White Snow, reflect and reveal what is still being held.
February’s Full Moon is the Last Full Moon of Winter and known as The Snow Moon, and The Hunger Moon. In native traditions, they knew this time as the peak of Winter with Snow abound and a period of great difficulty for many people that were not prepared and were unable to maneuver through this cold and snowy time to nourish themselves, hence going hungry and surviving on bones and marrow. The beautiful snow offers winter reflections, was I prepared enough? and how shall I grow anew this coming Spring. Winter is a wonderful season of learning and self cultivation, embrace and flourish or complain and decline…it’s always up to you.
What would you call this moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?
Themes of This Moon
Reflection - Letting Go - Stillness
Movement: Squatting & Stretching
Atmosphere: Cold & Snowy
Crystal: Amethyst is the birthstone for February. A soothing stone known to relieve stress and irritability. It calms the mind aiding in the release of anger, fear and negative thoughts. Amethyst brings awareness back to your loving and most nurturing self allowing you to be present and clear, coming from the Greek word amethustos, meaning sober.
Herb(s) - Roots: Astragalus Root a powerful “adaptogenic herb” considered one of the top Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs used for thousands of years for its innate ability to improve one’s immune system and fight disease. It’s rich in saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides, and known as a “Supreme Protector”.
Flower: Violet (Viola) a beautiful perennial flower with over 500 varieties (including pansies). They’ve been cultivated for over 2500 years and have been used medicinally in herbal formulas, food recipes, and festivals. They represent modesty, humility, faithfulness and inner wisdom.
Tree: Pine this beloved Evergreen has deep symbolic meanings throughout the world. It is a powerful and resilient tree able to grow in a variety of rugged terrain and challenging weather associating its lore with longevity (some can live up to 4000 years old) and wisdom. The potent Pine offers its medicine through its needles, sap, pollen, and pine cones used throughout Asia and other countries around the world. This tree also represents peace to many native tribes along with various spiritual attributes and considered sacred grounds where grown.
What’s in season (peak winter)
Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Fennel, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radicchio, Shallots, Sweet Potatoes, Sunchokes, Turnips, Winter Squash, Yams
Fruits & Nuts: Apples, Avocados, Cherimoya, Dates, Grapefruit, Hazelnuts, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Navel Oranges, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Sapote, Walnuts
Self reflections of This moon
As we enter the peak of Winter, the season of stillness and darkness, February allows us to carefully listen. Revel in its pace, you may hear Winter’s wishes. Taking time to cultivate your personal passion and purpose is one of Winter’s many gifts.
A simple warm thought can ignite anything.