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Happy Full Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius, August 3, 2020 August 3, 2020 22:40 6 Comments

Happy Full Moon!
Puffin and Lodolite
The full moon peaked at 8:59am PST this morning, August 3rd, in the air sign, Aquarius.  It has been quite intense and I'm sure many of you are feeling it.  For me personally, I have felt super motivated and empowered all day.  I also feel as though I'm transforming in this energy, I feel that we all are.
According to the Old Farmer's Almenac

“August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer."

Here's what my favorite astrologists have to say about this full moon:

Lodolite, also called Inclusion Quartz, is Clear Quartz that has traces of Chlorite, Hematite, Feldspar and other minerals that create bursts of color within the crystal.  They appear to create a garden landscape magnified through the Clear Quartz.  Lodolite is a Crown Chakra stone and can be used to heighten intuition and assist one in connecting to their spirit guides and angels.  It’s known to be a shamans stone and has been used to increase spiritual perceptions and connect with beings in the spirit rhealm.  Lodolite is a wonderful stone to use while meditating, especially when trying to recall past lives.  Its calming, soothing energy helps relax one into a meditative state. It is extra potent to help you manifest your desires through meditation.  Lodolite helps to release past life and early life trauma by healing the emotions that cause stress and fear in the present moment.  Lodolite forces one to acknowledge and address all emotions, good and bad, and helps to release anything that no longer resonates.  Lodolite protects the wearer from negative energy and provides a sense of positivity.  It also helps one through times of transition.  It helps one to “age gracefully” by accepting the body’s transitions as it goes through the aging process.  Lodolite helps one create new ways of understanding their old ways of doing things.  It helps one to lucid dream, see auras and protects while astral traveling.

Lodolite Drop Sterling Silver Necklace, $35

On the morning of the full moon, I found a dead seabird on the ground near where I live.  It was black with webbed feet and white tipped tail feathers and it appeared to be a juvenial.  It's long neck was gracefully swooped downward tucked into it's chest in a peacfeul pose.  It looked like it had recently passed, and I immediately swooped it up to give it a better resting place.  I set it underneath a tree right by the water on the edge of the bay and did a ceremony for the bird.  I felt sure that it was the full moon spirit animal.  I tried to identify the sea fowl, but I couldn't find anything quite like it in the duck or cormorant family.  Although I never did identify it, my search results for "Oregon black and white sea bird" resulted in the Tufted Puffin.  It hit me that I already knew this full moon's spirit animal and it was, in fact, a seabird. 

I had encountered Puffins for the very first time a few weeks ago on our quest to see the comet, Neowise.  Scott and I took the van out for a late night venture and watched the puffins fly and play at Haystack Rock in Canon Beach during the sunset.  The Puffins come to Haystack Rock every year to mate and raise their young.  Their habitat is very protected by the people of Cannon Beach and you will find statues and paintings of Puffins around the town.  We did see Neowise that evening, through our binoculars, we could see it emerge as the sun set and the sky turned dark blue.  We watched it until we tired and then spent our very first night in the van together.  We woke up early and went to see the Puffins again on our way back to Astoria.  They're so magical!  Watching them fly is mesmorizing, they dive off Haystack Rock and then take flight, they fly around the rock in circles and dive into the ocean.  They even circled around us several times.  One got as close as 10 feet from us, but we didn't have the camera ready.  The best time to see the Puffins is between May and Labor Day, and we just happened to be there at the right time.  Here's a link to Cannon Beach's official website to learn more about the Puffins they so proudly love and protect. 

 "According to,,

"Puffin shows up as a spirit guide when:

You need power to thrive in darkness.
You need to understand the parent child relationship."
"You need to understand your surrounding.
Call of Puffin as a Spirit Guide when:
You need a lifetime partner.
You need to understand the parental abandonment.
You need ability to thrive in darkness.
You want to have a long life.
You need to know your background."
This makes sense, as Puffins mate for life and raise only one child together.  The offspring are left to fend for themselves after leaving the nest.  According to, www.thespiritualcentre, Puffins are linked to nyphs and mermaids.  They are "mysterious, monogomous and romantic".  "The Puffin brings stability and routine, it brings comfort and familiarity.  Do no harm, to love and be loved.  The bright orange encourages the 2nd chakra, the sacral chakra into balance.  Fertility in all things, from projects, to life itself."

My 50% Off sale has turned into a 40% off sale.  I will be lowering the discount amount over the next few weeks to phase out my sale.  Discount applies at checkout!


New Faceted Free Form Gemstone Sterling Silver Necklaces!

From Left:

Labradorite $40

Green Serpentine $45

Dendritic Opal $38

Iolite with Sunstone Inclusions $50

Aquamarine $37

Here are the resluts from my "Choose Your Own Turquoise Adventure" Instagram special.  I bought the raw from Kingman Mine in Arizona and cut about 15 stones to start.   These were claimed and I sold the rest to my gemstone vendor friend, Travis.  I will be cutting more turquoise, see the photo below, including some Utah Green Turquoise.  I will offering more "Choose Your Own Gemstone Adventures" so stay tuned!

 Join us for Second Saturday Art Walk at West Coast Artisans!  We will be out of town this weekend but our jewelry will be there.  Our friend and gallery mate, Janet, will be there to assist you!

West Coast Artisans

160 10th Street

Astoria, OR 97103

Wed - Sat

12 - 4pm


I hope everyone enjoyed this full moon in Aquarius!  

Love and light to everyone!