September’s Full Moon Wants You To Dream Big

With so much emphasis on logic, information, and details these days amid Virgo season, I’m sure you could benefit from a nice, relaxing vacation to get some relief from your busy schedule. While taking time off to plan a trip may not be at the top of your list of priorities at the moment, who’s to say you can’t use your imagination as a form of escapism? With the upcoming full moon in the dreamy, idealistic sign of Pisces preparing to illuminate the cosmos, the sense of urgency you’ve felt around keeping busy is bound to melt away, and your desire to envision what’s possible is coming into focus. As a mutable earth sign, Virgo season has been all about being of service, and while this has likely allowed you to cross plenty of tasks off your to-do list, it hasn’t left much space to tap into your creative side. Though being rooted in a realistic Virgo world promotes efficiency and productivity, the spiritual meaning of the September 2022 full Harvest Moon is all about focusing less on the nitty-gritty details, and embracing what’s possible — even if it’s currently not right in front of you.

As a mutable water sign, Pisces is a sign all about ideals, and not necessarily about actuality. It’s an energy that promotes envisioning what could be, regardless of what the current circumstances may look like. As the moon prepares to fill up with the sun’s productivity-oriented rays on Sept. 10, your dreams will be illuminated, prompting you to tap into your imagination, regardless of whether or not it makes sense. Since Jupiter — the planet of wisdom, growth, and expansion — rules this full moon and is currently retrograde in Aries, it may be somewhat challenging to move forward with any major plans (especially since Mercury’s stationing retrograde the day before), but this full moon is less about taking action and more about giving your mind the space to think outside the box. Consider what’s possible when you don’t limit yourself.

What Is A Harvest Moon?

A harvest moon is a full moon that takes place annually, right around the fall equinox. The rare thing about this full moon is that it takes place at the same time every evening a few nights in a row, and lends its light to farmers looking to harvest their crops before fall arrives, which is where it gets its name. This annual lunation is also commonly referred to as a Corn Moon or an Autumn Moon.

When Is The September 2022 Full Harvest Moon In Pisces?

The full Harvest Moon in Pisces will take place on Sept. 10, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EST. Taking place in Pisces at 17 degrees, this lunation will shed light on the Pisces-ruled house in your birth chart, illuminating the dreams and ideals you’ve possibly been neglecting. Since Virgo season’s been in full swing, you’ve likely been more tapped into your logical mind, where it’s been easy to sight of the bigger picture. With this full moon bringing your attention back to your hopes and ideals, you’ll be reminded that in order to be the most productive, you can’t lose sight of your purpose. Remaining rooted in reality will allow your dreams to come to fruition, so it’s important to allow them to work together. Too much logic stifles creativity, and too much dreaming can keep you from taking action, so be sure not to lose sight of what you’re ultimately striving for.

From elitedaily.com

Full Moon Symbolism & Meaning

Full Moon Symbolism & Meaning

Exploring the Full Moon’s symbolic meaning is a journey full of intrigue, mystery, and wonder. Cultural views play a significant role in shaping the Full Moon’s symbolism. The meaning of the Moon has become richer over time. There’s great irony in the fact that the Moon reflects sunlight; so too, the Moon’s symbols are reflective of societal beliefs, traditions, and people’s observations of the lunar body’s transit in the nighttime sky throughout history.

Full Moon’s Symbolism, Meaning, & Correspondences Table of Contents

Full Moon Symbolism & Meaning

The Full Moon & Femininity

The Full Moon & The Medicine Wheel

Cultural & Religious Full Moon Symbolism

Moon Symbolism & Numerology

Western Astrology & The Full Moon

Full Moon & The Tarot

Animals & Full Moon Symbolism

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This Month’s Sturgeon Moon Will Coincide With the Perseid Meteor Shower — How to See It

Get ready to stay up late — because the full moon in August 2022, aka the Sturgeon moon, is going to be a good one. Not only will it come with a significant spiritual meaning, but it will also coincide with the Perseid meteor shower.

But what is a Sturgeon moon? Keep reading for all the details on the moon, its meaning, and how and when you can catch a glimpse of our beautiful moon in all its glory this month.

