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Also known as, Dark Moon, Fog Moon, Mourning Moon, Moon of Storms
Herbs: blessed thistle, verbena, betony
Colors: gray, sea-green
Scents: cedar, hyacinth, peppermint
Stones: topaz, lapis lazuli
Trees: alder, cypress
Animals: crocodile, jackal, scorpion, sparrow
Goddesses: Kali, Hecate, Bast, Mawu
Medicine: gratitude; transformation; strengthen your connection with the Divine
Nov. 6th: Last Quarter; waning
Nov. 13th: New Moon (total Solar eclipse)
Nov. 20nd: First Quarter; waxing
Nov. 28th: Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse)
Powerful month ahead :)
Love and Blessings,
Also known as, Witches' Moon, Blood Moon, Wolf Moon, Falling Leaf Moon
Herbs: hops, mugwort, pennyroyal, burdock
Colors: orange, black, silver, red
Scents: rosemary, pine,
Stones: opal, tourmaline, obisidian, onyx
Trees: yew, elder, cypress
Animals: owl, jackal, scorpion, wolf
Goddesses: Morrigan, Hecate, Baba Yaga
Medicine: inner cleansing; prophesy; communion with spirit world; releasing negativity; shadow work
Oct. 8th: Last Quarter; waning
Oct. 15th: New Moon
Oct. 22nd: First Quarter; waxing
Oct. 29th: Full Moon
Better late than never ;)
Love and Blessings,
Happy Full Moon everyone!
This August is so exciting because there are TWO Full Moons, aka the Blue Moon! I wrote a guest blog about this wonderful phenomena over here: Gypsy Moth Sol: Blue Moon
Today is also called the Corn Moon and it also falls on the Celtic holiday Lughnasa or Lammas. This holiday is also apart of the Wheel of the Year and the celebration of the seasonal cycles of Mama Earth. This is an Irish Gaelic name for the feast which commemorates the funeral games of Lugh, Celtic god of light, and son of the Sun. In the mythological story of the Wheel of the Year, the Sun God transfers his power into the grain, and is sacrificed when the grain is harvested. Today is all about celebrating the first fruits of harvest, the fruits of our labors, and cultivating an attitude of gratitude for all the abundance that is in our lives.
Today would be a great day to go on a picnic, make bread (in my case, gluten-free), or just spend some time in the sun's warmth.
For this Lammas, write a list of everything you are grateful for this past year and what you are looking forward to!
Love and Lammas Blessings,
Happy Moon Day!
Tomorrow is the Full Moon! The Full Moon is a time of celebration and reflection of your goals you set during the Waxing Moon phase. The Full Moon in July is also called Hay Moon, for the harvest season is about to begin! Harvest-ly speaking, as a society nowadays, we are not too in-tuned with the seasons in respects to our food. We do not farm as much or hunt or gather, but shop at a grocery store for our food needs. We haven't needed to follow the cycles of our fruits and veggies as closely (though some people still do), yet we depend on the harvest so much to feed our bodies. I feel it is grounding and nourishing to connect with our food in this way, and it brings us closer to the cycles of nature.
This Hay Moon, I would challenge you to think about your own harvest and where it is coming from. Some things that have been helping me:
- Buy organic: it is a little more expensive but worth it. No pesticides + healthier soil = healthier plants that you are putting into your body!
- Follow the seasons: eat what's in season and connect with Mama Earth (and it is cheaper). I am stocking up on mangoes for my yummy breakfast juice! Other fruits and veggies for summer are: melons, mango, peaches, nectarines, apricots, strawberries, sweet peppers, garden peas, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, there are plenty to choose from!
- CSA: look into Community Supported Agriculture. You get to buy beautiful baskets of organic fruits and veggies that are in season from your local organic farms. You pick up your baskets every other week and it is just a great way to support your community!
- Farmers Markets: Check out the farmers markets in your area (each city or county, usually has one) and shop for local fruit and veggies there. When you buy local your fruits and veggies are more fresh!
Now go celebrate your harvest, whatever it may be, with gratitude this Hay Moon!
Love and Blessings,