Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Three Muses--Hunter's moon
So many of us have heard of the harvest moon, and many celebrate it around the world in various celebrations and parties. It is readily heralded as one of the most brilliant full moons of the year. But there is one that holds as much significance as this but is shrouded in myth.
The Hunter’s Moon. Also called the Blood Moon, because of the orange-red glow it has due to the elevation of rise in the late autumn atmosphere. Harvest moon falls the first full moon closest to the fall equinox and hunters moon is the next full moon after, usually falling in October, and rarely in November. Most of the full moon’s names are from Native American Myths and lore. Hunters moon was named as it signified a time of easy hunting, even deep into the night to prepare for the long winter ahead. .
Our Wiccan friends call this the Shedding moon or the Falling Leaf moon. It hold great reverence to many on a spiritual journey. Many believe that the veils between worlds are the thinnest on this night. Pay close attention to all visions, and messages received at this time.
Those wishing to contact loved ones may wish to do so on this night as the bridge between worlds is easiest to cross.
Posted by Linda Gibbons at Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Beautiful, and the explanation is fascinating, Linda.ReplyDelete
WOW very expressive it looks like a mysterious jpourney.ReplyDelete
Awesome!! Thanks for the info. too. I didn't know some of what you've written here.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the info about Hunters' Moon, Linda. I always tell people I learn something every day in our blog challenges! Your art interprets the Hunters' Moon so well. Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
wonderful piece, linda!ReplyDelete
i created a series about the full moons last year on file folders... but your information is even deeper than the one i had found. great to learn about!
I love the significance of the Hunters' Moon, Linda, and your interpretation is beautiful.ReplyDelete
A wonderful depiction and great info! xxReplyDelete
I never knew all of those stories about the moon. Wonderful art!ReplyDelete
Col, cold, cold, a wonderful image.ReplyDelete
Cold, cold, cold, a wonderful image.ReplyDelete
A beautiful, thoughtful piece, Linda. I love your words and your art. Gorgeous.ReplyDelete