The full moon occurs approximately every 29.53 days on about the 14th -17th lunar day when the entire moon is visible from Earth because it is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. If the moon passes through the Earth's shadow during this time, a lunar eclipse occurs. This happens about every six months.



Full Moon Folklore

  • A child born on the day of the full moon will have a long, healthy, prosperous life.
  • If you fall ill on the day of the full moon, you may be sick for a long time
  • Starting a business on the day of the full moon will bring you luck.
  • Sleeping outdoors under a full moon was once believed to put you in danger of becoming either blind or insane.
  • Look at the full moon and jingle the coins in your pocket to increase your wealth.

Full Moon Magick

The full moon is considered an appropriate time for all magick related to divination, scrying, protection, releasing, banishing, and overcoming obstacles. It is also the most appropriate time to honor, petition, evoke or invoke lunar deities and Mother Goddesses.

The night of the full moon is the esbat of many witchcraft traditions.

The night of the full moon is an excellent time for divination and scrying.

Now is the time to make moon water

Full Moon Names and Dates

(Calculated from Universal Time UT/Greenwich Mean Time GMT)

Date Moon Sign Folk Names
January 21, 2019 Leo Wolf Moon, Cold Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule
February 19, 2019 Leo Snow Moon, Hunger Moon
March 21, 2019 Virgo Worm Moon, Sugaring Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Lenten Moon
April 19, 2019 Libra Pink Moon, Frog Moon, Planter's Moon, Grass Moon, Red Grass Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon
May 18, 2019 Scorpio Flower Moon, Budding Moon, Milk Moon, Corn Planting Moon
June 17, 2019 Sagittarius Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon
July 16, 2019 Capricorn Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Blood Moon
August 17, 2019 Aquarius Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon, Corn Moon, Red Moon
September 14, 2019 Pisces Harvest Moon, Fruit Moon, Corn Moon
October 24, 2018 Taurus Hunter's Moon, Blood Moon, Moon of Falling Leaves
November 23, 2018 Gemini Beaver Moon, Frost Moon, Blood Moon
December 22, 2018 Cancer Cold Moon, Long Night Moon, Moon Before Yule

The full moon always falls in the opposite sign the sun is currently in.

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