New Moon - September 28th & Full Moon October 13th
Autumn has arrived, we welcome you with open arms, the opportunity to shed and transform once again is here.
October’s Full Moon is the first moon cycle of Autumn and known as the Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Sanguine Moon. In native traditions, it was a time to travel and venture off to hunt as fields are barren from harvest and one is in need of finding and storing food for the fall and winter. We are sanguine for what we will find and hope to be able to take care of ourselves, family, and community. The hunt nowadays can be metaphoric - what are you seeking to ensure a healthy second half of the year? Be precise, be focused, and be prepared. What would you call this moon based on where you live and what you are noticing?
Themes Of This Moon
llumination - Awareness - Adaptation - Foresight
Burdock Root: a powerful diuretic and detoxifying herb that has the ability to purify the blood by removing toxins, enhancing liver, kidney, and bowel function all aiding in strengthening immunity. It’s packed with antioxidants, great for digestive aid, joint pain, and seasonal transitions. Also when applied to skin, great for acne and psoriasis.
Opal: known as the “Eye Stone” originating from the Greek word “opallios” which meant “to see change in color.” This stone encourages independence and stimulates creativity. Opal helps enhance visions being so pleasing to the eye on both physical and psychic levels. It also helps release anger and express one’s authentic self.
Walking & Foraging
Cool & Crisp
Maple: This tree is deeply associated with Autumn with its magical array of colors it displays during the fall season. It represents strength, balance, generosity, and promise...all characteristics of how giving it is providing edible aspects of many forest creatures and sugar and syrup for us humans.
Marigolds: They are a “sun loving” plant whose name literally means “Mary’s Gold,” though it’s used for various spiritual and religious ceremonies around the world from Day of the Dead to many Hindu rituals. They interestingly have polar opposite meanings to some, depending on your perspective: passion and creativity or sorrow and despair.
What’s In Season
Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chicory, Chile Peppers, Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Shallots, Turnips, Winter Squash, Yams
Pears, Persimmons, Quince, Raspberries, Sapote
As we begin to immerse ourselves into the Autumn, we start to notice the visible change around us. We embody our adaptive quality and welcome change. We move inward, and cultivate a deeper sense of self and responsibility with less resources, and a keen awareness of time as nights grow longer and the days become shorter. The shedding now begins so we may only bring what is essential to our wellbeing into this new season.
Root down and tap in, everything will Fall into place.