This month not only do we celebrate the beautiful Full Moon but tomorrow it will be what is known as a Super Moon and to make it extra powerful, it is the second in a three Super Moon line up! We are so blessed to be able to see and feel the energy of these three wonderful moons! The last time the moon appeared to be this big was in 1948 and will not be this close to earth again until 2034. With the moon at its closest to earth it will no doubt have an effect upon our weather and us. Let's take a look at what the November Full Moon means and if you are in Marmora on Tuesday evening, Nov.15th be sure to come to our Healing Circle Spiritual Growth Class as we do a Full Moon Ceremony, meditation and talk on Moving Forward.
In North America the full moon in November is named the Beaver Moon as it is a reminder to set the traps before the ice freezes over the ponds and lakes; a time to get the warm furs that we will need to keep us warm over the winter.. It is also a time when the beavers are busy preparing their homes for the winter ahead. Both tell us that it is a time of preparation for the winter ahead. This is a reminder that we always have work to do but not just outwardly. On a spiritual level it symbolizes a time of preparation for introspection; a time to go mindfully inward.
In other cultures, this moon has other names but the meaning is similar. The Hindu name for this beautiful Full Moon is Kartik Poomima, and it commemorates the end of a four-month period during which Vishnu sleeps. The sleeping time represents a time of reflection and the awakening is when it is time to see things more clearly and get to work outwardly.
In Wicca the November full moon is called the Mourning Moon, Fog Moon or Snow Moon. In early Celtic times November was their New Year. For this reason the Mourning Moon has been celebrated as a time of new beginnings. It is a time to wash away bad habits, get rid of toxic relationships and start fresh. By ridding ourselves of the bad habits we allow time and energy to be spent on creating a more meaningful connection to the Deity. The power of this moon is focused on taking root and preparing to go inward. It is a time of transformation. This change is one on the inside and one that we must experience by ourselves. It is during this time that we can best strengthen communication with the god or goddess of our understanding. This is when meditation with intent is best used.
This full moon also bears the name of Wolf Moon, Dark Moon, Mad Moon, Moon of Storms and Moon When Deer Sheds Antlers. All represent a time of being alone as a lone wolf and going into the darkness to explore and sort through our own storms, then shedding what we no longer need.
It is important to remember that it is always beneficial to take time for reflection however; if we do nothing upon awakening what purpose has it served? Always venture into our self discovery with an open heart to both heal and give.
Prayer for the Beaver Moon
Full moon above, I wake from my sleep your servant, forgiveness and love.
Light my path, extinguish my wrath, and guide me above with the lark and the dove.
Allow me to build up there, to be giving, open and fair. Poem Written by Robert McDowell