Moon Phases Information

The Current Moon Phase, & Moon Phases for 2018 

Dates of the New Moon and Full Moon for the year, based on the location, London (UK) at the time of midnight. Also the Star Sign or Zodiac sign the Full Moon / New Moon will be in.

Moon Phases for 2018 and 2019
  New_Moon New_Moon
Full_Moon Full_Moon
 Month  New Moon
 In Star Sign
 Full Moon
In Star Sign
2018




Jan


2nd
Cancer
Jan
17th
Aquarius
31st
Leo
Feb
15th
Aquarius
 

March


2nd
 Virgo
March
17th Aries
31st
Libra
April
16th
Taurus
30th
Scorpio
May
15th Gemini
28th
Sagittarius
June
 13th  Gemini
28th  Capricorn
July
 13th
Cancer, enters Leo 18.30
  27th
Aquarius
Aug
11th
Leo
 26th
Pisces
Sept
 9th
Virgo
 25th
Aries
Oct
9th
Libra  24th
Taurus
Nov
7th
Scorpio 23rd
Gemini
Dec
7th
Sagittarius
22nd
Cancer
2019
New Moon
In Star Sign
Full Moon
In Star Sign
Jan
6th
Virgo 
21st
Leo
Feb
4th
Aquarius
18th
Virgo
March
6th
Pisces
21st
Libra
April
5th
Aries
19th
Libra, enters Scorpio 13.40
May
4th
Taurus
18th
Scorpio
June
3rd
Gemini
17th
Sagittarius, enters Cap 17.13
July
2nd
Cancer
16th
Capricorn
Aug
1st
Leo
15th
Aquarius
Aug
30th
Virgo


Sept


14th
Pisces, enters Aries 23.32
Sept
28th
Libra


Oct


13th
Aries
Oct
28th
Scorpio


Nov


12th
Taurus
Nov
26th
Sagittarius


Dec


12th
Gemini, Enters Cancer 23.32
Dec
26th
 Capricorn



UK Solstices, Equinoxes and Festivals Calendar 2018

Below is a table that shows the Solstice or Equinox event of the year, also shown is the phase of the Moon at that time, and the Star Sign or Zodiac Sign the Moon will be in.

Based On Northern Hemisphere, Western Europe, GMT Time

Equinox and Solstices Events 2018
 2018 Event
 UK Date
 UK Time
 Moon Phase
 Moon Sign
 Imbolic  Feb 3rd
21.12 Waning Gibbous
Libra
 Vernal Equinox
 Mar 20th
16.15 Waxing Crescent
 Taurus
 Beltaine  May 5th
13.13
Last Qtr
Capricorn
 Summer Solstice UK 
 June 21st
10.07
1st Qtr
Virgo, Enters Libra 13.29
 Lughnasad  Aug 7th
13.27
Waning Crescent 
Gemini
 Autumnal Equinox
 Sept 23rd 
01.54    Waxing Gibbous
Pisces
Halloween 31st Oct 
Last Qtr
 Leo
*** Samhain  Nov 7th
11.18
NEW MOON  
 Scorpio
Winter Solstice UK
 Dec 21st 
22.23
Gibbous to Full 
Gemini

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2018
Valentines Day
St Davids Day
 Mothers Day (UK)
 St Patrick's Day
 Easter Monday
 St Georges Day
 Feb 14th
 March 1st
 March 11th
 March 17th
1st April
 23rd April
Fathers Day
Summer Bank Holiday
Halloween
St Andrews Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
 June 17th
 August 6th & 27th
 Oct 31st
Nov 30th
 Dec 25th
Dec 26th

Names Given to the Full Moon

The Full Moon has been given different names by many peoples around the world and at each month in the year, the full moon has its own special name which resembled the culture of the peoples, and their view of the life cycle in the natural year. Below are a few examples:

 Month  Old English
 Native American
 Buddhist  Other
 Jan  Old Moon
 Wolf Moon
 Duruthu Poya  Ice Moon
 Feb  Wolf Moon
 Snow Moon
 Navam Poya  Hungar Moon
 March  Lenten Moon
 Worm Moon
 Medin Poya  Chaste Moon
 April  Egg Moon
 Pink Moon
 Bak Poya  Waking Moon
 May  Milk Moon
 Flower Moon
 Vesak Poya
 Corn Moon
 June  Flower Moon
 Strawberry Moon
 Poson Poya  Planting Moon
 July  Hay Moon
 Buck Moon
 Esala Poya  Thunder Moon
 August  Grain Moon
 Sturgeon Moon
 Nikini Poya  Lightning Moon
 Sept  Corn Moon
 Harvest Moon
 Binara Poya  Barley Moon
 Oct  Harvest Moon
 Hunters Moon
 Vap Poya  Blood Moon
 Nov  Hunters Moon
 Beavers Moon
 Il Poya  Frost Moon
 Dec  Oak Moon
 Cold Moon
 Unduvap Poya  Long Nights Moon

TheMoon-tarot-cardThe Moon, Water, & Emotions

Of course the moon is known to affect the tides and through its gravitational pull. It may not be surprising then that the moon is related to water in esoteric traditions and that water is the esoteric element for emotions. Our bodies are largely comprised of water too.

