The month of September brings the arrival of the Full Corn Moon or Green Corn Moon, the time of year when harvesting of corn crops takes place. As the staple food of North America aboriginal people, the cultivation of corn (maize) has been refined over thousands of years. This time of year is a celebration; harvest time represents abundance and having enough to eat. It is also a month that provides rewards for your efforts.
For the same reason, this full moon can also be called the Barley Moon. Officially occurring at 7:02 a.m. UTC, the moon will appear full on September 5th as well. You can determine the times of moonrise and moonset for your location using this Moon Calculator
In the Southern Hemisphere, the full moon in September is called the Worm Moon (when frozen ground thaws and earthworms reappear), Crow Moon (when birds loudly announce their return, Chaste Moon (when the virgin earth is ready to be sowed), and Sap Moon or Sugar Moon (when trees are ready to be tapped for sap).
In China, this month sees the rising of the Chrysanthemum Moon, the season when chrysanthemums flourish. The chrysanthemum represents long life, cleansing of old energies and attraction of good luck. The petals of the flower are steeped in hot water to make Chrysanthemum Tea, or marinated in rice wine to flavor Chrysanthemum Sake.
This Month’s Guidance
Raise your awareness of how you feel and what energies are awakened within YOU during this full moon. Step into your power. Your creative abilities are enhanced this lunar month and you can enhance your feelings of abundance.
This is the last full moon before the Fall Equinox on September 22. We are also still in the shadow of both solar and lunar eclipses that occurred in August. Energy is high and change is occurring at a rapid pace.
Get ready for more. The planet is imbalanced and while some areas feel drought, others will experience flooding. Recognize that this is part of our planet’s healing process and keep anything valuable off the basement floors.
We are also experiencing greater levels of conflict and separation within humanity. From a higher level what we are experiencing is an accelerated evolution of consciousness. That is why so much is coming to the forefront. As a species we progress towards learning how to live together in harmony with 7 billion different opinions. It may not be comfortable but it is essential to our evolution.
Our most important opportunity this lunar month is to focus on gratitude. In the Northern hemisphere we are thankful for the abundance of harvest. In the Southern hemisphere we are thankful for the coming of spring and a new growing season. Either way, it is the FEELING created by gratitude that matters most.
When we find contentment with who we are, where we are, and what we have, a load is taken off our shoulders. Of course you can desire more, however dwelling on what you don’t have simply drains your energy. No matter what is going on in your life, there is something to be thankful for.
It is also another month of shifting energies. If you are grounded and content, you have the power to create more. Dream big dreams and move towards them. Look back at your life and how it has led you to be the person you are today. Then CELEBRATE! The gift of life is yours and you have incredible powers of creation. Have the courage to use them. The shift begins within.
©Copyright 2017 Glenn Stewart Coles