Seasons of the Moon

Each moon cycle has a different energy and magic unto itself. Below are the different names for each cycle and their correspondences  

 

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Wolf Moon

Aquarius: Prophet's Moon

January  – February 

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: The Star
  • Herbs: holly thistle, nuts and cones
  • Colors: white, lavender,  blue-violet/indigo, black
  • Stones: garnet, onyx, jet, chrysoprase, rose quartz
  • Animals: bear, fox, coyote
  • Goddesses: Freya, Inanna, Sarasvati, Hera
  • Medicine: awakening; envisioning; beginning and conceiving; rest; protection; Imbolc

 

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Sage Moon

Pisces: Healer's Moon

February  – March 

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: High Priestess
  • Herbs: balm of Gilead, hyssop, myrrh, sage
  • Colors: light blue, violet
  • Stones: amethyst, jasper
  • Animals: otter, eagle, unicorn
  • Goddesses: Brighid, Kuan Yin, Diana, Aphrodite
  • Medicine: rising energy; purification; new growth; honoring and forgiving yourself; self-love; accepting responsibility; planning for the future; 
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Seed Moon

Aries: Fool's Moon

March  – April 

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: The Fool
  • Herbs: broom, yellow dock, Irish moss
  • Colors: pale green, red-violet
  • Stones: aquamarine; bloodstone, fluorite
  • Animals: cougar, hedgehog, boar
  • Goddesses: Astarte,  Minerva, Luna, Artemis
  • Medicine: burst of new energy; growing, exploring, learning; inner child work; new beginnings; balance of light and dark; Ostara: Spring Equinox
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Planting Moon

Taurus: Gaia's Moon

April  – May 

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: The Magician
  • Herbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium
  • Colors: crimson red, gold
  • Stones: ruby, garnet, rose quartz
  • Animals: bear, wolf, hawk
  • Goddesses: Hestia, Hathor, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast
  • Medicine: energy into creating and producing; change; self-reliance; tempering emotional flare-ups; taking advantage of opportunities
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Flower Moon

Gemini: Lover's Moon

May – June

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: The Lovers
  • Herbs: elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme
  • Colors: green, brown, pink
  • Stones: emerald, malachite, amber, carnelian, moonstone
  • Animals: cats, lynx, leopard, swan, dove
  • Goddesses: Maia, Venus, Aphrodite, Artemis, Bast
  •  Medicine: Creation; love; intuition; connection with the Divine; connection with nature; sexuality; sensuality; Beltane
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Honey Moon

Cancer: Mermaid's Moon

June – July 

Correspondences:

  •  Tarot: The Moon
  • Herbs: meadowsweet, vervain, parsley, skullcap
  • Colors: orange, golden-green
  • Stones: topaz, agate, fluorite, pearl
  • Animals: honey bee, butterfly, frog, peacock
  • Goddesses: Butterfly Maiden, Cerridwen, Ishtar
  • Medicine: contentment; Litha: Summer Solstice; time of light; decision making; strengthen and reward positive qualities of oneself
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Blessing Moon

Leo: King's Moon

July – August

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: The Emperor
  • Herbs: honeysuckle, lemon balm, jasmine
  • Colors: green, ocean blues, coral
  • Stones: Ocean Jasper, Lepidolite, Aquarmarine
  • Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale
  • Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Sulis, Nephthys
  • Medicine: Peak of Summer; relaxed energy; preparing;  dream-work; Lughnasadh
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Corn Moon

Virgo: Queen's Moon

August – September

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: The Empress
  • Herbs: chamomile, St. John’s wort, fennel, rue
  • Colors: yellow, gold
  • Stones: Tiger's Eye, Carnelian, Red Jasper,  
  • Animals: lioness; phoenix,  hawk
  • Goddesses: Gaia, Demeter, Corn Mother
  • Medicine: gathering; gratitude; health and wellness; friendships; bounty; motherhood
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Harvest Moon

Libra: Artist's moon

September – October 

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: Strength
  • Herbs: copal, funnel, wheat, valerian
  • Colors: brown, yellow-green, yellow
  • Stones: citrine, peridot, tiger’s eye, olivine, amethyst
  • Animals: snake, jackal, sparrow
  • Goddesses:  Ceres, Isis, Freya
  • Medicine: Rest after labor; Mabon: Autumn Equinox; balance of light and dark; organize; clean out mental, physical, emotional, spiritual clutter
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Blood Moon

Scorpio: Witch's Moon

October – November 

Correspondences:

  • Tarot: The Hermit
  • Herbs: pennyroyal, sage, mugwort, catnip, thyme, rosemary
  • Colors: black, white, orange, red
  • Stones: opal, black tourmaline, beryl, fluorite
  • Animals: stag, ram, scorpion, crow
  • Goddesses: Baba Yaga, Persephone, The Fates, The Morrigan
  • Medicine: inner cleanse; purifying your spirit; honoring the cycles of life, death, rebirth; karma and reincarnation, connection to spiritual realm is thin; Samhain
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Dark Moon

Sagittarius: Shaman's Moon

November – December 

Correspondences:

  •  Tarot: Death
  • Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, borage, blessed thistle
  • Colors: orange, red, sea-green
  • Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli, rose quartz
  • Animals: crocodile, owl, goose
  • Goddesses: Cerridwen, Mawu, Hecate
  • Medicine: honoring our ancestors; releasing the past; transformation; gratitude; reflecting on the lessons of the past year; shadow work
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Cold Moon

Capricorn: Crone's Moon

December – January

Correspondences:

  •  Tarot: The Sun
  • Herbs: holly, fir, mistletoe
  • Colors: blood red, white, silver, forest green
  • Stones: Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Black Tourmaline; Hematite
  • Animals: bear, deer, wolf, robin, snowy owl
  • Goddesses: Ixchel, Kali, Hathor, Hecate, Frigga
  •  Medicine: hibernation; rebirth of the light; darkness; connecting with loved ones; Yule: Winter Solstice; darkness; turning within; shadow work
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Blue Moon

  •  Tarot: The Tower
  • Colors: blue, indigo, white, silver
  • Stones: Spirit quartz, Aqua Aura quartz
  • Animals: dolphin, raven, unicorn, owl
  • Goddesses: Oya, Nuit
  • Medicine: spontaneity, sudden changes, soul connection, new opportunity, an awakening

Find out more about Blue Moons here.

resources <<>> Moon Magick by D.J Conway <<>> Moon Phase Astrology by Caldera

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