If you haven’t already marked your calendar, then you may be unaware that a Super Blood Wolf Moon is on the horizon. Early in the morning on Monday, January 21st, we’ll watch the Full Wolf Moon take to the sky (look out for it on the 20th, as it reaches peak fullness just after midnight on Monday). This full moon is also a supermoon—meaning it will look bigger and brighter to us down here on Earth—and it’s a blood moon, a name given to a moon under the influence of a lunar eclipse, which turns it red due to Earth’s shadow. All this lunar activity is going to be intense, and, if put to good use, the energy available can positively propel us into the year ahead.
We’ve lined up a few rituals you can partake in during the Super Blood Wolf Moon, each designed to encourage you to reap all the rewards present during this lunar party.
You don’t have to be a practicing witch or even a believer in magic to partake in one or more of the below rituals. All you have to believe in is the ability to manifest goals, self-love, and of course, the power of the moon. Gather everything you need, sit under the light of the moon, and get ready to make 2019 the best year yet.
Take the day to be a Leo.
The Super Blood Wolf Moon takes place in Leo, a fire sign with a lot of energy and selfish tendencies. As Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2019 tells us, “[The moon in Leo] draws emphasis to the self, to the central ideas or institutions, away from connections with others and emotional needs.”
Although Leos love to be around others and vibe off others’ energies, the moon rules our instincts and vulnerably, according to author Juliana McCarthy in The Stars Within You. Therefore, this full moon is a good time to turn Leo’s outgoingness inward and regain self-confidence, inner peace and balance, and love for yourself.
Of course, however you decide to give yourself some self-love is up to you. But, to get you brainstorming, we have a couple of ideas. You could first make yourself a Moon in Leo tea, using lemon rind and/or lemon balm, hyssop, and valerian root—all herbs connected to Leo. Or, invest in a Leo-inspired bath bomb. These ones from Etsy seller Little Rubis Magic Bath promote, “vitality, confidence, will power, and the dynamic energy associated with…the sun.”
Remind yourself of your best qualities by making a list in your daily planner or journal (somewhere sacred to you). Repeat a confidence-boosting mantra (I’m strong, beautiful, and worthy of everything positive in my life). Do the one thing that always makes you feel great about yourself—even if it’s just looking in the mirror and thinking, “Wow, I’m hot.”
Ask the moon to give you something you want.
Spells, rituals, and wishes are always more potent during a full moon. And the energy from the lunar eclipse and supermoon combined is really going to amp that potency up to level 10. Get your wishes in a row and get ready for them to come true.
Even if you’ve never cast a spell before, you can still use the moon’s power to help you make a wish. First, ensure you’re in a safe space and get comfortable. Next, some choose to shower before spellwork; however, washing your hands of impurities—both physical and spiritual—will do just fine. Make sure you have your materials with you before you begin, and then envision yourself being bathed in the bright, positive light of the moon (or, get your butt outside and actually bathe yourself in the moon).
Once you’ve established your sacred zone, write your wish on a piece of paper. You can incorporate colored pens and paper into this ritual depending on the wish—money wishes should be written in green, romantic wishes in pink or red, healing in blue, creativity in orange, and happiness in yellow.
As you write, picture the wish coming true. Manifest it in your mind. Sit with your wish for a minute or two and feel the emotions that occur when you think of it happening. Once you’re ready, either burn your wish paper (fire is the element connected with Leo), or keep it under your pillow until the next full moon.
Stitch together a charm bag.
To add fuel to your wish’s fire, work it into a charm. A charm is a magical tool you can create to carry with you throughout your day-to-day. They usually include herbs, crystals, dried flowers, feathers, and sometimes coins or candle wax, all stuffed within a pouch.
Get creative with your charm and keep it with you until your wish comes true, or indefinitely. When you’re crafting your charm, be picky about what you put in it. Choose ingredients that correspond with what the charm is meant to do. Check out this color correspondences table from Witchipedia, as well as this correspondences by intent table to help you get started. You’ll find the appropriate colors, herbs, crystals, etc. to work into your charm to make it potent and viable.
Take on your final werewolf form.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Hey, it’s the Super Blood Wolf Moon, after all.
No matter what ritual you decide to partake in, if any, at least take a minute to appreciate the wonder that is the full moon. It’s a pretty powerful force, whether you believe in that kind of thing or not.