“The story that the moon tells is of the birth, growth, fullness, decay, disappearance, with rebirth and growth again.” ~ Demetra George
Is it a full moon again?
Funny thing, the moon; it’s a creature of habit.
I find a lot of comfort in following the moon on its journey, because it reminds me to be present to my own revolutions. Just think of all the ways we shift… our emotions, our moon cycle, the way we experience life, what engages our minds – we wax and wane and begin again.
The Full Hunter Moon in Aries brings up a lot of emotions, and there’s good reason for it. There’s a cycle beneath the cycle as Luna rises on October the 13th.
Here in Canada, it is also the weekend of Thanksgiving. No matter where we are, we can practice gratitude, which is the cornerstone of our inherent abundance.
When the moon is full, it signals a culmination, the end of an anticipated destination. Luna is ripe, fertile, illuminated to her fullest degree. When celebrating a full moon in ritual, we acknowledge that abundance and the incredible resilience of the feminine. Luna is most potent three days leading up to her fullness, and it is appropriate for perform full moon magic until the day following.
We are, as lunar creatures ourselves, susceptible to heightened emotions during this time. Our internal tides rise; ovulation occurs around the full moon, creativity and libido peaks, we become more attracted and attractive to others. There is an excitement emotionally and physically as expressed by our bodies and our narrative. Watch for the ways you express yourself during the full moon as opposed to the new, for instance. Things begin to make more sense when laid against the background of light or, the absence of it.
Full illumination also marks the threshold to a descent. The moon never resists the beauty of coming into its fullness then almost immediately surrendering to the waning process; to the depths of renewal before it can be born once more. I see a great lesson in that for myself and for humanity… whoever told us that time was linear, did us a great disservice. Should we be able to see ourselves in the same way we see nature, we could let go of the many fears and questions we have about the validity of each lifetime and the fact that we are experts at transformative regeneration.
But what is the secret to October’s Hunter Moon? What brews beneath the obvious?
Nestled between the end of Pluto retrograde on October 3rd (the end of a five month cycle where we learned to release outdated paradigms) and the start of Mercury’s Retrograde also falling on the holy day of Samhain (All Hallow’s Eve), this full moon in Aries rises during what is known as the seasonal time of the Dark Moon.
Between the Fall Equinox in September and the Winter Solstice, is the season of the Dark Moon, as the eight phase of the yearly moon cycle coincides with the eight Pagan Sabbat. Full moon in Aries is the illumination of a time when the dark goddess reigns supreme.
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As author Elizabeth Gilbert so eloquently put it on her Insta post today, I too am privileged to have the SAFETY to be out as MYSELF.
I have the support of my family and community, my government and my worldwide tribe. I am safe to speak and live my truth.
I speak it for all the generations before me who were cast out, murdered or mutilated for theirs, and for all my fellow humans who are still in danger to live the life they were born to live.
We stand together. 🌈