Medieval:Blood, Celtic:Harvest Moon, NeoPagan:Blood Moon, 2014 OCT. 08 10:51 Universal Time
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.
- 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
Also Known As: Shedding Moon, Falling Leaf Moon, Hunter's Moon
THE ELDERS – OCTOBER 2014
Blood Full Moon and the Embrace of the Ego
Transmission by Anrita Melchizedek
There is a total eclipse of the full moon on October 8, 2014. This is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon – the name for the full moon after the Harvest Moon. It’s also a Blood Moon, and this eclipse is the second in a series of four so-called Blood Moon eclipses. For North America and the Hawaiian Islands, the total lunar eclipse happens in the wee hours before sunrise on October 8. For New Zealand, Australia and eastern Asia, the total eclipse is seen after sunset on October 8. A partial lunar eclipse can be seen before sunrise, October 8, from much of South America, or after sunset, October 8, from western Asia.
Follow the links below to learn more about the 2014 Hunter’s Moon and the October 8 total lunar eclipse.
October 08, 2014 The second lunar eclipse of 2014 is also total and is best seen from the Pacific Ocean and bordering regions. The eclipse occurs at the Moon's descending node in southern Pisces, two days after perigee (October 06 at 09:41 UT). This means that the Moon will appear 5.3% larger than it did during the April 15 eclipse.
October 25, 2014The final event of 2014 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in southern Virgo. Although it is only a partial solar eclipse, it is of particular interest because the event is widely visible from Canada and the USA.