The full moon in August 2022 will be a supermoon.

This month’s full moon, better known as the Sturgeon moon, will rise in the night sky this Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2022, with its brightest glow occurring at about 9:36 p.m. ET, according to SciTechDaily.

The news outlet also notes that the 2022 Sturgeon moon will be a supermoon — and the last supermoon of the year. Some experts believe that the June and July full moons were the only true supermoons in 2022, but others have also recognized the May and August full moons as super as well.

According to NASA, a supermoon is a full moon that appears within 90 percent of perigee (a moon’s closest proximity to Earth in a month), making it appear much larger and brighter than the average full moon to us Earth dwellers.

What is a Sturgeon moon? Here’s the history of the August full moon.

The August full moon came to be known as the Sturgeon moon because in the past, this was the time of year that people had the most success in catching the giant sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and…

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August Full Moon – Also Known as the Corn Moon

In late August, we celebrate the beginning of the Corn Moon. This moon phase is also known as the Barley Moon, and carries on the associations of grain and rebirth that we saw a couple of weeks earlier, at Lammastide. August was originally known as Sextilis by the ancient Romans, but was later renamed for Augustus (Octavian) Caesar.

This is a season of the beginning harvest. It’s when corn and wheat are flourishing in the fields, and will soon be threshed. If you have a garden, it’s probably blooming with tomatoes, onions, and herbs just waiting to be picked. Focus on this harvest aspect of August’s full moon, and consider what things you have in your life, right now, that can be gathered, collected, and stored for later.

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Colors associated with the corn moon include yellow, red, and orange—after all, these are the tones you see in the cobs of a freshly plucked ear of corn. For gemstones, look to use tigers eye, carnelian, garnet, or red agate in your magical workings.

Trees connected to the corn moon include cedar and hazel. Carry a bit of cedar in your pocket when you’re facing new challenges, to help boost your courage, and utilize hazel for magical workings related to good fortune. You can keep a hazelnut in your pocket to draw luck your way, or hang a bough of hazel branches above your door.

Some of the many deities of the corn moon season are Vulcan, whose festival, the Vulcanalia, falls each year on August 23. The Greek goddess Nemesis also had a festival held on this day. Mars was known as a god of war, but in some incarnations, is associated with the bounty of the grain harvest; offerings were made in his honor for a plentiful yield. Egyptian deities like Hathor and Thoth had a strong connection to this time of year, because they are so closely linked to the rich, fertile soil of the land surrounding the Nile delta.

For magical herbal correspondences this month, look at using rosemary, rue, basil, and chamomile in your workings. All of these should be flourishing in your garden right now, and you can harvest and dry them for future use.

Corn Moon Magic

Colors associated with the corn moon include yellow, red, and orange—after all, these are the tones you see in the cobs of a freshly plucked ear of corn. For gemstones, look to use tigers eye, carnelian, garnet, or red agate in your magical workings.

Trees connected to the corn moon include cedar and hazel. Carry a bit of cedar in your pocket when you’re facing new challenges, to help boost your courage, and utilize hazel for magical workings related to good fortune. You can keep a hazelnut in your pocket to draw luck your way, or hang a bough of hazel branches above your door.

Some of the many deities of the corn moon season are Vulcan, whose festival, the Vulcanalia, falls each year on August 23. The Greek goddess Nemesis also had a festival held on this day. Mars was known as a god of war, but in some incarnations, is associated with the bounty of the grain harvest; offerings were made in his honor for a plentiful yield. Egyptian deities like Hathor and Thoth had a strong connection to this time of year, because they are so closely linked to the rich, fertile soil of the land surrounding the Nile delta.

For magical herbal correspondences this month, look at using rosemary, rue, basil, and chamomile in your workings. All of these should be flourishing in your garden right now, and you can harvest and dry them for future use.

