Crystals for the Wolf Moon

crystals for the wolf moon

The Wolf Moon is the first full moon of the year. Traditionally, the name of the full moon would be applied for the entire month. This means the entire month of January is considered to be the month of the Wolf Moon. Therefore, crystals for the Wolf Moon can be used all month with enhanced effects. What are the crystals of the Wolf Moon? What are their meanings and how can they help you in January? Read on to learn more!

What is the Wolf Moon?

The Wolf Moon is the first full moon of the year. It is believed to have a Celtic and Old English origin. The name comes from the fact that the sound of wolves howling increases around this time. In the past, this was thought to be due to hunger caused by winter. However, it is now known that wolves howl mostly for social and hunting reasons.

The Wolf Moon goes by many other names, too. Check out some of them below along with their origin:

  • the Moon after Yule (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Freeze Up Moon (Algonquin)
  • Center Moon (Assiniboine)
  • Hard Moon (Dakota)
  • Spirit Moon (Ojibwe)
  • Frost Exploding Moon (Cree)

As the first full moon of the year, the Wolf Moon ushers in transformation, change, and introspection. Much like the wolf, it is also a time of courage, determination, energy, and motivation. When you're getting ready to take on and tackle the new year, this is the full moon you want to focus on.

The Wolf Moon brings with it the hunger for new desires. You're now feeling ready for something new and exciting. You feel determined to get exactly what you're looking for in the new year. This is a time for new leaders to emerge and new ground to be broken.

Power of the Alpha Wolf Special Edition Moon Water

Are you looking for more courage, determination, and motivation? What about more energy and confidence? Then now is the time to get our Special Limited Edition, "Power of the Alpha Wolf" Moon Water. We only have 40 vials… no more will be made. Each order also comes with a FREE Courage and Determination Crystal Pouch.

Using a selection of powerful crystals, a special moon water altar, and a formal ritual, we will create this moon water for our uses in rituals, elixirs, essences, and feng shui water features. This is a moon water of great potency that we can only make once a year.

We use this moon water with a small pouch of crystals that are on the altar during the Moon Water collection. If you purchase a vial of the "Power of the Alpha Wolf", we will send you the small pouch of crystals for free!

Crystals for the Wolf Moon

There are crystals that always work well for the full moon including Selenite and Moonstone. However, there are some crystals that are especially powerful during the month of the Wolf Moon. Crystals for the wolf moon include:

  • Howlite
  • Red Jasper
  • Tiger's Eye
  • Pyrite
  • Mookaite

Read more about each of the crystals for the Wolf Moon below.


Howlite is a potent guardian stone. You can use it to protect what you value – physical possessions and spiritual values. Howlite reinforces memory and stimulates the desire for knowledge. It helps relieve stress and calm rage fits. It also urges us to overcome our patterns of selfishness and limiting behavior.

Howlite is an excellent meditation stone bringing the feminine energy of renewal to a session. It is often used to control rage, pain, and stress. As such, it is known as a calming stone for the mind, body, and soul. It is said to be a helpful stone for a good night's sleep.

Red Jasper

Jaspers have been revered by ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realms. Historically, Red Jasper was known as a stone of vibrancy and endurance, a talisman of warriors, and a promoter of justice, protection, and life. It staunched the blood of wounds, stirred the pulse, and increased fertility.

Today, Red Jasper is still known as the Stone of Endurance, a gentle, but vital, stimulator of chi, or Life Force, bringing physical strength and energy, stamina, focus, and determination. Its steady frequency calms the emotional body creating a lasting, stable energy for improving health or overcoming illness.

Wear or carry Red Jasper to alleviate stress and reconnect with Earth’s grounding energies. Its cleansing effect eliminates negativity, returning it to its source, and stabilizing the aura. It is an ideal worry or rubbing stone for soothing the nerves and restoring balance.

Tiger's Eye

Tiger's Eye is a most ancient talisman, mysterious and powerful, revered and feared – an "all-seeing all-knowing eye", thought to grant a wearer the ability to observe everything, even through closed doors.

Keep Tiger's Eye as a stone of luck and good fortune to attract a steady flow of money to the home. It is ideal for entrepreneurs and those setting out in business for the first time. It warns against complacency and emboldens one to "step out of the box" in order to grow and challenge one’s artistic, creative talents, and physical abilities.

Wear or carry Tiger's Eye for increasing insight and perception in unfamiliar places or circumstances, and for protection from the negative intentions of others. Tiger’s Eye sharpens the senses, helping one pay attention to details and prepare for positive action.


Pyrite is a unique protector, drawing energy from the Earth through the physical body and into the aura. It creates a defensive shield against negative energies, environmental pollutants, emotional attacks, and physical harm.

This is a protective, shielding stone and is excellent to wear or carry as an amulet to deflect harm and danger. It is especially helpful when one is away from home or performing hazardous work.

Pyrite is a crystal of positive energy and is extremely helpful for melancholy and thoughts fixed on misfortune and despair. It relieves anxiety and frustration, and as a mirror to the self, reveals the causes behind these emotions and promotes a search for solutions.


Mookaite carries an invigorating frequency of strength and vitality and increases Life Force within the physical body. An Aboriginal Mother Earth stone, it is gaining in popularity throughout the world for its healing capacity, and for empowering one to feel and connect with the electromagnetic energy currents of the Earth.

Use Mookaite to connect with elemental Earth powers for increasing self-confidence, self-worth, and to realize one's full potential. It is an ideal tool for overcoming procrastination by revealing the true reason for avoiding certain tasks and bringing the motivation needed to resolve the issue. Its constant energy keeps one focused and well-grounded while soothing the mind and quieting distracting thoughts.

Mookaite is a wonderfully supportive stone for going beneath the surface of emotions to find core issues that are creating an emotional upset. It allows for a calm and stable frame of mind in which to examine and release these negative experiences and inspires confidence and the desire for new experiences.

Upcoming Wolf Moon Dates

Here are the future dates for the Wolf Moon.

  • January 6, 2023
  • January 25, 2024
  • January 13, 2025
  • January 3, 2026
  • January 22, 2027
  • January 11, 2028
  • January 30, 2029
  • January 19, 2030

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by Kat Ohren

Kat is a Certified Crystal Master and Crystal Astrologist. She has been working with both crystals and astrology for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University. Kat is a Florida native and has been with Crystal Vaults for over 10 years.

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