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 12, 2017||Cancer||Wolf Moon, Cold Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule|
|February 11, 2017||Leo||Snow Moon, Hunger Moon|
|March 12, 2017||Virgo||Worm Moon, Sugaring Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Lenten Moon|
|April 11, 2017||Libra||Pink Moon, Frog Moon, Planter's Moon, Grass Moon, Red Grass Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon|
|May 10, 2017||Scorpio||Flower Moon, Budding Moon, Milk Moon, Corn Planting Moon|
|June 9, 2017||Sagittarius||Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon|
|July 9, 2017||Capricorn||Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Blood Moon|
|August 7, 2017||Aquarius||Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon, Corn Moon, Red Moon|
|September 6, 2017||Pisces||Harvest Moon, Fruit Moon, Corn Moon|
|October 5, 2017||Aries||Hunter's Moon, Blood Moon, Moon of Falling Leaves|
|November 4, 2017||Taurus||Beaver Moon, Frost Moon, Blood Moon|
|December 3, 2017||Gemini||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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