Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hunter's Moon

October's Full Moon is called the Hunter's Moon and is also known as the Blood Moon, Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon or Sanguine Moon. It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon (the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal Equinox) and it gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead.

It is a time of sacrifice, letting go and divination.

* Colors: Dark blue, black, purples
* Gemstones: Obsidian, Amethyst , Tourmaline
* Trees: Apples and yew
* Gods: Herne, Apollo, Cernunnos, Mercury
* Herbs: Apple blossom, pennyroyal, mint family, catnip, Sweet Annie
* Element: Air


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