Full Moon

Definition of Full Moon

When the entire face of the moon is visible from Earth, opposite the sun and unobstructed from Earth's shadow, it is considered a full moon. A full moon occurs approximately every 29 days. 

The full moon rises in the east. Astrologically speaking, the full moon phase lasts less than three days. Astrologers believe that full moons are when energy peaks. Many cultures schedule their rituals and ceremonies to happen during a full moon because of this.

TERM OF THE DAY

Waxing Moon

The moon is waxing when it is growing from new to full. This period makes up the first half of the lunar calendar. During this time, the moon will pass through approximately six of the astrological signs. There is much folklore about what activities to do and not to do during a waxing moon.

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