The Corn Moon

Themes, Thoughts & Reflections For August 2019

July 31, 2019

The Corn Moon

New Moon - July 31st & Full Moon August 15th

Summer is peaking, and so are you! But Fall is approaching so take the cue!


Moons

Cyclical Insights

Traditionally in several native cultures this Moon is known as the Corn Moon, the Green Corn Moon, and the Barley Moon. This moon cycle signals us to begin preparing for harvest and the colder seasons ahead. However, bright and bold abundance is clearly visible now with the peak of summer and lakes filled with fish, so this moon is also known as the Sturgeon Moon.

Lughnasadh or Lammas is August 1st. This ancient holiday of harvest marks the halfway point of the summer solstice and fall equinox. How has this summer season been for you? Midway markers helps bring mindfulness and gratitude for what has manifested thus far and bless you with another half a season to fulfill your seasonal aspirations.

What would you call this moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?


Themes Of This Moon

Conservation - Community - Preparedness - Illumination

Herb
Herb

Calendula: a wonderful edible and medicinal flower of sunshine also known as marigolds. They are used internally as a digestive ally, an antidepressant, and to stimulate the lymphatic system, and topically for burns, rashes, and wounds.

Crystal
Crystal

Peridot: a joyful stone, a true embodiment of summer, known for its uplifting and cheerful properties. This stone is considered an energy booster and symbolizes abundance and prosperity.

Movement
Movement

Swimming & Wading

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Hot, Sunny, Humid

Tree
Tree

Poplar: This tree possesses very strong roots which is why it represents grounding, security, and protection. It is also known as a tree of abundance rooted in the folklore of it being a manifestation tree, a mystic messenger as people would listen to the leaves of a poplar tree for divine downloads.

Flower
Flower

Gladiolas: a symbol of strength and honor derived from its ancient name gladius, which translates to sword. It is also a flower of remembrance, integrity, and sincerity.


What’s In Season

(Mid Summer)

Vegetables 
Vegetables

Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Purslane, Snap Beans, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini

Fruits 
Fruits

Apples, Avocados, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Fig, Grapes, Honeydew, Lemons, Nectarines, Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelons


Self Reflections

Self Reflections

As we honor our journey at the midpoint of summer, we are called to bask in and enjoy the sun’s peak potency, however, we begin to conserve and bring awareness to fall’s harvest on the horizon. Communicating with your community is vital as we prepare for the colder and less abundant second half of the cyclical year. How shall we work together for the common good? Gratitude for hot days and warm nights lifts spirits and opens us up to beautiful outward expressions.

You are gold and vast riches lie within, the summer sun is ready to reflect your light!