The last super moon of the year is upon us tonight and I, of course, am stoked! The August full moon was named “Sturgeon” because that’s when the Algonquin tribes (first nation aboriginals of southeastern Canada) gathered around the Great Lakes and other large bodies of water to fish for enormous prehistoric sturgeon. While they do have their own original language, today’s Algonquin tribes speak French or English, and live and dress just like anyone else in today’s modern world. An enduring reminder of Algonquin cultural spirituality is the creation of the original “Dream Catcher”
With all the much-needed rain we’ve been getting, temperatures are cooler and tomorrow’s ending of the old “Dog Days of Summer” might actually have gone unnoticed had I not just mentioned it. You’re welcome 😉 “Dog Days” is basically a catchphrase for extended periods of extreme heat, but it’s also a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star (the brightest star visible from earth) located within the Canis Major – or Greater Dog constellation. In summer (July 3 – August 11) Sirius, in perfect conjunction with the sun, is so dazzling in brightness that ancient Romans were certain it caused the hottest days of summer. In actuality, days are always warmer when earth is tilted more directly towards the sun, as it is this time of year.
I love the name Sirius, from the binary star system to XM entertainment! However, a gal’s gotta do what she has to do to share her love of a big full moon. Thank you, Youtube!
“The moon is magic for the soul and light for the senses”
Now then, do you have a Dreamcatcher? Have you ever fished for Sturgeon? Are you a fan of Sirius? Do you have a favorite “moon” song?