The Harvest Moons are an important ritual moon that brings with it the end of Summer. Often the brightest full moon of the year because it occurs closest to the autumnal equinox, Harvest Moons have been associated with harvest festivals for hundreds of years and were celebrated in Europe from the Middle Ages. It’s a time of high spiritual activity and change, focusing your mind and heart to reap the hard work of spring and summer.
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The Harvest Moon brings with it a strong connection to your higher self, the work you’ve been cultivating over the past few months is coming to fruition. September Moon’s spiritual meaning is all about balance and abundance, it's a time to honor and appreciate your home. A time for reflection and gratitude.
Full moons always symbolize a time of climactic conclusion, but this is felt even more deeply now as we near the changing of seasons and the cooler months ahead are imminent. We are asked to turn inward and we feel the coming of the darkness and are pulled towards our deeper flow of self.
This is the perfect time to realign with your spirit and self. September’s Moon helps to settle us into a much slower pace and rhythm. Immerse yourself and enjoy these last days of warmth so you can gladly enter the comforting darkness of Winter and deeper reflection.
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Meditation is key for this month’s moon action. Harvesting the power from within is going to be key to expanding over the coming winter months. Think of this as stocking your spiritual shelves to sustain you through the cold and isolation of winter. You will need to keep yourself fed and full as you hibernate and metamorphose into the beautiful being you deserve to become. Dress up in celebration for your change! This is the moment to feast and sing and dance, if anything else be sure to move, move, move! You’ll appreciate the time spent in celebration as the cold draws near.
September's full Harvest Moon reaches peak illumination at 07:54 p.m. EST on Monday, September 20th.