All dates and times are Easter Standard Time. In ancient times, people across Europe and Native Americans used the Moon to track the seasons. Traditionally, the Moon we see in February is called the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall of February. Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. I got up before daybreak. Inside my white-walled garden, it appeared to be fully lit.
I now understand why. Thank you for the interesting facts about our full moon. A charge nurse at a convelescent home said there is emotional upheaval not only at Full Moon but at New Moon also I have noticed for yrs that people get very short tempered around a full moon, and I notice that even within myself. You especially see it in driving. What I would like to know is what is going on since last Saturday, Feb. Four of my close friends seemed to get really quiet due to heightened stress, and I and many others have been experiencing anxiety like feelings since then.
People were even posting about it on Facebook! I am a Scorpio, and our intuition and ability to "feel" other people's feelings is extremely strong, so I'm sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that is contributing to my recent level of emotional and physical intensity. I would just like to know why it is all so intense right now, beyond what I've experienced in the past?
Is something going on that anyone knows of right now that would affect this like a full moon does at a lower intensity? Thank you. I had been wondering if we had a full moon, which brought me to this site to see. My wife has Alzheimer's and I noticed she was more confused this Sunday, and that control of my temper almost got me to the moon, I got so upset that I had a very hard time sleeping well that night I had a lot of acid intergestion, being a caregiver is tough enough I don't need the moon adding to it.
Wow, what can I say? I love the moon. I hate cloudy nights when you cannot see the moon, ya know? Just want to let you know that your almanac has been in my family for years. I am 70 years old,but I remember my Daddy had one, and it being one of the things that was not looked as " just a book. Later on, I remember one of my sisters using it to check the gestation of certain amimals, I hope that's the right word. She would breed her pigs, to put eggs in her incubator, go fishing, and so many other things. I had a brother who used it to set crops, set eggs, to fish, and so on. I still enjoy it to this day.
Thank you for so many years of enjoyment. I know you weren't around when I was born tho.
Hi, Jan, This made our day! We always enjoy hearing from Almanac fans who represent generations of readership! Same here Jan im not as elder as you, but everything we did around our farm was based on the moon. This knowledge led me to learn how to compile birth natal charts. Our lives are amazing when viewed through astrology.
My husband is planning to have knee replacement surgery in the near future. I would like to know what days are the best to have surgery. My Mother never did anything without consulting the Almanac first! She is now 94 and in the nursing home, so I can't ask her. Please help me out! I am an RN who takes care of orthopedic patients every work day.
My suggestion is to have surgery early in the week Monday or Tues , if possible. Then your hubby can be discharged hopefully prior to the weekend. It is not necessary to consult the moon, just advise him to be an active participant in his care.
A word to the wise: walk, walk, walk! My husband has had both knees done he can climb a ladder with 50 lb bag feed he is a rancher. He can carry large hay bales. He gets on the roof of our house. He had a great Dr.
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PRAY first tell your husband to do the exercises it may hurt at first but will be worth it. Move move move it heals the body quicker and does not let the knees muscles lock up. Much luck Never have surgery on Friday!! First purchased your wonderful magazine to help my husband fish.
Got hooked on it! Your old magazine lay-out included anonymous quotes that I also used to enjoy. Keep up the good work, but why fix something that isn't broke? One of your biggest fans!! Judy from Milwaukee. During Cancer season, we decompress from the whirlwind of the last month by retreating to our personal shelter. Cancer is the most nurturing sign in the zodiac—connected with family and home life. Emotions can run high when this water sign is in control, so be prepared to shed some tears and ride the waves of feelings.
Over the next month, we prioritize how to protect ourselves and what we need to feel secure. Paired with the energy from the summer solstice and a solar eclipse, this new moon in watery Cancer, no less is a lot to take on. Your time will be better spent reflecting and journaling. Go with the flow.
As the planet of dreams and intuition, Neptune controls our psychic selves.
During retrograde, it can feel like a fog hovers over everything, making it difficult to determine truth from fiction. Avoid acting hastily, and make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision. Eclipses can be erratic, but they get the job done. After all the intense energy that comes with emotional Cancer and unpredictable eclipses, this new moon in Cancer is a time to settle into the feels.
