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So being a Cancerian girl who is feeling a little Witchy, let's talk about Full Moons.
First off, we all know that a Total Lunar Eclipse is sometimes called a Blood Moon, because of the reddish tinge the Full Moon takes on when fully eclipsed.
But did you know that a Blue Moon is when there are two Full Moons in one month?
Actually, if you want to go all Science-y on me, The Moon completes 12 full cycles of its phases in about 354 days – which is 11 days short of a calendar year. Every two and a half years or so the difference adds up to an extra, 13th Full Moon occurring during the year and is referred to as a Blue Moon.
But there are so many other super cool Moon's that I wanted to share my Witchy, but first off, Why are the Moon’s phases and the months of the year linked?
Because it takes the Moon about 29.5 days to go through all of its phases - every month has one Full Moon.
And how would we know about Starsigns, when to plant, cut hair or blame funky Energy on, It's ok, it's just Full Moon Energy...
Anyhou, moving right along, the Full Moons below are based on the Native American Indian culture, so they are backwards to us here in New Zealand, but I thought you would love them anyway...
January - Wolf Moon, Old Moon or Ice Moon.
So said because the wolves are howling, bitterly complaining about the lack of food and warmth, or warm she-wolf-who-wishes-to-snuggle in Winter.
February - Snow Moon, Storm Moon or Hunger Moon.
Named because of the cold, snowy weather, lack of food if you haven't prepared properly and because it is a time where you are as miserable as fuck.
March - Worm Moon, Chaste Moon, Death Moon or Crust Moon.
This was named because it was the last Moon of Winter and you could see the worm trails in the thawed ground.
...And if they had to do one more month of misery they would go into the forest and shoot themselves.
April - Pink Moon or Sprouting Grass Moon.
So named because of the beautiful wildflower that blooms and a celebration that they did not die this past Winter.
May - Flower Moon, The Hare Moon, Corn Planting Moon or The Milk Moon.
Because this is when all the flowers are in full bloom. A time of fullness and abundance and let's face it, joy, joy, joy and more joy.
June - Strawberry Moon.
Named for the harvesting of strawberries.
July - Buck Moon or Thunder Moon.
Because the male deer shed their antlers every year, and this is the time where they grow them back and I assume everyone, and not just bucks, get frisky.
Thunder Moon because of the Summer storms that happen while everyone is getting frisky.
August - Sturgeon Moon or Red Moon.
North American fishing tribes called August's Full Moon the Sturgeon Moon since this species of fish were huge during this month.
It's also called the Red Moon for the reddish hue it often takes on in the summer haze.
Me thinks, someone just got all romantic like after all the frisky antics the month before.
September - Full Corn Moon
So called because this is when crops are gathered at the end of the summer season. The Moon is particularly bright and rises early, letting farmers continue harvesting late into the night. Because it is also the nearest Full Moon to the Autumnal Equinox, it is often called the Harvest Moon.
I also believe that since it comes two months after the frisky months, it should also be called the, Cooking of Baby Moon.
October - Hunters Moon
After the Harvest Moon comes the Hunter's Moon. This is the perfect month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox unable to hide in bare fields.
However, this just goes to prove my point about Cooking of Baby Moon. It is a time to separate the men from the boys, the stayers, goers and the Who the hell is the Father, because it sure as shite isn't me...
November - Beaver Moon
You have the choice of believing that it was the American Indians setting Beaver traps or because actual Beavers were so super busy setting up house that's all you saw them do. Either way, it's all about the Beavers.
It is also, Time to Make Baby Clothes Moon.
December - Cold Moon
Because it was the coming of Winter. It's other name, and I particularly love this one, The Long Night Before Baby Comes And Keeps You Awake All Damn Night Moon.
Happy Witchings, babe.
T and Spirit
** And double up on your contraception, this here is baby making time.