I have been seeing many confusing discussions about this coming moon. So let’s talk about what this moon is all about. First of all, you will notice that there is no Full moon for February this year. That would be because this is the second full moon in January. If you remember, January 1, 2018 was also a full moon.
So, some people are calling this Jan. 31, the Wolf Moon. Well technically the Wolf moon is the first full moon to the new calendar year. So to me that would have made the Jan. 1 moon the Wolf Moon. This moon is what I would call the Storm moon.
Also, this moon is called two other things that we can clarify now: a supermoon and also a blue moon. Simply put, it is a supermoon because of the closeness it has with Earth. Because of the closeness it appears larger than average, however you probably will not notice that size difference with the naked eye. Also, when two full moons appear in the same month, the second of the two is commonly referred to as the blue moon. Hence the blue moon reference some people will see to the Jan. 31 Storm moon.
What I notice about the month of February is that this is a hard month, generally speaking. Here in the central United States we have seen a few months of winter and it isn’t letting up just yet. Actually it’s the coldest right now. Many times, the previous holiday season has financially strained many people and they are playing catch up over the next month. In older days this was the same sort of case.
February for our ancestors was full of hardships. Many of the winter food and supply storages are now coming in short supply. Depending on how prepared they were, they were now rationing just to make it through the winter. These coldest days were the hardest on the livestock who needed even more food for energy but food may have been in short supply for them too. This month was all about strength and survival.
February is also the month of Imbolc. Because of this we know that the ground is on the cusp of an awakening. The Sun is new and getting warmer. We know that our cold dark days have turned the corner and that we must just hold on. This is the month of fertility.
So during the Storm moon we will celebrate things like fertility, strength, and perseverance. This would be a great time to manifest things in your life in areas that may need this extra energy. In addition, this moon is in Leo which lends the extra passion, confidence and determination we may need during this time. Think of challenges that you are facing in love, life or career. These are all things to work on this month.
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