September's full moon is on the 6th and is known by a couple of names. Do you know what they are?

The full moon in September is known as the 'Corn Moon,' and the 'Barley Moon' because it coincides with the fall harvest of corn and threshing of ripened barley. 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

Sometimes the September Moon is called the Harvest Moon, but this year the Harvest Moon is in October. The Harvest Moon falls nearest the autumnal equinox and is very bright perfect for crop collection and large parties with music, dancing, and drinking.

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

Do you have any superstitions about the full moon? Does it make you feel different or do you think it makes others act differently? Join the conversation on Facebook!

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