The Full Moon in February is named for a rather simple reason- as February tends to be a month of heavy snow showers. However it is also known by a number of other titles usually associated with animals including the Eagle Moon, the Bear Moon, the Groundhog Moon and even the Goose Moon!
Traditionally this was a difficult time of year for our ancestors as it was a time of darkness, cold and scarcity. However, the coming spring is just on the horizon and the second chapter of the year is beginning so this is also a time of change. A time to come out of hibernation and begin again as our earlier goals and manifestations begin to come to fruition.
The best crystals for this months snow moon include Howlite, Rainbow Moonstone, Herkimer Diamonds, Kyanite and Blue Amber.
(FInd out about all the lunar cycles and associated crystals here )
Howlite is a great stone to help an overactive mind as well as aid with insomnia. As this can be both a tiring and stressful time of year Howlite will help with dissipating anger and frustration. Keep some on your bedside table or under your pillow to help with a good nights sleep!
Rainbow Moonstone is always a favourite not only for it's stunning appearance but also for it's special qualities and it's position as a feminine healing stone. This is also an excellent stone for transition and change, perfect for this time of year as the seasons change and we begin to re-energise. Fun fact: people used to believe holding a moonstone in your mouth during a full moon would help you see the future.
Herkimer Diamonds are a unique double-terminated form of Quartz that provide an energy of double harmony which helps you to realise what you have been seeking while also helping to clear out toxins and improve memory. Excellent for keeping near you while you work to help with those career goals!
Kyanite is perfect for grounding as well as boosting the immune system- important for this time of year when illness can be common. It also helps calm the mind so great to carry around if you are feeling stressed out-maybe pop some in your purse or pocket!
Blue amber is a rare and powerful form of amber that helps the body heal itself while aiding with depression and soothing anxiety. The warm energy it provides can be great for this time of year when everything still feels a bit dark and gloomy!
Full Moon - Receiving
A full moon is the most exciting and energetic stage of the moon cycle. Motivation is at a peak during this time, making this the time to finish any projects that you’re working on. This is also a good time to analyse how your energy is being spent and to see if you can be more efficient.
February is a great time to get out in nature and notice the slow shift of the seasons. Snowdrops should be out in full bloom carpeting woodlands so get out an enjoy if you can.
And dont forget to sage! Clear and be ready for a new start!