Is there something simmering just beneath the surface? Do you feel it gently but firmly asking to be uncovered? The Full Snow Moon will be at its peak today, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. This Full Snow Moon will be shining brightly in the dark night sky. The cold stillness and quietness helping to illuminate what used to be hidden. It is not always the loud, in your face demands that create change, sometimes it is the small stirrings in the silence of night that grab your attention and help you make the most meaningful shifts. So take this Full Snow Moon to be quiet and calm, opening your heart and mind to the little noises that want to be heard.

The spiritual meaning of the snow moon is a practice in sensory awareness, and it requires slowing down and going within. This is a time not to force, but to just be aware. Just as beneath the layers of snow are signs of new life and growth that we cannot see yet, in each of us are beginnings of new directions, hopes, dreams, and desires, waiting to be uncovered. Let this be a time of awakening your soul. Allow this process some breathing room. There is no pushing and pulling, just surrender to what is already effortlessly taking place.

This Snow Moon carries a great amount of hope. We can feel something happening beneath us. Soon the buttercups will be emerging from the cold ground, inspiring us to have faith in what we cannot see. Knowing that beauty is being created always, whether we can see it or not. Soon the sun will feel warmer, the days are getting longer, the pops of Springtime green will blanket the ground. All this is beginning now underneath the surface. Know that similar shifts are happening within us all. Trust and allow the unfolding. There is nothing you need to do other than develop an awareness to appreciate it, it is happening silently anyway. Even though you might feel like hibernating right now with these cold gray days, trust that your inner spirit is being renewed for what is yet to come. We can’t always see it, but beauty and growth are everywhere!

Marci Lingelbach is co-founder of the New Earth Almanac and a Crystal Reiki Master in Franklin, TN. You can find her at, and on Instagram and Facebook @reikibymarci.