Full Hunter’s Moon 18° Aries – Oct 11, 2011

Aries Full Hunters Moon11 October 2011 at 9:07 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Aries is the sign of the Ram, a Masculine sign: outwardly expressive or extroverted. It’s element is Fire, which brings with it high energy, warmth, vision and intuition. Not only active, but a bit pushy and impulsive, and sometimes thoughtless as the Ram runs through any obstacles in its path. Some careful planning before entering Aries Moon is a good idea, to ensure you get the emotional push without running anyone over.

The three days in Aries around this full moon is the perfect time to reach out for courage, confidence and strength. With Mars in Leo on October 11th, it may be a great time for love. Follow your bliss! Do more than dream at this time, but make sure the first action comes at this time to get a lift from from the added energies available to you. It’s a great time to start a new project or jump-start a lagging one. Now is the time to invoke change! You can draw on the strength of the warrior spirit in you to the meet challenges and tests before you. If you’ve hit a plateau, you can draw on deeper reserves and go the extra mile and use the battering effect of the Ram to break through. By the time we get to October 13th, the Sun and Saturn will conjoin. It’s time to get realistic and press on. You might find a tendency to slow down and question your springboard start. Stick to your plan.

October is the Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon

This full Moon is also referred to as the Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.  In the Celtic Tree Calendar the wheel of the year the name of this moon is Gort (Ivy) which runs from September 30th through October 27th.  The Runic Calendar of Nordic traditions, (which is governed by half months rather than full months), divides this moon of the year by Gyfu (Gift) from September 28th through October 12th. Wyn (Joy) is active from from October 13th through October 27th. The Goddess Calendar names this moon of the year after Hathor or Samhain and runs from October 3rd through October 30th.

This is the time for final harvest, and for the hunt.  First frosts and falling leaves adorn the earth in northern climates. It’s time to prepare for the long winter ahead.  Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes. The most famous of these feasts is on Samhain, October 31st, or the Feast of the Dead, later adapted to become All Hallows Eve or Halloween. Sources:  Farmer’s Almanac, Moonchild Lunar Calendar.