Skywatchers rejoice annually when it is time for the Hunter’s Moon. Taking place after the Harvest Moon annually, the Hunter’s Moon usually occurs in October. It has fallen on November dates in the past from time to time, but this year the autumnal occurrence will take place on October 20 at precisely 10:56 AM EDT.
For those who aren’t in the right time zone to experience the full 100% majesty of this moon, moon enthusiasts who live in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to witness 99% of a lit moon on the evenings of both October 19 and October 20. Making its grand debut just a week and a half before Halloween, this Hunter’s Moon will be setting the mood for the holidays.
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Although the Algonquins and other Native American tribes are most closely associated with the Hunter’s Moon, this time is also recognized by other cultures across the globe. In both Buddhist and Hindu traditions, the Hunter’s Moon time signifies the end of different phases and the start of something new.
Closing Out 2021
The Hunter’s Moon is significant because it heralds the very beginnings of the holiday season and the end of the year. As one of the last full moons of the year, this Hunter’s Moon will be capping off another tumultuous turn around the sun for humankind.
With the delta strain of COVID-19 finally seeming to wind down, this may be the first holiday season in two years that some families have been able to celebrate together. In that way, the 2021 Hunter’s Moon seems to possess even more significance for people around the planet.
From Astronomy to Astrology
While skywatchers and almanacs refer to this moon as the Hunter’s Moon, astrology enthusiasts are welcoming what they call the Aries full moon. As the first fire sign of the zodiac, Aries is known for its ability to stir up passions and inflate egos. People who believe in the power of the Ram are encouraged to channel their extra energy in a positive way during this full moon.
For many, this can mean cleaning the house, embarking on a fun new project, or working out. Because it enhances progress and success, the full moon in Aries is traditionally considered a great time to ask for a promotion or raise at work.
For entrepreneurs who have been pouring time and creativity into a project, they may see the fruits of their labor as this full moon rises in the sky. Red is the color of Aries, so those who want to take advantage of this fiery time are encouraged to incorporate the primary color into their wardrobe, home decor, or even their makeup.
The World Awaits This Hunter’s Moon
For individuals who are looking to shake off the last year, October 20 may prove a very opportune time. All around the planet, people will be looking into the night sky for answers to their burning questions. As this Hunter’s Moon adds some turbocharged energy to the atmosphere, many will be making exciting plans for their lives while enjoying the natural phenomenon.
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