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Season: Winter (Yule – Imbolc) – Zodiac: Capricorn – Aquarius
Full Moon: The Wolf Moon – Keyword: Plan

Named after the Roman god Janus, a deity of liminality, and being the first month of the solar year we culturally follow, January is a time of beginnings and endings, transitions, in-betweens, and matters of duality. It is a good time to set goals for the year, to map out an overview of what we’d like our year to look like, and to reset ourselves mentally to start the year off fresh. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Winter (Yule into Imbolc) – The winter (which begins on the Winter Solstice/Yule around Dec. 21st) is a season of rest during the transition between the death of the old and the birth of the new. It is the darkest, coldest part of year, which can make it a difficult time physically, emotionally, and spiritually. During the time of Yule when we are in the thick of winter, it is crucial to find light and warmth within ourselves just as much as it is to create it around ourselves. As we move towards Imbolc (around Feb. 1st), we will begin to see the first glimpses of spring, at which point, it is a good idea to begin preparing the space for a new seasonal cycle.

Capricorn into Aquarius – Capricorn’s influence brings structure and stability. In January, this energy is great for aiding our planning process. As we move into Aquarius, we are met with a newfound momentum and a boost in energy. In January, this energy is great for bringing new ideas to the table which can contribute to our projects over the year.

The full moon for the month, the Wolf Moon, gets its name from the howling of wolves that can be heard more frequently this time of year. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Wolf Moon will be best for workings that invite in stability, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel any stagnant, unwanted, or counterproductive energies of the previous year.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For January, I have chosen Poseidon as the ruler of the sea, which washes away the old and brings in the new. Though in January, much of the world is still and quiet, the sea still moves.

A January birthstone.

Season: Winter (Imbolc – Ostara) – Zodiac: Aquarius – Pisces
Full Moon: The Snow Moon – Keyword: Prepare

Named after the Roman “februa”, meaning “means of purification”, February is a time of cleansing, renewal, and hope. It is a good time to clean and cleanse the self and the space, make any necessary preparations to the self and the space in order for your plans in January to be properly executed, and re-energize the wards around your home and other spaces. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Winter (Imbolc into Ostara) – The winter (which begins on the Winter Solstice/Yule around Dec. 21st) is a season of rest during the transition between the death of the old and the birth of the new. It is the darkest, coldest part of year, which can make it a difficult time physically, emotionally, and spiritually. During the time of Imbolc (around Feb. 1st), we will begin to see the first glimpses of spring, at which point, it is a good idea to begin preparing the space for a new seasonal cycle. As we move towards spring (which begins on the Spring Equinox/Ostara around Mar. 21st), the earth will grow warm and fertile, the perfect conditions for planting seeds physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Aquarius into Pisces – Aquarius’s influence brings newfound momentum and a boost in energy. In February, this energy is great for giving us the motivation to put preparations into place according to the plans we made in the previous month. As we move into Pisces, we are met with a dreamy air of romanticism. In February, this energy is great for turning our preparation toward the home to add things to our space which will benefit our mental health during the year ahead.

The full moon for the month, the Snow Moon, gets its name from the heavy snowfall that takes place during this time of year. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Wolf Moon will be best for workings that invite in energies of optimism, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel energies of pessimism.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For February, I have chosen Hestia, as the lighting of the candles during Imbolc is reflective of the lighting of the hearth. In lighting the hearth, we purify the home and let the approaching energies of spring know that they are welcome.

A February birthstone.

Season: Winter – Spring (Ostara) – Zodiac: Pisces – Aries
Full Moon: The Worm Moon – Keyword: Plant

Named after the Roman god Mars, a deity of war, passion, and inflammation, March is a time when the world begins to move again and negative energies seek shelter in the spaces which have been newly cleansed and empty. It is a good time to bring positive energy into the space which had been cleansed in February, begin sewing your seeds for the year in both a physical and incorporeal sense, and make conscious decisions about what you are bringing into the new year (as anything planted may bloom). Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Winter (Ostara) – The winter (which begins on the Winter Solstice/Yule around Dec. 21st) is a season of rest during the transition between the death of the old and the birth of the new. It is the darkest, coldest part of year, which can make it a difficult time physically, emotionally, and spiritually. At this time, though, we are growing very near to the beginning of spring (which begins on the Spring Equinox/Ostara around Mar. 21st), when the earth will grow warm and fertile, the perfect conditions for planting seeds physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Spring (Ostara) – The spring (which begins on the Spring Equinox/Ostara around Mar. 21st) is a season of birth and nurturing. It is warm and fertile, and energies are awakening all at once all around us, eager to go forth and create new things. During the time of Ostara when we are being pumped with new energies of creative motivation, we may find ourselves feeling quite manic, and as such, it is good to take all first steps mindfully, lest we inadvertently plant the seeds of a situation we did not intend to grow.

