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Full Wolf Moon Esbat Ritual

January - Searching for what we need During January, the young Sun God begins to increase in strength. The Goddess, who was a Crone at Samhain and a new Mother at Yule, is now resting, to return as a Maiden at Imbolc.

January is named after the Roman God Janus, the two-headed God of beginnings and endings. Janus' wife, Jana is the guardian of the turn of the Wheel of the Year.

In his discussion of "The World" card of the Pythagorean Tarot, John Ops states that "by the laws of phonetic variation, Diana, Jana, and Iana are all equivalent," that "Jana = Diana Triformis, as lunar goddess, is equivalent to Hecate Triformis,"

We have seen that Diana Trivia, who looks three ways, is the female counterpart of Janus [who looks two ways], and that Hecate Triformis [equivalent to Jana, as above] shows us the third face without which we cannot know our true destiny. The Full Wolf Moon gives us an opportunity to ask for what we need - to ask that the "third face" be shown to us so we can prepare the soil of our mind for planting those seeds in the Spring.

As the times of the Waxing and Full Moon are most commonly used for attacting, rather than banishing, energies, this ritual is designed to help us in our search for what we need. I designed this ritual for the January, 2001, Full Wolf Moon Esbat.

Purpose: To help us in our search for what we need. Tools

A candle, cauldron filled with water, quartz crystal ball, or some other object suitable to use for scrying Note: This ritual is best performed at night, while the Moon is in the sky. The Working Oh Full Wolf Moon, Mother Moon, you are the aspect of the Triple Goddess that represents our search for wholeness.

Goddess Jana, please assist me in this ritual to find what I need, for my Highest Good and the Highest Good of all concerned.

The room should be lit with only candle and moonlight. Put your scrying object on your altar.

Help me, Jana, to see your third face. Show me [If you have a particular need or question, ask it now]. As I look into this [name your scrying object], Show me what I need so I may do your work on Earth, Fulfill my destiny, And find union with God, Goddess, and Spirit. With harm to none, so mote it be.

Fix your gaze on the scrying object. Allow your visual focus to soften. With your question or goal in mind, maintain your gaze until it is released. Make note of any images you see, so that you can interpret them later.

Sending the Energy Jana, Triform Goddess, help me to see the meaning in what you have shown me. I offer my faith to you, and accept your guidance. Blessed be. Stand in the Goddess position. Release the energy of your desires, and accept the gifts of Jana into your life.

If you were using a candle flame as a scrying object, blow it out now.

After the Ritual Write down the images that you saw, and reflect on the messages they may be bringing you.