Full July Hay Moon

Full Hay Moon
Full Hay Moon

The wheel of the year rolls on to the Full Moon in July. This moon is sometimes called the hay moon. Fields are fragrant with the first cut. Barns and lofts fill with fresh baled timothy and alfalfa in preparation for the long winter months to come. Also called the Thunder Moon, the strong sun and humid days can rouse up the thunder beings to let go a deluge on the land.

The gardens are growing strong now. The goddess Pomona walks among us as the melons, corn and beans ripen. Purple cone-flower welcome the gentle touch of butterflies. Hollyhock and day lilies are in full bloom. Blueberries and raspberries are ready for picking.

The full moon in Capricorn invites our spirits to rise to the occasion and explore our boundaries. Can we go a little farther? Can we try a little more? The summer season is at its height. Enjoy the blessings of a cool swim in a lake. Merge with the water, sun and wind. Feel the forces of nature all around. Be with them and remember we all come from the same good old mother Earth. Cherish her everyday.

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