This is the season of the superstar! The sun is at home in Leo, which it rules. Leo season is about the self, ego, and learning to take main stage in our lives. Self-expression is key here. During this season, you might want to think about assuming a leadership role and sharing your talents with others. There may be a sense of unrest, but we can harness that unconventional Aquarius energy to guide us to new solutions. Amazing things can happen when you open your mind!
Uranus retrograde pushes us out of our comfort zones. Expect the unexpected! Artistic and career pursuits may change in significant ways, forcing us to adapt—hopefully for the better. Uranus retrograde can feel chaotic especially for those who thrive by sticking to a plan , but ultimately it teaches us to question what we want. As the summer beings to wind down, Virgo season guides us into a place with a little more routine and structure.
This is a good time to make concrete plans to accomplish your next goal. Appropriately, Virgo season corresponds with back-to-school time. No matter how far out of school you are, this is the perfect opportunity to get organized and reset.
Routines, especially those related to health and wellness, come back into play. Setting up your goals for the rest of the year will prepare you for success. Analytical Virgo and mystical Pisces may seem like an unlikely duo, but they actually make a great pair as opposites on the zodiac wheel, they are natural compliments to each other. During this lunation, your goals seems a little more magical and inspired, and even your wildest dreams seem to have a roadmap.
Embrace this powerful balance to stoke both your ambition and your creativity. Mars only goes retrograde once every two years, so the effects can be overwhelming. Mars is the planet of action, and during retrograde, things can seem to grind to a halt. Plans and decisions seem to drag on, and the path to any goal is anything but straightforward. Looking inward, this is a good time to reevaluate any areas of your life where you feel angry or volatile. Diligence and details are themes for this earthy new moon. Intentions around work and health are particularly powerful things to manifest right now.
Just remember to create some healthy boundaries for a more well-rounded existence. The fall equinox represents the day we begin to shift focus from embracing our gifts and talents to thinking about how we can use them to benefit ourselves. Transitional seasons like this one are important to remember to breathe, take stock, and consider the future. Libra season, represented by the scales, is the month to find a sense of balance. Libra is also ruled by Venus, planet of beauty, so take in some art or culture for an extra dose of inspiration.
An Aries moon always brings a sense of excitement and energy. Just be sure to read the fine print and look at the details before you pull the trigger on anything. This moon is more about enthusiasm than practicality.
For its final retrograde of the year, Mercury will turn retrograde in Scorpio, challenging your communication with… yourself! You may find it exceptionally difficult to do any deep shadow work during this time. Conversations with intimate partners need extra care right now. Stay present and wait for the future to unfold. You may struggle to share the dark side of yourself in order to keep things peaceful; use this moon as a catalyst to be honest about all your feelings, both good and bad.
This is the season to get real. The season of the scorpion is when we do the deep dives and shadow work that balances our light and dark. The struggle is definitely real, but we emerge stronger and more powerful. This Halloween full moon arrives to illuminate all the shadowy figures in the night! Because Scorpio season is all about looking at the dark side and challenging our inner worlds, tonight is the perfect culmination of that work.
Shining a light on our demons and taking them out to play is what Halloween is about after all! Taking time to engage in your inner world is important right now. A new moon in Scorpio is a great time to do some self-evaluation, allowing your dark side to come into the light for growth. Worldly Sagittarius a sign that has an intense desire to grow and learn.
While last month was about going within, Sagittarius season is about expanding without. It can be hard to stick with a routine during this time, so embrace the power of spontaneity. This time of year can be difficult for many people without traditional or comfortable families. A full moon in Gemini reminds us of the power to choose our own communities and revel in the bonds that we create. You might feel like you have powers of communication right now, especially when it comes to sharing ideas and philosophies. Many of us have been looking inward lately, but this new moon in philosophical Sagittarius encourages us to look beyond.
We might be using our newfound sense of self to question our belief systems, creating a perfect moment to deepen our spirituality. Sagittarian energy is all about questions and curiosity, so crack open some books and start expanding your horizon! Capricorn season is about business, working toward your goals, and activating your professional power.
Simply put, how can you be CEO of your own life? The challenge this season is to balance priorities, but if you stay focused, there are major strides to be had.
On the shortest day of the year, we honor Capricorn energy, which has the strong grounded courage we need to forge through until the spring thaw. The last full moon of the year gets personal. Capricorn season tends to inspire a hard charging and singular view of success, but a Cancer full moon reminds us to be present with our feelings and take care of ourselves and our loved ones.
This is a good chance to start the next year feeling confident and balanced.