Full Corn Moon: August 15, 2019
5:29 am PST / 6:29 am MST / 8:29 am EST
The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this full moon the Sturgeon Moon because the Native people of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain knew this was the best time to catch these large fish. I have also seen it called the Barley Moon or Corn Moon, as this moon is also associated with grain and the rebirth we celebrated at Lughnasadh.
Other names for this moon are Dog’s Day Moon (Colonial American), Harvest Moon (China), Fruit Moon (Cherokee), Women’s Moon (Choctaw), Moon When All Things Ripen (Dakotah), Dispute Moon (Celtic), Lightning Moon (Pagan).
This August moon will be in the eccentric sign of Aquarius. Even though the energy of this moon is much more gentle than the Aquarius moon we had in February the key will lie in being careful not to let your heart rule over your head. This moon is also about harvesting the thought seeds that we planted in the springtime. Carry the harvest theme over into your magickal workings for the day. What can you sacrifice (harvest) today that will help you in the future? Spiritual and physical health are also good areas to work on at this time.
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Garnet, Red Agate, Red Jasper and Tigers Eye (both gold and red.)
Sacred Herbs: Chamomile, Basil, Rosemary, Rue
Deities: Hecate, Mars, Hathor, Thoth
Full Moon Ritual Incense Anon 2 parts Sandalwood 2 parts Frankincense 1/2 part Gardenia petals 1/4 part Rose petals a few drops Ambergris oil Burn during Esbats or simply at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess. http://www.paganlibrary.com/recipes/full_moon_ritual_incense.php Full Moon Oil #1 Anon 4 parts Gardenia 2 parts Lotus 1 part Jasmine Anoint the body prior to Esbats to attune with Lunar energies. http://www.paganlibrary.com/recipes/full_moon_oil_1.php
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