There are some interesting lunar events coming up as we have the first blue moon of this year on the 31st of January, followed by a ‘black moon’ in February, which means that February doesn’t actually have a full moon. This apparently only happens around every 19 years. Then March has another blue moon!
I don’t know how this will affect how we feel, but it’s interesting to be aware of these things.
The full moon in Feb is usually called a snow moon or hunger moon and although this full moon falls in January this year, we may as well consider it to be the same moon.
However this moon is also going to be a blood moon as there will be a full lunar eclipse which results in the moon turning a reddish colour.
For many people these terms would be appropriate as this time of year can appear to be a time of lack. Lack of light, lack of money, lack of vitality. January is often seen as a depressing month and it’s not surprising to feel low at this time of year.
I find that a new year project has worked well for me. Last year I learned how to screen print and this year I have my necklace project. Having this sort of focus is great as it distracts me from feeling limited by the weather and it helps me feel like I am moving forwards and learning.
Having things to look forward to are really good as well. I have an exhibition coming up at Morva gallery with 6 other local artists which is keeping me busy. I have wanted to show my work there for some years but have found the costs a bit off putting. However being part of FLAME - first and last Artisans and Makers - makes this sort of thing achievable.
I’m still working with my crystals in conjunction with the moons phases and am changing the layout in order to reflect my intentions. With the waxing moon I have surrounded a beautiful piece of spirit quartz with some quartz points to amplify the energy.
For me this represents my ‘prime directive’ of putting magic out into the world. I want to get my necklaces into some shops, but I find that if I focus on making money then it starts to lose its attraction for me. It’s really weird. I need money, like everyone does! But if I use it as my motivating factor then I get the colour black. If I think about spreading magic, then I see sparkles and lights and it feels really joyous!
So those are my thoughts as we build towards the full blue moon. I’d love to hear how you work with the phases of the moon and any lessons learned this month.
Love and magic