Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Full Moon - Beaver Moon

The Full Beaver Moon - November 2011

In the Native American culture, now it is time to set beaver traps before the swamps freeze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Beaver Full Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now active in their preparation for winter.

This can also be called the Frosty Moon, and as this is also the next full moon after the Harvest Moon, it can also be referred to as the Hunters' Moon. With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can ride over the stubble, and can more easily see the fox, also other animals, which have come out to glean and can be caught for a thanksgiving banquet after the harvest.

The different phases of the moon do not happen on the same days each month because the moon’s orbit around the Earth does not take exactly one month. The cycle of the phases from new moon to new moon, takes 29 and ½ days. Because of this, moon phases can happen anywhere during each month.

This Full Moon is also known as the Mourning Moon

This is the time of Taurus when the full moon is exalted, and draws us into a mood of reverence for natural rhythms. When we slow down we become enchanted with the sensual delights of Mother Nature. At this time we are relaxed and as slow as nature itself. Are you giving your natural gifts the time and effort they need to come into full flower?

This is a psychically potent moment to see what's holding you back. It invites you to release the grip of control, and take risks to be creative. This is also met by a desire to act on what makes you unique, and share that as part of your gift to the world.

It sets you up to be courageous and express who you really are.

Claim your true gifts, whatever it takes. That might mean turning yourself inside out, to heal from psychic-emotional wounds that prevent you from stepping out. It takes courage to make changes in our life and this is a perfect time to do it.

Try to take special time this evening to view the full moon that is an affirmation of who is in control and a confirmation that all is right with the world.


1 comment:

Kittie Howard said...

WOW! What a gorgeous post! I had no idea a Full Moon was also the Mourning Moon or why. It all makes perfect sense. Yes, I'm going to slow down a bit and reflect. Thank you!