Pagan: Harvest Moon, Barley Moon, Wine Moon, Singing Moon
Native American/ Farmers’ Almanac: Corn Moon, Fruit Moon
In the Pacific Northwest, September’s Full Moon arrives on September 29 at 7:19 pm.
Nature Spirits: faeries
Herbs: copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap
Colors: brown, yellow-green, yellow
Flowers: narcissus, lily
Scents: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamot
Stones: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine
Trees: hazel, larch, bay
Animals: snake, jackal
Birds: ibis, sparrow
Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freya, Thoth, Modron
Energy: Rest after labor, a balance of light and dark. Organize, clean and straighten up physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter. A good time for rituals for healing old wounds, emotional and physical, forgiving transgressors and yourself.
- The full moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox is called the Harvest Moon. Most years, the Harvest Moon comes in September, however in some years it occurs in October.
- Sometimes called the Fruit Moon if a full moon occurs during the first week of September, to keep the Harvest Moon from coming too early in the calendar.
- Also referred to as the Corn Moon because it marked the time when corn is harvested. The main Indian staples of corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice are now ready for gathering.
© A Year And A Day (2012)