Sunday, February 2, 2014

Full Moons, Seasons, and Pagan Feasts for 2014

How To Calculate The Time For Your Time Zone: 

Times shown are US Central Time. For Mountain Time, subtract 1 hour; for Pacific Time, subtract 2 hours; for Eastern Time, add 1 hour.

Note: If adding pushes the time to midnight (12:00AM) or past add 1 to the date shown. If subtracting moves the time to before midnight, subtract 1 from the date shown.

Example: Suppose you live in California in the Pacific Time zone; and, the time for a full moon on January 9th is shown as 1:30AM CST. Subtracting 2 hours gives you 11:30PM Pacific Time. Since the time moved from after midnight to before, you subtract 1 from the date. So, for you, the full moon happens on January 8th at 11:30PM PST.

Moon names shown are ones which are fairly popular for full moons falling within the fixed calendar months. There are several traditions which use other names, especially when months are set by lunar cycles.

Seasons, moons, and feasts shown are for the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere seasons are shifted about six months and so, usually, are feasts as well as full moon names.


January 15th - Wolf Moon (10:52PM CST)
also Old Moon, Ice Moon, After-Yule Moon


February 14th - Storm Moon (5:53PM CST)
also Hunger Moon, Snow Moon
March 16th - Chaste Moon (12:08PM CDT)
also Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sugar Moon, Sap Moon

OSTARA March 20th - Vernal Equinox - Spring begins (11:57AM CDT)

April 15th - Seed Moon (2:42AM CDT)
also Pink Moon, Spring Moon, Egg Moon, Grass Moon, Fish Moon

BELTANE April 30th (beginning at sunset) ... May 1st (before sunrise)

May 14th - Hare Moon (2:16PM CDT)
also Flower Moon, Milk Moon, Corn Planting Moon

June 12th - Strawberry Moon (11:12PM CDT)
also Dyan Moon, Rose Moon, Hot Moon

LITHA ("Midsummer" on the old calendar) June 21st - Summer Solstice - Summer begins (5:51AM CDT)

July 12th - Mead Moon (6:26AM CDT)
also Buck Moon, Hay Moon, Thunder Moon

LAMMAS August 1st

August 10th - Red Moon (1:10PM CDT)
also Grain Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon, Wyrt Moon

September 8th - Harvest Moon (8:38PM CDT)
also Corn Moon, Barley Moon

MABON September 22nd - Autumnal Equinox - Fall begins (9:29PM CDT)

October 8th - Hunter's Moon (5:51AM CDT)
also Blood Moon, Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon


November 6th - Frost Moon (4:23PM CST)
also Beaver Moon, Snow Moon

December 6th - Oak Moon (6:27AM CST) also Cold Moon, Before-Yule Moon, Long Nights Moon

YULE December 21st - Winter Solstice - Winter begins (5:03PM CST)

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