Corn Moon Magic

August 2022 Printable Moon Phase Calendar

Full Moon and New Moon for August 2022

                                                        First Quarter - Aug 2022
First Quarter
August 5
11:06 UTC
Full Moon - Aug 2022
Full Moon
August 12
01:35 UTC
Last Quarter - Aug 2022
Last Quarter
August 19
04:36 UTC
New Moon - Aug 2022
New Moon
August 27
08:17 UTC

The Full Moon for this month will occur in the second week on Friday, August 12th. The New Moon will happen later in August on Saturday, August 27th.

What is the August Full Sturgeon Moon?

August’s full moon is called the Full Sturgeon Moon, after the primitive fish that used to be abundant in North America’s lakes and rivers during the summer months. Having remained mostly unchanged since the earliest fossil records, sturgeons are ancient living fossils that can grow up until 3.5 meters long, or as long as two adult humans stacked on top of each other. Nowadays, however, it’s almost impossible to see a sturgeon during the Full Sturgeon Moon. While they used to thrive, sturgeons are now considered the single most critically endangered group of species on earth – and you might be part of the reason why.

Have you ever eaten caviar? Some species of sturgeons are harvested for their roe, which is then processed into caviar. Because of this, wild sturgeons have been exploited to the brink of extinction due to overfishing and illegal poaching. In addition, they are also vulnerable to water pollution, and their breeding grounds are often damaged due to agriculture and lumbering. Though sturgeons are extremely long-lived – the females can live up to be 150 years old – sturgeons might not be around for much longer. They might have survived the dinosaurs, but they might not be able to survive human beings and our hunger for luxurious delicacies like caviar. But there is something even more terrifying than hungry human beings: hungry ghosts.

In China, the Full Sturgeon Moon is known as the Hungry Ghosts Moon. August’s full moon coincides with the Hungry Ghosts Festival, which is when the gates of hell open up and the hungry dead once again walk amongst the living. The Chinese prepare offerings of food and money to satisfy the ghosts’ hunger, make them happy, and prevent them from causing havoc amongst humankind. In Malaysia and Singapore, Chinese communities set up musical stages and host performances, making sure to always leave the front row empty for the honored guests – the hungry ghosts. Under the full moon, people light lotus-shaped water lanterns and float them on lakes, rivers, and pools, in order to provide light for lost souls to find their way safely back into the afterlife.

Despite the macabre atmosphere of the event, the Hungry Ghosts Festival actually originated as a harvest festival during the Han Dynasty, during which farmers would pray to their ancestors and report their autumn harvest to them. Due to Taoist and Buddhist influences, folk beliefs combined with religious ceremonies to form the Hungry Ghost Festival. In Japan, which also had Buddhist influences, this festival is celebrated as the Obon festival. Japanese communities wear yukata, eat and make merry at carnivals, and perform the Obon dance.

In North America, Native American tribes also saw the Full Sturgeon Moon as signifying a time of bountiful harvest. The Cherokee tribes called it the Full Fruit Moon, and many other First Nation tribes referred to it as the Black Berries Moon. The Sioux called it the Moon When All Things Ripen. The Paint Clans, which were known for their medicinal prowess, would harvest herbs and medicines, while the Wild Potato tribes would forage for food. Naturally, they would also catch a lot of sturgeon. You, on the other hand, may want to celebrate the Full Sturgeon Moon by telling your friends about the importance of saving its critically endangered namesake.

Local Date and Time for August 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
August 11, 2022
6:35pm PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
August 11, 2022
7:35pm MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
August 11, 2022
8:35pm CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
August 11, 2022
9:35pm EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
August 12, 2022
2:35am BST

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
August 12, 2022
3:35am CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
August 12, 2022
4:35am EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
August 12, 2022
5:35am +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
August 12, 2022
7:05am IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
August 12, 2022
9:35am +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
August 12, 2022
9:35am AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
August 12, 2022
11:35am AEST

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August 2022 Full and New Moon Esbats

From modernwellnesswitch.com

AUGUST 12TH

CORN MOON IN AQUARIUS

Magical Influence: A time of harvest, vitality and appreciation. Focus on health and friendships.

