January -- Storm Moon
A storm is said to rage most fiercely just before it ends, and the year usually follows suit.
February -- Chaste Moon
The antiquated word for pure reflects the custom of greeting the new year with a clear soul.
March -- Seed Moon
Sowing season and symbol of the start of the new year.
April -- Hare Moon
The sacred animal was associated in Roman legends with springtime and fertility.
May -- Dyad Moon
The Latin word for a pair refers to the twin stars of the constellation of Castor and Pollux.
June -- Mead Moon
During late June and most of July the meadows, or meads, were mowed for hay.
July -- Wort Moon
When the sun was in Leo, the worts (from the Anglo-Saxon wyrt plant) were gathered to be dried and stored.
August -- Barley Moon
Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth, carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.
September -- Blood Moon
Marking the season when domestic animals were sacrificed for winter provisions. Libra's full moon occasionally became the Wine Moon when a grape harvest was expected to produce a superior vintage.
October -- Snow Moon
Scorpio heralds the dark season when the sun is at iss lowest and the first snows fly.
November -- Oak Moon
The sacred tree of the Druids and the Roman God Jupiter is most noble as it withstands winter storms.
December -- Wolf Moon
The fearsome nocturnal animal represents the "night" of the year.
The Blue Moon -- VariableCopyright © 1997-99 The Celtic Connection wicca.com. All rights reserved
A Blue Moon occurs when the moon with its 28 day cycle appears twice within the same calendar month, due to that month's 31 day duration. Many consider the Blue Moon to be a goal moon where you set specific goals for yourself.
The Black Moon -- Variable
A Black Moon occurs when there are two dark cycles of the moon in any given calendar month. It is believed that the second dark moon of a time of great power within the spiritual world and any magick worked during this time is especially powerful.