Corn Moon

Can you tell it’s (almost) a full moon?

Yes. I. Can.

Not just on how I am being affected, but that big-ol-moon is pulling on everyone ~ it only makes sense considering the human body is made up of about 65-70% water!

(ok, I’ve also read the range is from 65-90% water, depending on the body make-up of an individual… but we’re doing full moon, not physiology and human anatomy today! gee, ya smarties!!)

This particular full moon is called the Corn Moon, many refer to it as the Harvest Moon (next month is the Harvest/Hunter’s Moon, which can be really cool around Halloween! Since the lunar month is only 29 days, the moon names and dates can shift from year to year…)

Want to know what else I learned from the Farmers Almanac today?

“Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.”

Interesting, right?! I think so!

My homage to the corn moon, in photographs:

Corn (ready to harvest!)

Corn (ready to harvest!)

The Corn Moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

Full Moon (over the Atlantic)

Full Moon (over the Atlantic)

At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon.

It’s the time to harvest what you can now to put aside for later use.

Also, it’s a great time harness some of the Corn Moon’s “fiery energy” for your spiritual and physical health heading into Autumn (which starts in a few days!)

Then… the colors burst! Can’t wait!

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