Moon Correspondences:

Plants: Bay, fennel, hazel, sunflower, St Johns wort, rue, cedar, hazel, orange, marigold, chamomile, & alder

Colors: Gold & yellow

Stones: Carnelian, fire agate, cat’s eye, & jasper

Animals: Dragon, crane, lion, phoenix, falcon, & eagle

AUGUST 27TH

NEW MOON IN VIRGO

Magical Influence: This New Moon in Virgo is the time to reset and start fresh. It’s also a good time to reassess your current path and try to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.

July 2022 Moon Details

From MoonGiant.com

The Full Moon for this month will occur in the second week on Wednesday, July 13th. The New Moon will happen later in July on Thursday, July 28th.

The Full Thunder Moon of July

July’s full moon is called the Full Thunder Moon, after the frequent thunderstorms that roll in during early summer. Thunderstorms are more likely to form in humid environments during summer because of the moist, hot air rising from the ground to the higher, colder parts of our atmosphere. The Full Thunder Moon is, therefore, a warning sign for a surprisingly dangerous time of the year.

Did you know that you are more likely to get hit by lightning twice in your lifetime than win the Powerball lottery, and that summer is usually when most lightning fatalities happen? As the Full Thunder Moon rises to prominence during the warm summer months, people are more likely to be taking part in outdoor activities, which increases their risk of being hit by the frequent thunder and lightning strikes that happen during this period. Everyone knows to avoid trees and bodies of water during thunderstorms, but that basic precaution alone is not enough.

According to experts, you should head inside a safe building immediately when you hear thunder, no matter how safe you think you are. Lightning can strike from up to 10 miles away, and nothing can protect you when you’re outdoors. Wearing rubber soles or crouching down low will not stop lightning from hurting you. Lying down on the ground is an even worse idea, as it’ll make you even more vulnerable to currents traveling through the ground.

If you do get caught outdoors with no way to make it into a building safely, sheltering in a completely closed, all-metal car is an option as long as you don’t touch anything metal. You should also avoid open areas such as fields. Just keep moving as fast as you can until you reach shelter. If you happen to be in a group, spread out so that if one of you gets struck, the others can provide emergency CPR and other help. Remember that it’s completely safe to touch a person after they’ve been struck. Lightning-related deaths are most often caused by the heart stopping due to the sudden surge of electricity, and so it is very important to administer CPR to a lightning strike victim immediately.

Ultimately, the best way to avoid being caught outdoors in a thunderstorm is to take a little of your time each day to monitor the weather situation, and have backup plans for shelter if you’re heading outdoors. That said, being indoor doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you’re safe either. Make sure to stay far away from any plumbing, metal objects, electronic devices and equipment, or anything that might conducts electricity. Avoid windows or doors at all costs. Not even concrete walls and floors are safe, since they contain metal rods that conduct electricity, so never allow yourself to lean against concrete walls or come into contact with concrete floors. The risk of a strike remains for 30 minutes after the last flash of lightning or peal of thunder.

The Full Thunder Moon is a great time for you to brush up on your lightning safety knowledge and educate other people as well. Feel free to head to the wild outdoors to observe deers whose velvety antlers are growing out during this period – which is why July’s full moon is also known as the Full Buck Moon – but also make sure to take the necessary safety precautions.

Local Date and Time for July 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
July 13, 2022
11:37am PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
July 13, 2022
12:37pm MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
July 13, 2022
1:37pm CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
July 13, 2022
2:37pm EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
July 13, 2022
7:37pm BST

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
July 13, 2022
8:37pm CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
July 13, 2022
9:37pm EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
July 13, 2022
10:37pm +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
July 14, 2022
12:07am IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
July 14, 2022
2:37am +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
July 14, 2022
2:37am AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
July 14, 2022
4:37am AEST

June 2022 Moon Phase Information

From modernwellnesswitch.com

JUNE 14TH

MEAD MOON IN SAGITTARIUS

Magical Influence: Take responsibility for what is currently happening in your life and work on personal inconsistencies. Strengthen and reward yourself for consistent and positive habits. This full but restful energy is good for protection workings and decision-making.

