Kate Braun :
The October Full Moon is called a Hunter’s Moon or a Blood Moon

The opposition of Wednesday, the masculine Odin’s day, with the feminine full moon creates its own balance, adding the imperative forcefulness of Odin to the nurturing love of Lady Moon.

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Hunter’s Moon. Image from anybodythere.net.

By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | October 7, 2014

Wednesday is Odin’s day, full of masculine “make it happen” energy while Full Moons are charged with feminine “help it grow” energy. This seeming opposition creates its own balance, adding the imperative forcefulness of Odin to the nurturing love of Lady Moon. Projects begun at the New Moon should be reaching their objectives, generating a sense of fulfillment which will further enhance your efforts.

When working with moon energy, it is best to be outdoors and to actually see the full moon. If weather makes being outdoors difficult or impossible, the next-best thing is to arrange your actions so that you can see the full moon through a window. Should the sky be cloudy or rainy, orient yourself so that you can face the direction in which you would see the full moon if you could.

The October Full Moon is called a Hunter’s Moon or a Blood Moon. Its color may be deep orange, possibly verging on a red tone. Incorporate the color red in your décor and dress as a representation of the state of the moon. Invoke the goddess of your choice with a toast of red wine. Some goddesses commonly invoked at this Full Moon are: Danu, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, and Cerridwyn.

On Wednesday, Mercury rules and Mercury’s orientation is to career. Take advantage of this to focus your ritualing on professional interests, especially in the areas of communicating your abilities and preferences to others. If you are considering further education to advance your career, this would be a good time to make a plan to make that happen. By using this balance of masculine and feminine energies, you may take some important steps toward advancing your career — or determining what your best career field would be.

Since water is the element that should be used in Full Moon workings, it would also be good to outline your ritualing area with salt water. Ideally it would be sea water, but any salt dissolved in tap water will suffice. Sprinkle the salt water around the area you will be using; sprinkle some on yourself, too, and sing to Lady Moon as you do so. Any song with “moon” in the title would be appropriate and there are many songs to choose from. Silver is the metal associated with the moon, so wearing some silver jewelry would also promote energy helpful to your workings.

When all is in order, when you are centered and prepared, stand in the center of your ritualing area and repeat your chant 9 times. Here is a suggestion for a chant, but feel free to create your own:

Success and happiness balance each other,
Strengthen, as a family by father and mother.
Words are the key to steady progression,
Mine are clear and on-point, avoiding digression.
Sing a final song to Lady Moon to end your ritualing.

[Kate Braun was a contributor to the original Rag. Her website is www.tarotbykatebraun.com. She can be reached at kate_braun2000@yahoo.com. Read more of Kate Braun’s writing on The Rag Blog.]

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One Response to Kate Braun :
The October Full Moon is called a Hunter’s Moon or a Blood Moon

  1. Beverly Baker Moore says:

    Thanks very much Kate. I enjoy your articles.

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