The full moon name for August has several different names depending on the tradition it comes from.
In North America, Native American tribes gave names to the full moon each month to keep track of the year. In most areas north of the equator, the August full moon is known as the Fruit Moon, Corn and Barley Moon, Sturgeon Moon, or the Ripening Moon, to name a few variations.
The August full moon is carries energies related to maturing, coming of age, evolving and development. It is the peak stage of growth for certain staple crops local to the regions, especially fruits, berries and corn.
As it relates to our personal energy and personal development, the Ripening Moon of August is a perfect time to develop, open up, and give blossom to the virtues that nurture a spiritual sense of well-being and happiness.
Some of these principals are: dignity, integrity, humility, morality, purity, respectability, sincerity.
During the month of August, collective consciousness has its ‘eye’ on the fruits of nature’s developments.
It is perfect timing to be syncing our own rhythms with this flow and pay special attention to the development of our own personal nature as well.
Emotional healing for love, compassion, kindness, forgiveness, peace, gratitude and service towards self and towards others will open roads to invite good health, fortune and abundance.
Next month: September, Harvest Moon.