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Full Moon - Thursday 06th of November 2014
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Third Quarter Moon - Friday 14th of November 2014
Oct 31 2014
Waxing Gibbous
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Moon Day 8

An auspicious day for trips, especially a business trip or long journey. The Vedic tradition recommends this day for many different things, including art, physical activities, and any business related to property. This is also thought to be one of the best days for any kind of beginning. However, this could be a critical day for those who are ill.

Next Full Moon Date: Friday, November 7, 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.