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Full Harvest Moon September 2014

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This evening's Full Harvest Moon is known as the Corn Moon, or Barley Moon. It falls in the time when corn and barley is harvested. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox. Traditionally, farmers could rely on the moon's brightness and work through the night to finish all the harvesting.
In 2014, the Autumnal Equinox will fall on Monday, September 22 at 9:29 PM CST, or Tuesday, September 23, at 2:29 UTC. On or around this date, Wiccans and other pagans celebrate the holiday of Mabon, while heathens who follow the Norse pantheon celebrate Haustablót.
This moon falls in the sign of Pisces, a feminine, mutable water sign, ruled by Neptune, governed by imagination. Favorable topics to focus on are inner development, karma, and revelations -- secrets revealed. Under this moon, energies withdraw from the surface to hibernate within, reorganizing and realigning in secrecy. This sign is sensitive and shy of the spotlight, so avoid public displays for the best outcome. This is an ideal time for rituals involving water.

Attributes:  Time of the Mother Goddess. Anu, Hera, Isis, Demeter, Freya, Luna, Diana, Spider Woman, Chaos, Frigg, Morrigan, Ta - Urt. Beautiful, radiant MoonMother. LadyMoon.
Positive activities:  Very intuitive and productive time. Especially: Fertility; Magic; Dreams; Meditation; love; Matters of the home; Beauty; Money; Creativity; Psychic abilities. A time of heightened feelings. Not a good time for major decisions for they will be colored with emotional debris. Do not seek medical treatment, inoculations, operations are at its least favorable. Wounds bleed more, and the formation of scar tissue is more pronounced.
Goals:  Major workings should occur now. This is the climax of the obvious moon power. Relates to the Growing plant as it pierces the ground.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
The Moon is the most important heavenly body to witches. We draw on her power for lunar magic. We cast our spells in accord with her cycles. She inspires and illuminates us. There are moon gods, but the Moon has always been perceived as female. The Moon is cyclical, like women. We menstruate with her. She mirrors the stages of our lives: "Maiden", "Mother" and "Crone". She is Changing Woman, as are we.
As the Wheel of the Moon continues on its never ending course, the moon also travels through the different astrological signs, just as the sun does, only more rapidly. When the moon resides within the various signs, that sign influences the magical aspect of the moon.
The Moon is the astronomical body closest to us and, therefore, she has a profound influence upon us. The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magical workings.

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