Wolf Moon Research Paper

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The first month of the Gregorian calender is January. January gets its name from the Roman God, Janus. Janus is distinctly Roman and has no Greek equivalent. The Latin form of January is Januarius means “ of Janus”. Janus is the Roman god of beginnings, endings, gates, transitions, time, doorways, and passages. Janus ruled over the beginnings and ending of conflict and during times of war the doors to his temple were open and during times of peace the doors to the temple were closed. Janus is often depicted as having two faces, one looking towards the future while the other face looks to the past. With this ability to see both past and future, Janus represented Time. The full moon of January is known as wolf moon or cold moon. As…show more content…
Air is the element most associated with the mind. As January is the month to work on self and to advance personal spirituality, Air is the element to start with because we have to make our minds up that we want a change or start a goal before anything else can begin. This beginning also leads us back to the Roman god Janus. The herbs for January are thistle, which is a herb used in protection and healing, and marjoram, which is used for purification, cleansing, and dispelling negativity. Thistle can be hung in the home to protect against unwanted visitors and to protect against thieves. Marjoram can be placed in the corner of your home for protection, and can be placed in the bath to resolve grief and sadness. (which would be a good place to start when wanting to make a change. Let go of the things holding us back from making the changes.) The flowers for the wolf moon are the snowdrop and the crocus. This makes sense as both are winter hardy and known to flower during winter months. Snowdrop is also thought to ease sorrow. (again this would be helpful when beginning a new change, as we are often scared and sorrowful to let go.) The flowers for the month of January are cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus, which is a plumeria flower hardy to -40 degrees, so it often blooms or will continue to have blooms in winter and the Galanthus which is the latin name for
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