Under the harvest moon

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we call the full moon closest to the autumn equinox the Harvest Moon. In 2020, the Northern Hemisphere autumn equinox came on September 22. Depending on where you live worldwide, the first of two October 2020 full moons will fall on October 1 or 2, 2020. Thus, for the Northern Hemisphere, this upcoming full moon in early October – the full moon closest to our autumn equinox – is our Harvest Moon. – https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/harvest-moon-2

This is a traditional time of harvest. Of celebration. Of hard work, and its culmination. That another year draws to a close, and the winter season will soon be upon us.

This year, unlike any in recent memory, may not feel as fulfilling as we would have liked. It can be dissatisfying, uncertain, and even frightening. The future is suddenly a little more obfuscated than it had been previously.

But the harvest moon brings light in the darkness. It reminds us that, even in the night, light can be seen. Face uncertainty head on, and expect that next year’s labors will yield even more in their reaping.


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