The Moon of September is the Barley Moon. September is the time of harvesting grains from the fields. When the Barley Moon ascends the blackened sky, people celebrate the fruits of the years labors.
Also known as: Corn Moon, Dispute Moon, Weodmonath (Vegetation Month), Harvest Moon, Moon When Cherries Turn Black
Nature Spirits: dryads
Herbs: chamomile, St. John's wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange
Colors: yellow, gold
Flowers: sunflower, marigold
Scents: frankincense, heliotrope
Stones: cat's eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate
Trees: hazel, alder, cedar
Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon
Birds: crane, falcon, eagle
Deities: Ganesha, Thoth, Hathor, Diana, Hecate, Nemesis
Power Flow: energy into harvesting; gathering, appreciating. Vitality, health. Friendships.Wisdom, logic, and dreams
Some Moon Lore
An old English harvest Moon ritual
was to gather a key, a ring, a flower, a sprig of willow, a small piece
of cake, a crust of bread, 10 of clubs, 9 of hearts, ace of spades, and
ace of diamonds. Wrap these in a handkerchief and place it under your pillow.
Saying upon going to bed: "Luna, every woman's friend, To me they goodness
condescend. Let me this night in visions see, Emblems of my destiny." If
you dream of storms, it means coming trouble; if the storms end, a calm
fate after strife. If you dream of a ring or the ace of diamonds, marriage:
bread, a good job; cake, prosperity; flowers, joy: willow, treachery in
love: spades, death: clubs, living in a foreign land: diamonds, money:
keys, great power; birds, many children; and geese, more than one marriage.
The English had a saying: that
if a member of the family died at the time of the New Moon, three deaths
Many cultures felt that it was
extremely unlucky to point at the Moon, and that curtseys to the Moon would
bring a present before the next change of Moon.
Originally, the term Moon-struck
or Moon-touched meant chosen by the goddess. These people were considered
to be blessed.
It was often said that if a person
was born at a Full Moon, he or she would have a lucky life.