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What Each Different Full Moon Means For Your Relationship And Love Life

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They're named for a reason.

As a Cancer (what up, my fellow crabs?) I have always felt a real affinity with the moon. I'm not the only one either. For hundreds of years, Native Americans have turned to the moon for guidance, inspiration, and to predict how each passing month might effect their own lives personally. The best time of the month to consult the moon is when it is full. 

But did you know that every full moon has a different name and different meaning? Chances are that you've already heard of a "pink moon" and a "harvest moon," but each month, the full moon actually has a Native American name, and that each moon name can mean drastically different things for every aspect of your life, including your love life. 


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For a complete guide to the full moon names and what they mean, check out the list below for the dates of the full moons for the year. You might be surprised to find out what these different full moons have in store for you love life, whether you're single, coupled up, or somewhere in between! 

April 29th, 2018: Pink Moon 

This moon may not actually be pink, but it takes its name from the pink wildflowers that are often the first to bloom in the spring months. Turn up your music, rock out, and let your inner glow become an outer glow. This month was all about rebirth and second chances.

The Pink Moon will impact your love life by giving you a second chance with an old flame, or by presenting you with the chance to connect in a new way with someone you've already known for a long time. Take a shot, that's what this moon is all about. 

May 29th, 2018: Flower Moon

The reason this moon is called a "flower" should be pretty obvious — it's the final month of spring, when finally everything has come back to life. You know that shirt you don't often wear because it shows so much of your chest? Wear it. Now is the hour to embrace the rich fullness of life and to take a chance.

The Flower Moon will impact your love life by making you indulge in your deeply sensual side, even if you didn't know that was a thing you had. May is about love, intimacy, connection, and abundance, so revel in your romantic life and don't dare doubt yourself. This is the month to profess feelings with confidence. 

June 28th, 2018: Strawberry Moon 

The reason this moon has such a fruity name is because it is the best time of year to harvest your strawberries. There's something you've been holding back about. It's not a big deal, but it's been on your mind and it's time to address this issue with your partner. 

The Strawberry Moon will impact your love life by giving you the perfect conditions to ask for what you want and need. Those are always good things to do in a relationship, but expect the results of this month's conversation to deliver particularly positive "fruit."

July 27th, 2018: Buck Moon 

This moon gets its name because July is the month that new buck deer start to sprout their antlers and reach maturity. It doesn't matter if you are the biggest, girliest girl out there — this month, you're going to be channeling your male energy like never before.

The Buck Moon will impact your love life by putting you in the driver's seat when it comes to your intimate life. If you have always secretly harbored a fantasy of dominating your male partner, this is the month to explore that fantasy and make it reality.

August 26th, 2018: Sturgeon Moon 

This moon earned its name for being the month when many sea fish in North America happen to be the most abundant. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you're going to be feeling a lot more emotional these days. That's not a bad thing — or, at least, it doesn't have to be. 

The Sturgeon Moon will impact your love life by allowing you to connect with your romantic partners like never before. Wonder what they really feel about you, eager to discuss your future plans as a couple? This is the month to talk about those issues. 

September 24th, 2018: Harvest Moon 

This is perhaps the most familiar moon month to most people. It's the time of year when farmer's bring together their crops to be sold. Get ready to feel that coin jingle in your pocket, because this is one moon that is going to bring you a little bit more financial security than you expected.

The Harvest Moon will impact your love life by making you feel more confident about your place in the world. With cash to spend, this is the month to lavish your lover with gifts (if they are the gift receiving sort) or with fun experiences and adventures you can have together. 


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October 24, 2018: Hunter's Moon 

This moon earned its name by being the time of year when Native American hunt the most deer and fox. If you've been experiencing a romantic dry spell, get ready for that to change — and fast! Get prepared because you're going to be faced with more potential romantic options than you can shake a stick at. 

The Hunter's Moon will impact your love life by presenting you with a significant volume of romantic partners. Be mindful when you hunt, in your attempts to thin the herd you might wind up leaving a few broken hearts in your wake. 

November 23, 2018: Beaver Moon 

This moon might have a silly name, but it's aptly named. This is the month that beavers set to work on their dams for the winter. Get ready for your love life to take a turn into the serious and domestic when this moon comes around. You might be raising your eyebrows now, but you'll be singing another tune when the Beaver Moon comes to town.

The Beaver Moon will impact your love life by making you feel intensely strong domestic urges. You might want to move in with your partner, or the two of you might find yourselves looking for a new place for just the two of you.

December 22, 2018: Cold Moon 

The start of winter gives this moon its perfect name. The weather gets cold, and that there is a cold moon. Interestingly, while this moon marks the true beginning of winter, it doesn't mark a winter of the heart. Don't be surprised if your urge to couple up rears its head.

The Cold Moon will impact your love life by making you want to partner up if you're single, and spend more quality romantic time with your partner if you are already in a relationship. You don't mean to isolate yourself from other people — it's just so darn cold out! 

January 21, 2019: Wolf Moon

This moon gets its name from the howling wolves who are desperate for food as the winter drags on. For human beings with access to food, that's not a problem, but your love life? That might leave you howling.

The Wolf Moon will impact your love life by leaving you feeling full of desire if you're single or in a relationship. Even the most loyal partners might find themselves feeling like straying to experience something new. If you're already single, all the better. Howl away with a new love, but don't expect it to last. 

February 19, 2019: Snow Moon

Otherwise known as the Storm Moon, this moon gets its name from its long days and usually frigid weather conditions. Make sure you stay nice and bundled up during this moon, but be wary that you don't close yourself off from potential romantic connections. 

The Snow Moon will impact your love life by making you turn inward, neglecting your partner if you are in a relationship, and causing you to potentially miss out on making exciting new connections if you're single. Just because the weather's cold, it doesn't mean your heart has to be. 

March 20, 2019: Worm Moon 

Not exactly a pretty name, but what it promises is pretty nice. This moon earned its name when the Native Americans first noticed the trails of worms in the snow emerging for the first time. Along with the promise of Spring comes the promise of love. When it comes, make sure you have your eyes open to all of the possibilities. 

The Worm Moon will impact your love life by presenting you with romantic opportunities where you least expect to find them. Make sure you keep your eyes open, and your heart. You never know what form your next big love affair could take.


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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Batman. She hosts the love and dating advice show, Becca After Dark, on YourTango's Facebook Page every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15 pm Eastern. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr.

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