Did you know that every full moon has a name? June’s full moon is called the Strawberry Moon. Early Native American tribes are primarily to thank for christening the moons. Naming each moon of the month helped people who didn’t use the 365-day calendar to keep track of time. The moons are named based on […]
What is a Flower Moon? The May Full Moon’s Spiritual Meaning
Have you ever wondered why the full moon’s name changes every month? Or how it got that name in the first place? A long time ago, early Native American tribes christened each moon. They chose the moon’s name based on the season, which is why the moons are typically named based on the weather, flora, […]
Beltane Fire Festival | May Day Origins, Rituals, & Recipes
Beltane, also known as May Day, is celebrated on May 1st, which is about halfway between the spring equinox (Ostara) and summer solstice (Litha) in the northern hemisphere. It represents fertility, the peak of spring, and the coming of summer. Although Beltane rituals and celebrations had mostly died out toward the mid-20th century, some of […]
What is a Pink Moon? The April Full Moon’s Spiritual Meaning
Every month has at least one full moon, and each full moon has a name. Early Native American tribes christened the moons to reflect the season, whether that was in the form of the weather, flora, fauna, or tribe’s activities such as hunting or harvesting. The Pink Moon is also sometimes referred to as the […]
Ostara, The Second Sabbat in the Wheel of the Year
Ostara is celebrated at the spring equinox, which falls between March 19-21 in the northern hemisphere, depending on the year. It represents rebirth, new beginnings, and revitalization, and it’s also the first official day of spring.
What Is a Worm Moon? The March Full Moon’s Spiritual Meaning
The Worm Moon falls in March. It comes after the Snow Moon in the last grasp of winter and the Pink Moon in April when spring is in full bloom.
What is a Snow Moon? The February Full Moon’s Spiritual Meaning
The Snow Moon falls in February. It comes after the Wolf Moon that starts the year’s full moon cycle and the Worm Moon that arrives with spring.
What is Imbolc? The First Sabbat in the Wheel of the Year
Imbolc marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, and it represents the welcoming of spring’s return and the light half of the year.
What is a Wolf Moon? The January Full Moon’s Spiritual Meaning
The Wolf Moon falls in January and is welcomed as the first full moon of the new year. It comes after the Cold Moon, which falls near the winter solstice, and the Snow Moon, which occurs in the harshest period of the season.
2023 Full Moon Calendar: Dates, Times, Names, & Meanings
Even if you’re not a lunar witch, the full moon has a powerful effect on spiritual rituals. It reminds us of nature’s repeating cycle; of birth, death, and rebirth; of symbolism and personal growth. This article provides the 2023 full moon calendar along with each full moon’s name(s), spiritual meanings, and the date/time of maximum […]