November – Mourning Moon

Pagan: Mourning Moon, Dark Moon, Snow Moon, Fog Moon, Storm Moon
Native American / Farmers’ Almanac:  Beaver Moon, Oak Moon, Frosty Moon

In the Pacific Northwest, November’s Full Moon arrives on November 28 at 6:46 am (PST).

Nature Spirits: subterranean faeries
Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thistle
Colors: gray, sea-green
Flowers: blooming cacti, chrysanthemum
Scents: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, narcissus, peppermint, lemon
Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli
Trees: alder, cypress
Animals: unicorn, scorpion, crocodile, jackal
Birds: owl, goose, sparrow
Deities: Kali, Black Isis, Hecate, Bast, Osiris, Sarasvati, Lakshmi

Energy: Take root, prepare, transformation. Strengthen communication with the god or goddess who seems closest to you.  A wonderful time for setting protection and protecting yourself from those ‘cold’ winds that try to interfere with your personal spiritual evolution.

  • The Beaver Moon was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.  Another interpretation suggests that the name comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter.
  • Others call it the Oak Moon, named after the sacred tree of the Druids which withstands winter storms.
  • If the full moon in October was the Harvest Moon (the full moon which occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox), the next full moon is the Hunters’ Moon.  With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can ride over the stubble, and can more easily see the fox, also other animals, which have come out to glean and can be caught for a thanksgiving banquet after the harvest.

Pagan’s Path
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Wicca.com
Farmers’ Almanac

© A Year And A Day (2012)

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