Tonight after everyone has recovered from eating three times their weight in turkey and sides, they’ll be getting up to go Black Friday shopping. I personally don’t care for shopping, and instead will be sitting outside waiting for the full moon to greet the globe. Either way, take a moment to look up and enjoy the night sky as the light bouncing off the moons bumpy grey surface floods your environment.
November Full Moon Facts & Myths
The November Full Moon has typically been referred to as the Beaver Moon because this is the time of year is when beavers work extra hard to make sure their homes are properly prepared for the winter season. They are typically nocturnal, so it’s easiest to spot them under the light of the full moon.
Some of the other names this November moon goes by include Frosty, Hunters, Oak, Scraping, and many other names. They are typically reflective of the natural world around us giving our ancestors hints regarding what is to come and what changes to prepare for next.
The full moon will crest at exactly 12:39 a.m. EST on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 early morning (or 11:39 p.m. CST, 10:39 p.m. 9:39 p.m. MST, or 8:39 p.m. PST on Saturday, November 22nd, 2018 late evening)
Step outside and look towards the east where the sun rises and you should be able to catch a glimpse of the moon rising in the distance. This months atmosphere will make the moon appear pale orange if its close to the horizon.
Some special stones or crystals to keep around your home this fall season include yellow topaz and citrine. These stones bring joy and happiness during a time of year when we’re losing our access to Vitamin D. Remember to place a small plate of food outside for your ancestors to attract good luck and prosperity throughout the cold winter.
According to the Old Farmers Almanac the name “Beaver Moon” originated with the Algonquin native tribes of North America and colonial Americans. The Native Americans utilized the moons like a calendar in which to understand what change would be occuring next. During this time of the year, they would set traps for beavers before everything froze over to ensure meat and warm winter furs that were naturally water resistant. The other name “Frost Moon” was utilized by many tribes as well because after this moon is a huge shift towards cold frosty weather in most parts of North America.
Any full moon, no matter what part of the year, is the perfect time to THANK the gods and goddesses, ancestors, or whoever you may pray to, for the blessings they’ve bestowed upon us, as well as REQUEST to have that which no longer serve you be taken away as the moon wanes over the next few weeks. The Beaver Moon will continue to wane and get smaller up until the New Moon on Friday, December 7th, 2018.
November Full Beaver Moon Witchery
Take your place under the light of the full moon with a piece of paper, something to write on, and a writing utensil.
Write on the piece of paper what you are thankful for, and let them (whoever you pray to) know what is in your life that no longer serves you. Some ideas might include negative self-talk, judging others, gossiping… write what is honest to you.
End the note with,
“May all things be handled with peace, love, and light so the entire globe benefits from my request. So mote it be.”
Fold the paper up and bury it atleast 3 inches under soil. It will disintegrate into the soil and as the full moon wanes and dissapears, so will that which no longer serves you.
Remember when you write things on paper to do so with your highest good in the forefront of your mind. All requests must be made in alignment with compassion and kindness. For instance, don’t ask for the death of your sworn enemy under things that no longer serve you. Wishing death on anything has never brought any good luck in my experience. 🙂
Full Moon Blessings to you all! Feel free to leave a comment below. I’d love to see any photos of you dancing under the light of the moon if you have any! Love & Light to you and yours.