The Full Wolf Moon 2021 Packs Tremendous Power: Here’s How to Harness It

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The Full Wolf Moon rises on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The upcoming full moon is the first full moon in 2021. It’s often called the Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, Hunger Moon, or Moon after Yule. The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is a powerful time for both releasing what no longer serves you, and harnessing powerful lunar energy.

In this article, we will share with you everything you need to know about the Wolf Moon 2021!

When Is The Full Wolf Moon 2021?

January’s Full Wolf Moon reaches peak illumination on Thursday, January 28th, at 19:16 UTC. At North American and U.S. time zones, that translates to January 28, at:

  • 3:16 p.m. AST;
  • 2:16 p.m. EST;
  • 1:16 p.m. CST;
  • 12:16 p.m. MST;
  • 11:16 a.m. PST;
  • 10:16 a.m. AKST;
  • 9:16 a.m. HST.

The Full Wolf Moon should be visible as it begins peeking over the horizon around sunset.

Why Is It Called the “Wolf Moon”?

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The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from different places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not just to the full Moon itself.

The “Wolf Moon” name comes from Native American tribes. During the cold and long January nights, howling wolves could be heard throughout the night as they hunted. Therefore, the Full Moon in January was given the name of the “Wolf Moon.”

Alternative Names

Other traditional names for the January Moon are:

  • Cold Moon (Cree);
  • Freeze Up Moon (Algonquin);
  • Severe Moon (Dakota);
  • Frost Exploding Moon (Cree);
  • Hard Moon (Dakota). 

The Full Moon In Leo

The full moon in January 2021 will be under the sign of Leo, which means that during this time, most of us will be focusing on ourselves and our achievements. It is important on this day to remind yourself about your achievements (even the smallest ones). Allow yourself to be proud of yourself – this will boost your confidence.

On the Full Moon in Leo, astrologers recommend being more careful in your statements – because later, you may regret carelessly throwing words at someone else.

Things to Do On the Full Moon in Leo:

  • have a heart-to-heart conversation with your loved ones;
  • take some time for introspection, trying to understand what you really want to do in life, what your next steps towards your goals are, what hobbies could make your life more enjoyable, etc.;
  • create the intention for a successful career and good health;
  • intellectual activity during the Full Moon period is very beneficial.

How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?

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If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the Full Moon time. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the Moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.

For harmonizing the influence of the Moon on our lives, we can perform the Full Moon bath rituals and adjust our lifestyle to the Moon’s vibrations.

The Full Moon Bath Ritual

For performing this Full Moon ritual, prepare a big jar, a silver spoon, three lemons, petals of three yellow roses (or a handful of dry Linden flowers, or chamomile), rose essential oil (or lemon, or patchouli, etc.).

The preparation part of the ritual should be performed out during the day before the Full Moon.

Early in the morning, pour clean water into the jar and put a silver spoon in it. Water should stand for at least 6 hours. Cut the slices of three lemons, put them in a jar, add rose petals (dried flowers must be brewed with boiling water and infused for 20 minutes), and essential oil. Put the jar on the windowsill so that it permeates the moonlight, and leave for the night.

The next day, in the evening, during the actual Full Moon, fill up the bathtub with warm water and slowly pour the contents of the jar. Then lie down in the bath, close your eyes and imagine swimming in a lake of moonlight, and visualize that you are absorbing lunar energy.

Take a bath for at least 20 minutes.

What Else Will Be Beneficial on Full Moon?

  • Fasting.
  • Staying connected with nature: walk in the forest, lie down on the ground, talk to the trees, hug them, etc.
  • Wearing white clothes and pearls.
  • Cooking for your family and friends will help to activate and balance the Moon energy.
  • Charity.
  • Dancing.
  • Taking care of the plants.

Full Wolf Moon 2021: Special Tips For Each Zodiac Sign

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The Full Wolf Moon 2021 serves as a cosmic reminder to embrace your inner child and honor the gifts you have to bring into the world. By following the guidance of your inner child and expressing your creative side can help you release stress during this time.


Perhaps you have felt stagnant in your home office or where you do creative work. The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is the time that you should use for sprucing up your space in order to breathe more life into it and boost your creativity. Invest in a few plants to clarify your home’s environment.


The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is the time when a sudden situation may push you to share your views with the world. You have to be ready that not everyone will accept your opinion, but this lunar energy is giving you peace.

Use this time for journalling and expressing the thoughts you’ve been afraid to share with others through writing. This can help you to remove thoughts out of your head and see the situation more clearly.


The Moon is your ruling planet, and its cycles affect you more than others. During The Full Wolf Moon 2021, you could feel pushed to sudden change. A new path can lead to positive growth, but it may take a moment to adjust.

A vision board can give you the visual structure and motivation to embrace your imaginative spirit and stay focused on your goals. Create a vision board, complete with all of your intentions in order to start manifesting them.


The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is the time when you should put your focus on business and personal relationships. Use this time to think and prepare to make shifts in order to be in a partnership that is not only aligned but beneficial to your growth and progress.

To release the tension in your body and mind that you might feel from this lunar event, do some physical exercises or take a yoga class. Dancing can be a great way to let your inner lion shine through!


During the Full Wolf Moon 2021, you can feel sudden inspiration and a creative idea blossom. You are driven to express sides of yourself that others have not seen, and the Universe is here to back you up. Make sure you don’t overwhelm yourself and take some time for rest.

A salt bath will help you restore your energy and meditation will help you clear your mind, release stress, and find your inner peace.


The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is your time to shine! This time could manifest a new project or initiative that is more in alignment with your dreams.

Use this time to boost and amplify your self-love in order to deflect and transmute any negative energy. Pranayama practice can help you to reconnect with your heart center and encourage you to feel safe in your physical body.


The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is encouraging you to integrate your emotional truth into your work. The energy of this period urges you to come out of the shadows professionally and put your work in the spotlight.

This time is a perfect opportunity for you to leave your comfort zone. Write down what you’re afraid of, and meditate on it, allowing yourself to understand the root cause of your fears. After you’re done, take the sheet of paper with the fears written on it, and burn it as a sign of release (in a fire-safe manner).


The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is the time to recognize your self-care needs. You may have been pushing yourself way too hard recently to complete certain tasks, and now the universe is giving you the opportunity to take a break.

This is the perfect time to take some time off and take care of your mental health. Use this time to nurture your body, mind, and soul.


Take time to look at your relationship with money as well as shared expenses if you have a partner or are married. This can be a time to revamp and renew versus allow it to stress you out and lead to more challenges.

The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is a good time for performing money rituals, chanting money mantras, or practicing money affirmations.


The energy of the Full Moon can trigger you to analyze your unique identity and whether your current work or personal relationships truly honor you and your values.

The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is a good time for your Mirror work. This practice will boost your self-esteem and help you to embrace yourself. Write down 13 things you love about yourself in the first person. Then read all these things you wrote out loud when looking in the mirror. This is metaphysically shifting your vibrations towards acceptance.


During this Full Moon, be careful not to overbook yourself with tasks, as this can lead to burnout. Instead, take time to ideate and strategically craft how you can realistically proceed for the long term.

Meditation on the Full Moon is a great way to calm down, slow down, and stop overthinking.

The Bottom Line

The Full Wolf Moon 2021 is a great time to go inward and release. This is a powerful energetic time when we should take it easy on ourselves, give ourselves a little extra self-care, self-love, just relax and enjoy the lunar vibes.