Stars & Constellation In August

Since the sky is clear, I used the opportunity for doing some stargazing tonight. I’ve got a couple good shots of the Big Dipper (in Ursa Major), the Little Dipper/Ursa Minor, the Spoon & Tea Pot (in Sagittarius) and Scorpio.

August Full Moon ~ Sturgeon Moon

Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon, Red Moon

The grain ripens in the fields and the sturgeons become plentiful in the lakes. The Moon takes on a red hue from the Summer haze. It is the beginning of the harvest season and the time to begin preparing for Winter.

The August Full Moon is a time of balance between hope and fear. We have harvested some things but the remaining crops are still in limbo. We take the steps we can to ensure success in our lives while trusting that the universe will meet us halfway.

Resource: http://www.naturalsuburban.com

Strawberry Full Moon

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Strawberry Full Moon (06-09-2017)

Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Strong Sun Moon

The leaves on the trees have returned, making the world a lush green. The frantic Spring energy has been replaced by a lazy Summer breeze. The animals go about raising their young as food becomes plentiful.

The June Full Moon is about our dreams and inner visions. The Summer energy calls us to explore, to visit the deep parts of the forest, to listen and connect with our inner voice. It’s a good time to start a dream journal or create art.

Resource: http://www.naturalsuburban.com

The Morning Moon

Before I drove Sara to school, I captured the waning gibbous Moon this morning. It still seems almost full. But it is past that stage, since the Full Flower Moon was yesterday afternoon (US time). I’ve noticed a lot of birds flying from one place to another this morning as well. And I’ve watched a Great Blue Heron flew east toward its favorite fishing spot, while the sun was rising.

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The setting waning gibbous Moon (05-12-2017)