August – Corn Moon

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.

Pagan’s Path
Angel Fire
Willow Grove
Farmers’ Almanac

© A Year And A Day (2012)

19 thoughts on “August – Corn Moon

  1. Very interesting site. According to the Tradtional Roman Religion, August is enterely devoted to Diana (female polarity of Apollo) also symbolized by the Moon, the bow, the Crescent Moon.
    Pax et fortuna

      1. Actually, according to the Traditional Sacred Calendar, Cerealia is a festivity celebrated during the Idi of April (mid-April). Ceres (Terra Mater) is named Flava (blonde as mature corn) and Frugifera (bringing fruits). The reason to be celebrated in April comes from the fact that in March and April nature return to a birth cycle. Harvests are sacralized through Consus (male polarity) and Ops (female polarity). In august we celebrate in fact the Consualia (21) and Opeconsiva (25), of course together with Ceres, with convivial meals based on bread, flat-bread and other corn-derived foods and absolutely avoiding any kind of meat.

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