Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Falling leaf Moon
October Moon names
Long Hair Moon (Hopi)
Ten Colds Moon (Kiowa).
Falling Leaves Moon (Arapaho).
Corn Ripe Moon (Taos Native American).
Hunterâ€™s Moon, Blood Moon (Neo-Pagan).
Leaf Fall Moon (San Juan Native American).
Blood Moon, Wine Moon (Mediaeval English).
Blood Moon Falling :Full, Leaf Moon ark (Janic).
Hunterâ€™s Moon, Travel Moon, Full Dying Grass Moon (Algonquin Native American/Colonia).
Other Moon names : Spirit Moon, Snow Moon, Shedding Moon, Winterfelleth (Winter Coming), Windermanoth (Vintage Month), Falling Leaf Moon, Moon of the Changing Season, White Frost moon
If you stand in a fairy ring, under the light of the full moon, and make a wish it will come true.
if something has been lost for a long time search for it under the Hunters' moon and you will find it.
This months Moon is sometimes called the Harvest moon, thought this year it falls so late that there is not much left to harvest. Potatoes , Brussels sprouts, cabbage.
In Europe this full moon is sometimes called the Hunter's Moon, and was used as it was by the Native Americans to add to the winter larder. The moon is not larger or brighter than any other moon, but it does rise earlier than than at other times of the year. Even allowing farmers to work in the field by moonlight.
Where ever you live, this marks the time of the final Hunts and Harvests for our ancestors, and even for us as we prepare for winter.
Today as I was working on putting the garden to bed, Each breeze brought a shower of leaves! It was raining leaves, as tomorrow a cold rain will fall from a low grey sky. It is after all the " Falling Leaf Moon", the days are growing shorter, colder and less inviting. The chickadee chirps its cheerful call, but other than that the woods and fields are silent.