September Full ” Harvest” Moon
Friday, September 13/ Saturday, September 14,, 2019
9:32 pm PST / 10:32 pm MST /12:32 am EST
The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls this moon the Full Corn Moon however in the Pagan Traditions it is called the Harvest Moon.
Many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, were ready for harvesting during this month. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops which is where the name came from. This moon does not always occur in September and traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, the Harvest Moon sometimes happens in September and sometimes in October.
Other names for this moon are Chrysanthemum Moon (china), Nut Moon (Cherokee), Mulberry Moon (Choctaw), Singing Moon (Celtic), and Barley Moon (medieval English).
As Mother Earth begins her journey into the dark part of the year, the sun pulls away and we get that welcome autumn chill. September is a time of hearth and home as well as a time to acknowledge the things that we have accomplished since spring.
Now is also a great time to unclutter our homes and selves as we prepare to enter the season of introspection and if you are a Kitchen Witch it’s a good time to reestablish your Hearth / Kitchen altar!
To get in the autumn mood and celebrate this month’s element of earth try wearing browns, greens, and other earthy colors.
Sacred Stones: Citrine, Peridot, Bloodstone
Sacred Herbs: Grains, Valerian, Witch Hazel
Deities: Hearth Goddesses, Demeter, Brighid, Vesta, Freya
Full moon blessings!
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