Aries Full Moon

BLOOD MOON – OCTOBER 14, 4:02 am

The first full moon after September’s Harvest Moon, the full moon nearest the Autumnal Equinox, is the Blood Moon (also known as The Hunter’s Moon or Sanguine Moon) The Hunter’s Moon (also known as Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon).
The Hunter’s Moon and Harvest Moon are not brighter, smaller, or yellower than during other times of the year. But all full moons have their own special characteristics, based primarily on the whereabouts of the ecliptic in the sky at the time of year that these moons are visible.
In the northern hemisphere, the Hunter’s Moon appears in October or November, usually in October. Traditionally, it was a feast day in parts of western Europe and among some Native American tribes, called simply the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, though the celebration had largely died out by the 1700s. There is a large historical reenactment by that name in Lafayette, Indiana during the early part of October. [Wiki]

This Aries Full Moon, with the excellent final aspect of Moon trine Pluto is the best time in months to start something new. Time to consecrate that new tarot deck or wand, to begin a new magical practice, to start a coven. Aries is about action, and Pluto is the mystical planet.
Develop yourself on a material place as well. Start that exercise program or finally sign up for that class. Seize that opportunity. Starting now will give you an excellent chance to change your life.
Plan for a short and simple ritual for new beginnings. Have salt, water, and a red or orange candle. Clearly fix your intentions in your mind — if there is a physical object involved in what you are starting, like a registration form for a class, bring it into your ritual. cast a circle, and light the candle, stating your intention. Then combine salt and water, and use this to bless yourself and the object of your new practice. If it can be damaged by water, (like a book), you may use incense instead. Finally, concentrate on the candle, wiling a successful outcome, then blow out the candle and close the circle. Keep the candle and repeat the ritual as the new project continues. — by Magenta Griffith

A Poem To The Spirit Wheel

A wheel was shown to me,
wonderful to behold…
Divinity is in its omniscience and
like a wheel,
a circle,
a whole,
that can neither be understood,
nor divided,
nor begun nor ended.

— Hildegard of Bingen

Harvest Moon in Pisces

The Full Moon in September is often called the Harvest Moon.
In agricultural communities, the extra light of the few days around the Full Moon was used to bring in the crops. If the weather is mild, this is a good time for an outdoor Full Moon ritual.
If you can, organize a Harvest Moon picnic with a few friends. Most of the food should be either from your gardens, or locally grown, bought at a farmer’s market or roadside stand. Traditional foods might be corn, apples, tomatoes, squash, and various greens. Bake your own bread, or try to find a bakery that makes artisan breads. Buy locally made wine or beer.
Find a pleasant place to set up your picnic, a local park or nature preserve, or even a large backyard. Cover a picnic table with a large table cloth or a sheet. Arrange the food on the cloth, with ornamental squash, ears of corn, and pumpkins as decorations.
Start the feast by thanking the gods for the bounty of the harvest. After you eat, you can sing, a time-honored way to celebrate. Harvest songs are part of traditional folk music. End with a song of thanks. — Magenta Griffith

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