Pisces into Aries – Pisces’s influence brings a dreamy air of romanticism. In March, this energy is great for keeping our energy and spirits high as we start on the more physical aspects of our work. As we move into Aries, we are met with forceful, buzzing energy. In March, this energy is great for aiding us as we jump right into the beginning stages of the projects we’d been planning for this year.

The full moon for the month, the Worm Moon, gets its name from the worms that begin to emerge from the thawing of the soil and the worm beetle larvae that begins to emerge from the thawing of the bark of trees. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Worm Moon will be best for workings that invite in motivation for the things that you are passionate about, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel energies (or people) who may be standing in the way of your success.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For March, I have chosen Ares as a suitable parallel to the likes of Mars, for whom the month is named after. Both deities are representative of the newfound movement of energies.

A March birthstone.

Season: Spring (Ostara – Beltane) – Zodiac: Aries – Taurus
Full Moon: The Pink Moon – Keyword: Nurture

Named after the Latin “aperire”, meaning “to open”, February is a time of beauty, love, and the beginnings of growth. It is a good time to begin nurturing new endeavors, stoke the flames of your Spark, and improve upon relationships of any nature (including with yourself, which makes it a great time for unbiased inner discovery work). Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Spring (Ostara into Beltane) – The spring (which begins on the Spring Equinox/Ostara around Mar. 21st) is a season of birth and nurturing. It is warm and fertile, and energies are awakening all at once all around us, eager to go forth and create new things. During the time of Ostara when we are being pumped with new energies of creative motivation, we may find ourselves feeling quite manic, and as such, it is good to take all first steps mindfully, lest we inadvertently plant the seeds of a situation we did not intend to grow. As we move towards Beltane (around May 1st), the veils between realms thin, and we may find ourselves falling in love with the things we’ve begun giving our attention to.

Aries into Taurus – Aries’s influence brings forceful buzzing energy. In April, this energy is great for sustaining our motivation to continue giving extra attention to the earliest and most vulnerable stages of our projects. As we move into Taurus, we are met with the rooting of the energies we have planted. In April, this energy is great for solidifying our bond and sense of loyalty to the seeds which we have sewn.

The full moon for the month, the Pink Moon, gets its name from the early blooming of certain spring flowers. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Wolf Moon will be best for workings that invite in stable and lasting connections, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel energies (or people) which subdue your Spark.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For April, I have chosen Aphrodite, as the early signs of spring are a perfect parallel to her own energies. It is good practice during this time of year to study and honor every aspect of her, rather than reducing her to a simple love goddess.

An April birthstone.

Season: Spring (Beltane – Litha) – Zodiac: Taurus – Gemini
Full Moon: The Flower Moon – Keyword: Grow

Named after the Greek nymph Maia, the eldest of the Pleiades and the mother of Hermes, May is a time of vibrance, momentum, and romance. It is a good time to work with the energies of the Fae, bring out the Inner Child, and deepen the passion and connection within romantic relationships. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Spring (Beltane into Litha) – The spring (which begins on the Spring Equinox/Ostara around Mar. 21st) is a season of birth and nurturing. It is warm and fertile, and energies are awakening all at once all around us, eager to go forth and create new things. During the time of Beltane when the veils have thinned and we have begun feeling quite attached to and passionate about the things we’ve given our energy to, we need to remind ourselves to slow down and be honest about the health and benefit of what we are growing attached to. As we move towards Litha (which begins on the Summer Solstice/Litha, around June 21st), all of that energy begins coming to a concentrated head.

Taurus into Gemini – Taurus’s influence brings the rooting of the energies we have planted. In May, this energy is great for bringing beneficial external energies into your projects to aid in its health and growth. As we move into Gemini, we are met with a sense of wholeness and connection within and without us. In May, this energy is great for our internal sense of integration of the various Aspects of Self.

The full moon for the month, the Flower Moon, gets its name from the time of spring in which the flowers are in full bloom. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Flower Moon will be best for workings that invite in speed, amplification, and fertility, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel energies (or people) which are slowing or dampening.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For May, I have chosen Hermes, as not only is the month named after his mother, but it is also abundant with fast-moving energies. It is wise to also be aware of trickster presences this month as the Fae come out to play.

A May birthstone.

