The full moon in late August or early September is, for me, the Hearth Moon. There are a few reasons for this. First, it occurs quite near the anniversary of the day I purchased my house and, as the weather starts to cool down and the garden is hugely abundant, I find myself spending more time in the kitchen. This is the start of the in-gathering. I am harvesting and making the first preparations for winter. Also, my littles are headed back to school and that's just one more thing to make me feel sentimental. Of course, since the Hearth Moon often falls in Pisces, sentimental is only natural.

This is when I do my semi-annual House Blessing (Much needed after spending the summer clashing with my neighbor over my gardening decisions.)

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