Sunday, June 9, 2013

June Full Moon Names and lore

The Full Moon of June is also called Moon of Horses, Lovers' Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Honey Moon, Aerra Litha (Before Lithia), Brachmanoth (Break Month), Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, and Moon of Making Fat.

In Egypt, the Festival of Edfu was held in honor of Hathor on the Full Moon; on the New Moon her image began its journey by boat to Edfu.

The Hot or Strawberry Moon is the backwoods Full Moon.

Old Sayings & Lore

  • If it rains on June 27, then it will rain for the next seven weeks.
  • A wet June makes a dry September.
  • A dripping June brings all things in tune.
  • If swallows fly near the ground in June, rain is coming.
  • Hot and dry weather will come tomorrow if Bats are seen flying on a June evening.

When the Moon is New, braid your hair or some kind of string while saying:
"I braid this knot, this knot I braid,
To know the thing I know not yet,
That while I sleep I plain may see
The man (woman) that shall husband (wife) be,
Not in his (her) best but worst array,
Just what he (she) weareth every day,
That I tomorrow may him (her) ken
From among all other men (women)."

To remove a wart, sit under an ash tree at the Full Moon.
Rub the wart against the ash and say:
"Ash tree, ash tree, Pray buy this wart of me."
Leave a gift of ginger or milk at the base of the tree.

  • Traditional Name = Strawberry / Hot Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee) Name = Green Corn Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw) Name = Windy Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux) Name = Moon When June Berries Are Ripe
  • Colonial American Name = Rose Moon
  • English Medieval Name = Dyan Moon
  • English Name = Flower Moon
  • Celtic Name = Moon of Horses
  • Chinese Name = Lotus Moon
  • Hindu Name = Wat Poornima
  • Neo Pagan Name = Planting Moon

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