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Lunar Calendar: The Mystery Moon (May 20th to June 18th)

This is a Sacred time.

This moon is often known as the Mystery Moon. It is a reference to the wonder and mystery of every season but particularly to the seasonal transition from apparent life and growth to apparent decline and death. Because the world is renewed each spring with a return of life out of the apparent death of winter, this moon should call to mind the mystery of the endless renewal so powerful it transcends even death.

In many other belief systems there are already time-honored traditions for the establishment of a calendar. We have encluded a few examples here for you to consider.

In the Celtic Tree Calendar the name of this moon is Tinne (Holly) which runs from July 8th through August 4th.

The Runic Calendar of Nordic traditions, (which is governed by half months rather than full months), divides this moon of the year by Feoh (Wealth) from June 29th through July 3rd, and Ur (Strength) from July 4th through July 28th.

The Goddess Calendar names this moon of the year after Rosea and runs from June 13th through July 10th.

By whatever name you know this moon, the Mystery Moon, the Blue Moon, or the Buck Moon, it should call to mind the endless cycle of life, which is continuously renewed, reborn, and revealed with each turn of the Wheel of the Year.

This eternal mystery is represented in the cauldron of Cerridwen from which all things spring into being, and into which all things shall return. This eternal mystery is represented in the promise of rebirth after death found in almost every culture and from almost every belief system known to mankind.

Even as you approach the moment when the abundant growth of the summer is felled by the first swing of the harvesters scythe signaling a decline to the season of growth, you should be able to temper your sorrow for what is apparently ending, with the certain knowledge that this life will, in the spring, begin again.

Along with this comforting certainty comes acknowledgement of the ultimate unity reflected through the balance of loss against gain, the balance of light against darkness, and the balance of joy against sorrow.

So, with all that information to guide you, you could consider this moon to be representative of the time to recognize, revere, and celebrate the miracles and mysteries that are revealed with every passing season.

If you select a personal name for this moon, you may want it to be one which reminds you not only of the mysteries that surround you, but the mystery and wonder that you carry within.

If you wish to review a completed lunar calendar for this year, please select the icon image to your left labeled "Lunar Calendar".

If you wish to go directly to instructions for creating a lunar calendar of your own using our lunar calendar system, please select the link to your left labeled "Lunar Calendar System".

If you wish to learn more about the individual thirteen moons of a lunar calendar, please use the image links to your left.

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