Ensure you get the most out of every different full moon in 2018 thanks to our handy guide.
January 2nd and 31st: Wolf Moon
We’re lucky to get two Wolf Moons in January, the second being referred to as a blue moon! This type of moon was named after the packs of wolves that would howl in hunger around this time of year.
March 2nd and 31st: Worm Moon
Named after the appearance of earthworm casts around this time, and the fact that birds can begin to find food more easily, the Worm Moon has also been known as the Sap Moon. The second moon in March is particularly useful as it is used to determine the date of Easter which always falls on the Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring equinox.
April 30th: Pink Moon
We owe the American’s for naming this moon, after the pink wildflowers that appear in the US and Canada around this time. The Pink Moon is a time for reawakening and rebirth. It is a good time to start new projects or even extending the family! This moon is also known as Egg Moon, due to spring egg-laying season.
May 29th: Flower Moon
This moon is named after the colourful plants and flowers that will have recently bloomed. This full moon is known to be one of the brightest and so is often called Bright Moon. Like the flowers, this is the time for us to truly blossom, taking advantage of all the abundant energy around us.
June 28th: Strawberry Moon
Sharing its time with the summer solstice, the Strawberry Moon is named after the beginning of strawberry picking season. Be sure to make use of the extra hours of sunlight during this time!
July 27th: Thunder Moon
Summer thunderstorms are to thank for the name of this moon, although you may have also heard the Thunder Moon called the Full Book Moon. This is because the antlers of bucks are fully grown during this time. Expect major shifts in life around this time.
August 26th: Sturgeon Moon
The Sturgeon Moon shares the same month as the Perseid meteor shower which is a spectacle to look out for. The Sturgeon Moon gets its name from North American tribes who would catch the fish around this time. Like the tribes collecting their fish, now is the time for us to gather and take stock of all we have.
September 25th: Harvest Moon
This full moon is the first that takes place closest to the Autumn equinox. The Harvest Moon is named after the time when crops were harvested, with the moon providing extra light so farmers could work extra hours. This moon is often larger and more colourful than other moons of the year. Blessings are thought to occur during this moon.
October 24th: Hunter’s Moon
As people began hunting game around this time, before the cold really started to set in, this moon was named the Hunter’s Moon. Sometimes, the Hunter’s Moon is confused with the Harvest Moon as once every four years or so the Harvest Moon is in October instead of September. When that happens, the Hunter’s Moon is pushed into November.
November 23rd: Frost Moon
When the first of the winter frost starts to bite, you’ll find the Frost Moon. It is around this time that the cold starts to take its toll and we find ourselves in a deep state of reflection or “winding down.” It’s a good time to restore your emotions and get a handle on everything that is happening in your life.
December 22nd: Cold Moon
The Cold Moon reflects the longer and darker days throughout Winter. We can often feel conflicted around this time. Christmas approaches and we start to feel joyous but we also get the urge to hibernate. Getting the balance can be tough but anything that can bring warmth and comfort is encouraged.