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Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon - Sunday 03rd of August 2014
Waxing Gibbous - Monday 04th of August 2014
Full Moon - Sunday 10th of August 2014
Jul 30 2014
Waxing Crescent
11.8% of lunar illumination
11 days to full moon
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Moon Day 4

This is a contradictory day. In the Vedic and Avesta traditions, it is inauspicious and only good for conflict and getting rid of anything outmoded. Nothing should be started, especially if it is connected to any kind of material gain. In the European tradition this is a good day for beginnings, especially if you are searching for something lost. It is also lucky for any kind of business that deals with water.

Next Full Moon Date: Monday, August 11, 2014

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Dog Day's Moon
  • Chinese: Harvest Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Fruit Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Women's Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When All Things Ripen
  • Celtic: Dispute Moon
  • English Medieval: Corn Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Lightening Moon

Full Sturgeon Moon (August)

Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.