So the inference is that moon affects our emotional own tides; as our whims rise and fall. In other words our emotions and relationships are the personification of Gravitational forces.

The Moon Tarot card represents the strange attractions that we have, our undercurrents that dictate our directions, often of course these are in contrast to our outward personas. The moon can show us what is driving us.


The Phases of The Moon
The moon moves through a cycle of phases from the New Moon to the first quarter, full moon, last quarter and new moon again. The new moon is the end of one cycle and the start of another, the full moon is the peak of the cycle and as the peak its purpose or effect is most visible at that time.

Phases of the moon, full moon, new moon 

Each Cycle caries the effects of the sun, its sunlight and electromagnetic force (via Moon to Earth) to have a specific effect on our emotions and how we relate to our world; our magnetic ties. In this relationship the moon also serves to provide us with a pathway to controlling the effects of what we are bound to, and what we can release from our bonds.  – Please Research Moon Rituals - One we have included below.


Moonlight
Moonlight carries a smaller spectrum of light than the sun. Light in the visual sense includes three primary colour bands RGB, Red Green and Blue. Moonlight being reflected light, loses a range of colour and so does all reflected light. Moon light has been measured in terms of its colour wavelength, and is absence of one colour band and vastly reduced in another, making it mostly in the Blue Spectrum. 

RGB_Colour_Prime_colours 

 

In most magical and mystics circles blue is regarded as colour of spiritual communication and expression, where as the red spectrum is associated to the physical existence, and Green is associated to Earth bound Love and growth. 

The absence of the red spectrum of light allows us to attach our red spectrum to the moonlight to reform the white light, of course this can only be done if all three prime colours are formed, Red, Blue and Green and so any such working must be done with a good heart, a spiritual intention and material energy. 


 

Full Moon Purging - A Full Moon Ritual

Prior to Beginning write with zeal, passion and purpose, on paper the intention of what you want to release; addiction, attitude from your life
To Begin cleanse your sacred area with an opening prayer, a sage smudging, and/or by burning some incense. Invite your guides, angels, masters, or teachers to be at your side throughout the ceremony.
Point a lit smudge stick to the sky, then full the smoke to the ground at your feet and begin to circle anti clock wise with the smudge, making a spiral of smoke that starts tight and small and grows in size as it moves upwards. In this action we are creating a lifting vortex of energy to release into. The smudge stick will loosen the air around and within you.
Light one or more candles. These will remove the light. Look to the skies. Breathe in the moon light and moon ignited night air, breath this air down to your feet and allow it to loosen all of the atoms within all of your being.
Read out loud the words you have written on the paper. Set your intention to release the item/addiction/attitude from your life.  As you speak the words, expel the air inside you as if want you need to release is in your mouth, make your actions in tune with your command to release. Once announced, set the paper to fire, and watch the embers rise as smoke and leave.
As you watch the smoke leave, and having felt the commitment of your action, concern yourself no more, do not re-think, do not re-consider, KNOW, that is done and the universe will now respond. The next action is to employ faith, in what you have done, and in what the universe will do.
Thank the spirits. Be safe. Put out the fire.  


Moon Facts

Courtesy of Space.com.

  • The Moon is 4.5 billion years old.
  • The Moon always shows us the same face, even though both the earth and the moon are rotating?
  • The Moons Orbit of the Earth is 29.5 days.
  • The Moons own Rotation Cycle is 29 days (to revolve once)
  • The Moons Shape - The Moon is not sphere! It's shaped like an egg. If you go outside and look up, one of the small ends is pointing right at you. It appears round to us because of the angle we are looking at it from. Its about 20% taller than it is wide!
  • The Moon affects the ocean tides through forces of gravity. This is of course fairly well known, but the Sun also causes the tides.
  • The Moons Orbit of the Earth stabilises our planets rotation and speed, in fact some scientists have commented that without the moon pulling the earth round, our days and nights might not exist and furthermore our seasons would not be as they are, in short the stabilisation of the earth’s rotation by the moon provides us with life as we know it.