Monday, July 06, 2009

Dancing in the Light of the Full Moon


If you awake in the night as we enter Tuesday, the 7th, you are being given the chance to sing and dance in the light of the full July moon.

And how eerily significant that it is also the time for 'Moonwalking' across the meadows and fields in memory of that one 'Man in the Moon' who fell last week and is buried in its renewed light of fulfillment and redemption...the day of grace, and renewal of youth as the Full Moon transitions into the New Moon. The magic of sevens, the magic of music, the magic of light, and renewal, and hope for peace and unity around the world.

This full moon is known as the Blessing Moon, the Buck Moon, the Blood Moon,the Grain Moon, the Green Moon, the Corn Moon, the Herb Moon, the Hungry Ghost Moon, the Red Moon, the Sturgeon Moon,the Thunder Moon, and the Wort (as in Mugwort, the herb) Moon.

So many interesting names and all for the same big, round and full moon. Each name signifying a particular characteristic of the month, the moon, the season and nature's signs and symbols.

Some call it the Blessing Moon. As Energy moves into Creation, our opportunities for self-reliance, confidence, unity and balance abound. It is indeed a powerful time of transition from one state to another.

It is often called the Buck Moon because July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur.

Or the Full Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are most frequent during this time.

And the Sturgeon Moon, because this fish was most readily caught by the Native Americans of the Great Lakes region.

And then, the Full Red Moon or Blood Moon because as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any heated haze.

And even the Herb Moon, the Wort(as in the herb mugwort) Moon, the Hay Moon, the Corn Moon, or the Meadow Moon because of the ancients harvesting of special herbs and crops during a crucial time of gathering up and taking in for sustenance.

And in honor of this Full Moon and is symbols, it is a wonderful time to wear shades of green to honor this herbal harvest, to adorn your hair with herbs and greenery, to burn sage, lavender or rosemary, drink herbal tea, nibble lemon balm, peppermint or lavender cookies, and spread blessings over flora and fauna, alike.

A time to sing, to dance, perhaps even to Moonwalk through time...a time of remembrance, of unity, and of transition and a prodding to back to balance, once again.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wealth of information about our recent full moon. I've heard the various names before, but they all take on a new meaning now that I know what each name means.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.