The Snow Moon in February - Mini Moon Rituals
The snow moon/hunger moon is the name given to the full moon in February. It's a harsh and bleak time before the Spring.
I began using the colder days here in the North of England where I currently live, to create little moon magic rituals and activities to bring back a little optimism and focus, especially on the dark, colder days.
SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is a condition where people suffer with seasonal depression due to low light levels. I realise that during these times, I need to make the extra effort to invite in a little bit of magic into my daily routine.
Thoughtful and gentle mini moon rituals that aren't too heavy and specific, can become a beautiful addition to your magical practice.
For example when the months are colder, you may feel more inclined to do more homely indoor activities, that's why I regularly bake a cake on the Full Moon. In the summer months, I may make floral cookies,fresh juice or mint tea from my garden.
Intention is everything when it comes to rituals (I don't do spell work). When your love is put into an activity the food just tastes better, that's why I loved my grandmothers food- it was always so delicious.
The lunar cycle creates a rhythm to the month,that's why planning activities around the moon has been adopted for thousands of years. The lunar month of 28 days represents the female menstrual cycle and the phases of the moon represent the spiritual growth of the male.
5 Snow Moon Rituals you can do at home:
4. Write a list of all the things you're worried about people you'd like to forgive, burn them and release them (this can continue as a ritual as the moon wanes)
5. Super charge your crystals under the moon. Place on your window sill. Crystals are mysterious and are considered beings in the native cultures.