Choctaw Moondate: Onáfa, Kowi̱chosh

The new Choctaw month Kowi̱chosh hashi started today at 12:54am.

Kowi̱chosh Hashninnak A̱ya Himóna, the Kowi̱chosh new moon is the 4th moon of the Choctaw long season onáfa. The time when the sun lays low in the sky to the south.

The previous quarter, which brought us the winter solstice, was warm in the Choctaw homeland. Today the temperatures are starting to lower back to a winter feel.

Kowi̱chosh has been translated as a small wildcat, and it more literally describes a smaller sibling of Kowi the panther. The wildcat is shakbatina.

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