Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:27 pm EDT
A Full Moon in Aquarius brings emotional independence. Where co-dependency used to thrive, it no longer does. It is a time for folks to take a stand and be firm in their beliefs and faiths. It will be difficult to budge opinions, when folks are emotionally set in their ways. People will think on their own and make appropriate transitions for the Path they walk.
American Native Lore
Native Americans named their Moons when they were Full. The season or time of year would help assign the name of the Full Moon. In August, the Natives of North America, specifically New England states, would call this Full Moon the Green Corn Moon, since the corn was ready to harvest. Or it was called the Grain Moon when the grain was ready for harvesting. Natives surrounding the Great Lakes would name this Full Moon the Sturgeon Moon, when sturgeon were mostly abundant. Occasionally, the Full Moon of August would be called the Full Red Moon, because of the amazing hue it would have while it rose above the horizon in the evening.
Lughnasadh at 15 degrees Leo
Monday, August 6, 2012, 10:18 pm EDT
Lughnasadh is the Sabbat that celebrates Lugh, the God of the Sun. The date is typically the 1st day of August or when the Sun enters 15 degrees Leo, which is ruled by the Sun. It is the first harvest festival. Foods sacred are typically grains of all sorts, vegetables off the bush or fruits off the vine. Breads and barley meads are custom as well. This Sabbat is also known as Lammas or the Mass of the Loaf (Loafmas). Sheaths of grain are usually hung on walls to represent prosperity. John Barleycorn is sacrificed and buried in the fields to promote a healthy growth for the following growing season.
The Tailtu Games are warrior games that honored Lugh’s mother. They are reminiscent of the Olympic Games, but from another time and culture.
Mercury goes Direct at 1 degree Leo
Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 5:55 am EDT
Ah, finally… Communications can back to being normal. (Normal? Normal is a setting on my dryer!) Those computer malfunctions or testy quirks will soon subside. Mercury will take a stand among the other Planets as the Healing begins. Family squabbles will make amends and friends will return to their favored positions. As Mercury transits thru Leo, express yourself, be versatile and consider all points with courage and creativity. You can relax again!
New Moon at 8 degrees Leo
Friday, August 17, 2012, 11:54 am EDT
A New Moon means new beginnings. After being dark and lonely during the wee hours of the morning, the Moon begins it trek around the early evening time-tables. The light will gain strength as the evenings grow longer. It’s time to take control of our emotions and our abilities to grow spiritually. Take time to meditate in the early hours of the evening as the light of the Sun sets upon the horizon and the Moon radiates a glow of sweet caress.
Sun enters Virgo
Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 12:55 pm EDT
Logical thinking and sound judgments come easily for yourself when the Sun enters its ride thru Virgo. Unfortunately, the whim of putting off until tomorrow what you could do today is overwhelming. It will be easy to analyze situations and come up with multiple solutions. It’ll be a better time to make the right choice that best fits your interests. Stress and nervous tensions could be tentative. Remember to take time out for yourself to reduce stress and tension.
“Blue Moon” at 8 degrees Pisces
Friday, August 31, 2012, 9:58 am EDT
Generally speaking, a Blue Moon occurs when there are two Full Moons within the same calendar month. The first Full Moon in August happened on the 1st (see above) and the 2nd Full Moon will occur on the 31st this month. These Full Moons happen within August from a US perspective. A Full Moon brings final fruitions and manifestations of positive energies that have been building since the New Moon. When the Moon is Full in Pisces, we find our emotions more sedate, calm and happy-go-lucky.
Blue Moon Lore
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, a typical season will host 3 Full Moons – an early season Full Moon, a mid-season Full Moon and a late-season Full Moon. If there are four Full Moons in the same season, the third one is called a Blue Moon so the last Full Moon can still be called the late-season Full Moon. August will boast a 2nd Full Moon, but it will only be the third Full Moon within the season of Summer. The next Full Moon will occur in September during the Fall season. So, although it would seem like it should be a Blue Moon, it won’t be.
There are no Sun Conjunctions other than the New Moon. There are no other Planets going Retrograde this month. There are no notable Concordances.
There are couple of side-line Notable Holidays, like National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on August 2nd, National Watermelon Day on the 3rd, National Chocolate Chip Day on the 4th, National Waffle Day on the 5th, Kiss and Make Up Day on the 25th and National Dog Day on the 26th, to name a few.