Harvest Full Moon
The Harvest Moon is the full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox, which marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
The full moon in September, is called the ‘Harvest Moon’ where farmers can continue their harvest late into the night by the light of the full moon. The same moon appears three days in succession, but the one that appears on Saturday is the one that receives this name.
Other names for this moon are the ‘Wine Moon’, the ‘Elk Call Moon’ and the ‘Singing Moon’. It received the name of harvest moon because it appears in the Northern Hemisphere at the time of the year that coincides with the harvesting of crops.
In Honor of The Harvest Full Moon…. My new pieces
* Kwan Yin, known as The Goddess of Mercy, Gentle Protectoress, Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Chinese goddess of purity, grace, kindness, selflessness and benevolence. She is believed to be a matron of childbirth, and is called upon for aid in conception as well as healing. She also protects transitioning souls and travelers.
The Origin of Kwan Yin:
“There are many legends about the origin of Kwan Yin it is said, In 7th century China, a king had three daughters, the youngest named Miao-Shan. At the time of
Miao-Shan’s birth, the earth trembled and a wonderful fragrance and flower blossoms sprang up
around the land. Many of the local people said they saw the signs of a holy incarnation on her body.” To read the full excerpt, click here
Symbolic of the height of power, the peak of clarity, fullness and obtainment of desire. The full moon is designated as the mother because of its fullness, power and it is representative of fertility.
The full moon is a time of positive opportunity if you use it correctly. It can increase your positive energy. Full Moons are about expansion. The wishing power is at its fullest in the Full Moon phase- this is truly a magical time to set goals, make grand plans and ask for assistance.