Saturday, November 20, 2010

Full Moon Names

Full Moon Names

Tomorrow we have a full moon and it's known as the Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.

Here's a list of the various names for the full moon.

Native American Full Moon Names:

January: Wolf Moon
February: Snow Moon,
Hunger Moon,
Opening Buds Moon
March: Maple Sugar Moon,
Worm Moon
April: Frog Moon,
Pink Moon,
Planter's Moon
May: Flower Moon,
Budding Moon
June: Strawberry Moon
July: Blood Moon,
Buck Moon
August: Moon of the Green Corn,
Sturgeon Moon
September: Harvest Moon (see below for explanation)
October: Hunter's Moon,
Moon of Falling Leaves
November: Beaver Moon
December: Cold Moon

Neo Pagan

January: Ice Moon
February: Snow Moon
March: Death Moon
April: Awakening Moon
May: Grass Moon
June: Planting Moon
July: Rose Moon
August: Lightening Moon
September: Harvest Moon
October: Blood Moon
November: Tree Moon
December: Long Night Moon

To see other full moon names from other cultures go here

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