~~June 10, 2014~~
When full moon falls on Friday the 13th, will more weird things happen?
If you want to howl at a full moon on Friday the 13th, you’d better do it this Friday.
The next time those two things will converge is 2049.
The last time it happened was Oct. 13, 2000.
Since full moons and Friday the 13ths are rumored to cause bad luck, or make people act strange, what happens when they converge? Probably nothing. One Slate writer looks at the evidence and concludes it’s not terribly convincing. Still, if you’re wary of Friday the 13th, 2014 is a good year.
Only one Friday falls on a 13 this year, compared to two last year and three in 2015.
Down in New Zealand, where driving a car or cleaning on Friday the 13th is considered bad luck, The Dominion Post speculates that the double-omen Friday “could be downright terrifying for some.” In Vancouver, Canada, the Mounties are bracing for the Vancouver Full Moon Beach Party apparently planned for aptly named Wreck Beach.
In Central New York, where it’s unlucky to drive Friday if you normally take I-690 into town, we’re not aware of any beach parties. And whether we’ll even see the full moon here is in doubt: It looks like partly cloudy skies for Friday night.
And, as you might expect, this moon/13th thing is generating lots of attention on social media.
Full Moon on Friday, June 13th, 2014
~A Rare Day For Omens and Magic~
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
Each year there is at least one Friday The 13th. Usually there are two, but occasionally there will be three of these mystical and controversial days.
At first glance triskadekophiles (those who love the number thirteen) must just heave a sigh and decide to make the best of what they have been given by the cosmos this year. 2014 brings us only one, Friday June 13.
However, as often happens when the number thirteen appears, there is another serendipitous factor coming in to play. There is a Full Moon at 12:11 AM EDT, so it should be one humdinger of a Friday the 13th! It is extremely rare for the Full Moon, which always opens the veil to subtle energies and heightens the pace of life over all, to coincide with a Friday the 13th.
Expect the unexpected and be alert to nuances.
Link on the names below for your monthly Full Moon Guide!
|January||Full Wolf Moon||This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.|
|February||Full Snow Moon||Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.|
|March||Full Worm Moon||At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.|
|April||Full Pink Moon||This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.|
|May||Full Flower Moon||Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.|
|June||Full Strawberry Moon||The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.|
|July||Full Buck Moon||Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.|
|August||Full Sturgeon Moon||Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon.|
|September||Full Corn Moon||This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.|
|October||Full Hunter’s Moon||This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.|
|November||Full Beaver Moon||For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.|
|December||Full Cold Moon||This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.|
~~June’s Full Strawberry Moon~~
~~Published on Jun 18, 2013~~
Learn how the name for June’s Full Moon originated in this month’s installment of Full Moon Names from Farmers’ Almanac.
We ALL are connected through NATURE!!
We ALL are ONE!!