Ever since early man first looked into the sky, humanity has recognized the influence and power of the full moon. The full moon affects both body and mind. Just as the gravitational pull of the moon directly influences ocean tides, our bodies that are mostly made of water also feel the effects of lunar activity. In addition, the high vibration of full moon affects our mind and emotions, often raising our sensitivities and triggering emotional outbursts.
In North America, native peoples gave names to the moons to indicate what to expect in that month.
Full Snow Moon
Since February is often the month where there is the most snow in North America, the full moon was called the Full Snow Moon. It was also the time when stored foods began to run out and hunting was difficult, therefore it was also called the Full Hunger Moon. For the Cherokee, it was called the Bone Moon to indicate they would be chewing on bones to survive.
This Month’s Guidance
The month of the Full Snow Moon is a time for survival. Live off what you already have. Continue working on incomplete projects; begin preparing for the upcoming spring by planning ahead. It is a wonderful time to take on activities that you have been thinking about for some time, whether learning a musical instrument, taking up an artistic skill such as drawing or painting, or picking up a book that has been on your shelf forever and actually reading it. While companionship may be sought in cold winter months, this month is also a great time to get comfortable with yourself. Cherish the retreat created by the Full Snow Moon and use it for self-growth.
Full Snow Moon: February 22, 2016 (Full Hunger Moon, Bone Moon, Little Famine Moon)
Full Crow Moon: March 23, 2016 (Full Worm Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon)
Full Pink Moon: April 22, 2016 (Full Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Full Fish Moon, Growing Moon)
Full Flower Moon: May 21, 2016 (Full Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon)
Full Strawberry Moon: June 20, 2016 (Rose Moon. Thunder Moon, Mead Moon)
Full Buck Moon: July 19, 2016 (Full Thunder Moon, Full Hay Moon)
Full Sturgeon Moon: August 18, 2016 (Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon)
Full Corn Moon: September 16, 2016 (Full Harvest Moon)
Full Hunter’s Moon: October 16, 2016 (Full Blood Moon, Sanguine Moon, Travel Moon)
Full Beaver Moon: : November 14, 2016 (Frosty Moon, White Moon)
Full Cold Moon: December 29, 2016 (Full Long Nights Moon, Winter Moon)
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