Full ‘Harvest’ Moon Superstitions For Fall 2018
This month's full Moon is full of superstitions including how to get rich!
This month's full moon is on the 24th, and although its traditional name is the 'Corn Moon,' or the 'Barley Moon' this year its called the Harvest Moon because its close to the September equinox. Date and Time says:
The Full Moon closest to the September equinox, or the first day of Fall, is astronomically special because the time between one moonrise to the next becomes shorter around this time. Normally, the Moon rises on average 50 minutes later every day in a lunar month, which is the time it takes the Moon to travel through all the Moon phases. However, for a few days around the Harvest Moon, the Moon rises less than 50 minutes later than the day before.
Some other traditional September Full Moon names used by Native Americans as per the Farmers Almanac include:
- “Moon When the Plums Are Scarlet” by the Lakota Sioux Native Americans.
- “Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth” by the Omaha Native Americans.
- “Moon When the Calves Grow Hair” by the Sioux Native Americans
Here are some Moon Superstitions from In Pure Spirit that's believed around the world.
- An old Chinese superstition suggests that your ears may fall off if you point to the moon.
- It’s dangerous to sleep with the moon shining on your face.
- Seeing a new moon for the first time on a Monday is lucky.
- Go outside with an empty purse or wallet, under a full moon, say “full up” nine times, and within a few days, you will come into money.
- A red moon is the sign of war
- If the first time you see a new moon in a month is by looking over your right shoulder, it is lucky
- If you rub an injury on a horse with silver during the light of a full moon, then it will recover
Did you know that if there's frost in the dark of the Moon it kills fruit buds and blossoms, but if there's frost in the light of the Moon will not?
BEST DAYS IN SEPTEMBER 2018
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in September.
- Aboveground crops: 18, 19
- Belowground crops: 8, 27, 28
For Setting Eggs:
- 1–3, 19, 20, 29, 30
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