Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Is it the aggravation moon?

Did you know that full moons have names?

And I think a full moon is coming up pretty soon. And everyone is affected... they're all turning into werewolves or something. And it started last night.

It seemed like every person around was cranky. Ornery. Aggravated.

Practically no one wanted to pull together, stand up and contribute, or accomplish something. Well, I guess I can't lump EVERYONE in that category. But it sure felt like it.

Same thing today. Plenty of crankiness going on. Someone in work mentioned the full moon as a possible cause, so I looked up the name of the moon:

January - Full Wolf Moon This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.

February Full Snow Moon Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.

March Full Worm Moon At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.

April Full Pink Moon This full Moon heralded the appearance of the grass pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.

May Full Flower Moon Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

June Full Strawberry Moon The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.

July Full Buck Moon Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.

August Full Sturgeon Moon Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

September Full Corn Moon This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

October Full Harvest Moon The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.

November Full Beaver Moon For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.

December Full Cold Moon This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.

Note: The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering.
-- from The Old Farmer's Almanac

OK, so it could be the worm moon, but I think it might also be the Sap moon. Sometimes I feel like a sap, and there you go.

I'll be happier on Friday when I get to sleep late....


Anonymous said...

Idk, I was in a good mood, yesterday. lol. Who, guess it effects everyone different.


Sue said...

Dear Anonymous...

It was all good until about 7:00 PM... and it wasn't EVERYONE that was cranky, just felt like it was a lot of people.

Were you there??? :D

roller coaster teacher said...

Almost there ;)

Sue said...

Roller Coaster Teacher - HAPPY DAYS OFF!!! (throwing streamers)