February – The Snow Moon

Joan Hall

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the second of my monthly moon phases series. As I said last time, February is the shortest month of the year, but moon-wise it has a unique distinction apart from all others. But first, let’s learn a bit more about the reasons behind the name.

Native Americans commonly called the February full moon the Snow Moon. It’s aptly named for those nights where snow blankets the ground. Some refer to it as the Hunger Moon because of the long, cold winters where food often became sparse.

Interesting Facts

  • Although no one has proven the full moon directly affects our mental state, many believe it does. A survey conducted at a Quebec University found that 80% of nurses and 63% of doctors questioned said they saw an increase in the number of patients with mental health problems during a full moon than in other times of…

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