If you’re prone to tilt your head and howl at the moon, like the great hunters the coyotes, October 8 will be the only night this month when the moon will be visible in the sky all night long. Just be mindful of the neighbors when you howl!
All you Moon Lovers Mark your calendars! The night sky of October 2014 is going to provide a delightful view for sky gazers. The tenth month of the year is going to present celestial wonders. In the new month, sky watchers can enjoy array of astronomical events including two eclipses, two meteor showers, Uranus at opposition and more. Total Lunar Eclipse: On Oct. 8, 2014, sky watchers can witness total lunar eclipse which will soon be followed by partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23. The second of total lunar eclipse tetrad will occur before the dawn.
Draconids Meteor Shower: This astronomical event occurs on Oct. 8 and 9. Sea Sky reports it is a “minor” one that merely produces 10 meteors per hour. However, the brightness of the full moon may become a hindrance for the sky watchers wanting to enjoy the meteor shower. For the best view, one should retreat to a place away from “city lights” at the middle of the night.
In skylore, the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon on October 7-8 will be called a Blood Moon. Plus the October 7-8 total lunar eclipse – the second of four total lunar eclipses in the ongoing lunar tetrad – has been widely called a Blood Moon. Voila. Double Blood Moon.
To the Native Americans full moons were a way to keep track of the seasons and make appropriate preparations for survival. Besides, with falling leaves and the fattening of wild game, also preparing for winter, who could argue that this month’s moon signaled a good time to go hunting. Hunter’s Moon the name for the full moon after the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon nearest the September 23 autumnal equinox. This year, the Harvest Moon came on September 9. That’s why October’s moon bears the name Hunter’s Moon.
The Hunters Full Moon is also called the Shedding Moon, Blood Moon, or the Falling Leaf Moon. Coming right before Samhain/Halloween, it is a time when the nights are crisp and clear, and you can sense a change in the energy around you.
- The Gemstones are obsidian, amethyst and tourmaline.
- This is the time to give thanks to the animals, fruits, and vegetables during this moon for giving their lives so we can live.
- Use red candles and burn cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger as your incense.
This is the time when the veil between our world and the spirit world are at its thinnest. Use this time for spiritual growth. If there is a deceased ancestor you wish to contact, this is a great month to do it. Throughout October work on your spiritual self, and pay attention to messages you get in your dreams. Plan a ritual to remember those who have passed from this world, and be sure to make an offering to them.
As for Halloween night, the moon, if visible at all will be just a thin sliver, adding to the mystery of the night.
People have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a psychic. An in depth reading should be done every moon cycle. Since, every moon cycle represents a change it not only affects our external forces but our internal forces as well. Call today to find out what is in store for you during this time of change, (866)-563-3997.
The full moon is always a good time to pray, have ceremonies, and be reminded of the continuation of life. Enjoy my friends.
Full Moon Blessings,