Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sturgeon Moon was another name for the August moon, they are a large family of freshwater fish that were once found in abundance along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. This fish has been around for thousands of years. This time of year the fish would have been found in abundance in the Northeastern regions.
Sturgeon were an important food source to the Native Americans.
Some Native Americans called the moon Full Red Moon, the moon tends to have a red-orange hue as it is rising and setting which is caused by light passing through a higher concentration of dust particles in the earth's low atmosphere.
Magical Moon & Seasonal Circles by Susan Betz
Cecilia Mitchell, MOHAWK
The Elders tell us that the Woman has access to special powers. The Earth Mother gives her love in a special way to the Women. The Moon also gives special power to the Woman. She uses these power to nurture, heal and guide the people.
Great Spirit, today, give a special Blessing to our Women.
I made the corn from wool that I naturally dyed. It's hand-quilted with Sliver thread which gives wonderful little "stars" swirling around the moon. This block will someday be added to my Earth Journal Quilt.
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