Season: Spring – Summer (Litha) – Zodiac: Gemini- Cancer
Full Moon: The Strawberry Moon – Keyword: Connect

Named after the Roman goddess Juno, Queen of the Gods and the chief Divine Protectress, June is a time of union, community, and connection. It is a good time to host marriages or other contractual agreements, hold markets, fairs, and other community-based social events, and work on the oneness and wholeness within yourself and your various social circles. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Spring (Litha) – The spring (which begins on the Spring Equinox/Ostara around Mar. 21st) is a season of birth and nurturing. It is warm and fertile, and energies are awakening all at once all around us, eager to go forth and create new things. As the early energies of Litha arrive, our growing passions are brimming with optimistic, fast-moving energy. New things are soon to be born, and you must be honest about where your focus has been in order to be prepared for the outcome.

Summer (Litha) – The summer (which begins on the Summer Solstice/Litha around June 21st) is a season of joy and celebration. It is bright, hot, and full of life, and vibrant solar energies are booming and encouraging us to be proud of all the hard work we put in during the spring. We only need maintain now. During the time of Litha when the earth is filled with new and maturing life, it is best to nurture the space around it to ensure optimal growth.

Gemini into Cancer – Gemini’s influence brings a sense of wholeness and connection within and without us. In June, this energy is great for out external sense of integration both with people and the natural world. As we move into Cancer, we are met with feelings of safety and harmony inspired by the warmth within our own homes. In June, this energy is great for entertaining and bonding with friends and family within the sanctuary of your home.

The full moon for the month, the Strawberry Moon, gets its name from the arrival of strawberries and other fruit and berries which are reaching their ripeness this month. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Strawberry Moon will be best for workings that invite in warm, protective energies regarding the home and hearth or binding contracts, while the waning moon will be best for workings regarding that repel chaotic or discordant energies.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For June, I have chosen Hera, as a suitable parallel to the likes of Juno, for whom the month is named after. Both deities are representative of union and connection as necessary parts of a thriving society.

A June birthstone.

Season: Summer (Litha – Lammas) – Zodiac: Cancer – Leo
Full Moon: The Buck Moon – Keyword: Improve

Named after the Roman Julius Caesar, the famous Roman dictator from from 49 to 44 BC, July is a time of celebration, reform, and expansion. It is a good time to recognize your achievements and the achievements of others, expand your horizons physically, mentally, and spiritually, and set into motion any final improvements as we approach the middle of summer. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Summer (Litha into Lammas) – The summer (which begins on the Summer Solstice/Litha around June 21st) is a season of joy and celebration. It is bright, hot, and full of life, and vibrant solar energies are booming and encouraging us to be proud of all the hard work we put in during the spring. We only need maintain now. During the time of Litha when new energies are thriving in their most optimal conditions, it’s important to keep an eye on any potential cracks that may form which could eventually undo what we have done. As we move into Lammas (around Aug. 1st), we will be focusing mostly on strength and vitality, so it is absolutely necessary to take care of these potential cracks before then.

Cancer into Leo – Cancer’s influence brings feelings of safety and harmony inspired by the warmth within our own homes. In July, this energy is great for games and celebrations. As we move into Leo, we are met with an enhancement of the influence of leading figures. In July, this energy is great for influencing and inspiring others (or being influenced and inspired by others) while joy is high.

The full moon for the month, the Buck Moon, gets its name from the time of year when bucks begin to shed their antlers after the breeding seasons. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Buck Moon will be best for workings that invite in cosmic organization and consistency, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel energies (or people) which are morally repugnant to you.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For July, I have chosen Zeus, for as the King of the Gods, the themes of expansion and recognition of success are perfectly suited to his own energies. It also seems very fitting to place his time of focused observance beside that of his wife.

A July birthstone.

Season: Summer (Lammas – Mabon)  – Zodiac: Leo – Virgo
Full Moon: The Sturgeon Moon – Keyword: Solidify

Named after the Roman Emperor Augustus, great-nephew of Julius Caesar who was considered to have ushered in an era of peace in Rome, August is a time of strength, vitality, and appreciation. It is a good time to give energy and gratitude to the things you wish to make permanent, to recognize all of the work you’ve done this year and reward yourself accordingly, and to check in with your physical health before the coming months of cold and darkness. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Summer (Lammas into Mabon) – The summer (which begins on the Summer Solstice/Litha around June 21st) is a season of joy and celebration. It is bright, hot, and full of life, and vibrant solar energies are booming and encouraging us to be proud of all the hard work we put in during the spring. We only need maintain now. During the time of Lammas when all our efforts strengthen into their peak, final forms before the coming harvest, we should take time to appreciate our successes if we haven’t already. This positive attention to our successes will breed more successes in the future. As we move towards autumn (which begins on the Autumn Equinox/Mabon around September 21st), the fruits of our labors will be fully realized and the harvest and preservation of these successes can begin.

