The month of October—commonly and fondly known as “spooky season”—isn’t just about witches, wizards, horror movies, and all things ominous and supernatural. It’s the month that this year’s Full Hunter’s Moon has chosen to fall in this year (October 13, to be exact), and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.
This year’s Full Hunter’s Moon rises from the sky’s horizon right around sunset, meaning it may appear even bigger and more orange than your typical full moon does. This happens thanks to the “Moon Illusion,” which is when your brain tricks you into thinking the moon appears larger than normal.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Full Hunter’s Moon is one of only two full Moon names that is not tied to a specific month. It can occur in either October or November, depending on the year.
Legend has it that this particular full Moon is known as the Full Hunter’s Moon because it once signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for winter, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. “Since the harvesters had recently reaped the fields under the Harvest Moon, hunters could easily see the fattened deer and other animals that had come out to glean (and the foxes and wolves that had come out to prey on them),” the website says. The more you know!
The Full Hunter’s Moon will reach its peak fullness on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 5:08 p.m. EST.
It will herald the Full Moon of the month, which will be filled with energy. This is due to Aries being a fiery, cardinal sign and Mars positing itself as its ruler.
Also, we could get infected with emotion, and have our actions influenced by it. Needless to say, we need to vent out these emotions in a good way, or else they would drive us crazy and irritated.
Since Aries is the first sign, any Full Moon occurring here is usually the sign of something either beginning or ending. You will either go ahead or start something new, or you would simply see something being done. But whatever be it, it will change the way you see things hereafter.
The Full Moon squares Pluto and trines Jupiter in Capricorn and Sagittarius respectively. With Pluto, the effect will be seen in us grappling for power, although we should actually take a step back.
Yet, this could actually get difficult and we may need to put all our power in. It could result in fights too, you never really know. Jupiter will keep warning us and keeping the mood light, but Pluto would not back down.