The full moon occurs approximately every 29.53 days on about the 14th -17th lunar day when the entire moon is visible from Earth because it is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. If the moon passes through the Earth's shadow during this time, a lunar eclipse occurs. This happens about every six months.
Full Moon Folklore
- A child born on the day of the full moon will have a long, healthy, prosperous life.
- If you fall ill on the day of the full moon, you may be sick for a long time
- Starting a business on the day of the full moon will bring you luck.
- Sleeping outdoors under a full moon was once believed to put you in danger of becoming either blind or insane.
- Look at the full moon and jingle the coins in your pocket to increase your wealth.
Full Moon Magick
The full moon is considered an appropriate time for all magick related to divination, scrying, protection, releasing, banishing, and overcoming obstacles. It is also the most appropriate time to honor, petition, evoke or invoke lunar deities and Mother Goddesses.
Now is the time to make moon water
Full Moon Names and Dates
(Calculated from Universal Time UT/Greenwich Mean Time GMT)
|Date||Moon Sign||Folk Names|
|January 24, 2016||Leo||Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule|
|February 22, 2016||Virgo||Snow Moon, Hunger Moon|
|March 23, 2016||Libra||Worm Moon, Sugaring Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Lenten Moon|
|April 22, 201+||Scorpio||Pink Moon, Frog Moon, Planter's Moon, Grass Moon, Red Grass Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon|
|May 21, 2016||Sagittarius||Flower Moon, Budding Moon, Milk Moon, Corn Planting Moon|
|June 2, 2015||Sagittarius||Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon|
|July 2, 2015||Capricorn||Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Blood Moon|
|July 31, 2015||Aquarius||Blue Moon|
|August 29, 2015||Pisces||Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon, Corn Moon, Red Moon|
|September 28, 2015||Aries||Harvest Moon, Fruit Moon, Corn Moon|
|October 27, 2015||Taurus||Hunter's Moon, Blood Moon, Moon of Falling Leaves|
|November 25, 2015||Gemini||Beaver Moon, Frost Moon, Blood Moon|
|December 25, 2015||Cancer||Cold Moon, Long Night Moon, Moon Before Yule|
The full moon always falls in the opposite sign the sun is currently in.
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