The Sturgeon Moon

Themes, Thoughts and Reflections for August

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New Moon August 1st β€” Full Moon August 15th

We are in the midst of our hot, hot summer and daylight stretches to accommodate our desires to jump in the warming lake just one more time before dinner. This is the month where summer kisses the moon with such tenderness that we might see her become a blushing red. 


The Eighth Moon

Traditionally, this moon is referred to as the Sturgeon moon, because of the great number of this huge freshwater fish that could once be found in lakes and rivers in North America. To the indigenous tribes of the Great Lakes specifically, they named this moon because of the heavy August fishing by the Algonquin tribes.

This August moon is also known as the Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, and the Red Moon.

Lake sturgeons do not only live in lakes; they also live in rivers, but not in the ocean. This monster fish used to be a major part of the ecosystems in North America's Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and in the Mississippi River, and they were once found all the way from Canada to Alabama. Today, the lake sturgeon has become one of the rarest fish in North America because of intense overfishing in the 19th century, pollution, and damage to their habitat and breeding grounds due to agriculture and lumbering.


Themes of this Moon

Strength - Creativity - Community - Preparation

 
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Flower

Sunflower: known for evoking positivity, they also are natural decontaminators of soil, removing toxins, such as lead, arsenic, and uranium.

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Movement

Swimming & Wading

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Tree

Cedar:the size and longevity of the cedar tree symbolize strength

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Crystal

Fire Agate: a stone of integrity, encouraging high standards of behavior in self and others, and promotes passion in love and in life.

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Atmosphere

Humid, Hot, Partly Cloudy

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Animal

Lions: these nocturnal creatures symbolize authority and command over subconscious thought.

 

In Season

 
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Fruits

Apples, Blueberries, Blackberries, Cantaloupes, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Tomatoes.

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Vegetables

Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Green Onions, Kale, Leeks, Zucchini.

 

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Self Reflections

This moon marks the beginning of the corn harvest and the peak of fishing season. This is the time for celebration and communication with people who are close to you as we prepare for the upcoming harvest next season.

Honor your journey at this height of summer. This moon cycle and high sun reflects your golden spirit!

 
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