Leo into Virgo – Leos’s influence brings an enhancement of the influence of leader figures. In August, this energy is great for giving or receiving inspired advice from leading figures. As we move into Virgo, we are met with objectivity and practicality. In August, this energy is great for applying input and advice to make any last-minute improvements or corrections to the projects you have been working on.

The full moon for the month, the Sturgeon Moon, gets its name from a large ancient breed of freshwater fish that was caught in the Great Lakes during the summer. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Sturgeon Moon will be best for workings that invite in strength of body, mind, and spirit, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel poor counsel and its sources.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For August, I have chosen Apollon, as he is heavily associated with the rays of the sun and solar energy is high is this time of year. It may also be wise to show some extra appreciation to Helios during this time.

An August birthstone.

Season: Summer – Autumn (Mabon) – Zodiac: Virgo – Libra
Full Moon: The Harvest Moon – Keyword: Harvest

Named after the month of Septembris, from Latin “septem” meaning seven, which relates to its place in the Roman calendar, September is a time of harvest, preservation, and gratitude. It is a good time to wrap up any projects you may have been working on and “harvest” what has grown from them, preserve the fruits of your labor to last you through the coming months of rest, and practice gratitude and the sharing of your harvest with your loved ones and with those who may need it. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Summer (Mabon) – The summer (which begins on the Summer Solstice/Litha around June 21st) is a season of joy and celebration. It is bright, hot, and full of life, and vibrant solar energies are booming and encouraging us to be proud of all the hard work we put in during the spring. We only need maintain now. During the time of Mabon when we are awaiting the final stage of the ripening of the fruits of our labor, we should practice gratitude and generosity as much as we have practiced appreciation. Our appreciative thoughts should be made outward sentiments.

Autumn (Mabon) – The autumn (which begins on the Autumn Equinox/Mabon around September 21st) is a season of harvest, preservation, and healing. The buzzing energies of spring and summer now begin to slow down. We begin to turn within and become more introspective as we move into the colder, darker time of the year. During the time of Mabon when the harvest has begun, it is wise to set aside our rewards in a place of safekeeping as we move towards the period of rest. Additionally, we should be mindful of any greed we may be holding onto, as that greed also has the potential to manifest in negative ways regarding the feelings of lack which greed produces.

Virgo into Libra – Virgo’s influence brings objectivity and practicality. In September, this energy is great for honestly analyzing what we did well and what we could have done better over the year. As we move into Libra, we are met with justice, fairness, and an honest judgment of our efforts over the year. In September, this energy is great for enhancing our sense of gratitude and our preservation efforts for the coming winter.

The full moon for the month, the Harvest Moon, gets its name from the harvest season, when crops like corn, grains, and gourds are typically harvested. If October’s full moon is closer to the autumn equinox than this one, it is instead called the Corn Moon. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Harvest/Corn Moon will be best for workings that invite in truth and justice, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel feelings of disappoint in ourselves which may linger and form lasting attachments should we not address them.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For September, I have chosen Demeter, as the goddess of the harvest season. It is always a good idea to show gratitude to Demeter when we reap the fruits of our labor.

A September birthstone.

Season: Autumn (Mabon – Samhain)  – Zodiac: Libra – Scorpio
Full Moon: The Hunter’s Moon – Keyword: Confront

Named after the month of Octobris, from Latin “octo” meaning eight, October is a time of confrontation, transformation, and remembrance. It is a good time to analyze and confront your fears and shadow traits, free yourself from the things that are no longer serving you, and connect with your ancestors and the Afterlife realm in general. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Autumn (Mabon into Samhain) – The autumn (which begins on the Autumn Equinox/Mabon around September 21st) is a season of harvest, preservation, and healing. The buzzing energies of spring and summer now begin to slow down. We begin to turn within and become more introspective as we move into the colder, darker time of the year. During the time of Mabon when we the harvest is coming to a close, we should begin our analysis of the things we weren’t satisfied with this year and why things may have happened the way they did. As we move into Samhain (around Nov. 1st), the veils between realms thin once more, and we begin to confront and shed the things which do not serve our greater good.

Libra into Scorpio – Libra’s influence brings justice, fairness, and an honest judgment of our efforts over the year. In October, this energy is great for reflecting on our trauma, shortcomings, and influences which may be setting us back in life. As we move into Scorpio, we are met with the amplification of the darker energies in life. In October, this energy is great for confronting our own darker aspects and seeking guidance from our ancestors.

