Sunday, 9 February 2014

Full Moon In Leo February 2014. Snow Moon, Trapper's Moon

The full moon in February is often called the Snow Moon or the Moon of Ice due to the chilly conditions often present at this time of year.

“Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (Wishram Native Americans) and “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni Native Americans) reflect how geography and weather often influenced moon naming.
The February moon was also called the Hunger Moon and Little Famine Month due to the fact that this month was often one of the hardest, the food stores being low at the end of the winter.  The Bony Moon is the name given by the Cherokee. This is may be  due to the fact that this is such a time of low food that bones had to be used to make soup on a regular basis.  It has also been suggested that it was so named because this was the moon when the Cherokees celebrated their ancestors and performed the Medicine Dance.

The Druids called the February moon the Storm Moon. They named the month Carmoil and it ran from the February Full moon until the March full moon.

The name of February comes from the Roman Goddess Februa or the God Februus. This was a time for spiritual purification, a time to cleanse both yourself and your home. The Roman feast of Lupercalia was celebrated at this time, a festival of cleansing and renewal.  It was believed that purifying removed any negative vibrations thus inviting in positive ones. This is a perfect time for you too to cleanse your life of any negative influences and invite the positive ones in.

Among the Incas this time was known as Hatun-pucuy or the Great Ripening. This Moon was called Hatun Pucuy Quilla or (Great Growing Moon),In China this is seen as a New Year Moon as it falls around the time of the Chinese New Year.  Tibet celebrates the February Full Moon as the time of the conception of Budha, this is known as The Feast of Flowers.

Below is a list of the vaious names for the February Full Moon

American                  Trapper’s Moon
Chinese                     Budding Moon
Cherokee                  Bony Moon
Choktaw                   Little Famine Moon
Dakatah Sioux           Moon of the Raccoon, Moon When Trees Pop
Celtic                       Moon of Ice
Druid                        Storm Moon
Pagan                       Snow Moon

The full moon is in zodiac sign Leo this month. A strong sign, being in Leo will bring us an energy filled month full to the brim with creativity and love. This coupled with the fact that is Valentine’s day on 14th makes this a very positive time for relationships both new and steady.

What name would you like to give this moon, one of the above or perhaps you have a new idea in mind. I am going to go with Renewal Moon, a fabulous time to renew anything in your life that needs it. Let go of anything you no longer need and watch all the positive turns your life will take.

Below are the Full Moon times for February 2014 around the world:

Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 12:53:00 am
Central European Time (CET)
Moon sign: Leo 26° 12'

In other time zones:
WELLINGTON = Saturday * 15th Feb 2014 * 12:53:00 pm (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 10:53:00 am (AEDT)
TOKYO = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 08:53:00 am (JST)
BEIJING = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 07:53:00 am (CST)
BANGKOK = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 06:53:00 am (ICT)
DELHI = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 05:23:00 am (IST)
MOSCOW = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 03:53:00 am (MSK)
RIYADH = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 02:53:00 am (AST)
BERLIN = Saturday * 15th February 2014 * 12:53:00 am (CET)
LONDON = Friday * 14th February 2014 * 11:53:00 pm (GMT)
RIO = Friday * 14th February 2014 * 09:53:00 pm (BRST)
NEW YORK = Friday * 14th February 2014 * 06:53:00 pm (EST)
MEXICO CITY = Friday * 14th Feb 2014 * 05:53:00 pm (CST)
LOS ANGELES = Friday * 14th Feb 2014 * 03:53:00 pm (PST)
HONOLULU = Friday * 14th February 2014 * 01:53:00 pm (HAST)

The full moon names in the Southern Hemisphere are as follows: Grain Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Wyrt Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Barley Moon. A lot of these names are related to the fact that it is mid summer in this hemisphere.


  1. I always read and learn something that interests me when I visit your wonderful blog, Alison! Thank you so much for all of this information!


    1. Thanks Jan so sorry so late in replying! xxx

  2. Thankyou for all this wonderful information Alison ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  3. Thank you hun delayed reply but very grateful for your comments as always xxx