January 28 2021 Full Moon comes this time in Leo. During a Full Moon, the Moon is 100% illuminated, as seen from Earth, and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. On January 28th, this Full Moon will be visible throughout the night sky, rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning.
January 28 2021 Full Moon – A Sign of Intention!
Located in Leo, this Full Moon will be a time that is known for its playfulness, drama, bold emotions and loyalty. You may find yourself instinctively going after your passions. Drawing attention to yourself becomes so important, that is difficult to notice the others need to attract attention, too, so be more aware. Leo is a Fire sign, and like the mid-summer Sun, it gives light and warmth to everything it shines down on. Fiercely loyal, this is the sign of intention and following through.
January 28 2021 Full Moon – Full Wolf Moon!
January’s Full Moon is called the Wolf Moon. Wolves howl to communicate over long distances both in North America and in Europe. It is a way of saying “here I am” to the rest of the pack or “stay away” to intruders. While an average howl from a single wolf lasts from 3 to 7 seconds, a chorus by a pack can last from 30 to 120 seconds and longer during the breeding season in February. So wolves are particularly loud and vocal in the first months of the year, which is probably why people associated the month of January with howling wolves. Wolves howl in the direction of the Moon. They point their faces toward the sky for better acoustics, because projecting their howl upward carries the sound farther.
January 28 2021 Full Moon – Full Moon After Yule!
January’s Full Moon is also referred to as the Moon After Yule. Old Almanacs in England used a series of poetic names to refer to each Moon of each month, and of the entire year. This began with the “Moon after Yule”, the name given to the first Full Moon after the winter solstice, and finished with the “Moon before Yule”, the last Full Moon before the following winter solstice. The Full Moon after Yule brings a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished. Sol Invictus — the Unconquered Sun — is seen once again, staining the horizon with the promise of hope and brilliance.
The Cold of Winter brings the “Old Moon!”
The Full Moon of January is known to some as the Old Moon as it is seen amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter as the wolf packs howled hungrily outside of villages. This Full Moon is also known as the Moon’s “ashen glow” or “the old Moon in the new Moon’s arms.” It is where the gibbous part of the Moon is illuminated slightly by Earth-shine, the reflected sunlit from the Earth. Thus, the bright crescent New Moon wraps around and “holds in its arms” its dim gibbous part, also known as the Old Moon.
January’s Full Moon Brings a Time to Take Stock!
The Ice Moon and Snow Moon are other names of this January Full Moon. It is believed by some tribes that the the light of the Full Moon of January can heat the upper atmosphere and evaporate cloud moisture that would ordinarily trap heat escaping from earth, thus facilitating radiational cooling that could lead to Winter’s ice, snow and frost. This Full Moon’s symbols remind us that the colder months are a perfect time to take stock of the challenges we face and what might be keeping us from reaching what we want.
The Great Spirit Moon of January!
The Great Spirit Moon of January has several origins. The Anishnaabe tribes of what is now known as the Great Lakes region, called January’s Full Moon – the Great Spirit Moon. The Great Spirit Moon occurred during the dead of winter when food was scarce, and the Anishnaabe dedicated this Full Moon to the Great Spirit, their principal Deity. It is cold, dark and unequivocally wintertime.
January 28 2021 Full Moon – A Time to Bring Light into Your Life!
The reduced light, warmth, and color of winter, leaves lots of people feeling a little more melancholy and tired. If the winter blues are about lack of daylight, it’s no surprise that treatment usually involves getting more light into your life. If you feel low in winter, get outside as often as you can, especially on bright days. Sitting by a window can also help. But being around other people to share a meal, a laugh, and a little love is a super important part of feeling positive and connected through the darker months of the year.
January 28 2021 Full Moon – Scented Candles and Baking Cookies!
Scented candles are a lifesaver during the winter. The house can smell like baking cookies or you can be whisked away to an ocean front. The power of smell is truly transforming. Bake those cookies or light the candles! Whatever you plan, get out and about, enjoy your life, your family and your friends, as we are all waiting for sunnier days to come.
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