Monday, September 24th @ 7:52 pm (PST), 8:52 (MST), 9:52 (CST), 10:52 (EST)
Today the Moon is Full in Aries. This is the Harvest Moon ~ since it is the closest full moon to the Fall Equinox. It was also known as the Full Corn Moon as it is the time of year for harvesting the corn. This is a beautiful time to honor the Corn Mother for her gifts of abundance and nourishment.
Aries is a masculine, cardinal, fire sign. It is ruled by Mars and rules the head. That is why this is such a powerful time to get your heart and head to connect and move them in the same direction. Use this fire to awaken your inner power and take on that Aries confidence, strength and passion and put it to good use in making your life and work successfully!
Under a full moon, our emotions are heightened and the full light of her can sometimes give us more energy at night and keep us awake! This Full Moon is moving in harmony with Mars (ruling planet of Aries) and so you may feel her energy magnified!
I find this Full Moon in Aries a perfect opportunity for harvesting our power through nourishment and balance. This is a time to know ourselves, to share our joy, a time for awakening spirit and for using this fire energy for empowering.
Full Moons also help us to shine a light on that which needs to be released and you may notice that what you are ready to release is coming up for you. Before I share a beautiful fire/earth/water ceremony, I want to share a few thoughts for your altar. Gemstones you may want to connect with are red jasper, diamond, or black obsidian. Colors to use are oranges and reds. And are a few questions to contemplate over the next few days:
- What awareness does this Full Moon bring to you?
- Where are you feeling her energy in your body today, tomorrow, Tuesday?
- When you are in your power how do you hold your body?
- What are you releasing and ready to bring to completion?
Here is a beautiful nourishment ceremony by the Order of the White Moon Goddess ~ I hope you can make time tomorrow to share with family and friends. Also, it would be lovely to place a second jar of water out under the moon tonight to use in this soup! Use the gemstones of moonstone and agate along with smokey quartz.
Enjoy this ceremony and nourish your inner power ~
Creating: homemade Chicken (or veggie) soup
~ Celery, chopped
~ Canned peas (1)
~ Fresh or canned corn (1)
~ Fresh baby carrots
~ Vidalia onion
~ 1 free-range/organic chicken
~ small red potatoes
~ 3 cans of chicken broth
~ 5 cubes chicken/vegetable bouillon
~ 2 cans full of water ~ preferably your Moon Water!
~ Olive oil
~ Mushrooms, chopped
~ Italian seasoning
~ I also suggest using a small amount of ginger to give you the wholeness of ingesting and digesting life!
Not all are mandatory. Put in what you like, take out what you don’t!
Rose oil (or tea tree, sage, lavender or plain lemon)
Picture/statue of Corn Woman (or aspect of corn woman)
Candle in a protective jar (any color, her colors are all of the rainbow ~ red would be nice for the Aries energy!)
Stand in the middle of your kitchen ~ set the good intent for the ritual and food you are about to prepare. Begin to meditate on the vision of the Great Goddess/Corn Mother. Light your candle and/or incense. Place the image of the Corn Woman near the candle. Wash the chicken and put it into the soup pot with a small amount of olive oil. Turn on the stove. Wash the food that needs to be washed. Place it all in front of you. Think of the Mother an give her thanks. Ask that this food nourish all who eats it and that it may be as delicious and comforting as it sounds! Place the chicken broth, bouillon cubes and 2 cans of Moon water immediately after the short blessing. Chop up veggies (all the while, being in a meditative state). Place all ingredients into the pot with seasonings. Add more of whatever is needed to create your desired taste. Leave in a pot on medium for about 2 hours. Thank Corn Mother for help in preparation. And before you eat, thank her for her bounty. Sit down and enjoy!