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October's full moon brings falling leaves and cooler nights.

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If you're looking for information about the four lunar eclipses in 2014 - 2015 that are referred to as the Four Blood Moons, please skip over to the following article: The Four Blood Moons. The article you're reading right now is about the October full moon, sometimes referred to as the Hunter's Moon or Blood Moon, and it is a different subject altogether.

In October, we see the Blood Moon travel through the sky. This moon is also called the Shedding Moon or the Falling Leaf Moon. Coming right before Samhain, it's a time when the nights are crisp and clear, and you can sense a change in the energy around you.

Correspondences:

  • Colors: Dark blue, black, purples
  • Gemstones: Obsidian, amethyst, tourmaline
  • Trees: Apples and yew
  • Gods: Herne, Apollo, Cernunnos, Mercury
  • Herbs: Apple blossom, pennyroyal, mint family, catnip, Sweet Annie
  • Element: Air

This is the time when the veil between our world and the spirit world are at its thinnest. Use this time for spiritual growth -- if there's a deceased ancestor you wish to contact, this is a great month to do it. Hold a séance, work on your divination, and pay attention to messages you get in your dreams.

Also Known As: Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Hunter's Moon

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