Category Archives: Esbats

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

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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

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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

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Blue Moon: Mar 31

When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars that You have established; what are human beings that You are mindful of them, mortals that You care for them?  [Psalm 8:3, NRSV] The … Continue reading

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2017 Full Moon Names

I saw this beautiful Full Moon Calendar Tree of Life Mandala by SoulArteEclectica online and wanted to share it with all of you. Keep it handy as we journey through the wheel of the year!

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June: Moon of Life (Mead Moon, Dyad Moon, Honey Moon, Strawberry Moon)

This moon occurs before the full heat of the summer.  It’s a time to enjoy a soft, green season where rains nourish the world around us and everything is vibrant and alive. Where I live it is also called the … Continue reading

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May: Moon of the Faeries (May 4th)

I must confess that when Sookie Stackhouse discovered that she was a faerie on the TV series True Blood, I let out an audible groan.  I was O.K. with sexy vampires and werewolves but, faeries?  I just wasn’t feeling it!  … Continue reading

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April: Moon of the Waters

April 4th’s full moon is known by some Pagans as the “moon of the waters.”  It embodies the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers.”  The rains of April help the earth to turn green again.  It seems like … Continue reading

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