Second Full Moon of Winter


Lunar Musings by Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings Dreamers, our second Full Moon of winter begins Jan 11/12, 2017 with the moon sitting at 11º Cancer. Cancer is about home and family, and since some of you are new here with setting your personal inner intention, I want to re-share what I wrote two weeks ago about the New Moon. Those who have worked with me a while or a few years, its worth reading again as a reminder.

On the full moon you set your “one release intention” of what no longer serves your highest good based on what your new moon intention was two weeks ago. Here is the shorter review shared again from two weeks ago… The new moon sits opposite the asteroid “wisdom” and this means all you need to do is look across the table, look across the field  or across your dream fields to find your messengers and messages that have come this month. They will be right there in front of you and can positive, negative or a mix of both and its what you do with the message that counts. If you ignore the messengers, they will come a little bit stronger next year in this same moon cycle (next Winter Solstice month).

So what was your message the past two weeks? Sift through everything and pick through what was the greatest struggle for you. Set that as the intention to release. This work is simple and extremely difficult to work within “awareness” because you must involve mind, body and emotions of your real relationships and our personal responsibility and accountability.

This moon represents family or our soul family and remember, a Capricorn month rules the authority aspects of life or your inner authority. We remind ourselves that we are the ones who are complicated rather than project that onto others who have their own drama regardless of what side of the field you sit on, the grass is greener side, or the struggle for growth side. Both come with responsiblity and fear, drama, grief, our frustrations or sadness, all can be nurtured if you see it as important.  Sometimes this is natural and sometimes it is of our own doing.

We all become involved with mirrors of complication because it helps us grow and its pain and inconvenience, regardless of how light or severe it is, and difficult to feel, its for a reason… Change.

The Chinese New Moon is the Year of the Fire Rooster which is my sign and element and begins our fire year. Fire years are about intense purification and the crisis energy this year is in the South direction, so make sure your home, has some metal there, or metal chimes to keep the flow. Feng Shui has only one shadow element in their teachings and they call it the Five Yellow Star which is chaos. It shifts to different directions and elements each year, so if you are in the south bedroom and your bed faces south, make it face east and west, that will helps.

Water is a more gentle purification and if you had your warnings in a water year over the past four years about changing and working with your personal issues, there is no second chance with fire which is the stronger purification.  You’re debts come due for the four year cycle. As you enter 2017, be aware of this type of cleansing and purification both personally and what is happening in your world and the country and the world at large.

Happy Full Moon… Phoenix of Elder Mountain







6 Comments Add yours

  1. Steve Zubo says:

    I release my need to know ! SBIAD!

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  2. I’m just new wanting to learn about the spiritual rituals and of witchcraft and I don’t know really were to start any help would be great and I thought what you wrote about the two moons were so beautiful and real and the more I read the more it was so true so thank you and any help would be appreciated

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    1. Hi Deborah, I am a dreamer (shaman) and a folk healer (slavic), but lets chat, maybe some of what i do fits into your path… write me at


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