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PostSubject: Moon names and meanings   Tue May 20, 2014 3:01 am

January ~ Wolf Moon/Hunger Moon
   The Wolf is the embodiment of the GreatSpirits. The year starts with the outlook of taking the first step of the year on the right path of spirit and along side the wolf. During this month the wolves once roamed the countryside, thus suggesting the name wolf moon. In cold and temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere, it was difficult to find food during January, thus the name hunger moon. This is a good time for planning your year from a spiritual perspective. What do you want to accomplish this year. What do you "hunger" for? Set some goals and plan how to achieve them.
     
February ~ Snow Moon
   In the south eastern portion of the U.S., February is often the snowiest month. It's often seen as a time to snuggle together around the hearth and share stories, enlightenment and togetherness.This is a good time to focus your magik on home, hearth and family.
     
March ~ Worm Moon
   The world begins to thaw and the ground is cultivated by the return of the worm in the ground. The birds return and feast the bounty of the early spring.  This is a good time for healing magik.
     
April ~ Rain Moon
   The early spring rains awaken the plants and trees. And bringing forth the renewed life of nature and spirit.
     
May ~ Flower Moon
   The world explodes in color, showing the beauty of the GreatSpirits, fairies and wee folk and the natural world around us.
     
June ~ Strawberry Moon
   The gardens are bursting with berries. Letting us know life is full of sweet flavor.
     
July ~ Deer/Buck Moon
   It's the sign of building and repairing one's life, home and spirit. This is a very masculine moon, so it's a good time to work on the physical things in your life. Either physical in body, spirit, or things that need some physical attention. (like building or repairing objects, furniture etc.)
     
August ~ Fish Moon/corn moon
  Rivers and lakes are filled with schools of fish, providing nourishment to body and soul. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because the moon rises looking reddish through sultry haze, or the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
 
     
September ~ Fruit Moon/Harvest Moon
   The early fall is associated with the harvest of orchards in the south-east. Occurring along side Mabon, the 2nd of the harvest festivals it is a time to collect the berries and tree fruits, grains and prepare them for the long cold winter months. It is the sign to prepare life and the soul during the waning year or the end of the cycle of life.
     
October ~ Harvest Moon/Blood Moon
   The harvest of gardens and fields are in full swing under the Harvest Moon. A special orange glow illuminates this moon just as the trees decorate the world with beautiful fall color. Lending a reminder to take stock of one's winter pantry, life and spirit as the cold winter makes it's way into the year. At the peak of the harvest, farmers can work into the night by the light of this moon. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice are now ready for gathering.
     
November ~ Hunter's Moon
    hunting, store with meat from forest animals during this month. Ensuring their families were well prepared for the barren months of winter.
     
December ~ Cold Moon
   In the south-east, December is the first of the wintry cold months. The fires are blazing day and night, and the warmth of family and friends are kept close at hand. Reminding us all that we are not alone as the year comes to a close.
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