Full Moon October 22, 2010

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Adobe Moon in the City
Adobe Moon in the City

Yet another Full Moon October 22, 2010 at 9:38 P.M. Las Vegas time.

FULL MOON NAMES from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Historically, the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons.

Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.

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.

The following information and photos are from Western Washington University:

In the Algonquin (Northeast to Great Lakes) language the name for the October full moon is: “pepewarr” or “white frost on grass.”

Algonquin mask
Algonquin mask

In the Lakota (Northern Plains) language the name for the October full moon is: “canwape kasna wi” or “moon when the wind shakes off leaves.”

Lakota woman
Lakota woman

Interesting factoids:
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon folklore, in many cases it brings good luck. But not always! Read on . . .
It’s Lucky to . . .
It is lucky to see the first sliver of a new Moon “clear of the brush,” or unencumbered by foliage.
It is lucky to own a rabbit’s foot, especially if the rabbit was killed in a cemetery by a cross-eyed person at the dark of the Moon.
It is lucky to hold a moonstone in your mouth at the full Moon; it will reveal the future.
It is lucky to have a full Moon on the “Moon day” (Monday).
It is lucky to expose your newborn to the waxing Moon. It will give the baby strength.
It is lucky to move into a new house during the new Moon; prosperity will increase as the Moon waxes.
It’s Unlucky to . . .read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Full Moon names/information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Full Moon names from WWU
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