Jan New Moon & Feb Full Moon

[This comes from my friend Marney Bruce who sends these out monthly. Thanks Marney!]

New Moon Greetings to you all! And today is the Chinese New Year, often called the Lunar New Year (the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays). And from Rachel’s new moon email: this new Jewish month {is} called Shvat. It is celebrated on the same day as the Chinese new year this year. And in two weeks, on the full moon of Shvat, we will celebrate the Jewish new year of the Trees, called Tu b’Shvat (meaning, the fifteenth of Shvat). This holiday marks the time when the sap starts rising in the trees as they begin their dance from roots to fruits.

There will be a partial lunar eclipse on February 9th, the date of the full moon, natch. It looks like we really are going to get some snow finally, so the full moon name for February is appropriate.

• Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

A dear friend, Kay Quam, has been receiving these notices with you since the beginning, so I wanted you to know that she is having a mastectomy tomorrow. I know we will all send you healing thoughts, Kay.

Marney

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, nature mystic and international speaker. Her books include: The Great Mother Bible; Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother; and If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America. She has studied with Native American teachers for nineteen years and currently sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness, and is the visionary behind the Great Mother Wisdom Gathering. She loves to be involved in Sacred Water Ceremonies. Mare is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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