The March moon, named for the beetle larvae that emerge from the thawing bark of trees in early spring, is layered with blues, greens, lime and purple. The lime moon and koi fish – for the Pisces of March stand out on their inky blue background while a swirl of celtic knots and florals grow around them. March is a wild month of thaws and re-freezes, wind and water move rapidly through our lives and then suddenly it ends and Spring is upon us in full. This piece is hand cut paper, framed in a 12×16″ frame, ready to hang.
Full Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon, including the Flower Moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.
Although many Native American tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known full moon names come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the full moons.