The Full Herb/Wort Moon rises on June 22.
Strength, magical potency, herb harvest, health, success
When the Herb Moon shines full and bright it is time to gather herbs.
Magickal herbs such as vervain and mugwort are ready to be harvested. Ancient Greeks used vervain for their altars and Druids used it for prophecy rituals.
The Wort Moon -a time to gather herbs (worts) to dry for spells later on.
The Wort Moon. Wort is an old-world word meaning plant. At the time of this Moon, the Earth’s fertility is at full maturity and harvest time is at hand. The legends chosen for the Wort Moon are dedicated to the Earth’s plant life, and are, most appropriately, tales of the relationship between the Moon and the Earth’s growing flora and fauna. Through times and cultures, this relationship may change, and the Moon takes on a different role in its relationship to the plant life. Both the Moon and the Earth, however, always seem to be interconnected. The plants are necessary for human survival. The Moon, according to some mythologies, has been essential for the survival of plants.