photo taken at 6:50 pm * February 7, 2012
by Suzanne * Fort Worth, Texas
I can't believe I got this! With just a Fuji FinePix S1500! I know...it's not the greatest full moon shot, but, I have a hard time holding a camera still for a far, far away shot. Karo spotted it thru the window-it was creeping up from the east behind some trees, and was just trying to slip out of the clouds across the street. I told it to wait a minute while I ran in to get the camera. It was 6:50 pm, so I caught it early.
Tonite is the Full Snow Moon, so named by Indian tribes of the North and East. February, usually has the coldest and heaviest snows, thus making it harder to hunt. With the possibility of food becoming scarce, some tribes refer to this February moon as 'The Hunger' moon.
* Now, I don't stray much from the Farmers' Almanac, but surfed around a bit and came across the following information. I thought I might share it with you. *
According to Pagan/Wiccan beliefs, the February full moon is known as the 'Quickening Moon'. February is the month for new beginnings, new hopes...learn from our past mistakes, set new goals, and 'get on with it'. The beliefs also focus on animals due to bear young in the spring. They can feel the time getting near, the growth in their bodies, and anticipate the coming of their new family. Flower bulbs, such as 'hyacinth' and 'tulips', I bet, are peeking up, searching for the sun...knowing that their much needed warmth is just around the corner! Coming events still lie dormant, and wait eagerly for the inevitable warmth of their environment to awaken them.
* I found this information to be very interesting, and, true, in many realms of our lives. However, when it comes to new beginnings, and learning from past mistakes, we should strive for these accomplishments daily.*
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