Pagan: Blessing Moon, Mead Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Fallow Moon
Native American / Farmers’ Almanac: Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon
In the Pacific Northwest, July’s Full Moon arrives on July 3 at 10:52 pm (PST).
Nature Spirits: hobgoblins, faeries of harvested crops
Herbs: honeysuckle, agrimony, lemon balm, hyssop
Colors: silver, blue-gray
Flowers: lotus, water lily, jasmine
Scents: orris, frankincense
Stones: pearl, moonstone, white agate
Trees: oak, acacia, ash
Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale
Birds: starling, ibis, swallow
Deities: Khepera, Athene, Juno, Hel, Holda, Cerridwen, Nephthys, Venus
Energy: Relaxed energy, preparing, succeeding, Dream-work, divination, and meditation on goals and plans, especially spiritual ones. This is a very masculine moon, so it’s a good time to work on the physical things in your life.
- When the sun was in Leo, the worts (from the Anglo-Saxon wyrt plant) were gathered to be dried and stored.
- Bucks (moose & deer) start growing velvety hair-covered antlers during this month.
- Thunderstorms are also more frequent during this time.
© A Year And A Day (2012)