February 2023 Moon Details
The Full Moon for this month will occur early in the month on Sunday, February 5th. The New Moon will happen later in February on Monday, February 20th.
February’s Full Moon
As the snowiest month in the United States, February’s full moon is commonly known as the Full Snow Moon in Native American cultures. These ancient tribes named this moon after the way trees cracked in the cold, or how people had to sit shoulder to shoulder around the fire for warmth. Even the Celts called it the Moon of Ice. As expected of the coldest month in the year, the Full Snow Moon is also known by more sinister names, such as the Bone Moon.
The Cherokee tribe called February’s full moon the Bone Moon because by this point, the tribe’s winter food supplies had usually dwindled to the point where people had to gnaw on bones and cook bone marrow soup in order to survive. For the same reason, the Kalapuya tribe called this moon the Out of Food Moon. Appropriately, it’s also known as the Hunger Moon and the Little Famine Moon. Perhaps due to this month’s association with death, the Cherokee tribe would commune with their dead ancestors during the Bone Moon. A didanawiskawi, or a medicine person, would host a medicine dance for the community. Fasting and rituals for the dead were also common practices. (Source: MoonGiant.com)
Remember the old ones who struggled to make it through the cold winter, and remember those who struggle now.
Local Date and Time for February 2023 Full Moon in major cities around the world are included at MoonGiant.com
When to See the Full Moon in February 2023
February’s full Snow Moon reaches peak illumination at 1:30 P.M. EST on Sunday, February 5. It will be below the horizon at this time, so for the best view of this Moon, look for it starting the night before or later on Sunday; it will drift above the horizon in the east around sunset and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight. See when the Moon will be visible in your area.
Why Is It Called the Snow Moon?
The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not just to the full Moon itself.
The Snow Moon
The explanation behind February’s full Moon name is a fairly straightforward one: it’s known as the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall that occurs in February. On average, February is the United States’ snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service. In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had visited with the Naudowessie (Dakota), wrote that the name used for this period was the Snow Moon, “because more snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.”
Alternative February Moon Names
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. The Dakota also call this the Raccoon Moon, certain Algonquin peoples named it the Groundhog Moon, and the Haida named it Goose Moon.
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.
Mayan Calendar and Moon Calendar Perspective
Leo is a symbol of the Sun. The MULUC trecena is an Offering of the Heart that completes the 11th uinal of Resolution on 12 Sun/AHAU. The Snow Moon falls on 10 Flint/ETZNAB – when “Flint Beams the Stellar Ray of Truth to Earth as a crystal sword cast down along the path of a lightning flash. The transformer brings things to a head and wipes the slate clean.”
We’re headed toward the 12 Sun/AHAU that completes a Higher Consciousness of a Divine Communion as an Offering of Relationship. By Giving Back and Paying forward, it becomes an experience of perpetually Loving Back and Forth. The 11th Tone of Resolution, helps us find “our place” in the Universe. This 11 Storm/CAUAC, falling in the 11th uinal is a Major Divine Wakeup Call, and Code of Activation. The Moon’s first quarter will shine through it. With every encounter of the Sun/Leo, we are offered a Revelation of Identity. The Sun/AHAU raises the Light to see what was hidden in the shadows, and hidden in plain sight. 10 Flint/ETZNAB reveals the unexpected Truth that’s been covered up or hidden. What’s “unexpected” is that we already knew.
By a Hand of Divine Agency, we are MOVED to look at all the pieces and parts when we receive the Light of Divine Inspiration. Something we’d love to do could make perfect sense. You could take inventory and find it’s something you know very well. Yet, the only thing yet to do is take a Leap of Faith. It won’t be so hard, when you know the Light Bulb that turned on was an Offering from Above. It will feel like “it has to be.” Just remember – HOLD YOUR POWER.
Everytime we get some Bright Idea, by Human Nature we’re DYING to run and tell someone about it. Don’t EVEN give someone a CHANCE to rain on THIS parade! Besides, people are likely to be in a testy mood, and your good news might return the worst possible response. You KNOW. It’s happened a million times before. (Wisdom is applying the Truth.) The BEST you can do is Listen when someone else needs to be heard (just like you). Don’t rain on their parade either. Even if they have zero nice things to say, remember Flint – you don’t even have to speak. The Truth is written on your face.
The Elders said to look across the Medicine Wheel to remember where you were 6 months ago. We’re at the half-way point from the Lion’s Gate, August 8, 2023. Then, the Sun will be in Leo. That’s the time by the Haab calendar when the Fruit is on the Vine, and we Know there will be a harvest.
