The Full Moon rises Saturday night in sweet celestial splendor. Below, ripened fields on Earth are bathed in her luminous glow. This is the harvest.
Full Moons are points of culmination, magical moments of manifestation and creation. Especially this one. In Aries/Libra, the Moon/Sun opposition aligns in a portal of initiation, a milestone in our ascension. The alignment will be exact Saturday night (11:10 PM Pacific October 3, 2:10 AM Eastern October 4).
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Harvest Moon is the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox. Below the equator, the seeds of spring are ripening in a time of new beginnings.
In initiating, cardinal signs, the waxing Moon signals a completion, the harvest of all we've cultivated in recent weeks and months. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the abundant blessings in our lives. In many places, the streets are filled with the sights, smells and sounds of community harvest festivals.
Spiritually, we are fulfilled. The Moon in Aries illuminates our passions, urging us to pursue our dreams. The Sun in Libra brings balance, beauty and harmony.
Saturn, Mercury and Venus in Virgo celebrate the Earth, our path of service, the alchemy of spirit and matter within this physical dimension. Uranus in Pisces opposes Mercury and Saturn, a dynamic opposition we've seen reflected in recent Earth changes, including powerful earthquakes and tsunamis this past week.
The cosmos asks that we pause to honor this passage as Grandmother Moon waxes to full these autumn nights. Take action to manifest your dreams into reality. Pray for balance and harmony in our world, within the hearts of all, as we make our way through the prophesied changes of the 2012 transition.
Protecting the Moon
At the Full Moon in September, I learned of NASA's mission to bomb the Moon this month. Unbelievable, but true. For details and links, see my September 4, 2009 blog post below.
The story has been reported in Scientific American and other popular media, yet reliable facts and updates about this mission are sketchy. You can research it yourself and draw your own conclusions. At the very least, our prayers and awareness are needed.