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Wine Not

Wine Not

Is the moon going through an identity crisis or is it just more flexible? The moon not only has a different name every month, it also goes by several names at once. Native American and Colonial traditions attribute different characteristics to each full moon. All makes sense: September brings us the Harvest Moon. As the abundant harvests begin to bear fruit.

That’s not the end of the story, though. The same moon is also known as the Song Moon (Hungry Ghost Moon), Barley Moon, Wine Moon and many other names. It is not surprising that the Autumnal Equinox has so many different aspects to celebrate. This is especially true in the Pagan tradition known as Mabon, also known as Witches Thanksgiving.

Given the conventional approach to focus on the overall harvest, profuse with squashes, apples, and root vegetables galore, I’d like to shine a light on one of the less common September moons. Let’s raise a glass to the Wine MoonCeltic farming goes beyond biodynamic farming.

The grape harvesting phase is when the grapes are picked from their vines. They are crushed and then…

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