October 2018-The Hunter’s Full Moon!

Photography by John Entwhistle

October 24.2018
Full Moon in Taurus
12:45p.m. (EDT)

Todays Full Moon is called the Hunter’s Moon and marks the second of the Fall Full Moons; September’s Harvest Moon being the first. Lady Moon waxes Full in the astrological Fixed and Earthy sign of Taurus, the Bull. I’ve written much about this astrological energy and although, I don’t normally use the “names” given to the moons, in this case it felt natural to use that as the focus for exploring the potential of this energy.

I just finished teaching a series of classes entitled Ma’at and Order in the Chaos. The focus was on use of the Hermetic Principles (aka: Universal Laws) that provide the template for creation’s action and the need for the balance of chaos and order for the cycles of existence to continue. We talked about having intentional transparency in working with these principles in all of our experiences, mundane and spiritual/magickal such that they are aligned so seamlessly with how we move and act in this world that they become enabled as needed by the direction of intentional awareness. And, in the general climate domestically and internationally that is playing out, we are awash with chaos and the struggle to find some sort of order.
…….Stay with me now!

So, my next stream of thought went to the name of this spectacular Moon – The Hunter’s Moon. Success for the hunter is never assured; but the odds can be greatly tipped by intention, practice, knowing the landscape, the behaviors of the animal hunted and most importantly, knowing yourself and responses when finally being able to make a clean kill, offer gratitude for the sacrifice and feed your family. This integral act for survival is fraught with chaos and the resultant feeling of even with best laid plans, not having control. Until the goal is obtained, structure and chaos interweave in their seductive dance and the hunt may feel never ending or over in a split second.

It feels to me that we have been in the midst of many hunts lately. Hunting to find the right in what has been wrong action. Hunting to find our voices and speak out and up about the small things as well as the large. Hunting to find our place in an ever changing world that may often feel distanced and unwelcoming of who we are. Hunting to find home and belonging. Hunting to extend beyond what is presumed and assumed and create what is reality.Hunting to find love and hunting for those who are worthy of our precious gift and will honor and give in return. I’m sure you could add to this list and it would stretch well beyond what we would hope to be the understanding and grace of humanity at this evolutionary stage.
……..Ok, just breathe….

What I am proposing for this Moon’s light is not over analysis of the astrology or the names given. I am saying simply take that name and this Moon at face value. Use its huge fullness to provide the light as you decide what in your life you have hunted for long enough and now you wish to capture and use as the nourishment for your heart, your mind, your Soul. This requires patience, ethical action and honoring what will allow its energy to serve you in your growth and sustenance. It also requires acknowledgment that this “hunt” is guided by your desire to be successful in achieving and willing to the catalytic energy of chaos to stimulate you towards a new hunt fed by the last. Mother Moon looks down upon you giving of her light and expertise and the cosmos steadies your course as the Universal Laws inform your actions.

Stay with me! Just breathe and step into the light of the Hunter’s Full Moon!

 

For those who want to know more of the astrology:
A Fiercely Beating Heart: The Sun in Taurus
The Magick of Taurus

Very cool resource I subscribe to for the astronomy:
EarthSky

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4 Responses to “October 2018-The Hunter’s Full Moon!”

  1. Reblogged this on F l o W S p a c e and commented:
    Wonderful thoughts and feelings from The Temple of Cosmic Spheres! Looking forward to sharing this through the rest if this week’s yoga classes as we come down on the Hunter’s moon energy surge. Time to rest and digest after all that hunting!

  2. Thank you this! I love this idea of embracing, and even forgiving, this inner “hunter”. Modern life confuses our hunting instincts and distracts us from what we “need” to achieve and instead just makes us “want” what we often can’t have. We are constantly battling with our desires and trying to appease them that sometimes we need the intensity of the full moon to remind us that we cannot, and need not, suppress our basic instincts and to not only survive, but also thrive. I will share this idea with my yoga class with credit to you. I hope you don’t mind šŸ™‚

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