February may bring short, dark days and a lot of cold weather (for some parts of the world), but this February can also bring a renewed energy into your life. If you follow the moon cycles and live by the stars, you already know that each month's full moon has a different meaning and a different purpose for your life. The snow moon for 2022 - which you can see halfway through February - signals something for each zodiac sign. We spoke to an astrologer to learn more about what this moon means for you.
Why Is It Called the Snow Moon?
Like many of the full moons throughout the year, the snow moon is named for what's currently happening - February is snowy! According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, "in the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had visited with the Naudowessie (Dakota), wrote that the name used for this period was the Snow Moon, 'because more snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.'"
When Is the Full Snow Moon in 2022?
The snow moon will be at its peak on Feb. 16, 2022, at 11:57 a.m. ET.
What Sign Is the Snow Moon in February?
February's snow moon for 2022 will be in Leo.
What Is the Spiritual Meaning of the Snow Moon?
"The snow moon is full of staggering spiritual revelation and purpose," said astrologer Rebecca Moore of We Love Horoscope. "It signifies renewal in the spirit. The snow moon gives people a chance to reset and reevaluate. It's about new dreams and overcoming past hurts, forging forward with greater sense of purpose." Moore also noted that while February is a notoriously chilly month, this particular February is one for building cozy relationships and having a brighter outlook.
What Does the Snow Mean For Zodiac Signs?
Aquarius: If you've just been phoning it in lately - which is understandable in a damp, chilly month - it's time to wake up. "The snow moon requires investment in what this star loves doing best rather than going through motions," Moore said.
Pisces: Though Pisces loves to be generous and put others first, February is a time to step back from that and instead look at what you need. Moore said, "It will be time for introspection, time to recharge so that you can load up for yourself."
Aries: "The snow moon brings renewed focus, and it is vital you tap into this energy," Moore said. Keep trudging forward, even on the days when it's hard.
Taurus: It's time to stop being a people-pleaser, because you'll never please everyone, Moore said. Instead, focus on your own self, and start leaving behind anyone who doesn't bring value to your life.
Gemini: Healing is a process that you'll continually go through, including during this snow moon. Pain and hurting "will no longer cripple you," Moore said.
Cancer: "It is fine to keep seeking the right answers, because you are good at it," Moore said, adding that it's important to let the stars guide you.
Leo: You may want to control everything in your life, but you really don't have to. Moore said, "Everything does not have to work exactly the way you picture it. Trust that the right energy will come your way. It is fine to relax."
Virgo: You know all that stuff you've been putting off for later? Now's the time to do it. You'll be so glad you did.
Libra: The holidays may have stressed you out a bit because you're such a planner, and if you didn't start to relax in January, take February to do just that. Moore said, "It is never that serious, and taking time out will do you so much good."
Scorpio: It's time to let go of what doesn't serve you or bring you joy, Moore said. Remove any and all excess from your life this month, and focus on your own happiness.
Sagittarius: Routines can be great for productivity, but after too long, you start to lose momentum and can even forget what you're working toward. This February, it's time to figure it out. Moore said, "Finding the spark to overcome routine is what this star needs to think about more."
Capricorn: It's easy to lose track of goals during the holiday season and instead focus on just enjoying yourself. That's totally fine and good for your soul, but now that it's the new year, Moore said, it's time to recenter. "It is about focusing on priorities and getting back on course," she said.
When Is the Next Snow Moon?
The full moon following February's snow moon is March's worm moon on March 18, 2022. The snow moon in 2023 will be on Feb. 5.