full beaver moon

Posted on Thursday, 6 November 2014


The full moon names originate from the Native Americans and continued by European settlers. Tribes would track the seasons by giving names to each one and each had its own sacred meaning.

November's full moon (November 6th) is referred to as the beaver moon, signifying a time to set beaver traps before swamps froze, allowing a supply of winter furs. Another accepted interpretation comes from the fact that beavers are preparing themselves for winter.

I have always been mesmerized by the different moon cycles and ancient traditions associated with the full moon. Especially since experiencing a head injury on a full moon, I have felt the direct power of their occurrence.

This november full moon represents letting go, change, and tying up loose ends, very fitting for the fall and the preparation before winter. I have experienced this time of change and have embraced its presence in my life, flowing with my life as opposed to fighting the currents that have come in. There is a moon purging ritual that is all about manifesting for next year that people perform on this day. It is the act of letting go of things that no longer serve you. There are many versions of this ritual but I will be using some white sage, lighting a candle and writing down a list of things I want to create and do next year. Meditation is also an amazing way to celebrate this full moon, just taking a moment to appreciate the wonder in our lives.

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