Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August First Full Moon - Corn Moon

August's First Full Moon is called the Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Dispute Moon, Weodmonath (Vegetation Month), Harvest Moon, or Moon When Cherries Turn Black Tinne (Holly).

It is a time of fiery energy, use it in your ritual and spell work, focusing on spiritual and physical health.  It is also a time to make sacrifices that will later benefit you, in this way we are "harvesting" in our own lives.  This moon is host to Lammas, in the Northern Hemisphere, and Imbolc in the Southern Hemisphere.


Colors: Yellow, red, orange, gold
Gemstones: Tigers eye, carnelian, garnet, red agate, jasper, fire agate
Trees: Cedar, hazel, alder
Goddesses: Hecate, Hathor, Nemesis, Diana
Gods: Mars, Toth, Vulcan, Ganesha
Herbs: Rosemary, basil, rue, chamomile, St. Johns wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange
Element: Fire
Flowers: sunflower, marigold
Scents: frankincense, heliotrope
Nature Spirits: dryads
Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon
Birds: crane, falcon, eagle
Power Flow: energy into harvesting, gathering, appreciating.  Vitality, health.  Friendships.


Conway, D. J. Moon Magick: Myth & Magick, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995. Print.

Wigington, Patti. "2012 Pagan/Wiccan Calendar." About.com Paganism / Wicca. Web. 04 Jun. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/holidaysandcelebrations/a/2012Calendar.htm>.

Wigington, Patti. "Corn Moon." About.com Paganism / Wicca. Web. 04 Jun. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/moonphasemagic/g/Corn_Moon.htm>.

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