In the Cherokee Tradition, the August Full Moon is named the Fruit Moon as it signifies a time of wild harvesting the fruits of trees, bushes and vines. The berries, grapes and watermelon are ripe, sweet and ready for enjoyment, processing and storage. The Paint Clans begin to gather herbs for medicine and the Wild Potato Clans are harvesting along water ways. It’s a time of abundance and gratitude, processing, storage and sharing the bounty. Personally, since the previous New Moon, I’ve felt renewed, energetic, more alive and physically healthy. Energetically, the Fruit moon called to me and I felt her energy like I’ve never felt before.
Let me start the afternoon before the night of the full moon. I was working at my desk when I got the urge to hold on to my moonstone tower. I looked over at the wonderful moonstone and felt her calling me. I picked her up, held her in my hand and felt the energy of the full moon rush through my hand then quickly through my body. I then held her up towards the moon above my crown chakra and felt even more powerful full moon energy rush through and around my body as though I was being cleansed and renewed. I’ve felt nothing like this before, it was so amazingly loving. I stayed in the space for a while, feeling vibrations and tingles as the energy took over my body.
I put the moonstone tower in my bra for the rest of the day. I’ve been blessed with boobs, might as well make the best of them! I felt the moonstone’s calming and powerful energy right near my heart chakra, it helped me to stay in a good space as I went thought my day getting things done. I would forget it’s there then feel her remind me through her vibration. She kept me calm and connected to the Full Moon all day.
I’m no stranger to working with the full moon or moonstones. When I do my workings, their usually planned for a few days or longer, thought through, have a clear intention, tools cleansed, time set aside, I’ve eaten a clean diet, all the things we do as we prepare for a working. I meditate into my power, cast a circle, etc. None of that happen this time. I’ve never felt so called to work with energy before, the energy’s call was so strong, it was a strong calling my soul couldn’t ignore. Regardless of my lack of preparation, it was effortless and just flowed. As magickal people, we’re working with Universal energies and often calling things to us from beyond the veil. It was almost as if the energy did it’s working and invoked me into it’s space. Could this be a guide or ancestor calling me? Was the intense energy an upgrade, message or there to assist my body with the physical changes that come with an awakening? Could this have been from my Cherokee heritage? Our land was once Cherokee land before my people were removed from Tennessee. I feel their energy, it’s still here. I have a very old White Oak that Knows, I have deep respect for this tree.
Ever since the Full moon, I’ve felt more focused on what I’m on this planet to do, Love of Lotus Apothecary and Farm, my loved ones and personal inner work. This full moon knew what I needed to experience to go to the next level. Growth never comes from a comfort zone or from closed minds. Being open to what the Universe sends me has served me well. It’s been challenging, frustrating, discouraging, angering and beautifully strengthening. It’s grown me in ways I’ve been told never existed. Most of all, I’m, grateful for it all!