No two celestial bodies are as pivotal to us as the Sun and Moon.
They orchestrate and control our lives on earth, they are literally present and critical in every part of our lives and routines. These celestial orbs affect not only our schedules, our seasons and harvests but our moods, energy and health.
One of them is a constant means of energy and life giving source while the other is in constant change and evolution. The moon with its many phases lets man kind tell the passage of time with accuracy, and was at one time the regal advert of sow ,harvest and winter. The moon has been scientifically proven to affect the ocean tides and our very emotions as living beings on this earth.
In this article we will give a brief introduction to ancient wisdom and share some titles by which each month's moon has been known through the ages. We will also tell you some fun facts associated with each moon , its designated nature spirits, colors and animals , as well as the most beneficial plants, minerals and scents you should surround yourself with during the specific month or moon cycle. Read on to find out more about the first 6 months moons and favorite or bookmark us for part two, coming soon.
The Wolf Moon/ Quiet Moon/ Snow Moon/ Chaste Moon/ Cold Moon/ Little Winter Moon
Nature Spirits: Gnomes/ Brownies
Herbs: Marjoram/ Holy Thistle/ Nuts & Cones
Colors: Brilliant White/ Blue-Violet/ Black
Flowers: Snowdrop/ Crocus
Scents: Musk/ Mimosa
Stones: Garnet/ Onyx/ Jet/ Chrysoprase
Animals: Fox/ Coyote
Birds: Pheasant/ Blue-Jay
Deities: Hera/ Chang-o/ Sarasvati
Power flow: Sluggish, Below surface change. The conceiving and unseen beginning of new life and new beginnings. Prioritize protection and conserve energy by working on personal problems, getting both body and soul to work as one.
Ice Moon/ Hunger Moon/ Wild Moon/ Quickening Moon/ Cleansing Moon/ Big Winter Moon
Nature Spirits: House Faeries/ Plant Faeries
Herbs: Hyssop/ Myrth/ Sage/ Spikenard/ Balm of Gilead
Colors: Light-Blue/ Violet
Scents: Wisteria/ Heliotrope
Stones: Amethyst/ Jasper/ Rock Crystal
Trees: Rowan/ Laurel/ Cedar
Animals: Otter/ Unicorn
Birds: Eagle/ Chickadee
Deities: Brigit/ Juno/ Kuan Yin/ Diana/ Demeter/ Persephone/ Aphrodite
Power flow: Energy emerging and working its way towards the surface. A time of Purification, Growth, Healing. It's now time for Self-Love, Self-acceptance and Self-forgiveness. It is also time to Accept your responsibility for past errors and to make future plans.
Worm Moon/ Storm Moon/ Seed Moon/ Moon of the Winds/ Renewal Moon
Nature Spirits: Mer-people/ Air and Water beings connected to rain and storms
Herbs: Broom/ High John Root/ Yellow Dock/ Wood Betony/ Irish Moss
Colors: Pale-Green/ Red-Violet
Flowers: Jonquil/ Daffodil/ Violet
Scents: Honeysuckle/ Apple-Blossom
Stones: Aquamarine/ Bloodstone
Trees: Alder/ Dogwood
Animals: Cougar/ Hedgehog/ Boar
Birds: Sea-Crow/ Sea-Eagle
Deities: Black Isis/ Hecate/ Astarte/ Athena/ Minerva/ Artemis/ Luna
Power flow: Energy breaks into the open, Growing, Prospering and Exploring New Beginnings. There is a balance of Light and Dark allowing you to Break Illusions and to See the Truth no matter how much it may hurt.
Hare Moon/ Growing Moon/ Planting Moon/ Pink moon/ Green Grass Moon
Nature Spirits: Plan Faeries
Herbs: Basil/ Chives/ Dragon’s Blood/ Geranium/ Thistle
Colors: Crimson Red/ Gold
Flowers: Daisy/ Sweet Pea
Scents: Pine/ Patchouli/ Bergamot/ Bay
Stones: Rubi/ Garner/ Sard
Trees: Pine/ Bay/ Hazel
Animals: Bear/ Wolf
Birds: Hawk/ Magpie
Deities: Kali/ Hathor/ Bast/ Ishtar/ Venus
Power flow: Productive and creative energy. A time for change, to build self confidence and self reliance. Perfect time to take advantage of opportunities and to work on selfishness , your temper and emotional flair-ups.
Hare Moon/ Merry Moon/ Bright Moon/ Flower moon
Nature Spirits: Faeries/ Elves
Herbs: Dittany of Crete/ Elder Mint/ Rose/ Mugwort/ Thyme/ Yarrow
Colors: Green/ Brown/ Pink
Flowers: Lily of the Valley/ Foxglove/ Rose/ Broom
Scents: Rose/ Sandalwood
Stones: Emerald/ Malachite/ Amber/ Carnelian
Animals: Cat/ Lynx/ Leopard
Birds: Swan/ Swallow/ Dove
Deities: Bast/ Venus or Aphrodite/ Maia/ Diana/ Artemis/ Pan
Power flow: Full creative and intuitive energy. Propagating contact with faeries and other supernatural beings. Time to strengthen your connection with supernatural beings around you. The powerflow stems from Green Gods and trees.
Mead Moon/ Lover’s Moon/ Moon of Horses/ Rose Moon/ Strawberry Moon
Nature Spirits: Sylphs/ Zephyrs
Herbs: Skullcap/ Meadowsweet/ Vervain/ Tansy/ Dog Grass/ Parsley/ Mosses
Colors: Orange/ Golden Green
Flowers: Lavender/ Orchid/ Yarrow
Scents: Lavender/ Lily of the Valley
Stones: Topaz/ Agate/ Alexandrite/ Fluorite
Animals: Monkey/ Butterfly/ Frog/ Toad
Birds: Wren/ Peacock
Deities: Isis/ Ishtar/ Green Man
Power flow: Full but restful energy, Protective, Strengthening and Preventive energy.
The earth tides are turning, it is time to take responsibility for present happenings and work on personal inconsistencies. Time to make decisions and to strengthen or reward yourself for your positive traits.
There is so much more to the moon than we give it credit for. Knowledge our ancestors kept in mind and a connection that we have long overlooked. It is our hope that as we become more connected to our bodies through nature and spirituality, we will begin to take notice of the inherent power we can source from the world around us. So go ahead, give these tips a try, be conscious of each month's special forces and make an effort to surround yourself with its chosen colors, scents, plants and images. We will see you soon for part two of this unique series where we will share the lunar months of July through December and their own special properties and powers.