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The Harvest Moon

  • Colors: earth tones, especially brown and green
  • Stones: Citrine, Chrysolite, Peridot, Tiger’s Eye, and other reds, oranges & yellows
  • Herbs: Wheat, Valerian, Witch Hazel, Skullcap
  • Deities: Demeter, Osiris, Lugh, Tammuz

In 2021, the Harvest Moon rises on Monday, September 20. The moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning, but reach it’s true peak Monday evening at 5:54 P.M. MST. 

What sets the Harvest Moon apart from other full Moon names is that it’s not associated with a specific month, rather, the Harvest Moon relates to the timing of the autumnal equinox, with the full Moon that occurs nearest to the equinox being the one to take on the name “Harvest Moon.” 

Harvest moon traditions and celebrations are found in cultures around the world.  The full moon is an ideal time for clearing out old energies. In this is a month of hearth and home, harvest and preparation, spend some time clearing out clutter (both physical and emotional) ahead of the winter months. The Equinox is a season for balance and abundance making it a great opportunity to gather with loved ones and share your favorite music and spiced cake.