Moon Correspondences:

Plants: Vervain, skullcap, parsley, lavender, yarrow, meadowsweet, orchid, oak, & tansy

Colors: Yellow-green & orange

Stones: Fluorite, agate, & topaz

Animals: Peacock, monkey, toad/frog, & butterfly

JUNE 28TH

NEW MOON IN CANCER

Magical Influence: Take time to reflect on all of the good that has happened to you so far this year.

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Full Moon for this month will occur in the second week on Tuesday, June 14th. The New Moon will happen later in June on Wednesday, June 29th.

June’s Full Moon Name

The sweetest full moon of the year is June’s full moon, commonly known as the Full Strawberry Moon. While the full moon itself is inedible, despite how round and delicious it may seem, the Full Strawberry Moon marks strawberry harvesting season in North America. Most Algonquin tribes understood that it was a sign that wild strawberries were starting to ripen and ready for the harvest. Delicious though ripe strawberries may be, June’s full moon has another name that’s even sweeter.

What could possibly be sweeter than strawberries? Try honey. In Europe, June’s full moon was actually known as the Honey Moon. Other European names for it included the Hot Moon, signifiying the beginning of hot summer days, or Hay Moon, because of the first hay harvest. Those names aside, European names for the Full Strawberry Moon overall tend to have sweet, romantic connotations – a good example is the name Full Rose Moon. June’s full moon is also called Mead Moon, which could refer to the mowing of meadows during summer, but there’s another more romantic interpretation as well.

In Europe, it’s traditional to gift mead or honey to a newlywed couple during their first moon of marriage. The name Honey Moon itself has now become a common word in the English language, used to refer to the honeymoon holiday that couples go on right after they’re married. It used to be that newlyweds in ancient Europe would go on a sweet romantic holiday around the time of June’s full moon, because the moon phases were seen as a symbol for the phases of a marriage, with the full moon signifying the fullest and happiest part, the wedding itself.

The Full Strawberry Moon is tied to romance and marital bliss all around the world. In India, for example, June’s full moon is celebrated as Vat Purnima, where married women perform a ceremonial ritual to show their love for their husbands. Vat Purnima is based off a legend from the Mahabharata, about a beautiful woman, Savitri, who is determined to save her husband, Satyavan, who is doomed to die an early death. Savitri fasts for three days before Satyavan dies, upon which she successfully negotiates with the King of Hell for the resurrection of her husband. Similarly, married women nowadays dress up in beautiful saris, fast, and tie a thread around a banyan tree seven times to wish that their husbands will lead long, happy lives.

It is no wonder, then, that the Pagans also call June’s full moon the Lovers’ Moon. This is an excellent time to work on the connections in your life, romantic or otherwise, by showing affection to your loved ones and allowing yourself to be vulnerable to encourage intimacy in your relationships. During this Honey Moon, some Hoodoo practitioners will even use honey in magic rituals to sweeten other people’s feelings towards the practitioner. An example of a sweetening ritual is to pour honey into a saucer containing the target’s name, before lighting a candle on top of it. Another example of a honey ritual is to tie two poppets together with honey between them, in order to heal a broken relationship between two people. Honey rituals aside, true magic may happen when you invest your time and effort during this month to work on your relationships and appreciate the love you have in your life.

 

Local Date and Time for June 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
June 14, 2022
4:51am PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
June 14, 2022
5:51am MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
June 14, 2022
6:51am CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
June 14, 2022
7:51am EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
June 14, 2022
12:51pm BST

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
June 14, 2022
1:51pm CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
June 14, 2022
2:51pm EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
June 14, 2022
3:51pm +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
June 14, 2022
5:21pm IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
June 14, 2022
7:51pm +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
June 14, 2022
7:51pm AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
June 14, 2022
9:51pm AEST

May 2022 Moon Details

The Full Moon for this month will occur in the second week on Monday, May 16th. The New Moon will happen later in May on Monday, May 30th.

