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Tuesday November 8 is the Beaver Full Moon. When the beaver hunker down in their dens and prepare for winter.

Cherokees call it Trading Moon Nudadaequa ᏄᏓᎠᏓᎡᏆ. When trading between villages and tribes occurred. Friendship Festival Adohuna ᎠᏙᎱᎾ.

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September Full Moon

Saturday September 10 was the Harvest Full Moon—it provided light for farmers to harvest at night.

Cherokee Nut Moon Duliidsdi ᏚᎵᎢᏗᏍᏗ. Brush Feast Festival and Ripe Corn Festival this month.

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Full Moon of August

August Full Moon: Sturgeon. Fishing, anyone?

Cherokee: Fruit Moon Galoni ᎦᎶᏂ. Paint Clans gather herbs. Wild Potato” Clans AniNudawegi ᎠᏂᏄᏓᏪᎩ harvest foods growing along streams, marshes, ponds.

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Full Moon Blues

Last night, July13, was the Buck Full Moon, a super moon, closer than usual—you didn’t feel the moon closing in on you?

Cherokees call it Ripe Corn Moon Guyegwoni ᎫᏰᏉᏂ, it is time for the Green Corn Dance, also time for stick ball games.

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Flower Full Moon

Flower Full Moon—May 16. Super Flower Blood Moon—closer than normal, and with a lunar eclipse. Flower Moon is for May flowers.

Yuchi—Shafa wAbEthlOlA—Full Moon

Cherokee: Planting Moon Anisguti ᎠᏂᏍᎫᏘ

Cherokee Nation Cultural Biologist Feather Smith-Trevino holds an unripe Georgia Candy Roaster Squash at an educational garden in Tahlequah, Okla., where traditional native plants are grown.

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April Full Moon

April Full Moon: Pink Moon—don’t expect color—pink flowers are common. (Pink dogwood?)

Cherokees call it Flower Moon Kawoni ᎧᏬᏂ. A dance customary at this season was the “Knee Deep Dance” dustu ᏚᏍᏚ of the Spring or Water Frog.

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Friday, March 18 is the Wyrm Full Moon—though some confuse it with worms, wyrms are dragon as befitting a windy unpredictable month. Stay hunkered down inside.

Cherokee call it, Windy Moon, Anuyi ᎠᏄᏱ. Kanati the Great Hunter helps start new council fires.

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Hunter’s Moon is October 20. This is a special full moon, the night of the Wild Hunt, led by Hell Hounds, gathering souls for the underworld. Enjoy.

Cherokee: Harvest Moon Duninudi ᏚᏂᏄᏗ, “Harvest Festival” Nowatequa ᏃᏩᏖᏆ..

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Time to be in the fields

Shine on Harvest Moon. Monday, September 20, 2021 is a Full Moon. Time to harvest crops. I have nothing but weeds so….

Cherokees: Nut Moon Duliidisdi ᏚᎵᎢᏗᏍᏗ Ripe Corn Festival is held. Ginitsi selu ᎩᏂᏥ ᏎᎷ. Hunting begins.

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Sturgeon full moon is Sunday August 22. Jupiter may try to horn in. Fishermen, have fun. Eric Suddeth photo 082221.

Cherokees call it Fruit Moon Galoni ᎦᎶᏂ. Green corn festivals are held.

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