October’s Blood Moon

Blood Moon, Hunters’ Moon, Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Harvest Moon, Sanguine Moon Nature Spirits: frost faeries, plant faeries Herbs: pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock Colors: dark blue-green Flowers: calendula, marigold, cosmos Scents: strawberry, apple blossom, cherry Stones: opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise Trees: yew, cypress, acacia Animals: stag, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion Birds:Continue reading “October’s Blood Moon”

Samhain

Third/Last Harvest, Blood Harvest, Halloween, Old Hallowmas, All Hallows Eve, All Saint’s Eve, Witch’s New Year, Feast/Day of the Dead, Ancestor Night, Feast of Spirits, Feast of Apples, Festival of Pomona, Samonios, Samana, Shadowfest (Strega), Nos Galan/Calan Gaeaf (Welsh), Vetrablot/Winternight (Norse) October 31 Samhain (SAH-wen or SOW-wen) represents the end of the harvest when theContinue reading “Samhain”

September’s Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, Barley Moon, Wine Moon, Singing Moon, Corn Moon, Fruit Moon Nature Spirits: faeries Herbs: copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap Colors: brown, yellow-green, yellow Flowers: narcissus, lily Scents: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamot Stones: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine Trees: hazel, larch, bay Animals: snake, jackal Birds: ibis, sparrow Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freya, Thoth,Continue reading “September’s Harvest Moon”

Mabon / Autumn Equinox

Harvest Home, Herfest, Halig, Second Harvest, Fruit Harvest, Wine Harvest, Festival of Dionysus, Cornucopia, Feast of Avalon, Michaelmas, Meán Fómhair, Gŵyl Ganol yr Hydref (Welsh), Alban Elfed (Druid, ‘Light of the Water’), Haustblot/Harvestfest (Norse) ~ September 20-23 Mabon is the celebration of the autumn equinox, when the hours of day and night are of equalContinue reading “Mabon / Autumn Equinox”

Lughnasadh / Lammas

Brón Trogaill/Trogain, Festival of First Fruits, First Harvest, Feast of Bread, Bread Harvest, August Eve, Gŵyl Galan/Calan Awst (Welsh, ‘Feast of August’), Freysblot/Freysfest (Norse) August 1 Lughnasadh (LOO-na-saa) is a cross-quarter festival which roughly falls halfway between the summer solstice (Litha) and the autumn equinox (Mabon). The agricultural year changes from growing to harvesting, and theContinue reading “Lughnasadh / Lammas”

August’s Corn Moon

Corn Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Herb Moon, Dispute Moon, Barley Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Grain Moon, Red Moon Nature Spirits: dryads Herbs: chamomile, St. John’s wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange Colors: yellow, gold Flowers: sunflower, marigold Scents: frankincense, heliotrope Stones: cats eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate Trees: hazel, alder, cedar Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon Birds: crane,Continue reading “August’s Corn Moon”

July’s Blessing Moon

Blessing Moon, Mead Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Fallow Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon Nature Spirits: hobgoblins, faeries of harvested crops Herbs: honeysuckle, agrimony, lemon balm, hyssop Colors: silver, blue-gray Flowers: lotus, water lily, jasmine Scents: orris, frankincense Stones: pearl, moonstone, white agate Trees: oak, acacia, ash Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale Birds: starling, ibis,Continue reading “July’s Blessing Moon”

June’s Sun Moon

Strong Sun Moon, Dyad Moon, Lovers Moon, Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon The days are long and the earth is bountiful with flowers and the first fruits. Enjoy time outdoors, and nurture your garden, your relationships and yourself! Nature Spirits: sylphs, zephyrsHerbs: skullcap, meadowsweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley, mossesColors: orange, golden-greenFlowers:Continue reading “June’s Sun Moon”