The full moon for October is called the Blood Moon and is also called the Shedding Moon, Hunters Moon or the Falling Leaf Moon. Coming right before Samhain, it is a time when the nights are crisp and clear, and you can sense a change in the energy around you. The colors are dark blue, brown, black and purples . The Gemstones are obsidian, amethyst and tourmaline We want to give thanks to the animals, fruits and vegetables during this moon for giving their lives so we can live. Use red candles and burn cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger as your incense. This is the time when the veil between our world and the spirit world are at its thinnest. Use this time for spiritual growth. If there is a deceased ancestor you wish to contact, this is a great month to do it. Hold a seance, work on your divination, and pay attention to messages you get in your dreams. Plan a ritual to remember those who have passed from this world, and be sure to make an offering to them.
Colors: Black, Dark Blue, Purple
Gemstones: Amethyst, Beryl, Obsidian, Opal, Tourmaline, Turquoise
Trees: Apple, Yew
Flowers: Calendula, Cosmos, Marigold
Gods: Apollo, Cernunnos, Demeter, Herne, Horned God, Ishtar, Lakshmi, Mercury
Herbs: Angelica, Apple blossom, Burdock, Catnip, Mint, Pennyroyal, Sweet Annie, Thyme, Uva Ursi