CEREMONY & TEACHINGS
Manoominike Giizis - Ricing Moon
Miskomini Giizis - Raspberry Moon
Ode’imin Giizis – Strawberry Moon
ONWA shares the teachings of full moon ceremony with our very own Land-based Coordinator. The video describes how to prepare, and ways to conduct your very own ceremony at home. The ceremony can take place up to three days before the full moon, or three days past.
First Moon of Creation
Spirit Moon is the time of connection. During this moon, we recognize who we are in connection to our relations, land, water, and all of Creation. In the light of this moon we purify ourselves and prepare for the coming seasons.
This moon is also known as the Wolf Moon, Canada Goose Moon, Center Moon, Cold Moon, Greeting Moon, and well as many others.
Second Moon of Creation
Bear Moon represents the time for introspection. We look inside ourselves and we acknowledge the vision quest that we receive. Looking within, we reflect and envision where we have been and where we are going. Then, we go there with courage.
This Moon is also known as Full Snow Moon, Eagle Moon, Groundhog Moon, Hungry Moon, Raccoon Moon, as well as many others.
Third Moon of Creation
Snow Crust Moon is a time of reawakening and rebirth. We recognize it as the time of new beginnings. During this moon, we sound out our voices and begin the process of planting the seeds of creation. The snow still covers the earth, but underneath it, we know the world is awakening from its slumber.
This moon is also known as the Worm Moon, Goose Moon, Sugar Moon, Eagle Moon, and well as many others.
Fourth Moon of Creation
Sugar Bush Moon is the time of new life, when all the water starts running and cleansing the earth. This is the time of healing for our relations; the rocks, plants, animals, and human beings. The sap that runs from the sugar bush tree is the medicine we need for the journey ahead.
This moon is also known as Sucker Moon, Pink Moon, Breaking Ice Moon, Broken Snowshoe Moon, Frog Moon, Sugar Maker Moon, as well as many others.