Morning all. It's Friday. Hip...hip...hooray. It's a true fall morning out there. Gorgeous dawn to a new day. Next Friday will be the Halloween party here, and I am so looking forward to it. Some are complaining that Halloween falls on a Sunday, but that''s okay with me. At least I will be safe in my house and not out there trying to dodge the eggs when as I make my way home from work. Today is also the Full Moon.
The Hunter's Moon or Blood Moon on Friday, October 22nd, is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal Equinox. It is also called the Shedding Moon or Falling Leaf Moon. And, because it falls right before Samhain, a time when the veil between realms is at its thinnest, and there is plenty of energy in the air. It gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead. The creatures of the Earth are making ready; the squirrels are scurrying about, gathering any last bits of food before the snow hides it away, and those who slumber during the cold months have prepared their beds. The birds have already begun their search of warmer lands to the south. The harvest is complete and the Earth has begun to fall to barrenness.
Our ancestors witnessed the moon as it reflected the rhythms of life, the cycles of the seasons and the tides of the seas. They watched the moon move across the sky, transforming and changing - a beacon of light that shone through the darkness of night.A blood red moon signified the time for harvest or impending death, 'blood on the moon', the time of winter has come.
The Hunter’s moon in October focuses on connecting with animals or rather our totem.
This Full Moon occurs in the astrological sign of Aries and is the second Full Moon in Aries in a row, quite a rare occurrence. A Full Moon signifies a completion, the finalization of what we may have begun during the previous New Moon. This Full Moon will fall at 29 degrees Aries "I am" and is the second in a row that falls in the sign of the Ram... but, other than this, we find that the two have very little in common with each other. The 29th degree of any sign is an indication that we are completing something, and at this Full Moon, we may find ourselves experiencing the end of one way of thinking about things and the beginning of a different view as the moon prepares to new sign, Taurus, "I have". This second Aries full moon will energize us to look deeper into our relationships in order to learn how to take in another person's point of view and grow beyond our own; it reminds us to seek balance between the " I (Aries) and the We (Libra)". The key here is to blend these two opposites rather than have them in conflict.
This will undoubtedly be a powerful Full Moon, one that encourages us to look deeper within ourselves and to release whatever is blocking our acceptance of others. It is time that we discover new ways of compromise and sharing It demands that we take some type action, and no matter how painful or difficult it may be, we will have to let go of the old and make room for the new.