October’s Full Red Moon, 2014

Did you see the full moon this morning? How amazing was it? At these times, when you have the opportunity to witness Nature in all its splendor, doesn’t it take your breath away? Whether you are watching a full lunar, blood moon eclipse, the formation of storm clouds, the silent blanketing of a freshly fallen snow, or the beauty of the rising or setting sun … don’t you feel transported to a much more beautiful and peaceful place? Nature has a way of moving you out of chaos and transporting your mind and emotions to a far, far lovelier place than we humans could ever create.

The Native names for the October full moon are all pretty similar. Many tribes, including the Sioux, Chippewa, Objiwa, Cree, Lakota and Arapaho, call it the Falling Leaves Moon. The Cheyenne, Comanche and Potawatomi names refer to the first frost and freezing water; while the Cherokee, Hopi and Algonquin call it the Full Hunters Moon. All of these names reflecting the season and what they witness happening around them.

As I mentioned in my previous post, this month will make you feel like you are on a roller coaster. We entered Mercury retrograde this past Saturday, which ignited Murphy’s law; and, this morning we witnessed a total lunar eclipse, which will begin pushing all our emotional buttons. You may have even noticed some of that happening already! The effects of an eclipse will last about two weeks. Just as this one is beginning to wane, a partial solar eclipse will come to grace us and the New Moon on October 23rd. Of course, Mercury will go direct around the 25th, which will start to lessen its effects; however, expect about another week for the effects to completely subside.

Full Moons are always a good time to wind down and complete whatever you have put before you … and this full moon is no different. However, because of the influences of Mercury and the eclipses, it is important that you take care of yourself as well. That is not to say you should stop whatever you are working on, kick back and wait for the end of the month. No, continue working towards the completion of your projects or changes, but take time to honor yourself as well. If you are beginning to feel stressed because things are not turning out exactly as you had hoped, let go of your anticipated or desired outcomes and move to a place of acceptance. Believe that whatever the outcome, it is exactly what you need at this time. If relationships are not as easy as they used to be, or if it has hit a rough spot, give it a rest. Allow yourself to step away from it for awhile and release whatever emotions you are feeling. Try to recognize the influences Mercury and the eclipses are having on you and everyone else in your world. If need be, let the relationship sit until the start of the New Moon, when things begin anew.

My advice … hold on tight and don’t take any of the disruptions too personally! Good luck!!

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