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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: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Trapper's Moon
  • Chinese: Budding Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Bony Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Little Famine Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon of the Raccoon, Moon When Trees Pop
  • Celtic: Moon of Ice
  • English Medieval: Storm Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Snow Moon

Full Snow Moon(February)

Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.