July’s Full Horse Moon

шчаслівая поўная месяц!
(“Happy Full Moon” in Belarusian)

Welcome to Issue 7 of Volume IV of Earth, Moon and Stars!
(Issue 6 didn’t make it to publication last month, but we’re still giving it its own number.)

This one, even though short, has some good stuff in it.  And thank you to all who keep looking for the blog, even before I publish it.  One of these moons I’ll get it out on time.:D big grin

In this issue:

MOON NAMES

   The Apaches called the July full moon Horse Moon or Ripe Moon. The Algonquin called it the Thunder Moon — an obvious reference to the weather at this time of year,  and also Buck Moon, because this is when the new antlers of buck deer push out from their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur.

   Sometimes the July moon is also called the Hay Moon. In China it is known as the Hungry Ghost Moon, while the Celts called it the Moon of Claiming. [Ref: Everything Under the Moon

Full Horse Moon

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MOON ART

July Thunder Moon [Cyndi Lavin]

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 The beautiful beaded embroidery you see here was created by Cyndi Lavin for her Bead Journal Project (a part of her Beading Arts Facebook page) where you can see all twelve of her Moon creations. Cyndi also has her own websites Mixed Media Artist, and Beading Arts, rich with examples of and information on beads, jewelry, and other art mediums.

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SEASONAL CALENDAR

July’s full moon:                  Tuesday July 18 :52 UT (2:52 am ET, 11:52 am PT)
July’s new moon:                 Thursday July 19 04:25 UT  (12:25 am ET)
.                                                Wednesday July 18 9:25 pm PT
August’s first full moon:     Thursday August 2 03:28 UT
.                                                Wednesday August 1 11:28 pm ET, 8:28 pm PT
                                                                                                                 [Ref: Moon Phases]

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FULL MOON CELEBRATIONS

Guru Poornima

   Every full moon, Hindus celebrate the poornima (or purnima, both transliterations from Hindi for “full moon”). Each poornima celebrates a different deity or religious event.

   In this Hindu month of Ashadh, Hindus and Buddhists alike celebrate this festival with Guru Pujas – ritualistic veneration of the Guru. A guru is any true spiritual guide who removes the darkness of our ignorance. Traditionally this festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honor of the lord Buddha, while Hindus celebrate it in honor of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest gurus in ancient Hindu traditions.

   You can read more about Guru Poornima at the following Web pages: Guru Purnima (Wikipedia); Art of Living (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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ASTROLOGY
Carola Eastwood ~ Illuminating issues and needed changes

   Here is a condensed  summary of what Carola Eastwood writes about this Full Moon in Capricorn, in her Planetary Cycles column this month in the Life Connection magazine:

   This months’ full moon lights the way for us to fully express any and all concerns within our family relationships, and make clear decisions about the changes needed for our relationships to continue to thrive and become more fulfilling. Also the planet Mars has finally changed signs and just entered Libra. This is a game-changer, considering that this restless planet of action can stir up trouble in relationships, yet it serves to get us actively confronting the old patterns and fears that can keep us stuck in unrewarding patterns.

Read Carola’s full article, which includes astrology and horoscopes for each sign, at her Planetary Cycles.  

Carola Eastwood provides in-depth personal astrology readings that open the doorway to fulfilling your life-purpose. Her office is in San Marcos. 858/259-1590. www.HumanDesignForUsAll.com.

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Molly HallPeak Labor

Here’s a brief excerpt from Molly Hall’s Full Moon article this month at About.com:

   Something’s got to give. This big Moon echoes themes of the cardinal cross that’s a demand to regenerate.The real genius is standing sovereign, discovering new ways to see reality, and acting on self-sourced wisdom. This full Moon can root you in the home of the Self, where you take stock of what you’ve got, and what you need. Capricorn is tough love personified, where no means no. And yes is deep commitment.

(For the complete read, including the astrology behind these insights, see Molly’s full article “Full Moon in Capricorn: Peak Labor“)

Full Moon in Capricorn

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   If you especially like (or dislike) something you see here, or would like to see something in particular covered in a future issue, or you have something interesting about the Earth, Moon, or Stars you would like to share, please leave a comment. I’m always interested in how folks who stop by here are moved/influenced/affected.

Until August’s first full moon (it’s gonna have two) , here’s wishing you and yours a month of insight and authenticity.

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INTENTION FOR THIS EARTH, MOON AND STARS BLOG

The Earth, Moon and Stars blog is published once each Full Moon with (hopefully interesting) facts and lore about our moon and other sky phenomena. My wish is that you will have fun learning a bit more about our one and only natural satellite and how all of us — people, animals, plants, water, even rocks — are affected and connected by her.

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About aquarianman

Aquarian interested in anything to do with the Earth, our Moon, and anything flying around out there in space.
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