The people have enjoyed the full Moon through the ages, as it has captivated the human imagination, transcending a night full of light in the sky. Besides, it plays a significant role in the agricultural calendar, spiritual practices and festivals. The full Moon plays a vital role in astrology, influencing zodiac signs and serving as a reminder of the cyclic nature of time. July's full Moon 2024, which has been given a nickname called Buck Moon, rises on July 21 and coincides with Guru Purnima in India. But what is the meaning of Buck Moon? We at LatestLY will provide you with the details of Buck Moon based on its significance, date, time and meaning. Strawberry Moon 2024: Colour, Appearance and Cultural Significance – Interesting Things You Must Know.

Buck Moon 2024: Rising Time

After sunset on July 21, July’s Buck Moon will reach its peak illumination at 06:17 AM Eastern Time (03:47 PM IST). The Buck Moon will rise in the Capricorn Zodiac sign. On June 21, the strawberry moon also occurred in the same sign. Thus, this year’s buck moon can be seen as a continuation of the events and themes from June 21.

Buck Moon: Name and Significance

Buck Moon is the full Moon in July, which signifies the growth of the antlers of male deer (bucks), who happen to be in full growth mode at this time. Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set than the previous one.

This month’s Moon can be referred to by the other names that includes Feather Moulting Moon (Cree) and Salmon Moon, a Tlingit term that indicates when fish returned to the area and were ready to be harvested.

There are also other names like Thunder Moon (Western Abenaki) and Halfway Summer Moon (Anishinaabe), which are other alternative names given to the full Moon referring to the stormy weather and summer season.

Farmer believes that the name buck moon originated from native tribes who used the Moon’s cycle to track the season and the timing of important events, such as hunting and planting crops. Thus, the buck moon appears to be a significant marker for these groups, signifying the time to prepare for the upcoming hunting session.

Buck Moon: Spiritual Significance

Buck Moon is also known as Guru Full Moon or Guru Purnima observed by the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Theravada Buddhists observe the full Moon as Asalha Puja. This day is also known as Dharma Day or Esala Poya and is an important festival which celebrates first sermon after reaching Nirvana.

According to some spiritual beliefs, the buck moon is often believed to be a time of growth, renewal, and regeneration, as bucks shed their antlers each year and grow new ones, signalling personal growth and transformation.

In some spiritual beliefs and practices, the buck moon is often believed to be a time of growth, renewal, and regeneration, as bucks shed their antlers each year and grow new ones- signalling personal growth and transformation. As the buck moon is believed to symbolise a period of increased change and self-discovery, it may inspire you to know your inner strength and intuitive wisdom and navigate challenges with self-control and passion.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 01, 2024 10:51 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website