Category Archives: Moon Messages

Harvest Moon

“Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky, … “harvest moon

September 19 brings us the 2013 “Harvest Moon” aka Wine Moon, Corn Moon and Singing Moon (to name but a few). The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Fall Equinox.

I always remember a sort of awe and mystery about the Harvest Moon. It has such a presence in the sky – a super large bright orange orb shining in the night sky. But is it really bigger, brighter or more colorful? Well, according to the website, it’s just an ordinary full moon. Continue reading

New Moon Activities

New Moon
This Wednesday is the first New Moon of spring. In spiritual circles, a lot of focus is placed on the full moon as part of our meditation, healing and growth cycles. But, the new moon is also a powerful time for achieving our goals.

As humans we have been emulating nature and following the cycles of the moon for thousands of years. We know that moonlight has a great impact on plant, animal and human life. Among many other things, the moon affects our heart rate, blood pressure, brain waves, controls women’s menstruation and ovulation, along with controlling oceanic tides and signaling the start and end of animal hibernation.

According to the Almanac, it’s widely believed that activities will be more fruitful or lead to improved results depending on the moon phase. The period between the new and full moon (first and second quarters) is considered as the best time to perform tasks that require strength, fertility and growth. The period between the full and new moon (third and fourth quarters) is best for harvesting, retarding growth, etc. Many gardeners swear by planting in these cycles. And I have been known to cut my hair by the phases of the moon with great results.

When the moon is waxing (moving from new to full), it is believed to help with all “forward movement” intentions Continue reading

August Full Moon – The Red Moon

Welcome to the August Full Moon (August 1, 2012 11:27pm EDT/8:27 pm PDT) and the beginning of the harvest season.

The moon has always been important and fascinating to the people. Since the beginning of time, our ancestors used the movement of the moon to keep track of the passing year and set schedules for hunting, planting, and harvesting. They linked the 28 day lunar month to a given season and gave names to the months that described important events that were happening in nature at that time, such as the behavior of the plants, animals, or weather during that month.

To some Native American tribes of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain area, August’s full moon was known as The Sturgeon Moon. Continue reading