• Full Harvest Moon – September
This full moon is so-named for obvious reasons. Many of the Native North American tribes were busy gathering staple foods at this time such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans and rice. Traditionally, the name of Harvest Moon is given to the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox on September 21/22. It only falls during October once or twice in a decade.
Now is the end of the cycle of life and light. It's getting darker in the Northern Hemisphere, and preparations need to be made for the coming cold. It's a good time to put the yard and garden right - clean up, repair things, and set everything in its place, ready for next Spring.
Personally, now is a good time for clearing rituals. Heal old emotional and physical wounds; forgive others, and, most importantly, forgive yourself for what you think are your shortcomings of the past year. This can be a very effective time of letting go - we don't want to be cooped up all winter with our miseries, do we? The abundant harvest of a whole year of soul growth is available to you now - get rid of old stuff that no longer serves your Highest Good, and make space for a new, healthier, happier you!
The September full moon has also been known by the name of Corn Moon because corn crops are being harvested at this time; and Fruit Moon since late-season berries and tree fruit are picked now and prepared for the long winter months ahead.
This moon is also considered a Super Moon. You can read all about that interesting concept at the Earth Sky Website HERE.