Say Hello to the Moon

Say Hello to the Moon


My room is bathed in a supernatural glow. It is the night of the full moon. To celebrate I have conjured a moonlit scene outside my window.

Living in a theatrical Realm where everything is conjured by magic, I use symbols of ancient cultures to keep me grounded in real life.

The moon serves this purpose well, for it harkens back to a time when humans were rooted to the Earth. Where the seasons dictated the flow of life instead of the contrived rules of the Decorum. Where the sun, moon and stars were looked upon as mysterious forces that could, if the right rituals were followed, grant health, wealth and luck.

In an attempt to give you a taste of that long forgotten world—and to give you a bit of that all important grounding—I’ve looked up the names of the full moons based on traditional sources:

Harvest Moon: usually occurs in September – sometimes October

Hunters Moon: sometimes called the Fall Moon – occurs in October

Beaver Moon: sometimes called the Frost Moon – occurs in November

Cold Moon: sometimes called the Long Night Moon – occurs in December

Wolf Moon: sometimes called the Storm Moon – occurs in January

Snow Moon: sometimes called the Chaste Moon – occurs in February

Worm Moon: also called the Crow or Sap Moon – occurs in March

Pink Moon: also called the Grass or Egg Moon – occurs in April

Flower Moon: sometimes called the Milk Moon – occurs in May

Strawberry Moon: sometimes called the Mead Moon – occurs in June

Buck Moon: also called the Thunder or Hay Moon – occurs in July

Sturgeon Moon: also called the Grain or Barley Moon – occurs in August

This concludes your moon lesson for today. For homework, go out and find that full moon and say hello. It might be surprised that you know its name.

—Jellybean Reds, Creator of Little Creatures