Category Archives: Esbats

September Full Moon: Raven Moon

September’s full moon is this coming Monday, September 24. Native Americans call it the Harvest Moon if it falls nearest to the Fall Equinox, or Full Corn Moon if the Harvest Moon occurs in October. Some tribes also call it … Continue reading

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August Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac “Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the Sturgeon Moon because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon.” Since the habitat … Continue reading

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July Full Moon: Buck Moon

Native Americans call July 27th’s full moon the Buck Moon because in North America bucks (male deers) are beginning to sprout their antlers. Symbolically this ties in with the first harvest theme of Lughnasadh which we will celebrate in a … Continue reading

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June Full Moon: Strawberry Moon

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the June full moon, which occurs this coming Thursday, June 28, is known as the Strawberry Moon. (Other names for this moon include the Rose Moon and Hot Moon.) The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon … Continue reading

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May Full Moon: Flower/Deer Moon

Native Americans named May’s full moon (which occurs on May 29) the Flower Moon for obvious reasons. May is the month when everything is coming into full bloom and there are flowers popping up everywhere. It’s a time for us … Continue reading

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Blue Moon: Mar 31

When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars that You have established; what are human beings that You are mindful of them, mortals that You care for them?  [Psalm 8:3, NRSV] The … Continue reading

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January: Wolf Moon

“Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine. Wolf takes one mate for life and is loyal like a Dog. If you were to keep company with Wolves, you … Continue reading

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