Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February's Full Moon

Full Snow Moon

Other Names: Hunger moon, Little Famine moon, Bony moon, Ice moon, Budding moon, Wind moon, Storm moon,

Generally named the snow moon because the month of February was when the heaviest snowfalls occurred.  Other names reflect the difficulty of hunting and finding food sources during the harsh winter months.  Each name has a specific cultural/geographical significance and sometimes it is hard to get a true feel for the season following a calendar name that doesn’t match so I know some people who name their own moons and others that don’t name them at all.  Personally, living here in California I’m leaning towards the Chinese Budding moon name as its definitely turning into spring here, no snow to be found :)

When working with the moon this month why not take the time to harness her energies to help promote your own self love.  Acknowledge yourself for who you are, see your perceived flaws as part of what makes you perfectly you.  Embrace the promise of warmth to come by shedding a little warmth on your own soul and self.

1 comment:

  1. HI Julie - thanks for commenting on my blog and my cats - I just wanted to let you know that I moved my cats with me from the UK to Texas - my old cat was 11 at the time and he was fine with the journey. They had to adapt to much hotter temperatures and they both settled well. They came back to the UK with us three years later - I would never have been able to leave them behind. Just wanted to let you know it can be done x