Thursday, February 13, 2014

February heart of the icy cold moon

A full moon so close to St. Valentines Day should have a more romantic name than the Snow moon, but the snow is piled high, or the Wolf moon, because the hungry wolves prowled near the village and their howls could be heard at night, that was not all that long ago, when the then food stored up for winter began to run out and hungry people called it the Bone Moon, perhaps as they made a broth from the bones of the last game, or the Bony Moon or the Hunger Moon as they looked at one another. 

The straightening sun and lengthening days turned the snow packed on the paths to ice and or perhaps because of the frequent of ice storms at this time of year, it was also called the Ice Moon, or Storm Moon.

Though we are still in the realm of the Treacherous Moon, Winter Moon, or the Staying home Moon, the influence of the Quickening Moon, The First Buds Moon, the Returning Sun Moon.  

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