The Wolf Moon

6:26 AM

The full moon in January is often called the Wolf Moon. Here is an article I wrote for the Llewellyn 2007 Witches Datebook about the Wolf Moon, and a spell to go along with it.

On this first full moon of the year, traditionally called the Wolf Moon, take some time to stop and reflect on the magick and medicine of the wolf. The wolf is a popular animal ally with Witches and magick users, as the wolf is a pathfinder, leader, and a teacher. The wolf has an incredible sense of family, as well as a strong sense of independence. The wolf also encourages the teacher within all of us to step up and share knowledge and information with others. 
At this time of the Wolf Moon, perform a spell to assist you in tapping into your intuition and inner wisdom. Whether you wish to share your knowledge with circle or coven mates, or decide to formally teach a class. Calling on the wolf will give you the strength to walk your individual magickal path, and to assist others to find theirs, with courage and shrewdness. 
Set up your altar with white candles and a representation of the wolf. This can be a small statue, or a photo. As the full moon rises, turn and face the moon and call upon the magick of the wolf. When you are ready, repeat the spell below three times.
On this enchanted night of the full Wolf Moon,
Send wisdom to me, by this Witches’ tune.
Ally and friend, I honor the moon at which you bay, 
Help me to teach and lead in the best possible way.

(Allow your spell candles to burn in a safe place until they go out on their own.) Happy Full Moon!
**This article and spell are copyrighted material and may not be reproduced without the author's written permission.  
Blessed be, Ellen
PS. Don't forget that I offer an online class on the Full Moons of the year. This class has had its lunar information updated for the year 2012. It features magickal lessons and 14 lunar spells. The class cost is only $22.00. You can sign up for the class on my website at Order any class before Feb. 2nd and I will include a FREE Imbolc ritual!

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  1. This has been a howling good read! (The Wolf Moon is incredibly special. I will look to the night sky, because you have to know your medicine and when to take it.)

    By the moon’s power, I will be given the ability to transform into a wolf and still be me. This is part of me. The devil shan’t take my soul away.


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