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Moon Day 28

A happy day. Good for beginning an important pursuit, for getting to know influential people, and for meeting friends. It favours holidays, amusements and pleasures, and it improves health.

Next Full Moon Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Beaver Moon
  • Chinese: White Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Trading Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Sassafras Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When Horns Are Broken Off
  • Celtic: Dark Moon
  • English Medieval: Snow Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Tree Moon

Full Beaver Moon (November)

For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.

This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.