Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. Anton Chekhov, author
Did you know that in the U.S.A., February’s full Snow Moon reaches peak illumination today? For the best view of this Moon, look for it tonight; it will drift above the horizon in the east around sunset and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight
The name, Snow Moon, obviously comes from the typically heavy snowfall that occurs in February in many parts of the U.S.
Names for this month’s Moon have historically had a connection to animals. The Cree traditionally called this the Bald Eagle Moon or Eagle Moon. The Ojibwe Bear Moon and Tlingit Black Bear Moon refer to the time when bear cubs are born.
Another theme of this month’s Moon names is scarcity. The Cherokee names of Month of the Bony Moon and Hungry Moon give evidence to the fact that food was hard to come by at this time.
Affirmation: Sometimes it’s fun to let our minds wander.
Coaching questions/request: What is peaking your interest today? Do you allow time for your mind to wander into new territory? Be grateful if tonight’s moon isn’t Hungry Moon for you.