Category Archives: Esbats

July Full Moon: Buck Moon

Native Americans call July 5th’s (after midnight on July 4th) full moon the Buck Moon because in North America bucks (male deers) are beginning to sprout their antlers. Symbolically this ties in with the first harvest theme of Lughnasadh which … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

May Full Moon: Flower Moon

Native Americans named May’s full moon (which occurs on Thursday, May 7) the Flower Moon for obvious reasons. May is the month when everything is coming into full bloom and there are flowers popping up everywhere. It’s a time for … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

April Full Moon: Pink Moon/Beaver Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the name of April’s full moon, which occurs on the 7th, “came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. As a way … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

March Full Moon: Worm Moon

“Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold…Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” [Mark 4:8-9, NRSV] According to the Farmer’s Almanac, March’s full moon “is … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

February: Cougar Moon

The February full moon (February 8th. It’s at it’s fullest on Feb 9 at 2:30 am.) goes by many names such as Cougar Moon, Snow Moon (Native Americans), Moon of the Seer, and Quickening Moon. Typically, winter snows are the … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

December Full Cold Moon

If you’re into numerology, December’s full moon will occur on 12/12 at 12:12am! In biblical numerology the number twelve is a combination of 3, which signifies the Divine, times 4, which signifies the four “corners” of the earth. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Esbats, Yule | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Full Hunter’s Moon: October 13th

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquin Native American tribes referred to October’s full moon as the Hunter’s Moon because it was time to go hunting in preparation for winter. As the days grow visibly shorter, perhaps we can use … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats, Samhain | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

September Full Moon: Raven Moon

September’s full moon is this coming Friday, September 14 at 12:33 AM ET. Native Americans call it the Harvest Moon if it falls nearest to the Fall Equinox, or Full Corn Moon if the Harvest Moon occurs in October. Some … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats, Magic, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

June Full Moon: Strawberry Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the June full moon, which occurs this coming Monday, June 17, is known as the Strawberry Moon. (Other names for this moon include the Rose Moon and Hot Moon.) The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

January: Wolf Moon

“Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine. Wolf takes one mate for life and is loyal like a Dog. If you were to keep company with Wolves, you … Continue reading

Posted in Esbats | Tagged , , | 3 Comments