Celebrating the Full Moon – Long Nights Moon – Dec 2014

Published December 6, 2014 by FunkyWolfCafe

Nature is Sacred

Ancient people’s considered the Moon to be a deity. For the Romans, she was the goddess Luna, while for the Norse and Anglo Saxons, he was the god Mani or Mona. Today is the Full Moon. I call it Long Nights Moon because we are close to Yule now and the nights are their longest. It is also known as the Oak Moon or Cold Moon but I prefer that name for January’s moon. There are eight phases in the lunar cycle – from the new moon to the full moon and back again. The moon is very important for life on earth – especially for controlling the tides (natures recycling plan).

In ancient times, many cultures planned their calendars by the moon and there are still farming communities today who plant according to it. The metonic cycle of 19 years is the time it takes for the lunar and…

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