Most Native Americans refer to the moon as “Grandmother Moon”. The moon is a feminine symbol, and Native people consider the moon sacred. Without the moon, the tides of the ocean would not move. Without the moon, the earth would spin out of control. Our crops were planted according to the moon, and our calendars were kept by monitoring the moon. There are 13 full moons in one calendar year. Native Americans hold deep respect for our Grandmother the Moon.