Esbats

It is common to hold an Esbat celebration on a Full Moon.  Below are a list of the names of each of the Full Moons in the year, however there is much discrepancy between available sources!  These include Wiccan sources as well as Native American traditions and the Farmer’s Almanac.

Whatever name you wish to call the Full Moon, its a great time to work on increasing abilities, healing, invocations, and other activities that needs strong energy.

January ~ Cold Moon, Hunger Moon, Purification Moon, Wolf Moon, Quiet Moon, Snow Moon, Chaste Moon, Dusting Moon, Moon of Little Winter, Wulfmonath (Wolf Month)

February ~ Quickening Moon, Ice Moon, Storm Moon, Horning Moon, Hunger Moon, Wild Moon, Red & Cleansing Moon, Big Winter Moon, Solmonath (Sun or Mud Month)

March ~ Storm Moon, Seed Moon, Egg Moon, Moon of Winds, Plow Moon, Worm Moon, Lenting Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Moon of the Snowblind, Lentzinmanoth (Renewal Month), Hrethmonath (Fierce Month)

April ~ Wind Moon, Hare Moon, Seed Moon, Growing Moon, Planting/Planter’s Moon, Pink Moon, Budding Trees Moon, Green Grass Moon, Ostarmanoth / Eastermonath (Eostre Month)

May ~ Flower Moon, Hare Moon, Merry Moon, Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Frogs Return Moon, Sproutkale, Planting Moon, Thrimilcmonath (Thrice-Milk Month), Winnemanoth (Joy Month)

June ~ Sun Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Lovers’s Moon, Moon of Horses, Aerra Litha (Before Lithia), Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Brachmanoth (Break Month), Seremonath (Dry Month)

July ~ Blessing Moon, Hay Moon, Wort Moon, Moon of Claiming, Moon of Blood (because of mosquitoes), Fallow Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Maedmonat (Meadow Month), Hewimanoth (Hay Month)

August ~ Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Dispute Moon, Harvest Moon, Weodmonath (Vegetation/Weed Month)

September ~ Harvest Moon, Wine Moon, Singing Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Haerfestmonath (Harvest Month), Witumanoth (Wood Month)

October ~ Blood Moon, Hunters Moon, Harvest Moon, Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Ten Colds Moon, Moon of the Changing Season, Winterfelleth (Winter Coming), Windermanoth (Vintage Month), Winmonath (Wine Month)

November ~ Mourning Moon, Snow Moon, Dark Moon, Fog Moon, Beaver Moon, Mad Moon, Moon of Storms, Blotmonath (Sacrifice/Blood Month), Herbistmanoth (Harvest Month), Windmonath (Wind Month)

December ~ Long Nights Moon, Cold Moon, Oak Moon, Wolf Moon, Big Winter Moon, Aerra Geola (Month Before Yule), Wintermonat (Winter Month), Heilagmanoth (Holy Month)

Blue Moon – Two full moons in same month

Black Moon – Two dark moons in same month

Pagan’s Path – Full Moon Names
AngelFire – The Olde Way
Wicca – Celtic Connection
Farmers’ Almanac – Full Moon Names
Wise Witches Society – Full Moon Names
Months of the Year

© A Year And A Day (2013)

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