy and life now, use these energies to inspire you. Be creative and go out into nature for long walks, see the beauty all around you, and embrace all life has to offer. Let the Sagittarius fires cleanse, heal, and energize you.
You are getting a huge blast of positive energy from the Cosmos. This is a solar time, as we are almost at the Summer Solstice. These are power days. This is one of the most powerful days of the year. You can feel the shift in your being. The light of the heavens is pouring down into you. Use the light of this Full Moon to find your way home.
Have a blessed Full Moon, and may the God and Goddess watch over you.
Written Credit: Wicca Teachings
Edited by: Lisa Marino
Photo Credits: Various
The past does not equal the future. There is unlimited potential in the human spirit. Keep your mind open. Open your heart and let the light in. A new day is dawning for you.
The Gemini New Moon is about communication and using your intellect. Be smarter and wiser. Look at your life in a new way, think on things, make plans for the future, use the Gemini influence to help you reach a higher understanding, and propel you in a direction you want to go in. When you come across multiple choices or two choices and are at a crossroads; rather than becoming scattered like leaves blowing in the wind, quiet yourself and be still. Connect with your Spirit and the Divine and ask for the answer.
The Gemini New Moon is all about connections and expressions with others, and ourselves. We may hear from people we haven’t heard from for a while. There will be reunions with friends and family. We sometimes need to have deep, personal conversations with other people and ourselves to figure out where we are and where we are going. Our emotions will feel raw at this time. Don’t hold back your thoughts and feelings on this New Moon; let them out and tell people how you really feel.This is a dreamy New Moon filled with potential and promises. The past few months have been challenging for most of us; many of us had a rude awakening in one form or another and life may have seemed rather hard of late, but with this New Moon things will start to look up now. Enjoy the new energy as the Moon starts it’s waxing phase after tonight and will bring us into a new place of positive and good energy. Expect answers to any unsolved questions coming on the Full Moon in two weeks.
This is a good time to go deep within yourself and see things as they really are. Listen to your intuition. Your instincts will never fail you. The logical mind can be deceived, the eyes and ears can be fooled. They see what they want to see, they hear what they want to hear. However, your inner being cannot be fooled. Live your life from your authentic self, from the inside out. Only you know what you really need and what needs to be done. The power is in your hands.
The New Moon in Gemini is a time for calm and peace. The Cosmos is in perfect harmony at this time. This is a brilliant time to make dreams and wishes come true or just spoil yourself with luxury and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Meditate on any questions you may have and the answers will come to you. Let the winds of change from this air sign blow over you and take you on a journey of discovery. This is the perfect time to start any new projects or learning something new.
Have a blessed New Moon, and may the Goddess watch over you.