|MOON NAMES (ADAPTED TO SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE)|
|POSITIONAL NAME||SABBAT||MONTH||ENGLISH||ALGONQUIAN||HINDU||SINHALA (BUDDHIST)||OTHER NAMES USED|
|Early Winter||Yule||June||Old||Wolf||Paush Poornima||Duruthu Poya||Moon after Yule, Ice mMoon|
||N/A||July||Wolf||Snow||Magh Poornima||Navam Poya||Hunger Moon, Storm Moon, Candles Moon|
|Late Winter||Imbolc||August||Lenten||Worm||Basanta (spring) purnima, dol purnima (holi)||Medin Poya||Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Suragr Moon, Sap Moon, Chaste, Death|
|Early Spring||Ostara||September||Egg||Pink||Hanuman Jayanti||Bak Poya||Sprouting Grass, Fish, Seed, Waking|
|Mid Spring||Beltaine||October||Milk||Flower||Buddha Poornima||Vesak Poya||Corn Planting, Corn, Hare’s|
|Late Spring||N/A||November||Flower||Strawberry||Wat||Poson||Honey, Rose, Hot, Planting|
|Early Summer||Litha||December||Hay||Buck||Guru||Esala||Thunder, Mead|
|Mid Summer||N/A||January||Grain||Sturgeon||Narali, Raksha||Nikini||Red, Green Corn, Lightning, Dog|
|Early Fall||Mabon||March||Harvest||Hunter’s||Kojagiri, Sharad Purnima, Iakshmi puji||Vap Poya||Travel, Dying Grass, Blood|
|Mid Fall||N/A||April||Hunter’s||Beaver||Kartik Poornima||Il Poya||Frost, Snow|
|Late Fall||Samhain||May||Oak||Cold||Margashirsha Poornima||Unduvap Poya||Frost, Long Night’s Moon Before Yule|
* Traditionally, each full moon of the year was assigned a name to represent its relation to the season, e.g. the Egg Moon was the full moon before Ostara. In modern practice, traditional names are assigned based on the Gregorian calendar.
* Purnima/pornima is Sanskrit for full moon, which has also become the Malay word for full moon, purnama.
* Each season usually has 3 moons. Each year usually has 12 months. Every 2 – 3 years there is an extra moon due to the extra 11 days in each solar cycle which add up annually. This moon traditionally is called a “Blue Moon” (see notes on “The Moon Cycles”)