This month we are gifted with two Supermoons. A Supermoon occurs when a full moon is closest to the earth and appears larger and brighter than usual.

Today I am going to share with you about the astrological calendar of my ancestors. My Shamanic line runs deep through Tibet, Nepal and India. This rich and diverse culture observed the ancient Vedas for astrology. These teachings were handed down from one Shaman to another.

The Vedic astrological calendar preserved the integrity of the lunar month. Unlike the Gregorian calendar which adds additional days to maintain a 365-day solar calendar. It is to be noted that every few years an extra month is added through a detailed and complex process, which takes into account the seasonal planting and harvesting of crops. This is the calendar of the ancients.

Called by many different names, depending on the cultural landscape, used in nearly all primal intrinsic human cultures across this planet.

The first full moon on January 1st is known by many names, the Wolf Moon, the Cold Moon, the Old Moon. This first full moon is a Supermoon.

As a full moon occurs when the moon is contrary to the sun, note that on a metaphysical level this occurrence focuses on balance versus imbalance in our lives. Our emotions and intuition climax during this time.

This together with increased and heightened strength, intensity, fortitude, authority and insight. The full moon is also the symbol of abundance, success and prosperity.

Focus within, place your ‘own house’ in order before looking at others. Are there any beliefs and patterns which continually surface that no longer serve you? Then find harmony and balance within; spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.

The first Supermoon in January is about love and forgiveness. Love and forgiveness for self-first and then for others.

Shamanism teaches us to focus within, connect to spirit and allow spirit to guide and lead us in our journey. We always look inwardly not outwardly and we know that the work we do at an elemental level will affect the energy around us; impact the relationships we have with others and attract magic, happiness, success, abundance, love, joy and wealth into our lives. Like attracts like.

The next Supermoon is on January 31st and is a total lunar eclipse. A total lunar eclipse is called a Blood Moon, this is due to a reddish colour detected as the moon passes through the earth’s shadow. The full moon on the 31st is also known as a Blue Moon, so called when two full moons occur in one month.

The Blood Moon on the 31st spotlights the self-reliant woman and motherhood. The total lunar eclipse celebrates the SUPERWOMAN in all of us including the rights and freedoms of all women on this planet. It is a time for open discussion, debate and consolidating women’s rights in all aspects from social justice issues to equality in the workplace.

A total lunar eclipse centralises and strengthens the dynamic and powerful influence on the full moon and Supermoon energy. This Blood Moon represents transformation. Releasing those emotions and patterns that no longer serve you. The January 31st Blood Moon is a time to look at how you show up as a woman in all aspects; your beliefs, behaviour, thoughts and speech.

How do you treat other sisters?

Do you talk behind people’s backs?

Are you manipulative and controlling with your family and friends?

This is a time for change. Check in with your subconscious mind, allow spirit to guide you through your emotions and memories.

You are a warrior goddess.

I would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave your comment below.

Deb x