Summer’s end is on the horizon, and the arrival of autumn will be heralded by a Harvest Moon on Sept. 24 in Aries. In traditional Skylore, the Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox, which will take place on Sept. 22. This is known as the Nut Moon. The Ripe Corn Festival is held in the early part of this moon to acknowledge the Corn Mother and the Earth Mother. The Brush Feast festival is also held. Fruits and nuts are still being gathered, much of which goes into breads. Hunting in earnest begins.
This is an extra special full moon because there are two major events occurring back to back. When this happens it is important to acknowledge this event in some special way. Number one is to thank The Creator for the beauty of his creation. Second is to spend some quiet time contemplating how remarkable the gift of life is. Take time to envision peace within yourself and the world. Peace has to start with you before it can go out into the world.
Time To Let Go
It is time for us to spiritually shed the dead parts from our souls, just like the trees are letting go of the leaves, and make way for the new growth that is being released at this sacred time. This is your opportunity to advance your soul growth. Do not let this moment pass you by.
While September proves to be a generous month, we must be ever conscious of the path ahead, the needs that may arise and that life is always a maze of shifts, twists and turns.
Uncover and understand what came before and what lies ahead in the spiritual harvest of September’s gratitude and grace.
This is a powerful equalizing or neutralizing time, and as such is a good time to finally release things which have been a burden or stress in your life. This causes a temporary rebalancing for you at least for a couple weeks which can be a powerful time to start new projects or to finalize old ones you have been unable to bring a close to. The time is now!
This is the harvest time, where all the hard work and effort we have put into things in the past, so tirelessly, is about to be rewarded. We will start to reap what we have sewn.
Things have not always been easy and you may be feeling tired like you have been working so hard for little reward, but do not give up even though you are tired. Do not quit so close to the finish line as you are nearly there and with the energy that is coming through you will be able to reach your goals.
How To Wipe The Slate Clean In September
The beginning of September turns our thoughts to fresh starts, busy school years, and heightened activity in preparation for winter. Use the attributes of the season to create your own fresh start. Use this clean slate as a vision board for the next month.
What You Need
Purchase a small chalkboard, a few sticks of chalk, and an eraser.
On the board, write all the things you want to change in your life.
Read the list out loud three times.
Take a deep breath.
Then take the eraser and wipe your slate clean.
Now write an affirmation on the board.
Keep it in a prominent place, speaking the affirmation at least three times a day for thirty days.
Use the chalkboard to remind you that you can “wipe away” what is outmoded in your life and replace it with something positive
What is a Harvest Moon?
So why is this moon – the moon closest to the autumnal equinox – called the Harvest Moon? The shorter-than-usual time between moonrises around the full Harvest Moon means no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for days in succession.
In the days before tractor lights, the lamp of the Harvest Moon helped farmers to gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours. As the sun’s light faded in the west, the moon would soon rise in the east to illuminate the fields throughout the night. That name probably sprang to the lips of farmers throughout the Northern Hemisphere, on autumn evenings, as the Harvest Moon aided in bringing in the crops.
You are now understand the harvest Moon and are prepared to wipe your slate clean and finish this year with new beginnings.
Take advantage of a Full Moon Reading which will give you guidance on your path. This is a special time of year to direct how your year ends. I have designed a reading that will be perfect to harness the energy of what is occurring now!
Full Moon Blessings,
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