The Blood Moon (Hunter’s Moon as some may know it) is upon us. I remember the name because of the month of October being the time to remember and honor our ancestors….our BLOOD. The Harvest Moon is also a term used to describe this October’s full moon and that is because that name is the one given to the Full Moon closest to the Autumn Equinox and this year that would be Octobers. There are many different names given to the October Full Moon depending on tradition but the common theme that we tend to see is how these all seem “death” related. There are a couple reasons for that. First, we are quickly approaching Samhain and October is the month of Samhain. Samhain honors and celebrates the dead. We are also seeing the coming death of the Mother in the life cycle of Mother Earth. As tree’s are beginning to turn colors and the plant life changing and preparing for death (dormancy) until next Springs rebirth. So as with most things pagan, there is much symbology in the name of the October Moon.
A great way to celebrate the Full Moon this month is to decorate for the Fall/Samhain reflecting on life, afterlife and the meaning of the season. You can relax and sit back looking at your new décor and think of all that has happened this year and what to expect as the year comes to a close. Go ahead and enjoy that Ancestor Supper we discussed a couple days ago, meditate or enjoy a hot glass of tea. Make sure all your tools are cleansed and fully charge in anticipation for the final harvest. Blessed Full Moon )0(