The Harvest Moon

Themes, Thoughts & Reflections For September 2019

August 30, 2019

The Harvest Moon

New Moon - August 30th & Full Moon September 13th

Summer begins to fade, but sun kissed memories don’t; the warmth of our hearts carry us light-filled into Fall.


Moons

Cyclical Insights

Traditionally the Full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox is known as the Harvest Moon. With the last of the Summer light to illuminate the fields of Corn, Barley, and other staple crops, the preparations for the final harvest begin in anticipation of celebrating the coming season. If this wasn’t the harvest moon, this moon cycle is also known as the Vine Moon, and the Wine Moon as the harvesting of wine grapes begin.

The Autumnal Equinox falls on the 23rd of September and 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 to gratitude for the light and 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

Herb
Herb

Elderberry: a potent antioxidant with immune boosting properties rich in flavonoids. They are anti-viral, great for allergies, gastrointestinal health, toothaches, and best known to aid in colds and flus.

Crystal
Crystal

Lapis Lazuli: one of the most legendary of all stones 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.

Movement
Movement

Hiking & Exploring

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Warm, Sunny, Humid

Tree
Tree

Weeping Willow: This tree is associated with deep mysticism and superstition. It represents flexibility, adaptability, and surrender. Its inner bark is incredibly medicinal and catalyzed the birth of Aspirin.

Flower
Flower

Asters: this flower’s name comes from the Greek word for “star.” This celestial flower has been used in magical rituals around the world and written about in many myths. They are a common altar flower for various gods and goddesses and represent grace, refinement, patience, and elegance.


What’s In Season

(Late Summer)

Vegetables
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
Fruits

Apples, Avocados, Citrus, Dates, Grapes, Guava, Figs, Nectarines, Passion Fruit, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums, Raspberries, Sapote, Strawberries, Watermelon


Self Reflections

Self Reflections

As we begin to reflect on our bountiful and bright Summer, we start our journey into Fall. As leaves change color and life begins to go dormant, we follow suit. Though we may not spend as much time outside, the time of 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’s not needed) allows for a smooth and rewarding journey into our roots, the season of Fall & Winter.

Your ability to navigate and adapt display your grace and sweet approach to life.