Don’t let Flint be challenging. Instead, let Leo challenge you to claim a Dream that’s Offered at the Snow Moon. The Groundhog says there’s 6 more weeks of Winter weather here. The Groundhog’s prediction depends on whether the sky is cloudy or bright. This means there will be a lot of cloudy days to come before the Sun returns for the Spring. Take a Leap if you see the “X” and let the Wind/IK blow you to your next Highest Destination. (How Groundhog Day ties to the skies.)
Whatever it is, there’s still 6 months left before the Fruit of our New Seed will be brought to Harvest. (Through the rest of the Tzolk’in round, we REMEMBER, we’re still living the Seed of Right Now. That’s when we realize with all this Dreaming, a Miracle is already coming true.
Sun/AHAU is the symbol of the Supreme Lord of Creation – AHAU is the all-in-one that’s capable of ANYTHING. We thought WE had to think of the genius idea. The One Above is the One who shares it.
Astrology King Forecast, Full Moon in Leo
The Full Moon in Leo on February 5, 2023, is square Uranus. So the meaning of the Full Moon February 2023 astrology is using self-awareness, open-mindedness and flexibility to adapt to unexpected change.
The February 2023 Full Moon will have a particularly challenging influence on intimate relationships. Uranus creates emotional detachment and a strong need for independence. Venus square Mars only 15 hours before the Full Moon is the aspect most associated with sexual tension and lovers’ quarrels.
Full Moon February 2023 Astrology
The Leo Full Moon on Sunday, February 5, 2023, is located at 16°40′ Leo. As shown in the chart below, it is square Uranus. The resulting triangle is called a T-square aspect pattern. All the red aspects and the T-square create highly charged energy that is difficult to control. Venus square Mars does the same. The fixed stars activated by the February 5 Full Moon are also challenging.
Full Moon Meaning
Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces, such as work versus home or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts peak at a Full Moon. So you can use increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an honest and balanced look at your relationships. You will see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony. Source: Astrology King (Full forecast)
Remember, to “hold your power,” which is very easy to do, as long as you keep your mouth shut and let the Truth speak for itself. You might say something you regret. But, either way, the Truth will clear the way forward. See the Big Picture.
Thank God now for whatever God’s Will may be!
love, in lak’ech,
THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC: THE SACRED EXCHANGE
MAYAN CALENDAR DAYKEEPER’S JOURNAL
9 Earth/CABAN, Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI, Destiny Kin 217
February 4, 2023, 02/04/2023
THE TRECENA OF OFFERING/MULUC – RAISING THE LIGHT OF THE SCION
Visit the 13-Day Trecena Guide for daily aspects and events of the Wisdom/CIB trecena.
My gift for the Tzolk’in round is the “Tzolk’in Field Guide: A Daily Practice for Personal Discernment.”
NEW SEASON – VOLUME 2: Tzolk’in Seasons 3 and 4 (PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 20, 2020)
Each volume contains the an overview for the trecena and the Count of Days with the aspects.
9 Earth/CABAN (Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI)
Wisdom shared by Ian Xel Lungold – MayanMajix.com
Galactic Tone 9: Patience. The energy of Nine is one of the getting a better perspective of the bigger picture. With the energy of Nine, plans or patterns begin to come to completion. Nine requires patience and perseverance that is found in the bigger picture, otherwise there is great suffering from the lack of insight. The completion of cycles of action is all-important to Nine.
Earth/Caban: Earth/Caban: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons help dispel bad intentions, habits and ideas. This makes them very good counselors and masters of all arts. Studious and intelligent, Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion even the display of volcanic temper.
A GOOD DAY TO: Thank Mother Earth for all her gifts.
Cherokee, Heron/GUWI’SGUWI: Sign of movement, of perpetual motion, recycling, regeneration; environmentalists fighting for the underdog. Heron is mentally alert, rational, yet opinionated; has a great faith in people and in the divine plan, holding the magic of ministry, medicine, marketing and matchmaking; healing abilities, especially with crystals; negotiation and mediation energy. Heron is symbolized by Deneb, located in the Northern Cross beside the Milky Way. “The Northern Cross is the Tree of Life, Beside the Milky Way River & Perched atop is Guwi’ sguwi, the Cherokee Heron Spirit Bird, comparable to the Egyptian Phoenix. One Myth has it that a Beautiful Young Maiden (the Heron Spirit Bird) fell from the Tree of Life in the Sky Vault, & Found no Place to Land on the Primordial Sea. Turtle came to the Surface of the Water & gave her a Place to Land. She nested & Laid her Cosmic Egg, From which came all Life on Earth.” (Cherokee Astrology: Animal, Medicine in the Stars, Raven Hail)
(Wisdom/CIB shared the symbol of the stars in the Big Dipper that points to Polaris, the North Star. Earth/CABAN shares the symbol of the Southern Cross the coordinate to find the direction due south.)
[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]