Summer begins to fade, but sun kissed memories don’t —
the light-filled warmth within our hearts carries us into the Fall.
Traditionally, the Full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox is known as the Harvest Moon. Using the last light of Summer to illuminate the fields of Corn, Barley, and other staple crops, the preparations for the final harvest begin in anticipation of the coming season. This Moon cycle is also known as the Vine Moon and the Wine Moon as the harvesting of wine grapes begins. The Autumnal Equinox falls on the 22nd of September — it marks the beginning of the Fall Season and the start of the second half of the natural year. Embracing the darker, colder half brings us gratitude and appreciation for the light we enjoyed before. Now begins the time of going inward, thus balancing the year and ourselves.
What would you call this Moon based
on where you live and what you are noticing?
Themes of This Moon
Gratitude - Change - Adaptation - Reflection - Balance
Movement: Hiking & Exploring
Atmosphere: Warm, Sunny, Humid
Crystal: Lapis Lazuli one of the most legendary of all stones, it was used heavily amongst Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and across the globe. Known to activate the higher mind, it’s great for understanding and processing. Also known as the stone of truth, it aids in communication and harmonizing relationships.
Herb: Elderberry a potent antioxidant with immune boosting properties that is also rich in flavonoids. Elderberry is anti-viral, great for allergies, gastrointestinal health, toothaches, and best known as an aid for colds and flus.
Flower: Asters this flower’s name comes from the Greek word for “star,” it has been used in magical rituals around the world and written about in many myths. Aster is a common altar flower for various Gods and Goddesses and represent grace, refinement, patience, and elegance.
Tree: Weeping Willow This tree is associated with deep mysticism and superstition — it represents flexibility, adaptability, and surrender. It’s inner bark is incredibly medicinal and catalyzed the birth of Aspirin.
What’s In Season (Mid-Summer)
Vegetables: Asparagus, Basil, Beans, Beets, Brussels Sprout, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chili Pepper, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushroom, Mustard, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Turnips
Fruits: Apples, Avocados, Citrus, Dates, Grapes, Guava, Figs, Nectarines, Passion Fruit, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums, Raspberries, Sapote, Strawberries, Watermelon
Self Reflections of This Moon
We reflect on our bountiful and bright Summer, as we begin our journey into Fall — leaves change color and life begins to go dormant, so we follow suit. Though we may not spend as much time outside, the time for socializing and celebration begins within our homes. Transitional periods help recalibrate and assess what’s serving our greatest good. An internal and external clean up (the shedding of what is no longer needed) allows for a smooth and rewarding journey into our roots — the season of Fall & Winter.
Your ability to navigate and adapt displays your grace and sweet approach to life.