Moon Names


January

Wolf Moon - The moon in deepest of Winter. In earlier times a time when the wolf came close to the villages to seek food.
Celtic - Alder - Masculine Moon of Completeness Exorcism; Prosperity; Banishing; Healing

February

Storm Moon - The storms come in silence. They blanket the world in coldness.
Celtic - Willow - Feminine The Witches' Moon; Moon of Balance Romantic Love; Healing; Protection; Fertility; Magick for Women

March

Chaste Moon - Like Diana, all of Nature at this moment is pure potential waiting fo be fulfilled.
Celtic - Ash Feminine Moon of Waters Prosperity; Protection; Healing

April

Hare Moon - Rabbits leap and play carefree in their mating and joyful in their games.
Celtic - Hawthorn Masculine Moon of Restraint; Moon of Hindrance; Summer Moon Fertility; Peace; Prosperity; Binding

May

Dyad Moon - Sacred Marriage of the God and Goddess. When all meet their opposites in perfect balance and in perfect harmony. Let there be beauty strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence, within you"
Celtic - Oak Masculine Moon of Strength; Moon of Security; Bear Moon All positive purposes; Magick for Men; Fidelity

June

Mead Moon - After the bees have gathered their pollen and nectar the hives are filled with honey that is waiting to be gathered.
Celtic - Holly Feminine Moon of Encirclement; Moon of Polarity Protection; Prophecy; Magick for Animals; Sex Magick

July

Wort Moon - gathering of herbs, the word wort is old Anglo Saxon for "herb".
Celtic - Hazel Feminine Moon of the Wise; Crone Moon Manifestation; Spirit Contact; Protection; Fertility

August

Barley Moon - A time to contemplate the eternalness of life. The grain in the bread we eat are descended from the first grain ever gathered.
Celtic - Vine Androgynous Moon of Celebration (Property dependent on the type of vine) Blackberry - Prosperity; Protection; Sacred to Brid Blueberry - Spirituality; Dream Magick, Grape - Fertility; Inspiration; Prosperity; Binding, Thistle - Courage; Protection; Strength

September

Wine Moon or Harvest Moon. A time of true spiritual initiation. Since wine was, and is, such a sacred fluid, the Pagans of old named this Lunar month the Wine Moon.
Celtic - Ivy Masculine Moon of Buoyancy; Moon of Resilience Healing; Protection; Cooperation; Exorcism

October

Blood Moon - In days past a time for gathering food for the winter. The harvest supplemented by hunting wild animals or by slaughtering domestic ones.
Celtic - Reed Feminine Moon of the Home; Hearth Moon; Winter Moon; Moon which Manifests Truth Fertility; Protection; Love; Family Concerns

November

Snow Moon - Ahead are the dark months of winter. The Spirit is most active when the body is still.
Celtic - Birch Feminine - Moon of Inception; Moon of Beginning, Protection of children; purification; creativity

December

Oak Moon - The moon nearest the Winter Solstice. Like the Divine Child who is born to die and dies to be reborn anew, the ancient Oak has its trunk and branches in the material world of the living, while its roots, the branches in reverse, reach deep into the Underworld, symbolic land of the Spirit.
Celtic - Rowan Masculine Moon of Vision; Spirit Moon; Astral Travel Moon, Healing; Personal Empowerment; Divination


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