Full Buck Super Moon July 2023

Tonight we see the Full Buck Supermoon. A Supermoon is when Grandmother Moon orbits closer to the earth, making her look bigger and fuller. The Buck Moon gets her name from the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The  male deer shed their antlers every year and they begin to regrow them in July, hence the Native American name for July's full moon. Other names include the Feather Moulting Moon (Cree);  Salmon Moon (Tlingit); Berry Moon (Anishinaabe); Moon When the Chokecherries are Ripe (Dakota); Month of the Ripe Corn Moon (Cherokee); Raspberry Moon (Algonquin, Ojibwe); Thunder Moon (Western Abenaki) and Halfway Summer Moon (Anishinaabe).

This is the first Full Moon after the Summer Solstice and falls in Capricorn, nudging us to wrap up old ways and look forward to new beginnings, allowing those ways which do not serve us to fall away. It is a time of heightened emotions as we face the things which we have been hiding behind or from, or have been avoiding. By dealing with these difficulties under the influence of this Full Moon, we may find our way to greater happiness. Journaling can be a great way to explore the emotions which are showing up for you and reflecting on how you could move forwards.

Crystals which are linked to this Full Moon include smoky quartz for creating strong foundations, blue topaz for understanding and releasing the past and carnelian for ambition and drive.