May’s Full Flower Moon

May is most notable for being the turning point in the year where temperatures rise and a vast variety of flowers come into full bloom, letting the world break out into a riot of color. As such, May’s full moon has come to be known as the Full Flower Moon. The Anishnaabe tribe also called it the Blossom Moon. In Northern America, you can expect to see flowers such as bluebells, sundrops, violets, and so on, as well as lush greenery to go with the blossoms. The Apache and Lakota peoples named May’s full moon the Green Leaves Moon, while the Mohawk tribe called it the Big Leaf Moon. But there is one specific plant that’s very important during the May season – and it is, in fact, not a flower.

This plant is corn, an important staple food for Northern American peoples. According to the Algonquin tribes, May’s full moon is the Corn Planting Moon. For Native American tribes, this is the perfect time for them to start preparing the fields for farming and sowing the seeds saved up from last year. Appropriately, the Abenaki culture refers to May’s full moon as the Field Maker Moon, while the Haida tribe calls it the Food Gathering Moon. Apart from corn, other foods such as beans, squash, and potatoes are planted during this time. The Cherokee tribe called May’s full moon the Anisguti Moon, or the Planting Moon, and would traditionally perform a Corn Dance during this period to encourage a fruitful corn harvest.

Due to the rising temperatures, the Full Flower Moon is also a time of heightened fertility. This is a good time for women to bear children in a warm, safe environment that would increase the chance of their survival. That’s why May’s full moon is also named Mother’s Moon, or Milk Moon, which could refer to breastfeeding or to the milking of cows. The latter interpretation is based off the Old English name Rimilcemona, or the Month of Three Milkings, referring to how this was a period where cows could be milked up to three times daily.

In other parts of the world, the Full Flower Moon is better known as Vesak or Buddha Day, the most significant celebration for Buddhists all around the world. On the first full moon of May, Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the Buddha. Devout practitioners are encouraged to renew their intention to adhere to sacred Buddhist principles, as well as refrain from all forms of killing and violence, including eating meat. Celebrations include giving charity to the poor, disabled, and otherwise marginalized groups in society. Depending on your location, you may witness the spectacular practice of releasing thousands of caged birds into the air as a symbolic gesture of liberation, though this tradition is illegal in countries such as Singapore because it may cause harm to local ecosystems.

Pagans, on the other hand, associate the Full Flower Moon with the element of fire, and thus often celebrate it by lighting bonfires and engaging in other magical fire rituals to bring prosperity. Powerful colors for the Full Flower Moon include fiery colors like red, yellow, and orange. This is a good time to tend your garden and let the seeds you’ve planted blossom – both literally and metaphorically. Cultivate your passions and desires, encourage them to burst forth into bloom, and you will be rewarded with abundance in various forms in your life.

 

Local Date and Time for May 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
May 15, 2022
9:14pm PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
May 15, 2022
10:14pm MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
May 15, 2022
11:14pm CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
May 16, 2022
12:14am EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
May 16, 2022
5:14am BST

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
May 16, 2022
6:14am CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
May 16, 2022
7:14am EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
May 16, 2022
8:14am +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
May 16, 2022
9:44am IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
May 16, 2022
12:14pm +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
May 16, 2022
12:14pm AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
May 16, 2022
2:14pm AEST

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From Moongiant.com

March 2022 Moon Details

The Full Moon for this month will occur on Friday, March 18th. The New Moon is earlier in the month on Wednesday, March 2nd.

March Full Worm Moon

March’s full moon is commonly called the Full Worm Moon. This is because of the earthworms that wriggle out of the ground as the earth begins to thaw in March. Here’s a little known fact about March’s full moon: it was called the Worm Moon only by Southern Native American tribes. In fact, there’s no way the Northern tribes would have ever called it the Worm Moon – and the reason why is fascinating.

Essentially, earthworms did not exist in Northern America. It would be literally impossible for Northern tribes to see worms popping up in March. All the earthworms you see in Northern America today are invasive species brought in by colonists. These earthworms were brought over either out of a misguided intent to help fertilize the soil, or as an accident along with transported plants or the soil used for ballast in ships. Little did the colonists know that during the last ice age, glaciers had spread so far across Canada and the northern parts of the United States that all earthworms had been completely wiped out.

