Full Moons: Detailed and Explained!

In Astrology, there are various kinds of full moons, and each one signifies a different meaning. We’ve got the list and now so do you!


A “supermoon” describes a full moon that is closest to the Earth.  Since it’s geographically close, it can appear much bigger in the sky. The spiritual take is that full moons come with a lot of energy. So, that energy is amplified when the moon is even closer to us. Thus, supermoons are said to bring much more drama than a regular full moon. 

Harvest Moon

The “Harvest Moon” is the full moon that rises closest to the fall equinox. Most years it appears in September, which is considered the “Corn Moon.”

Blue Moon

A “blue moon” refers to a full moon that occurs two times in one calendar month. This happens every 2 to 3 years. Hence, the phrase, ‘once in a blue moon’.

Blood Moon

A “Blood Moon” only happens during a total lunar eclipse. It’s so named for its reddish appearance, which occurs when sunlight is refracted by the Earth’s atmosphere. 

Moons are named according to the months as well:

January – Wolf Moon

February – Snow Moon

March – Worm Moon

April – Pink Moon

May – Flower Moon

June – Strawberry Moon

July – Black Moon

August – Sturgeon Moon

September – Corn Moon

October – Hunter’s Moon

November – Beaver Moon

December – Cold Moon