Full Moon in Taurus: Oct 29

Full Moon in Taurus: Oct 29

Full Hunter’s Moon

06° 48′ Taurus – Monday, Oct 29, 2:50 P.M. Central

Taurus Full Moon

Full Moon in Taurus

October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon, the Dying Moon, or the Blood Moon. Traditional cultures worldwide have festivals to celebrate the October Full Moon such as:

  1. The Disirblot of Freyja, Norse Goddess. This moon marks the begining of the Winter season. On this night, great family feasts were held which featured foods sacred to the Autumn deities.
  2. The Aztecs and Toltecs celebrated The Festival of Ciuateotl, the snake woman goddess to appease the Goddess of strife, misfortune, and labor whose name means ‘the great bath of sweat’.

Taurus Full Moon Energy

Manifestation, Healing, Security

Prosperity Affirmation CandleOctober brings a serious manifestation moon; however, it also some serious security and stability points of interest. This moon in both Taurus and 2nd house means a lot of root chakra concerns, so any insecurities we have could be augmented. The thing to do is feel the feeling, and then address it. This is an ideal moon to sit down with the focused intention to shift your footing or position in areas in your life where you feel unstable, disconnected or rootless.

With the fixed Taurus moon tightly trine Pluto in Capricorn, it is the perfect time to blast open any feelings of instability or insecurity we might be dragging along from our past. This will open up the future to one of choice rather than one based on habit.

Steady Work Hoodoo Candle

Steady Work Hoodoo Candle

Taurus the bull is tenacious and consistently seeks security, if you combine this dig-in-your heals energy with commitment and a clear intention, whatever you begin will have sure footing and be hard to stop.

What are your emotional survival tactics? Are you reacting rather than acting? It’s a perfect  time to assess your habits and make a conscious choice to move in a different direction, especially if you need to shift from a glass half-empty to a glass not-only half-full, but overflowing. You can shift your relationship with manifest reality to one of security and abundance.  The key is to be clear, be focused, and invoke all your senses. [Read more…]

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.