As the days shorten and summer comes to a close, we look to one last full moon of summer–the Sturgeon Moon. This full moon will enliven the sky on Thursday, August 11, at 9:36 PM EST. Look toward the southeast after sunset to catch a glimpse of the Sturgeon Moon rising.
Native Algonquin fishing tribes are credited with naming this moon since sturgeons—large, prehistoric fish of the Great Lakes—were readily caught during this month. Sturgeons could reach lengths of up to 12 feet and were key to the tribes’ survival. Tribes further south called this moon The Full Red Moon since the sultry haze of summer would give the moon a red hue. This moon has also been dubbed the Fruit Moon, the Grain Moon, and the Green Corn Moon, for the ripening of these foods during the approaching harvest season.
Celestial energy has even more in store this month! Our August Sturgeon Moon is also a supermoon, and the last supermoon of 2022. Supermoons occur when the moon is in perigee—the closest point to Earth in its orbit. A supermoon can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon, creating a feeling of closeness, and allowing us the opportunity to deeply connect. See below for information on our group virtual practice
What is Qigong and why do we practice?
Join our field of collective consciousness on Thursday, August 11 at 9:30 PM EST. From wherever you are, stand in the meditative posture The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth for as long as you are able. Challenge yourself to quiet your mind and open your Heart as you connect with the Universal energy within and around you.