Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Wort Moon

Through-out my readings, I have discovered discrepancy between the monthly moon names. I generall refer to the August full moon as the Wort Moon or Wyrt Moon. "Wort" is an old-age word meaning "Plant". Now is an opportune time to converse with the Green Man. You may also come across "Sturgeon Moon"; named for the large fish of the Great Lakes region since the vast majority of fish caught at this time are sturgeon. Sometimes this moon may be refered to as the Red Moon from the redish colour it may emit as it rises through the haze. Some Wiccans also call the August moon the Green Corn, Grain Moon or Barely Moon. Monthly lunar names are associated with your georgraphic location and/or the path you follow. Whatever you may call the moon this month, may the Goddess shower her blessings upon you!

  • Gemstones: Tigers eye, carnelian, garnet, red agate
  • Trees: Cedar and hazel
  • Gods: Vulcan, Mars, Nemesis, Hecate, Hathor, Throth
  • Herbs: rosemary, basil, rue, chamomile
  • Element: Fire

An interesting fact, according to EarthSky.org the August 2010 full moon is the smallest, farthest full moon of the year. It lies more than 252,000 miles away, in contrast to the moon’s average distance of about 239,000 miles.

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