August 2012 will feature not 1 but 2 full moons.
The full moon occurs once every 29.5 days. This essentially means that there is one full moon every month. However, as we know, every month but February has at least 30 days in it, which presents the potential for two full moons in a month.
August 2012 – is one of these unique months, which will have two full moons. There will be a full moon on August 2nd, and then another full moon on August 31st.
So those of us whom are superstitious in regards to full moons will have two special days in August of 2012.
For the mainland United States, the first full moon of August falls tonight (Wednesday, August 1) at 11:27 p.m. EDT, 10:27 p.m. CDT, 9:27 p.m. MDT or 8:27 p.m. PDT. By Universal Time – the standard clock time at the prime meridian of Greenwich, England – the moon turns full on Thursday, August 2, at 3:27 in the morning. Although the full moon occurs at the same instant worldwide, the clock reads differently according to time zone.
The term Blue Moon can refer to the second full moon in a given month. When people say “once in a blue moon” they are speaking to the rarity of the occurrence of a second moon happening in the same given month.
The August full moon is also known as Full Sturgeon Moon named after the Native Americans. The Sturgeon moon is remarkably named after the sturgeons of fish available around the Great Lakes, however the tribes in the southern part of the Americas name it the Full Red moon because of the heat the moon seems red and hazy. In European nations it was the named Green corn moon after the corns appear to have green leaves and grains are at its highest peaks.
When the Moon is full, the pull linking of the Moon on one side of the earth and the Sun following creates and unbalanced draw and as humans since we are 80% water it many have a great affect on our own bodily water levels including the earths atmosphere.
This is also known as the second moon of Shawnodese, Spirit Keeper of the South is the Ripe Berries Moon (July 23 to August 22) position on the Native American Medicine Wheel. Iron and garnet are the mineral totems for this moon, raspberry is the plant totem, and the sturgeon is the animal totem. The color is red, and the Thunderbird clan influences the position.
Iron teaches people in this position about their strength and garnet shows them their heart is the source of that strength. From the raspberry they learn about their sweetness and the thorns they project to protect this part of themselves from other people. The sturgeon shows them their depth and their need to teach. The Ripe Berries Moon teaches them how to work from the heart center, how to demonstrate affection, how to face fears, and how to develop leadership abilities. This moon helps develop courage and power. People experiencing the sturgeon energy need to guard against impulsiveness, arrogance, and a tendency to dominate any scenario.
Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a physic. An in depth reading should be done every moon cycle. Since, every moon cycle represents a change it not only affects our external forces but our internal forces as well.