* Ancestor Moon
* Beaver Moon (Colonial America)
* Larder Moon (Stregheria)
* Moon of the Dead
* Mourning Moon (Neo-Paganism)
* True Moon
* White Moon (Chinese)
Here in the part of the world that I occupy now, (Appalachia) it is called the Apple Moon.
Most of these names have to do with harvest or the dead, both very Witchy subjects. For most, following the wheel of the year comes from an agricultural world view- planting, ripening, harvest, laying fallow and how that is a metaphor for our lives. Communing with the dead is reserved mainly for Witches, shamans, and other clergy of (mostly) non-Abrahamic religions.
|Protesters at the Port of Oakland on General Strike Day.|
This month, I am working for the protection of my family and those I care about (an issue I will not speak of here, but would love your prayers and well wishes), for harmony in my temporary home (living with extended family can be tense at times), and for the safety of the protesters in all the cities they occupy- safety from overzealous law enforcement, corporate media, and extreme weather.
What are you working on this full moon?