The Month Of August
August was named to honor the first Roman emperor (and grandnephew of Julius Caesar), Augustus Caesar (63 b.c.–a.d. 14).
Full Sturgeon Moon
August’s full moon, the Full Sturgeon Moon, reaches peak illumination on Monday, August 3. For the best view of the (nearly) full Moon, look skyward on the night of the 2nd!
August Birth Flowers
August’s birth flowers are the gladiolus and the poppy.
The gladiolus symbolizes strength of character, sincerity, and generosity.
August’s primary birthstone is peridot, which is said to symbolize strength and healing power, protecting its wearer from nightmares and evil, ensuring harmony and happiness. Babies born in August are lucky to be guarded by peridot’s good fortune.