The Blood Moon also called the Harvest Moon, Shedding Moon, Winterfelleth (Winter Coming), Windermanoth (Vintage Month), Falling Leaf Moon, Ten Colds Moon and Moon of the Changing Season. In the past this was the time of hunting and storing. The wheel of the year turns like the cycle of life and death. At this Moon the veil is thin, make an Altar to honor your ancestors and ask them to guide and protect you. Carve pumpkins and place candles within to light their way.
Nature Spirits: frost fairies, plant faeries
Herbs: Pennyroyal, Thyme, Catnip, Uva Ursi, Angelical, Burdock
Colours: Dark Blue-Green
Flowers: Calendula, Marigold, Cosmos
Scents: Strawberry, Apple Blossom, Cherry
Stones: Opal, Tourmaline, Beryl, Turquoise
Trees: Yew, Cypress, Acacia
Animals: Stag, Jackal, Elephant, Ram, Scorpian
Birds: Heron, Crow, Robin
Deities: Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Kore, Lakshmi, Horned God, Belili, Hathor
Octem was the eighth month in the oldest Roman calendar. This Moon-month takes it name not from blood sacrifices, but from the old custom of killing and salting down livestock before the Winter months made it impossible to feed them. Only the choicest stock being kept throughout the cold season.
Power Flow: To let go, Inner cleansing, karma and reincarnation, Justice and Balance, Inner Harmony