The Harvest Full Moon refers to the Full Moon that is the closest to the Autumn Equinox. Usually, this Full Moon happens in the month of September in the Northern Hemisphere…
This year the Harvest Full Moon is September 29th, 2023, about a week after the exact point of the Autumn Equinox.
What Is the Harvest Moon's Meaning?
The Harvest Moon is a marker in the cycles of the changing of seasons and is a culmination of energy from the Summer Season.
With the Harvest Moon, we now fully embrace the Autumn season as we quickly journey towards Winter.
Much like the energy of the Autumn Equinox, The time around the Harvest Moon is a time of physical and tangible harvest of crops like apples, squash, pumpkins and more!
It also presents an opportunity to harvest and claim all you've learned from and grown through over the Summer, as you now consciously release what is not serving to you to boldly embrace the new season.
This is a good time to complete projects you have in process, to clean your space (inner and outer) and to let go of whatever is holding you back or weighing you down.
For more insight into how to do this…
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Harvest Full Moon Balance
Amidst the Harvest Full Moon energy there is a continuation of the balancing forces that strongly circulate with the September Equinox. With the Harvest Moon, these balancing forces shine a light on how you're balancing giving and receiving — and specifically how you are balancing the energy you cultivate and the energy you share with others.
This is a good time to reflect on what you're giving and sharing, how you're being of service, and where you're putting the needs and desires of others first in your life.
How do you balance the energy you're flowing towards others with what you need to be happy, healthy, confident and centered in your truth?
Use the energy around the Harvest Moon to find a harmony and balance between being of service towards others, and cultivating energy for your own happiness, health and spiritual connection.
Find harmony between taking care of yourself and being of service towards others.
What is the spiritual meaning of the moon?
In exploring the meaning of the Harvest Moon, its important to realize that the moon itself has a deep spiritual significance.
The moon is the closest celestial body to Earth, and has long been observed, and revered by humanity.
Spiritually speaking the moon represents the feminine, and in some times was seen as being directly connected with the goddess.
The moons forces are connected to themes like intuition, wisdom, spirituality, strong emotions and the cycles of birth, death, and rebirth.
Full Moon and Spirituality
The Full Moon is a time of heightened spiritual energy on the inner planes. It is a wonderful time for deepening spiritual practice, meditation, and for re-charging your intentions with light and life force energy.
It's well known, that the Full Moon is a time of heightened emotional energy as well. The phrase “lunatic“, comes from the Latin root word luna and refers to how the changes of the moon can have a way of causing a type of insanity.
One of the keys to successfully navigating through the strong energies of the Full Moon is to practice presence. Stay grounded, centered, and be willing to face and release any heavy emotional patterns that may arise within you.
Emotional Cleansing With The Full Moon
On and around the Harvest Moon, you may be feeling your emotions in a way that's intensified.
One of the keys to handling this with grace and ease is to allow the emotions to flow. Don't try to bury, stuff down, stop or cork your emotions up as they arise, and don't judge yourself for having them or believe that “you are your emotions”.
Rather, allow the emotional storms to move through, knowing that you are not the emotion and that when you simply allow it to circulate, the storm will pass. And on the other side of that storm, there can be an opportunity for you to more fully understand yourself, to recognize that what emotions are seeking to convey something to you.
What are your emotions seeking to reveal to you?
Perhaps your emotion is attempting to show you where you've not been true to yourself.
Perhaps your emotion is showing you where you're still holding on to past traumas, to past memories, or past pain that you can now choose to let go.
Realign With Your Core Truth
Astrologically speaking at the time of the Full Moon, the Sun and the Moon are in opposition. This creates an illuminating force where much can be revealed to you about who you really are, what you truly desire and where you are, or are not on track in your life.
Where you are or are not in alignment with your core truth.
Some of the themes around this are:
- You may realize you've been following the script that another has written for your life.
- You may see that you've been trying to do things in a way that you think others would understand respect or want you to do.
- You may recognize that you've sort of sacrificed your inner truth, inspiration and inner intuition in order to try to fit in.
- You may see that your primary motivation has been doing things in a way that maintains the status quo or makes those around you happy.
The Harvest Moon is a powerful time to reconnect with your inner most truth and light, to rediscover who you really are and how you can most vibrantly thrive in your life.
In doing your spiritual practices, meditation, reflection and contemplation, be aware that you may be able to get some insight now into:
- Who you are now.
- What you truly value.
- What's now most important to you.
- What do you now want to create to go after, to weave blessings into your life and getting clarity about that now is really a profound and powerful thing.
Harvest Moon Spiritual Meaning
The Harvest Full Moon has a strong potential for spiritual growth and for deepening your spiritual connection with the Divine, expanding your consciousness and blossoming into embodying a higher expression of your inner truth and light.
Remember that spiritual growth goes hand in hand with the practices you're committed to and with the willingness to embrace what's happening around you as the perfect setting for you to grow.
Claim the spiritual growth potential, and remember that the Divine is always guiding and support you.
When you enter into stillness through meditation, right, clearing your mind and dropping it to your heart, you put yourself in a position where you can come resonant with that higher guidance.
The Full Moon is a powerful time to reconnect with your highest intentions, and to leverage the Full Moon energies to manifest blessings in your life.
With love and bright blessings,