Harvest Moon

September is the time of the Harvest Moon. This time of year we gather that last of the crops and celebrate the final harvests of the season. In colder areas we may even start to see frost. Canning and storing starts and there is lots of work to be done. As the earth leans further from the sun we feel the warmth of summer leave and the chill of winter begin to set in.  Without a doubt, my favorite time of year.

Correspondences:
  • Colors: Browns and greens, earth tones
  • Gemstones: Citrine, chrysolite, peridot, bloodstone
  • Trees: Bay, larch, hawthorn
  • Gods: Demeter, Brighid, Freyja, Vesta
  • Herbs: Wheat, valerian, witch hazel, skullcap
  • Element: Earth
This is a month of hearth and home. Spend some time preparing your environment for the upcoming chilly months. If you don't already have one, set up a hearth or kitchen altar for those times when you're cooking, baking and canning. Use this time to clear out clutter -- both physical and emotional -- before you have to spend the long winter days inside.
Also Known As: Wine Moon, Singing Moon

*Correspondences taken from About.com

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