Manifesting, Moon Power, & Books

Good evening, Parliament Monsters!

We start the new year with a Super Wolf Blood Moon—a total lunar eclipse visible to North and South America. The main event is estimated to occur Monday, January 21st at 12:16 a.m. EST. In the days preceding and following the eclipse, the moon will appear much more full.

Not nearly as ominous as it sounds, the first full moon of the year was known to draw out hungry wolves. The creatures would emerge from the woods to howl on the outskirts of villages, according to farmer's folklore.

The moon has always symbolized an ethereal kind of magic. Moonlight itself seems to have a peculiar effect on us all—ask any physician or floor nurse and they’ll tell you the mysterious cases they see on the eves of a full moon. If its phases control the tide and we’re made of 70% water, then surely, it has a power over us as well.

You don’t need a fancy harvest ritual or be an expert spell-caster to claim it’s energy like our ancestors before us. You can easily utilize the full moon’s presence around the house. This month, try to reorganize your thoughts and reset intentions. Invoke inner harmony and focus on rejuvenation. Add herbal blessings to your tidying regimen or kitchen concoctions. Or at the very least... Recharge your crystals, Witch!

On the night of a full moon—especially one doubling up as a significant lunar eclipse—we should be guarded to prevent the influx of passing universal energies from disrupting our own. After supper, I plan to set all my crystals out on our windowsi