Esbat (Full Moon) dates for 2013

Here are the Esbat (Full Moon) dates for 2013



Sunday, 27 January

This is The Wolf Moon, also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon, is a time of protection and strength. While it is the first full Moon of the calendar year, in terms of nature it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a season of death and desolation. In these respects, the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. This is the time to start to consider what you want to plant and plan for the spring.

Monday, 25 February

This is the Storm Moon, also known as the Death or Quickening Moon, is a time to do magic for fertility and strength. In bygone days, it was a time of true hardship. This is also a time of cleansing both internally and externally. As such, it’s a great time to get rid of physical things you don’t need and any mental or emotional baggage.

Wednesday, 27 March

This moon is known as the Chaste or Worm Moon, the Chaste Moon is a time to plant mental seeds – thoughts of success and hope. This is also a time of purity and newness. It’s also the time to mentally prepare yourself for new experieces.

Thursday, 25 April

The April Full Moon is the Seed Moon and signals a time of fertility, growth, and wisdom. This Moon is also known as the Egg, Grass, or Wind Moon. A time to sow the seeds of Magic. This is a time to tend your garden, you want to get out there now and put things into the Earth. This is the time to move from the planning phase into action.

Saturday, 25 May

The Hare Moon is also known as the Flower or Planting Moon, it is a time of health, love, romance, and wisdom. It’s also a great time to rekindle the romantic spark and passion in a relationship. This is a great time for any divination magic.

Sunday, 23 June

This is the Lovers Moon, also known as the Strawberry or Rose Moon. The Lover’s Moon brings with it energy for love, marriage, and success. This is a time to nurture your garden and marvel at its beauty and abundance.

Monday, 22 July

The Mead Moon in July is also known as the Blessings, Lightning, or Thunder Moon. This is a time of enchantment, health, rebirth, success, and strength. A time of the first harvest, when you begin to enjoy the fruits of your labours. This is also a time of celebration and magic. Now is the time to gather your herbs, a good time for prosperity and financial magic.

Wednesday, 21 August

This is the Wyrt Moon, also known as the Wort, Barley, Corn, or Red Moon. This is a time of abundance, agriculture, and marriage. This is the time to collect your magical herbs and store them for the winter.

Thursday, 19 September

Septembers Moon is the Harvest Moon also known as the Barley or Hunter’s Moon, the Harvest Moon is a time of protection, prosperity, and abundance. This is the time of year when the grains are being harvested, and it is a good time for magic involving prosperity, abundance, and the nurturing of others.

Saturday, 19 October

The Blood Moon in October is sometimes called the Falling Leaf Moon. It is a Moon of new goals, potection, resolution, and spirituality. The night of the Blood Moon is a great time for divination of any kind. At this time of the year, all of nature is making ready for the winter. Animals that hibernate are gathering the last scraps of food. Birds are heading south. In human societies, this used to be the time when we turned from agriculture to the hunt as our means of sustenance. This is the time to refect on the year and to evaluate your future. A good time to work on reducing stress and negative energy from your surroundings.

Sunday, 17 November

Novembers Snow Moon is also known as the Beaver, Mourning, or Tree Moon. This is a good time to work with abundance, properity, and the bonds of family and friendship.

Tuesday, 17 December

The Oak Moon in December is also known as the Cold or Long Night Moon. The Oak Moon is a time for hope and healing. This time of year the Moon has reign over the Earth, because there are more hours of night than day. Our thoughts turn to the rebirth of the light and the longer days that are promised after the winter solstice. This is the time of year to complete something you have worked hard on and to make sure that the task is truly completed. It’s also a great time to let go of old problems and start anew. A time to let go of the negative and let the light of longer days shine inside you.


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