When the deep ice melted 12,000 years ago, the native forests in those areas grew back and adapted to the loss of earthworms. The growth of these forests became dependent on a layer of duff, which is a compost layer comprised of decomposing leaves and other rotting organic matter. If you ever visit one of these native forests, you will be asked to clean your shoes and make sure it’s free of earthworm eggs. That’s because while it’s normally harmless everywhere else, earthworms will aggressively destroy the native forest’s duff layer by eating right through it.

This is why in Northern American tribes such as the Shawnee tribe, the Worm Moon is called the Sap Moon instead, as a reminder for the tribes that they can begin tapping maple syrup. In general, March’s full moon is known as a herald for the beginning of spring and new agricultural cycles. The Anglo-Saxons even used the Worm Moon as a way to predict the state of their crops. They called it the Storm Moon if it was stormy, which was a sign that their crops would fail. But if it was dry, they called it the Rugged Moon, an indication of a bounteous harvest.

One of its other names is the Chaste Moon, symbolizing the purity of early spring. The Pueblo tribe named it the Moon When the Leaves Break Forth, while in Shoshone culture it was known as the Warming Moon. Sometimes it is called the Crow Moon, after the crows and other birds that appear as winter draws to a close. Other times, it’s called the Crust Moon, because of the snow that becomes crusty when it thaws in the sun and freezes in the moonlight.

In India, March’s full moon is also seen as a symbol of the arrival of spring, and coincides with the festival of Holi. This is a riotous party where Indian communities all around the world engage in a huge water fight. Everyone goes out into the streets and sprays each other with colored water and powders, singing and dancing with strangers and loved ones alike. Playing and feasting together is a chance for you to repair relationships that have gone bad, reaffirming your existing social bonds as you move forward together into the new year.

 

Local Date and Time for March 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
March 18, 2022
12:17am PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
March 18, 2022
1:17am MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
March 18, 2022
2:17am CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
March 18, 2022
3:17am EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
March 18, 2022
7:17am GMT

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
March 18, 2022
8:17am CET

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
March 18, 2022
9:17am EET

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
March 18, 2022
11:17am +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
March 18, 2022
12:47pm IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
March 18, 2022
3:17pm +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
March 18, 2022
3:17pm AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
March 18, 2022
6:17pm AEDT

Full Moon January 17th! 5 Things to Know

Full Moon January 17th! 5 Things to Know

January 2022 Moon Details

The Full Moon for this month will occur on Monday, January 17th. The New Moon is earlier in the month on Sunday, January 2nd.

January Full Moon Name

The very first full moon of the year is known in many cultures as the Full Wolf Moon, which is appropriate given the deep, ancient ties between wolves and January’s full moon. For instance, the Gaelic word for January, Faoilleach, comes from the term for wolves, faol-chù, even though wolves haven’t existed in Scotland for centuries. The Saxon word for January is Wulf-monath, or Wolf Month. Meanwhile, the festival of the Japanese wolf god, Ooguchi Magami, is held in January. The Seneca tribe links the wolf so strongly to the moon, they believe that a wolf gave birth to the moon by singing it into the sky. Just why are wolves so strongly associated with January’s full moon?

The most obvious answer is because wolves are much louder and more noticeable in January, which is when breeding season begins. Wolves begin to howl more frequently and aggressively to establish their territory, threatening neighbors and enemies alike to stay far away from their breeding grounds. A small pack of wolves may even try to make themselves seem like a larger pack by howling together. While a lone wolf can sustain a howl for the duration of a single breath, an entire pack may howl in unison for longer than two minutes during breeding season.

While it makes sense for the haunting howls of wolves to be more memorable during January, how did wolves come to be associated with the full moon itself? Everyone is familiar with the iconic image of a wolf raising its head and howling at the full moon – but do wolves actually sing to the moon? While that might be a romantic idea, there’s no scientific evidence that links wolves to the lunar cycle. Humans may have begun to associate wolves with the moon simpy because they are nocturnal animals that are very active at night. In addition, wolves do raise their heads in the direction of the sky so their howls can travel over far distances to reach their pack mates as they roam. Instead of singing to the moon, they’re actually singing to their friends.

