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”

Litha / Midsummer

Summer Solstice, Samradh, Aerra Litha, Gathering Day, Vestalia, Feast of Epona, Gŵyl Ganol yr Haf (Welsh), Alban Hefin (Druid, ‘Light of the Shore’), Midsumarsblot (Norse) ~June 20-23 Litha, or Midsummer, celebrates the summer solstice. It is the longest day of the year, when the earth is at its closest tilt to the sun. Midsummer marks theContinue reading “Litha / Midsummer”

May’s Flower Moon

Flower Moon, Merry Moon, Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Hare Moon, Corn Planting Moon, Milk Moon Now that the weather is warming up, this is the time for planting.  Put the fertility of spring to good use and sow your seeds of good intentions! Nature Spirits: faeries, elvesHerbs: dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme,Continue reading “May’s Flower Moon”

April’s Wind Moon

Wind Moon, Seed Moon, Planting Moon, Seed Moon, Growing Moon, Pink Moon, Hare Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon Nature Spirits: faeriesHerbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium, thistleColors: crimson red, goldFlowers: daisy, sweet peaScents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouliStones: ruby, garnetTrees: pine, bay, hazelAnimals: bear, wolfBirds: hawk, magpieDeities: Kali, Hathor, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, BastContinue reading “April’s Wind Moon”

March’s Storm Moon

Storm Moon, Chaste Moon, Plow Moon, Seed Moon, Crow Moon, Lenting/Lenten Moon, Faery Moon, Crust Moon, Worm Moon, Sap Moon Nature Spirits: Air and water beings, connected with spring rains and storms Herbs: High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss Colors: pale green, violet Flowers: daffodil, violet Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom Stones: aquamarine, bloodstoneContinue reading “March’s Storm Moon”

February’s Quickening Moon

Quickening Moon, Snow Moon, Storm Moon, Ice Moon, Big Winter Moon, Horning Moon, Hunger Moon, Wild Moon Nature Spirits: house faeries, both of the home itself and of house plants Herbs: balm of Gilead, hyssop, myrrh, sage, spikenard Colors: light blue, violet Flowers: primrose Scents: wisteria, heliotrope Stones: amethyst, jasper Trees: rowan, laurel, cedar Animals:Continue reading “February’s Quickening Moon”

January’s Cold Moon

Cold Moon, Wolf Moon, Chaste Moon, Quiet Moon, Snow Moon, Ice Moon, Storm Moon, Hunger Moon, Old Moon Nature Spirits: gnomes, brownies Herbs: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts, cones Colors: white, blue-violet, black Flowers: snowdrop, crocus Scents: musk, mimosa Stones: garnet, onyx, jet, chrysoprase Trees: birch Animals: fox, coyote Birds: pheasant, blue jay Deities: Freyja, Inanna,Continue reading “January’s Cold Moon”

Skadi, the Snow Queen

Skadi, Skade, Skathi (Norse), Sceadu (Anglo-Saxon) Skadi (Skaði) is a female jötunn (giant) and Norse goddess of winter, snow, mountains and the hunt. She is also associated with independence, wilderness and wisdom. Skadi lived in the highest reaches of the snow-covered mountains. She was described as being tall and beautiful with long black hair, silverContinue reading “Skadi, the Snow Queen”