Full Sturgeon Super Moon

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Tonight’s Full Moon will be a Super Moon, the biggest and brightest Moon of the year. It is also the night of the Perseid Meteor shower, which means there will be lots of shooting stars dancing in the night sky. The August Full Moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon because this was the time when Native Americans would hunt wild sturgeon in the rivers, it is also known as the Corn Moon as this is a time of the corn harvest.

The Super Moon not only affects nature such as the tides and wildlife, but it also affects us. Our emotions will be heightened, our senses will be sharp. Things that were hidden or in the shadows can now be seen.

If you have been feeling stuck in a situation or that everything has been standing still lately, get ready because this Full Moon will be bringing with it a wind of change. The whole of earth is going through a massive transition at the minute. Summer is fading and Autumn is coming in, leaves are changing color and falling from trees, plants and flowers are dying and seeding the earth for next Spring. At the same time, crops in fields are flourishing with the harvest, fruit is now at its most ripe. We will feel this energy of transformation, we should use it to help transform ourselves into what we want to be.

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Tonight’s Full Moon is in the constellation of Aquarius. This is a battle between heart and mind. Aquarius is a thinking sign, it deals in intellect and questions everything, but at the same time we want to be creative and let our hearts take over. We can do both, follow your heart, but at the same time be sensible, make wishes, but make them achievable. Aquarius is like an unexpected breeze on a hot summer day. It’s the surprise breakthrough that comes in the midst of struggle, or a startling event that wakes you up, like a cosmic alarm clock.

Change is upon us. It can be heart-wrenching in some ways. It could seem like you’re in the fire of change and there’s an element that’s beyond your control. The energies are about risking it all, to undergo that change that you sense is necessary. The risk comes from not knowing how it’ll change you. Realize that to live out new, promising visions, there’s a need to restructure. A new vision of the future will be illuminated, and it is up to you to decide what you do with it.

Most of all tonight’s Super Moon will be about healing. Let the waves of psychic energy wash over you, cleansing you of negative thoughts and feelings, let go of the past and welcome in the future. This is the harvest and it is time to start reaping what we have sown, your hard work will start paying off. Take the gifts life offers you and make the most of them.

If you have any talismans: Jewelry, signs, symbols, stones, crystals, herbs, or magical tools, put them out in the moonlight to cleanse them and fill them with psychic energy. If you see a shooting star tonight, make a wish.

Have a Blessed Full Moon & May the Goddess watch over you.

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*Full Written Credit goes to Wicca Teachings. Photo credits are various.* 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/supermoon-august-2014-how-to-see_n_5659215.html

Link provides additional information on the Super Moon phenomenon.

The Full Crow Moon in Virgo

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Tonight is the Full Crow Moon also known as the Worm Moon and the Sap Moon. Called the crow moon for the cawing crows signal the end of winter. As the earth thaws, worms start to appear. And it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.As we move to Ostara, the Spring Equinox on March 20th when both day and night are at equal length, we are reminded to find our own inner balance. Focus inward toward inner wisdom and self analysis.

This Full Moon is about cultivating and growing, just as the Suns energy and nature is doing. Plant the seeds of new ventures now, plan for the future, think about what it is you want and need and set about putting a plan into action. Use this month for magical workings related to rebirth and regrowth. New life is blooming during this phase of the moon, as is prosperity and fertility.

The Full Moon always illuminates our inner feelings and desires, so emotions can be quite raw and enhanced. The Full Moon is in the sign of Virgo. This means we may be overly critical of ourselves and of others. Try not to see the bad in everything, instead look for the good. The Virgo sign is also a very practical sign, so use its energy for getting jobs done that you have been putting off for a while. Tackle any problems and bring them to an end.

The Full Moon phase brings light to whatever was hidden in the darkness or buried within the subconscious such as emotional pain or our deepest desires, but once awareness happens you are able to make realistic changes. Our emotional levels move like strong turbulent waves in the Ocean during high tide For some during this Full Moon in Virgo. Emotional reactions may be strong, energies may feel irritable or uptight, but don’t worry this will pass.

Let the energy of this Full Moon wash over you and cleanse your spirit, use it to heal you, both emotionally and physically. Let the moonlight bathe and soothe you, body and soul. Seek a balance of light and dark and see the truth in your life however much it may hurt, only then can we do something about it.

Colors: Green, Yellow, Light Purple
Gemstones: Bloodstone, Aquamarine
Trees: Dogwood, Honeysuckle
Gods: Isis, Morrighan, Artemis, Cybele, Persephone
Herbs: High John, Pennyroyal, Wood Betony, Apple Blossom
Element: Water

Have a blessed Full Moon, may the Goddess watch over you.

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*Full written credit goes to Wicca Teachings.*

A Blessing…

A Blessing

“For Equilibrium, a Blessing:

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”  ―John O’Donohue