The full moon for the month, the Hunter’s Moon, gets its name from the autumn hunting and fathering season. If this full moon is closer to the autumn equinox that September’s full moon, it is instead called the Harvest Moon. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Hunter’s/Harvest Moon will be best for workings that invite in clear perception of the darker aspects of life, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel rose-tinted perceptions.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For October, I have chosen Hephaistos as the god of the forge. The fire of the forge serves us by deconstructing the old in order to create something new, and it is this energy which is perfect for this month.

An October birthstone.

Season: Autumn (Samhain – Yule) – Zodiac: Scorpio – Sagittarius
Full Moon: The Beaver Moon – Keyword: Shed

Named after the month of Novembris, from Latin “novem” meaning nine, November is a time of wisdom, transition, and acceptance. It is a good time to begin reviewing/recording your experiencing from this year to prepare for reflection in December, make preparations to bring warmth and nourishment into the home for the coming winter, and do healing workings for mental health and the acceptance of things that may be outside of your control. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Autumn (Samhain into Yule) – The autumn (which begins on the Autumn Equinox/Mabon around September 21st) is a season of harvest, preservation, and healing. The buzzing energies of spring and summer now begin to slow down. We begin to turn within and become more introspective as we move into the colder, darker time of the year. During the time of Samhain when the veils have thinned and we are feeling sore from difficult confrontations, the tending to this soreness can begin. This may be more difficult if we attempted to avoid these confrontational energies, and avoidance may also lead to an unpleasant snowball effect later in life. As we move towards winter (which begins on the Winter Solstice/Yule around December 21st), everything around us will become still, and the air around us will grow harsh and cold.

Scorpio into Sagittarius – Scorpio’s influence brings the amplification of the darker energies in life. In November, this energy is great for aiding communication with our loved ones who have passed on. As we move into Sagittarius, we are met with a sense of freedom and optimism. In November, this energy is great for healing from the work we’d done during the previous month.

The full moon for the month, the Beaver Moon, gets its name from the work that beavers and other many do to prepare for  the onset of winter. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Beaver Moon will be best for workings that invite in gentle but deep healing, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel feelings of anguish or discomfort.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For November, I have chosen Athena as the goddess of wisdom. As we begin looking over the year and come out of the transformative experiences of October, we also begin to create lasting wisdom which shapes our future.

A November birthstone.

Season: Autumn – Winter (Yule) – Zodiac: Sagittarius – Capricorn
Full Moon: The Cold Moon – Keyword: Reflect

Named after the month of Decembris, from Latin “decem” meaning ten, December is a time of stillness, introspection, and divinity. It is a good time to meditate and reflect on the notes you took the previous month, connect with your spiritual path and your own divinity, and take it easy while the world has fallen quiet. Additionally, the following energetic influences are present during this time of year:

Autumn (Yule) – The autumn (which begins on the Autumn Equinox/Mabon around September 21st) is a season of harvest, preservation, and healing. The buzzing energies of spring and summer now begin to slow down. We begin to turn within and become more introspective as we move into the colder, darker time of the year. During the time of Yule when autumn is coming to a close, we may begin to feel nostalgic, craving the good of the past after reflecting on the bad the months prior.

Winter (Yule) – The winter (which begins on the Winter Solstice/Yule around Dec. 21st) is a season of rest during the transition between the death of the old and the birth of the new. It is the darkest, coldest part of year, which can make it a difficult time physically, emotionally, and spiritually. During the time of Yule when winter is at its darkest, we must bring the light and warmth indoors. You may find yourself getting more spiritual during this time and more attracted to vibrant lights and colors.

Sagittarius into Capricorn – Sagittarius’s influence brings a sense of freedom and optimism. In December, this energy is great for aiding the spiritual side of our meditations. As we move into Capricorn, we are met with structure and stability. In December, this energy is great for aiding the relaxation side of our meditations.

The full moon for the month, the Cold Moon, gets its name from the cold and frost weather of the winter season. For those doing workings with the lunar cycle, the waxing moon leading up to the Cold Moon will be best for workings that invite the Divine into our home, while the waning moon will be best for workings that repel energies which are preventing us for optimal rest and relaxation.

In my practice, I have also come to associate the twelve months of the solar year with the twelve Olympioi. For December, I have chosen Artemis, as she is heavily associated with the rays of the moon and lunar energy is high is this time of year. It may also be wise to show some extra appreciation to Selene during this time.

A December birthstone.