Posts Tagged ‘Strawberry Moon’

Tonight the moon will be beautiful and look larger than normal. This is the last Super Moon of 2021. The Moon appears larger because it is closer to the Earth, so the rest of this year it will appear smaller because its orbit will bring it farther from the earth.

The Moon will not have a ‘strawberry’ color unless you are in an area of volcanic activity. It is called Strawberry Moon because the Northern Native American Indians gave a name for every full moon so the would be able to keep track of where they were in the year with planting and harvesting cycles. This month the earth would be warmer and strawberries would be blooming and coming into harvest.

Enjoy the beautiful Moon, and remember the faithfulness of God who called each of the stars by name and gave each of the ‘wandering stars’ their orbit.

This morning I was reading Lamentations 3:22-24, “How enduring is God’s loyal love; the Eternal has inexhaustible compassion. (23) Here they are, every morning, new! Your faithfulness, God, is as broad as the day. (24) Have courage, for the Eternal is all that I will need. My soul boasts, “Hope in God; just wait.” (VOICE Translation)

Today is the first day of the 7-day Feast of Tabernacles, the last of the Feasts of the LORD (not Feast of Israel and not Feast of the Jews). God said in Leviticus 23, “These are MY Feasts!” Feast in Hebrew is moedim, “fixed appointed times on God’s calendar‘.

Today (last night) moon. The 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles is always a full moon. Some years there is a Blood Moon on this day, as in 2014 & 2015 Blood Moon Tetrads. Passover and Day 1 of the Feast of Tabernacles are the only Feasts of the Lord that can have a Blood Moon. Blood Moons happen on a ‘full moon’ and Solar Eclipses happen when there is no light on the moon, right before the start of a Hebraic month.

The October Moon has come to be called a “Hunter’s Moon” in North America. It comes from the Native American Indians who lived in the north east area of the United States and they name each full moon after the cycle of what happens on the land that month.

January – Wolf Moon, named for the hungry wolves who would howl at the full moon

February – Snow Moon or Hunger Moon, when the food is so scarce from the cold and snow

March – Worm Moon, when the earth worms begin to move again as the ground begins to warm

April – Pink Moon, named after the pink flower that would bloom this month, phlox, first blooming in the Spring in the Northeast.

May – Flower Moon, when the wild flowers would be in full bloom

June – Strawberry Moon, when the strawberry fields would be ready to be picked

July – Buck Moon, when the new antlers would begin to appear on young bucks

August – Sturgeon Moon, known for the large number of fish in the Northeastern Lakes where the Algonquin tribes fished.

September – Harvest Moon (also full Corn Moon), when the farmer would work around the clock to get the fields harvested before the snow would fall.

October – Hunter’s Moon, when the animals are fattened and the hunters would find game to last through the long winter months

November – Beaver Moon, when the beavers are most active building their dams and setting in for the cold

December – Cold Moon, when the cold of winter begins to set into the Northern Hemisphere