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Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon - Sunday 26th of April 2015
Waxing Gibbous - Monday 27th of April 2015
Full Moon - Sunday 03rd of May 2015
Apr 21 2015
Waxing Crescent
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Moon Day 3

Different traditions give contradictory interpretations of this day. The Vedic tradition recommends getting actively involved in an occupation, and Avesta even stresses being aggressive. Yet the European tradition states that the day is inauspicious and nothing important should be undertaken.

Next Full Moon Date: Monday, May 4, 2015

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Milk Moon
  • Chinese: Dragon Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Planting Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Panther Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When Leaves Are Green, Moon To Plant
  • Celtic: Bright Moon
  • English Medieval: Hare Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Grass Moon

Full Flower Moon (May)

Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.