Names of Full Moons (Starting with the Full Moon closest to Yule) According to the Celtic Tree Calendar

: Birch Moon (feminine) Nicknames: Moon of Inception, Beginning Rowan Moon (masculine) Nicknames: Moon of Vision, Spirit Moon, Astral Travel Moon Ash Moon (feminine) Nicknames: Moon of Waters Alder Moon (masculine) Nicknames: Moon of Utility, Efficacy, Self-Guidance Willow Moon (feminine) Nicknames: The Witche's Moon, Moon of Balance Hawthorne Moon (masculine) Nicknames: Moon of Restraint, Hindrance, Summer Moon Oak Moon (masculine) Nicknames: Moon of Strength, Security, Bear Moon Holly Moon (feminine) Nicknames: Moon of Encirclement, Polarity Hazel Moon (feminine) Nicknames: Moon of the Wise, Crone Moon Vine Moon (androgynous) Nicknames: Moon of Celebration Ivy Moon (masculine) Nicknames: Moon of Buoyancy, Resilience Reed Moon (feminine) Nickanmes: Moon of the Home, Hearth Moon, Winter Moon, Moon Which Manifests Truth Elder Moon (masculine) Nicknames: Moon of Completeness Borrowed from Celtic Myth and Magick by Edain McCoy However, The WLPA's site, says that THIS is the order of the Full Moons:

divination. The Alder Magickal Associations: Spirituality. Magickal Associations: Manifestation. cooperation. giving you the ability to see through the eyes of the soul beyond the everyday world. spirit contact. weather magick. inspiration. Magickal Associations: Healing. The Oak Magickal Associations: All positive purposes. healing. Magickal Associations: Prosperity. protection. The Ivy puts you in touch with your own inner resources. fidelity. magick for men. The Holly symbolizes paternity and fatherhood. exorcism. The Hazel Salmon are associated with the Hazel in Irish legend. fertility. mental prowness. . creation. prosperity. magick for animals. The Vine Magickal Associations: Fertility. Magickal Associations: Protection of children. The Rowan Protects against enchantment. purification. has always been regarded as a potent life symbol. peace. personal empowerment. or World Tree. The Willow in the Tree alphabet stands for the female and lunar rhythms of life. Magickal Associations: Romantic love. protection. and so represents the energies associated with new beginnings. Magickal Associations: Protection. The Ash of the Ogham alphabet is the Cosmic Ash. protection. prophecy. teaching. prosperity. duty. healing. Magickal Associations: Healing. fertility. magick for women. binding. The Hazel is also strongly associated with meditation and mediation. sex magick. The Hawthorn Magickal Associations: Fertility.January: Alder Moon February: Willow Moon March: Ash Moon April: Oak Moon May: Holly Moon June: Hazel Moon July: Vine Moon August: Ivy Moon September: Reed Moon October: Elder Moon November: Birch Moon December: Rowan Moon Celtic Tree Meanings The Birch This tree starts the celtic tree calendar. protection. binding.

protection. it is usually just opening yourself up to the moon and the Goddess energies. but not limited to. Magick that is done during this time: Things you want to develop or grow. birth and rebirth. binding. Definitions There are 13 Full Moons a year (the 13th being the Blue Moon.). check out my groups . prosperity. 3+6=9. however you wish to form a tradition of only performing an Esbat at the time of the full moon then it is ok to perform it 3 days before or three days after the actual full moon. Simply done.Spiritual Occultists Followers of the Old Ways Political pagan check this other great site DarkPrincesPoetry . The number 3 was sacred to the Celts. this is referred to as "waxing". If.. love. usually. or drawing down the moon. Drawing Down the Moon: A practice done to invoke Goddess energy. as was the number 9 (because three 3's make a nine) and the number 9 always comes back to itself when you multiply it (9X2=18. banishing. the purpose is to be at one with the divine Goddess Energy for any sort of magickal work. The Elder is linked to the eternal turnings of life and death. on the Full moon. family concerns. healing. 8+1=9. Usually. Sometimes moon magick is performed. from new to full. Esbat: This type of ritual can be done any time. could also be performed on the New moon. Magick that is done during this time: Breaking bad habits. finding a job. or even fertility rites for those wanting to become pregnant.The Reed Magickal Associations: Fertility. It is just a ritual to honor the Goddess. 9X3=36. Magickal Associations: Exorcism. money. Waning: This is when the moon goes from full to new it is called "waning". etc. the blue moon can happen in any month) and this are some definitions associated with the Full Moons: Waxing: When the moon is getting fuller. etc.

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