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
Hunter’s 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