Pagan: Corn Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Herb Moon, Dispute Moon, Barley Moon
Native American / Farmers’ Almanac: Sturgeon Moon, Grain Moon, Red Moon
In the Pacific Northwest, August’s Full Moon arrives on August 1 at 7:27 pm (PST).
Nature Spirits: dryads
Herbs: chamomile, St. John’s wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange
Colors: yellow, gold
Flowers: sunflower, marigold
Scents: frankincense, heliotrope
Stones: cats eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate
Trees: hazel, alder, cedar
Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon
Birds: crane, falcon, eagle
Deities: Ganesha, Thoth, Hathor, Diana, Hecate, Nemesis, Lugh, Danu, Áine
Energy: Energy into harvesting, gathering, appreciating, gratefulness, vitality, health, friendships.
- Sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, was most readily caught during this month.
- A few tribes called it the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rose, it appeared reddish through a sultry haze.
© A Year And A Day (2012)