In fact, wolves are so well-known for their tight-knit communities that the Sioux tribe called January’s full moon the Moon Where Wolves Run Together. The wolf is often seen as a symbol of loyalty and protection in many cultures. The Wolf Moon is the perfect time for you to reach out to loved ones and reaffirm your connections, in preparation for deepening your bonds and taking on new challenges together over the upcoming year.

That said, lone wolves are also entirely capable of overcoming hostile conditions on their own with their resourcefulness. According to Celtic mythology, the wolf is infused with lunar power, which refers to its ability to sniff out hidden insights or knowledge, and to detect unexpected sources of danger. In some legends, the wolf even swallows the sun so the wolf can bask in the moon’s overflowing lunar power! The Full Wolf Moon is a great time for you to plan out clever ways to achieve your goals for the upcoming year. Trust your wolfish instincts when it comes to decisions, but also be tenacious in searching for useful knowledge that will help you realize your masterplan.

 

Local Date and Time for January 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
January 17, 2022
3:48pm PST

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
January 17, 2022
4:48pm MST

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
January 17, 2022
5:48pm CST

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
January 17, 2022
6:48pm EST

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
January 17, 2022
11:48pm GMT

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
January 18, 2022
12:48am CET

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
January 18, 2022
1:48am EET

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
January 18, 2022
3:48am +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
January 18, 2022
5:18am IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
January 18, 2022
7:48am +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
January 18, 2022
7:48am AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
January 18, 2022
10:48am AEDT

From Moongiant.com

Wolf Moon Tarot Spread

Call on the spirit of the wolf with this tarot spread to find your packThis could mean new friends, good coworkers, a soulmate, your found family or more!
Wolf Moon January Tarot Spread Find Pack
Finding Your Pack – Tarot for the Wolf Moon

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Begin by placing a small token in the middle of where you will lay your cards (marked by the pawprint 🐾 on the picture of the tarot spread above).

This token will serve as a taglock to you– it could be a piece of jewelry you wear, a lock of your hair, a picture of yourself, etc. Choose something that you feel represents yourself!

When you are ready, shuffle and draw your tarot cards. Lay the cards in the order depicted in the tarot spread picture above.

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1. 🌕The moon rises who am I looking for?

The card you draw in this spot is symbolic of who you are seeking. The card may reveal a trait or characteristic of the person or group or are looking for.

2. 🐺The hunt begins– how can I find them?

This card will advise you on what you need to do in order to locate what you are seeking. Keep an open mind here– the card may suggest something you have not thought of before.

3. 🐇 Catching your prey– how will I know it’s right?

This card will reveal a sign or symbol to look for to know that you’re on the right trail. It may represent something tangible or it could hint at an emotion you’ll feel when you’re with the right group or person.

4. 🎉Victory howl– when will I meet my pack?

This card points to when you can expect to meet your pack, should the current path you are on play out as expected. Time and dates can be tricky to read in tarot, so look for seasonal symbols or numbers and rely on your intuition to help you interpret.

From Spells8.com

January’s Full Wolf Moon!

The full Wolf Moon rises on (Nothern Hemisphere) Monday, January 17, 2022 (Southern Hemisphere Tuesday, January 18, 2022). Learn more about when, where, and how to see the January full Moon!

When to See January’s Full Moon

January’s full Wolf Moon reaches peak illumination on Monday, January 17, at 6:51 P.M. EST ( Tuesday, January 18 at 10:48 am AEDT). Look for the Moon to rise from the northeastern horizon around sunset that evening.

Consult our Moonrise Calculator to see what time you can expect to catch a glimpse of the first full Moon of 2022!

The sunset embers smolder low,
The Moon climbs o’er the hill,
The peaks have caught the alpenglow,
The robin’s song is still.

–John L. Stoddard (1850–1931)

Why Is It Called the Full Wolf Moon?

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not just to the full Moon itself.

The Wolf Moon

It’s thought that January’s full Moon came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more likely to be heard howling at this time. It was traditionally believed that wolves howled due to hunger during winter, but …

From The Old Farmers Almanac