Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Full Sturgeon Moon - August - 2011

Full Moon for August, 2011

Tonight there will be a full
August Moon called the Full Sturgeon Moon

Full moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.
European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year.
The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this month's moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month.
A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze.
It is also called by
Old Farmer's Almanac - Sturgeon Moon
Algonquin / Colonial Corn Moon
English / Medieval - Lightening Moon
Neo-Pagan - Grain Moon
Celtic - Barley Moon
Other Names - Dog Days Moon, Fruit Moon, Green Corn Moon, Wyrt Moon

Full Moon celebration: Now more than ever, the world needs our attention and care.

The unending conflicts around the world have made it even more apparent that compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, patience, virtue, equanimity, determination, and wisdom are essential qualities for cultivating peace. Can you imagine if everyone committed to practicing these humble, heart-opening, mind-transforming ways of being in the world? So much would change.

This is the Full Moon to honor freedom, idealism, humanitarianism, without causing harm to anyone. Raise-up everyone and leave no one behind. Get involved in your community, volunteer your time, and raise awareness in your neighborhood. It’s summer, have a block party and raise funds for a good cause.

Speaking spiritually the time of the full moon is a bridge to enlightenment.

Heads up tonight and view the wonders of Mother Nature


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