by Crystal Pomeroy
The January Full Moon is usually in Cancer,
shedding her light on family and home, the
base from which we pursue our Capricorn New
Year’s goals. This
archetype is reinforced by the pagan name,
the Wolf Moon, alluding to a creature whose
pack is decisive to its emotional and physical
survival. This January, however, the Wolf Moon takes place in Leo, inviting
us not only to honor our roots and dear ones, but to apply creative
intent to manifest the pack we desire, and release whatever has not
been supportive in them.
Programs from our families of origin go deep, and
may seem to take a lifetime or longer to heal. However, the kernel
of creative divinity within is a player whose role in our lives should
not be underestimated. Furthermore, we are receiving help from spiritual
dimensions to fulfill a purpose of beauty and freedom in this lifetime.
The New Moon in Capricorn that began the current cycle opened a portal
to heal victim programs. Now, at her fullness, Luna helps us recover
our creative role in choosing to keep only affirmative aspects of
our family experience, and direct the power of intent to manifest
a more circle.
Altar-ations for the Wolf Moon in Leo
following elements may be integrated into your prayer space and/or
personal attire before beginning your ceremony:
- Candles, garments and other decorations in warm colors, such as
bright pink, orange or soft red
- Carnations or your favorite flowers in these same shades
- An evergreen branch or sprig
- Amber, blood agate, rose quartz
- Apple cider or clove infusion (boil cloves in water)
- Sandalwood or lavender incense
Ceremony for the Wolf Moon in Leo
- Light your incense, saying something like:
Angels of Courage, of Freedom and of Spiritual
Family, this is an offering for you. I
invite you accompany me (us) and all created beings to release
toxic family programs and ties, and attract and generate a circle
of true support that reflects the divine plan of our existence.
- Light your candle, saying something like:
I turn on the light of awareness that I was created to be happy
and victorious, and I choose to start and. I accept only those family
programs and dynamics that enforce my happiness and victory, and
release the rest as I manifest a circle of constructive, trustworthy,
enriching dear ones, who assist me in my highest expression, emotions
and work, as I assist them.
- Describe in writing one or more programs absorbed from or dynamics
within your family of origin that you find disempowering, focusing
on those that relate to your own identity, how they make you feel
- Write one or more blessings that you feel you receive/d from your
family of origin.
- List one or more fears you have of closeness to your biological
- List one or more fears you have of closeness to people in general.
- Describe one or more things that you like about your extended family.
- Repeat words like those that follow during five
minutes or more:
I give thanks for the good that has come
through my family and other close relations, and I declare myself
free from the rest.
- Describe your ideal spiritual family, the intimate circle you would
like to attract, experience and create.
- Repeat words like those that follow during at least five minutes:
My (our) intention has been clarified, opening a powerful, magnetic
channel that is now drawing appropriate, healthy, happy relationships
to me, connections that support my healing, my success and my highest
work. I love and give thanks for the good relationships in my past
My (our) vision is blessing the entire
planet as it heals from limiting programs
There are forces of good
at work on the subtle planes; each lunation
opens doors to connect with them. By invoking
angelic helpers and clarifying our intentions
for personal and planetary healing, we can enter into moonbeams
of grace. For lasting results, its advisable
to read over your written reflections and
repeat words like those suggested above during several minutes each
day. Do this from now through the upcoming New Moon, or beyond as
intuition dictates. Enrich them with your own inspiration and whatever
additional tools may happen to appear on your path as part of the
response—that is even now flowing from all corners of the
intent for an empowering family circle.
de Ángeles, Volúmen
2 (Casa de los Ángeles, Mexico
||Bills, Rex E., The
Rulership Book (American Federation
of Astrologers, Temp, AZ, 1971).
||Morrison, Dorothy, Everyday
Moon Magic (St. Paul, Llewellyn
||Morrison, Dorothy, The
Craft, A Witch’s Book of Shadows (Llewellyn,
St. Paul, 2004).
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