Full Corn Moon: August 15, 2019

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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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Junes Full Strawberry Moon 6-17-19

 

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Junes Full Strawberry Moon

June 17, 2019 at 1:30 am PST /  2:30 am  MST/  4:30 am  EST

The Old Farmers Almanac calls this moon The Full Strawberry Moon. The name comes from the Algonquin tribes of the Eastern US and honors the ripening of the wild strawberries or “heart berries”. They are considered one of the “fruits of love”. There is a Cherokee tale that goes like this;

Long ago, the Great Spirit made First Woman and First Man. They soon became husband and wife and everything was good. Then one day something bad happened and they began to argue, angry words were spoken and feelings were hurt. First Woman grabbed up some of her belongings and said that she was leaving and would find somewhere else to live. First Man was angry too and at first did not follow. After a while he regretted his harsh words and went after her to apologize. But she was so far ahead that he could not catch her.

He called upon the Great Spirit for help. “Answer me this” replied the Great Spirit “Is your soul one with hers?” “Yes!” First Man answered, “it has been sine you first breathed life into us!” Seeing the mans grief the Great Spirit took pity upon him and did his best to slow First Woman down. He created bushes full of tempting berries that grew at her feet as she walked. Gooseberries, Service Berries, Huckleberries and Blackberries, but the woman kept walking and paid no attention. The Great Spirit was suddenly struck with an idea. He went into his garden and grabbed up some strawberry plants and threw them to the earth. The little plants landed at First Woman’s feet and began to bloom and then came the berries! The bright red berries drew her attention and she stopped to taste one and one led to another. As she ate the berries her anger was forgotten and suddenly she longed for her husband. Rummaging through her things she found a basket and filled it with berries.

First Man was hurrying along the path when suddenly he saw First Woman coming toward him and smiling. he never got to apologize, his wife popped a strawberry in his mouth and taking his hand…. led him home.


It is also a good time to do any workings that maintain or enhance what you already have (ie. jobs, relationships, home. garden). Do a little for yourself as well by wearing the warm colors of yellow ,orange and gold to brighten your outlook or wear, meditate on or work with stones like topaz (recharges and aligns meridians) and agate (grounding on all levels, stabilizing the aura)


Full Moon Blessings to All!
Cat


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December’s Full “Cold Moon”

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December’s Full “Cold” Moon
Saturday, December 22, 2018

9:48 am PST / 10:48 am MST /  12:48 pm EST/


The final full moon of 2018 will be in Cancer, which rules issues of  nurturing, family, security, and the emotions. The moon in Cancer is usually kind of a roller coaster. However with this moon in Cancer’s house at 0th degree we are being given the opportunity to express what’s in our heart, remove obstacles, and heal relationships. Yesterday was the Winter Solstice which not only fills our day’s with more light it also heralds new beginnings. So take heart and use your creator super powers to make something magickal.


Our ancestors called this moon the Cold Moon, The Bitter Moon, Long Nights Moon, and the Big Winter Moon. It is during this month that the nights are at their longest and winter blankets the land in it’s cold grip. This is probably where the name Long Nights Moon originated. Our Old English/Anglo-Saxon ancestors called it the Moon Before Yule. Both names are appropriate for this season.


The Cold Moon honors deities like Minerva, Osiris, Athena, Persephone and Hades. It is the perfect time to finish tying up loose ends and working through any remaining darkness from the past year. Take time to acknowledge the hardships and struggles that you have gone through and embrace the cycles of life, death and rebirth. It is through the experience of the dark times that we learn sun and warmth will always cycle around and we will survive and continue, changed in ways that aid our personal cycle of growth. The work we do during this full moon will help us to welcome the rebirth of the Sun with open hearts.


To celebrate this full moon try wearing the triple goddess colors of white, red and black and adorning yourself with rubies, moonstone, serpentine or obsidian.

 

Full Moon Blessings!


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August’s  Full “Corn” Moon (Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018)

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August’s  Full “Corn” Moon

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 4:56 am PST/  5:56 am MST / 7:56 am EST

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Sturgeon Moon because the Native people of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain knew this was the best time to catch these big 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 Lughbasadh.

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).

