Summer’s end is on the horizon, and the arrival of autumn will be heralded by a Harvest Moon on Sept. 24 in Aries. In traditional Skylore, the Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which will take place on Sept. 22. This is known as the Nut Moon. The Ripe Corn Festival is held in the early part of this moon to acknowledge the Corn Mother and the Earth Mother. The Brush Feast festival is also held. Fruits and nuts are still being gathered, much of which goes into breads. Hunting in earnest begins.
This is an extra special full moon because there are two major events occurring back to back. When this happens it is important to acknowledge this event in some special way. Number one is to thank The Creator for the beauty of his creation. Second is to spend some quiet time contemplating how remarkable the gift of life is. Take time to envision peace within yourself and the world. Peace has to start with you before it can go out into the world.