The Snow Moon

Themes, Thoughts & Reflections For February 2020

January 24, 2020

The Snow Moon

New Moon - January 24th & Full Moon - February 8th

Known as The Snow Moon, The Hunger Moon, and The Bone Moon


Moons

Cyclical Insights

February’s Full Moon is known as The Snow Moon, The Hunger Moon, and The Bone Moon. In Native traditions, they knew this time to be the peak of Winter with snow abound. Considered a period of great difficulty for many people that were not prepared and are unable to maneuver through this cold and snowy time. Hence going hungry and surviving on bones and marrow. The beautiful white 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

Herb
Herb

Codnopsis Root - a potent “adaptogenic herb” with immune boosting abilities to help deal with environmental stressors, aid in general fatigue, and chronic illnesses by boosting one’s vitality. It is used to promote good digestion, mental sharpness, memory, healthy lungs and a healthy spleen. Due to its overall effectiveness, it’s known as the “poor man’s ginseng.”

Crystal
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.

Movement
Movement

Squatting & Stretching

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Cold & Snowy

Tree
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. It is considered sacred grounds where it grows.

Flower
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.


What’s In Season

(Mid Winter)

Vegetables
Vegetables

Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Fennel, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radicchio, Shallots, Sweet Potatoes, Sunchokes, Turnips,Winter Squash, Yams

Fruits
Fruits

Apples, Avocados, Cherimoya, Dates, Grapefruit, Hazelnuts, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Navel Oranges, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Sapote, Walnuts


Self Reflections

Self Reflections

As we enter the peak of Winter, the season of silence and darkness allows us to listen and see what’s inside like no other time of the year. Revel in its slowness. Cultivating your personal passion is one of Winter’s many gifts.

A simple warm thought can ignite anything.

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