July: Moon of Fire (Blessing Moon, Wort Moon, Thunder Moon)

Full-MoonHere in North Carolina, July begins our two hottest months. It’s the kind of weather that stays hot and muggy both day and night. (This year is the exception to the rule and we’re all very happy with the cooler weather!)  The Moon of Fire reminds us that her brother the Sun is at his peak and show no signs of letting up!  Southerners use this time to slow down a bit, sit on the porch, and drink a cool glass of sweat tea or lemonade with tons of ice in it.  Often this happens in the evenings when the temperature drops a little bit.  It’s a time for catching up on the latest gossip and eating a delicious slice of pound cake.

Symbolically this moon calls us to reflect on the sacred flame or “inner fire” that burns in us all. What better way to honor this theme than a deep, thoughtful conversation with a friend under the glow of a beautiful full moon?  If you find yourself flying solo tomorrow night, it can also be a time to think about fire as a symbol of rebirth and purification.  Like the phoenix who rises from the ashes, you might ask yourself what in your life needs to be reduced to nothing and then reborn?  What needs to be “burned away” so that your full potential can be realized?

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About David Taliesin

My name is David Taliesin. I'm an writer, teacher and retreat leader who explores the connections between Christian and Pagan Spirituality. E-mail me with any personal comments you'd like to share and I will do my best to answer them. You can also contact me through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/davidtaliesinauthor
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