- Today's full moon is known as the Old Moon, the Wolf Moon or the Ice Moon. (NB: different traditions have different names for each moon).
- Violence and crime is said to increase at the full moon, with more cases of assault, murder, arson and suicide.
- The rutting season for deer (and other herbivores) appears to be related to the full moon.
- More babies are said to be born at the full moon.
- Trying to conceive at a full moon is supposed to increase your chances of a son (it's the new moon for a daughter).
- The Old Moon is said to be a good time for spells and rituals relating to the home and family and material matters.
- Salmon and other animals are noted to migrate in greater numbers at the full moon.
- Cutting your hair at the full moon is claimed to make it grow more quickly.
- The full moon is associated with the Mother aspect of the Goddess.
- Herbs harvested at the full moon are believed to be more potent, as they contain more essential oils.
Monday, 9 January 2012
Magical Monday: 10 Fabulous Full Moon Facts
So, which of these have you heard before?