The Moon will be traveling through dreamy Pisces so you intuitive antenna may be vibrating. Go easy. While  intuition and imagination are a good thing don’t allow yourself to go overboard and let key details slip past.

Carry this months 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.

Honor the goddesses of the full moon today with the scents of chamomile, basil, rosemary  and wear silver accented with the sacred stones carnelian garnet, red agate, red jasper and tigers eye both gold and red.

Full Moon Blessings!

Cat

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May’s Full “Flower Moon (5-29-18)

 

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May’s Full “Flower Moon”

May 29, 2018 at  7:20 am PST / 8:20 am MST / 10:20 am EST

 

“Dancing midst the flowers beneath the full moon’s light,
the wee folk tend the gardens on this soft spring night.”

May is the time when flowers seem to be everywhere and is most likely why the Native Americans called this months full moon the “Flower Moon”.

This full moon keeps the spring theme of new beginnings and fertility rolling. Everywhere you look there is new growth. This is a great time to sow seeds in both your outdoor and inner gardens. Career, finance and prosperity are good areas to concentrate on for new beginnings. This month which started with the fire sabbat of Beltane is still keeping things burning. Lust, passion and renewed vigor put a bounce in our step as we move toward the new things this moon has to offer.

To celebrate this fiery month and full moon, wrap yourself in reds, oranges and yellow or wear warm stones like amber, garnet and ruby. Take special care to nourish your inner garden this month. If you set intentions or thought seeds for yourself last month, remember to take steps to help them grow and move forward.

On a very light note, I have been “asked” to remind everyone that brings out the garden fairies! This Full Flower Moon is a wonderful time to welcome the “Wee Folk” in your home and yard. This is a great activity particularly for children. Leave gifts of pretty stones, crystals, shiny beads and other glittery objects in your flower beds and planters. Hang small decorations in your trees and shrubs. The Fae appreciate gifts and love to be remembered!

“On the breeze their laughter floats and magic fills the air,
unveiling nature’s treasure, her gifts with you they share.” (c) Cat 2008)

2018 LBolotin/CatSister


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Full Storm Moon: March 1, 2018 

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Full Storm Moon: March 1, 2018 

4:51 pm PST/ 5:51 pm MST / 7:51 pm EST

If March comes in like a lion, it will go out
like a lamb.
If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out
like a lion.

-old weather saying


Our first Full Moon of March (yes we have 2 this month) will be the Storm Moon (medieval england). It was most likely named that probably due to the fact that March is known to have some major storms caused by earth changes brought about as spring approaches. The weather saying above is an old one and you have probably heard someone use at one time or another. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac ” Some skywatchers believe that there’s a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.” Other names for this moon are Fish Moon (colonial america), Sleepy Moon (china), Windy Moon (cherokee), Big Famine Moon (choctaw), When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow Moon (dakota), Moon of Winds (celtic), Palolo Worm Moon (new guinnea), Full Sap Moon ( for tapping the maple trees), Full Crow Moon (the northern indian tribes said that the cawing of the crows meant winter was ending), and the old settlers called it the Lenten Moon and considered it the last full moon of winter. The Storm Moon of March is the herald of Ostara, Spring and new beginnings. Winters snow will soon give way to spring rain. The first of the seasons new growth is already showing, the days are longer and the Sun is climbing higher in the sky. So too are we experiencing new beginnings and growth. The time has come to clean and prune away the old debris that keeps us from moving forward. This much needed inner spring cleaning provides us with a new outlook and helps us to bloom, even during difficult times. Magical workings, meditations and healing should focus on personal growth and rebirth during this moon. To enhance your energy try  wearing the colors of spring, greens, yellows or lavender and adorn yourself with aquamarine, bloodstone, quartz crystal or jade. Use the scents of honeysuckle and apple blossom to create springs essence of hope and vibrancy to your altar, home or workspace. Bright Blessings! Cat


