The Harvest Full Moon is one of my favorite Full Moons of the year!

It reminds us to take notice of what we have harvested through our thoughts, words and actions.

It reminds us to rejoice where we are happy and make changes where we are lacking.

Here are some ways to celebrate the Harvest Full Moon:

1. Shift Your Altar To Autumn:

Gather some autumn related supplies to place on your altar. If you like, you can clear off your whole altar and start fresh. Otherwise, move your altar items around to accomodate your autumn-themed peices.

Some examples would be:

  • Changing the candles to orange, black, or brown
  • Adding small pumpkins and gourds
  • Placing crystals that are red, orange, yellow, and brown.
  • Adding scented candles or grounding essential oils to your diffuser like Cedarwood or Pumpkin Spice.
  • Burning incense like Sandalwood or one with an autumn scent.
  • You might also like to add fallen leaves,
  • Images of fall leaves or pumpkins and possibly ceramic or stuffed squirrels or foxes.

Have fun with this!

You want this to be a place you will sit in front of and feel connected to the season. A place where you feel you can plant seeds and harvest a life you love!

2. Watch The Moon Rise

Every year when this moon rises it is always so huge and orange. I remember when I was in high school watching it rise in a cemetery and just being blown away.

Go to and plug in your location to discover the moonrise time.

Then find a place where you can see it come over the horizon. Here is Arizona it is always wonderful to watch it rise over the mountains.

When it is first rising is when it is at it’s biggest and brightest.

3. Harvest Full Moon Ritual

Find a cozy spot with some spiced apple cider or pumpkin beer to do this Harvest Full Moon Ritual.

You will need:


  • Journal and pen


  • Stones – pyrite, carnelian, or citrine
  • Incense – Sandalwood or a fall-scented variety
  • Candle – white, orange, yellow, or gold

***If you don’t have any of the above, improvise and gather supplies that make you think of fall.

These can all be done on the day of the Harvest Full Moon or during the 2 or 3 before and after.

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