The next full Moon will be early Saturday morning at 3:19am. But look up in the sky from Thursday – Sunday because the moon will appear full during this time. This February full Moon is know as a Snow Moon!
Why is it called a Snow Moon
According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the full Moon names used come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources.
The explanation behind February’s full Moon name is a fairly straightforward one: it’s known as the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall that occurs in February. On average, February is the United States’ snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service. In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had visited with the Naudowessie (Dakota), wrote that the name used for this period was the Snow Moon, “because more snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.”
The spiritual Meaning of the Snow Moon
The Snow Moon is about endurance and cleansing. While manifestation and motivation often stem from chasing after your goals, Snow Moon is quite different. It is a time for you to organize and sort through the burdens of your life that you have been sweeping under the rug. The Snow Moon is a time for survival. Stay close to home. Your nuts and acorns have been gathered, you don’t need to go chasing after new rewards right now. Instead, cozy up in your abode and engage in some “winter cleaning.”
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