Catch the Full Worm Moon!
Last evening about 530 — 600 pm. The sun was still up low in the sky,though, and moon was on the other side of the sky. How could they both be seen together like that...??
I saw the name Full Sap Moon and was reading the comments like Anne (3/30/18) and wondered what other trees can be tapped. I remember an article about this once, somewhere, about a small tree or bush some people cut the tips of branches and bend them down to a bottle or jug rather than using a tap to "sugar" the tree. There seems to be any number of trees that can be sugared, that is tapped,....
This was so interesting a little complicated...I had to read it a couple times to get it in my head...but so interesting...I didn't or had not ever heard of how we get the date for Easter and I am Catholic. Thank you very much.
What about those of us who live in the other hemisphere p!?
We’re heading into autumn (or fall I believe you folk call it)- how does this full moon relate!?
How do the names of the full moons relate to us here, or are they, like many of our experiences- ‘opposite’!?
Or is there a completely seperate list for the land down under!? :) :)
I’d really love to know!
Hi Fiona, That’s a very interesting question! I think it’s a first for us.The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a North American publication founded in 1792 when George Washington was president, so our Moon names come from a history of Colonialism and Europe heritage as well as the Native American influence.
So, it may be interesting to look at your early culture and especially consider the native peoples. Also, many of the Moon names are based on what’s happening in nature so you would want to look at some of the natural biological cycles in your region. I’m sure you have different plants and animals and weather!
Then again, you’re welcome to borrow the same names but “reverse” them. For example, if the Harvest Moon is nearest the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, then you could call your March Moon (nearest the vernal equinox) the Harvest Moon.
Keep in mind that many Moon names do not apply to all of the U.S. regions either since we immigrated from Britain and Europe and also first settled in the Northeast. For example, we call the June Moon the “Strawberry Moon” because early Americans harvested in June; however, people in the Southern U.S. will have already harvested in February. It’s just a nod to our heritage. And it’s a fun way to think about the lunar calendar!
Maple Sap Trees; Birch Trees; "Maple Sap produces Maple Syrup; Birch Trees = Birch Syrup;
I have not "tested" Birch Syrup yet; Maple Syrup is an excellent natural healthy sweetener:
i'm on the beach and love watching rise out of the water... need a time chart for each night...
Before going to the dentist for any work, check the date of your appt to see what part of the body the moon sign is in. If in the head, do not have dental work done, it will not take... This has happened to me SEVERAL times and now I tell everyone who's going to the dentist!
Parts of the body were traditionally associated with the signs of the zodiac (Aries, Virgo, etc.), represented by the Man of Signs. Currently, we are in the time of Aries (March 21–April 20), and because Aries is associated with the head, it is considered by some to be a bad time to have medical work done on the head (including the eyes, mouth, and so on).