NOT the ‘Harvest Moon’ (oops)

Full Moon for September 2017 (Midnight PT- MT- 3 am ET – 8 am UTC)

Turns out the ‘Harvest Moon’ is September 20th – just before the Autumn Equinox. This one is the ‘Full Corn Moon’. So we get to play Neil Young again next month 🙂
 Tonight and tomorrow it will look equally full. Always an awesome sight.
Happy Full Moon!

“Here are Moon phase dates and times (ET). See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city’s dates and times.
Full Moon: September 6, 3:04 A.M.
Last Quarter: September 13, 2:26 A.M.
New Moon: September 16, 1:30 A.M.
First Quarter: September 27, 10:55 P.M.

The September Full Moon is usually known as the ‘Full Corn Moon’ because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon because this is the time to harvest and thresh ripened barley.

Some other traditional September Full Moon names used by Native Americans include:

“Moon When the Plums Are Scarlet” by the Lakota Sioux Native Americans.
“Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth” by the Omaha Native Americans.
“Moon When the Calves Grow Hair” by the Sioux Native Americans

NOT the ‘Harvest Moon’ (oops)

Often, the September Moon is also called the Harvest Moon, but this year the Harvest Moon occurs in October. The Harvest Moon is the Moon that falls nearest the autumnal equinox; this full Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest!”


Eventful Day: Mars enters Virgo + Mercury stations direct

The hot, calm, smoky conditions where I live really fit Mercury stationing in fiery, fixed Leo. Mercury is now direct but won’t reach Virgo until Saturday, about the time we’ll begin to see some improvement in air quality . . . *fingers crossed*. Sometimes we have no choice but to wait things out and this is one of them.

Mars entering Virgo is an interesting situation. It does mean less strum and drang but Mars is not at his best in Virgo. It doesn’t suit his natural full speed ahead preference because Mercury ruled Virgo has to look at every single detail before taking action. As a matter of fact, Mars won’t be happy until he reaches Scorpio on December 10. Libra’s wishy washy ways drive him nutters too. What we can do is put Mars in Virgo to work, doing some deep cleaning and organizing places like closets and garages. It will be an excellent time to recycle items we no longer use too.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Smoky Sunrise © Diane Lang