Aug 3, 2009

August Full Moon

The full moon is on Wednesday, August 5th.

Owing to the approximately 500 fires now burning in British Columbia, the moon in my sky looks more like a harvest moon - glowing a bright orange from all the smoke and haze.

The August full moon is often called the Sturgeon Moon. The Native American fishing tribes gave the August full moon it’s name, due to the fact that Sturgeon were more easily caught this time of year. The Sturgeon are large fish that used to be plentiful in the Great Lakes and other larger water bodies, until they were fished nearly to extinction for the collection of their roe (as caviar.)

This moon is also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon, likely as a note of the first harvest.
I'm getting my large serving tray out to hold all my crystals that I'll be charging under the moon.
What are your plans for the full moon?

*picture via Creative Commons


jaz said...

howling...that's is what my plan is. it gives me an excuse! thanks for stopping by my blog! i just joined you as a follower! i really like your blog. i am about to start going into full full throttle and will be posting all kinds of interesting things. one of which will be my annual trip to salem and i will chronicle every bit of it in case you are interested and have never been there. <};o)

Rue said...

OMGodess - you are reading my mind! I was just thinking about how much I'd like to go to Salem. Can't wait for your post!

PS - howling is just what the Dr ordered when it's this hot - oooowwwww!

Blue Moon said...

I have this thing - don't know why, but I just love to garden under the full moon. The light, the smells, the sounds, it's all just what the doctor ordered for me :)
Speaking of moons, we have a blue moon coming up - in December !

Rue said...

I have enought little lights in my garden - that might work Blue - but I also have many, many mosquitoes!

I'll have to come up with something good for December. I don't think I've ever done any spellwork on a Blue moon. Looking forward to it!

Domestic Witch said...

wow that photo is awesome!!