 March Correspondences

Nature Spirits: Air & Water Spirits; Mer-people
Herbs: Broom; High John Root; Irish Moss; Wood Vetony & Yellow Dock
Colours: Pale Green and Red-Violet
Flowers: Daffodil; Jonquil & Violet
Scents: Apple Blossom & Honeysuckle
Stones: Aquamarine & Bloodstone
Trees: Alder & Dogwood
Animals: Boar; Cougar & Hedgehog
Birds: Sea Crow & Sea Eagle
Deities: Artemis; Astarte; Athene; Black Isis; Hecate; Luna; Minerva and Morrigan (The)
Power Flow:
Balance of Light and Dark; Breaking Illusions; Exploring; Growing; New Beginnings and Prospering

(Moon Magick, DJ Conway)

 

This months moon is called the Storm Moon (medieval england), probably due to the fact that March is known to have some major storms caused by earth changes brought about as spring approaches. The weather saying above is an old one and you have probably heard someone use at one time or another. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac ” Some skywatchers believe that there’s a heavenly connection. The constellation Leo, the lion, is rising in the east at the beginning of March, hence the “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of March, and so “will go out like a lamb.” Other names for this moon are Fish Moon (colonial america), Sleepy Moon (china), Windy Moon (cherokee), Big Famine Moon (choctaw), When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow Moon (dakota), Moon of Winds (celtic), Palolo Worm Moon (new guinnea), Full Sap Moon ( for tapping the maple trees), Full Crow Moon (the northern indian tribes said that the cawing of the crows meant winter was ending), and the old settlers called it the Lenten Moon and considered it the last full moon of winter.

The Storm Moon of March is the herald of Ostara, Spring and new beginnings. Winters snow will soon give way to spring rain. The first of the seasons new growth is already showing, the days are longer and the Sun is climbing higher in the sky. So too are we experiencing new beginnings and growth. The time has come to clean and prune away the old debris that keeps us from moving forward. This much needed inner spring cleaning provides us with a new outlook and helps us to bloom, even during difficult times. Magical workings, meditations and healing should focus on personal growth and rebirth during this moon.

To enhance your endeavors wear the colors of spring, greens, yellows or lavender and adorn yourself with aquamarine, bloodstone, quartz crystal or jade. Use the scents of honeysuckle and apple blossom to create springs essence of hope and vibrancy to your altar, home or workspace.

Bright Blessings!

November’s Full “Mourning” Moon

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November’s Full “Mourning” Moon

November 3/4, 2017
10:22 pm PST/11:22 pm MST/ 1:23 am EST


After Samhain we enter the dark time of year. Mother Earth begins to slow down as she prepares for her winter’s sleep. It was during this time that the ancient people also readied themselves for the coming winter. The last harvest was over and they prepared their final provisions and made their homes as winter-proof as possible.

In the Pagan traditions the November moon is called the Mourning Moon. it is a time to let go of old things and habits so that the New Celtic Year can welcome new blessings. It is a time of mourning as we join the Goddess in remembering her love who has gone on to the Otherworld. But is also a time when we must also remember that all periods of mourning DO come to an end. The Crone is now the womb and will become the Mother in about six weeks time. While the “outer growth” is slowing down, we find it a good time to work on inner growth. While the Earth Mother rests it is a good time for tying up the loose ends in our lives. Let go of what no longer serves us and say farewell to bad relationships and habits. It is also a time of contemplation when we can strengthen our personal connection to the Divine Source.

Other names for this moon are:  the Beaver Moon ( Colonial. Farmers Almanac says this was the last time to set beaver traps before the ponds froze over, however, the beavers themselves were making ready for the winter just as the people were!) White Moon (China), Trading Moon (Cherokee), Sassafras Moon (Choctaw), Moon When Horns Are Broken Off (Dakota), Dark Moon (Celtic), Snow Moon (Medieval English), Tree Moon (Neo-Pagan), Fog Moon, Frosty Moon, Full Frost Moon, Hunter’s Moon.

November’s moon also honors dark goddesses like Kali, Hecate, and Bast. Use purple candles for your Full Moon observance and burn Full Moon Incense of anise, lavender and rosemary or single blends of patchouli or mugwort. This is also a good time to cleanse and charge your moonstones, just place them on a windowsill during the night of the full moon.

To celebrate this full moon try wearing colors in grays or blues and adorn yourself with lapis, turquoise, moonstone or topaz.

May the Goddess bless you in this new cycle!

Cat

(C) LBolotin 2017

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by ” A Clowder of Cats”.

 

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