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Moon Names

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:32 am
by Dark Waters
Someone was asking a while back about alternate names for the Sabbats and the various full moons. I finally have time to pull out a few books and here is what I found. {Sorry it took so long}

According to Llewellyn:

January - Cold or Wolf Moon: A time to look at or call upon the teacher or inner wisdom in ourselves.

February - Quickening Moon: A time of Purification and Illumination

March - Storm Moon: A time of Changes

April - Wind Moon: A time to work with plants and bless your garden

May - Flower or Dryad Moon: A time of Protecting, especially growing things

June - Strong Sun or Mead Moon: A time to promote fertility, desire or loving relationships

July - Blessing or Thunder Moon: A time to work for patience, peace and calmness

August - Corn or Wort Moon: A time for first harvest, especially of herbs to use for spells or rituals

September - Harvest Moon: A time of thanksgiving

October - Blood or Hunter's Moon: A time for courage and "hunting down" your path in life

November - Mourning Moon: A time to "freeze" troubles and problems

December - Long Nights' or Full Oak Moon: a time to begin to look forward and plan for the New Year

and of course at sometime every year or two, one month has two full moons, and the second is called the Blue Moon: a time to work for lasting love, protection, wisdom or divination as the effects of workings under a Blue Moon is said to last until the next one.

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:57 am
by Dark Waters
Sabbat Days*:

Imbolc: Festival of Brigid or of Pan, Candlemas, Oimelc, , Feast of Torches or Waxing Light, Lupercalia

Ostara: Vernal or Spring Equinox, Eostra's Day

Beltane: Fire Festival, May Day,

Midsummer: Summer Solstice, Alban Heruin, Litha

Lughnasadh: Lammas, Loaf Mass, Harvest Home

Mabon: Autumnal or Fall Equinox

Samhain: Summer's End, All Hallow's Eve, Halloween, Day or Feast of the Dead

Yule: Winter Solstice



*According to Llewellyn, Scott Cunningham and Thea Sabin

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:39 am
by underlilith
that was all good, but if you want more on sabbaths, witchvox has a pretty good summary of what their about.

Sorry, just couldn't help myself... just saw the sabbaths with no meanings and it made me want to at least leave a reference towards meanings. :-D

Moon Names

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:02 pm
by S├Čle
These were taught to me:

January ~ Wolf Moon
February ~ Storm Moon
March ~ Chaste Moon
April ~ Seed Moon
May ~ Hare Moon
June ~ Honey Moon
July ~ Mead Moon
August ~ Wort Moon
September ~ Barley Moon
October ~ Blood Moon
November ~ Snow Moon
December ~ Oak Moon