Monday July 3, 2023
– Full Moon Phase – illumination, realization, fulfillment, shadow, relationships, experience
– Moon in SCORPIO – Void of Course 10:20 AM – 10:59 AM moving to SAGITTARIUS
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto, Saturn, Venus (in Preshadow)
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 3rd – Castrate Farm Animals, Prune Trees, Slaughter, Mow to Slow Growth, Potty Train, Wean
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 2nd – 3rd– First day is when any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well. Second day is a good day for planting beets, carrots, salsify, Irish potatoes, and other root crops.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Chinnamasta – Goddess Who Expands The Mind
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Ian – God of the East, God of Wisdom
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in GEMINI SUN/MOON – 27 GEMINI: a young gypsy emerging from the woods gazes at far cities (EARTH – 30 27 SAGITTARIUS: the sculptor’s vision is taking form)
SUN – 12 CANCER: a Chinese woman nursing a baby whose aura reveals him to be the reincarnation of a great teacher
EARTH – 12 CAPRICORN: a student of nature lecturing, revealing little-known aspects of life
Happy Monday! Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. ~ Dayan
Some cute information about the Full Moon from the Farmer’s Almanac:
The Buck Moon
The full Moon in July is called the Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time. Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set as the years go by.
Alternative July Moon Names
Several other names for this month’s Moon also reference animals, including Feather Moulting Moon (Cree) and Salmon Moon, a Tlingit term indicating when fish returned to the area and were ready to be harvested.
Plants are also featured prominently in July’s Moon names. Some of our favorites are Berry Moon (Anishinaabe), Moon When the Chokecherries are Ripe (Dakota), Month of the Ripe Corn Moon (Cherokee), and Raspberry Moon (Algonquin, Ojibwe).
Thunder Moon (Western Abenaki) and Halfway Summer Moon (Anishinaabe) are alternative variants that refer to the stormy weather and summer season.