Author: Sarah Gottesdiener

Moon Maven | July Full Moon

Magic + Makers July 8th: Full Moon in Capricorn 9:07 pm PST This Full Moon shimmers out above us on a Saturday, ruled by the planet Saturn. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Native American name for the July moon is the Full Buck Moon, or the Thunder Moon. However, in my research I have been unable to locate which Native American people named the July moon. The Algonquin, who mostly lived/live in southern Quebec and eastern Ontario, call this moon “Squash are ripe.” The Cherokee, originally living in what is now called the American Southeast, called this...

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Moon Maven | Full June Moon is Practicing the Present

Magic + Makers Suggested Affirmation: “My way to my liberation is paved through my practice. My arrows shoot high from the present. I stay aligned with my highest vibration. I work backwards from the truth.” Like many major Moon phases this year, this Full Moon falls on a Friday—at the crack of dawn for us on the West Coast. This June Full Moon is referred to as the Strawberry Moon, among other names. I’ve also come across this particular Full Moon called the “Mead Moon,” “Honey Moon,” and the “Rose Moon”. Time to pick and gather fruit, and make...

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Moon Maven | Embodying Intensity and the Herbal Allies for the Scorpio Full Moon

Magic + Makers This month’s Moon Medicine, brought to us by Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster Suggested Affirmation: “I trust my body to guide me through mystery.” Let us ground into the story of this moon-time, breathing into it. Let’s call in the players of this earth-sky story and everything they have brought to the table at this moment. We call in the notorious full moon in Scorpio, with its fierce intuition, its deep commitment to being engaged in mystery (spirit, subconscious, dreams), and its continuously transformative path. We call in water, Scorpio’s element, the emotional realm, the possibility...

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Moon Maven | April Full Moon Ritual

Magic + Makers Full Moon Libra Monday, April 10th 11:08 pm Happy full moon! This one falls on a Monday, the day that according to ancient Greek and Roman culture and current Pagan traditions is ruled by the moon. Themes that are highlighted on Mondays are the subconscious, emotions, the home, protection, relationship to the divine feminine or femme and psychic activities, among others. This April full moon is also known as the “pink moon” (referring to all the various flowers in bloom), the “fish moon,” and the “egg moon” (Source: Farmer’s Almanac). In China, this April Full Moon...

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Moon Maven | March Full Moon Ritual

Happy March full moon! Our only full moon of the month is this Sunday, March 12th. It’s in the sign of Virgo. The Sun is in the sign of Pisces. It happens to correspond with Daylight Savings Time and comes about one week before the Spring Equinox (for us Northern hemisphere dwellers). The Equinox is observed by Wiccans, Neopagans, and some Witches as Ostara, a fertility festival that celebrates the season’s change from dark winter to brightening spring. On the same day is the Persian New Year as well as Holi, a major Hindu holiday that celebrates the triumph over good and evil....

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