Saturday, October 07, 2006

Blood Moon Rising

Tonight is the night of Full Moon.

October Full Moon is the Hunting Moon, Blood moon and sometimes the Harvest Moon.

In the past, this was the time of hunting and storing.
It was the start of the hunting season for those who lived off the land.
It was also a time to give thanks for what was harvested during the year — not only what was harvested for the body but what was harvested for the spirit. It is a time to reflect and give thanks for the plants and animals that died to allow the balance of nature to be maintained.

This moon is known as the Blood Moon because it reflects the final harvest of livestock and the ultimate sacrifice of the Harvest King as he leaves the world above for the mysterious transformation to be found in the Underworld.

To the Celts this moon — known as the Harvest Moon — was a time of harvesting and storing of crops, preparing for the long winter. They also associated it with protection, prosperity, and healing. It is a time for spells that increase psychic abilities and fertility.

It is a good time to reflect on this moon and think about how we are a part of the natural cycles. A time to begin preparations for the New Year, Samhain or Halloween.


Blogger Heather Harper said...

"It is a time for spells that increase psychic abilities and fertility."

That just gave me an idea. Thanks!

12:28 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool post, Betty :)

11:16 PM CDT  

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