This a season to celebrate hearth and home. Spend some time preparing your environment for the upcoming chilly months. Use this time to clear out clutter—both physical and emotional—before you have to spend the long winter days inside. Brew up some comfort food, begin storing your harvest for the winter, and settle in for a month of thanksgiving.
The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox (September 22nd). It is sometimes referred to as the Wine Moon or the Singing Moon.
For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aide to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops. Hence, it’s called the “Harvest” Moon.
- Wigington, Patti. “Harvest Moon: September’s Full Moon.” Learn Religions, Aug. 26, 2020, learnreligions.com/harvest-moon-septembers-full-moon-2562391.
- Schaaf, Fred. “What is the Harvest Moon? Harvest Moon Facts and Folklore.” The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Sept. 21, 2020, almanac.com/content/what-harvest-moon.