Oct 22, 2010

It's the Full Moon

(From Photobucket)


But not just ANY full moon.  This moon is most commonly called Blood Moon, Sanguine Moon or Hunter's Moon.  This is because it was the time when hunters were out at night doing the last of their hunting before the cold drives the animals into hiding or migrating.

I personally can't see the moon tonight, as it's overcast here.  It's unfortunate, because it's usually a beautiful rusty/gold colour!

Other names for this moon:

 Kindly Moon, Hunter's Moon, Blackberry Moon, Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Shedding Moon

Correspondences:

Colors: Dark blue, black, purple, copper, dark blue-green, pink, rose

Gemstones and Minerals: Obsidian, amethyst, tourmaline, beryl, jade, opal, sapphire, pink tourmaline turquoise, copper

Trees: Apple and yew

Gods: Herne, Apollo, Cernunnos, Mercury, Astarte, Belili, Demeter, Durga, Hathor, Ishtar, Kore, Lakshmi

Herbs and Plants: Apple blossoms, pennyroyal, mint family, catnip, Sweet Annie, angelica, burdock, catnip, mint, thyme, uva ursi, bluebell, calendula, cosmos, daisy, rose

Element: Air

Enjoy the full moon tonight!



Sources: 
http://www.nightskyinfo.com/sky_highlights/hunters_moon/
http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonnames.htm
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art18824.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/moon2/moone/page5.html

4 comments:

Sharon said...

The full moon was gorgeous here, last night, it bathes the whole yard in it's light.

Wendy said...

I"m drinking blackberry tea as I write this. I love how you've gathered all the names of the Full Moons. If you'd like some tea and company, I'm hosting a tea party today for the "Tea Under a Halloween Moon" blog party and would love to chat more. Blessings to you :)

http://www.yearcats.com/2010/10/22/drinking-tea-with-the-ancestors/

Magaly Guerrero said...

I didn't see Her yesterday either, and I just stuck my head outside (have been writing all day) and was pleased. She is looking all foggy and creepy like a Blood Moon should, thanks for reminding me to enjoy the wonderful things ;-)

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Great moon post! It was a beautiful one here in Iowa. I definitely like the Falling Leaf Moon name, because that's what has been happening here. The goats love it - dried leaves are apparently yummy. :)

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