How to create a Hunter Full Moon Ceremony this October 2021

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  • Ali

This October I’m holding my Full Moon Cacao Ceremony and Meditation a day early, on Tuesday 19th  , as I have managed to bag myself some long awaited tickets to see the west end show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ve literally been on the mailing list for tickets for years and post our last UK lockdown when the theatres announced they could open again, and tickets were available, I was right there

It does mean I’ll be holding my cacao ceremony and meditation at the gorgeous Mill Birth and Wellbeing Centre in Duddington a day early, but that doesn’t mean it will be any less special.

So what do you need to know about October’s Full Moon?

Why is October’s moon a Hunter’s Moon?

The full moon that is closest to the Autumn Equinox is considered the Harvest Moon and the next moon that follows is the Hunter Moon. As the September’s full moon was closest to the equinox, this month’s full moon is called the Hunter’s moon. The Harvest Moon typically lands in September, but occasionally it lands in October (about every 3-4 years) meaning that the Hunter’s moon can land in October or November.

A Hunter’s Moon  marks the end of the harvest season and it brings a time to reflect on what you have accomplished during this cycle.

It originally derived its name from the hunting that was done during this time of year. It’s the time of the rut or mating season for Deer and Elk, and game are currently well-nourished so it’s a good season to hunt, to preserve produce for the winter and make preparations for the icy cold days and nights ahead.

What does the October Hunter Moon represent?

The spiritual meaning of a Hunter moon is focussed on the internal work you need to undertake and upon self-reflection. October marks the beginning of the dark half of the year. It’s a time to accept and welcome the darkness with open arms and a generous spirit.

It’s a moment to look back in history to our ancestors and the lessons they can teach us. Before industrialism, people focused on harvesting and preparing for the coming of Winter. Failure to do so meant facing one’s own death or mortality. While we don’t have those pressures today, I often think harvesting fruit, rosehips etc and preserving them is such a mindful activity it can be quite spiritual too.

It’s a wonderful time for gratitude and to find an appreciation for what Nature has given us. While the leaves fall and hedgerows hang deep with berries, we can feel the magical energy that’s in the air right now. It’s also an opportunity for spiritual growth and goal setting.

Full Moon Spiritual Intentions

  • Power
  • Success
  • Goals Coming To Fruition
  • Release

The energy around a Hunter’s Full Moon can be potent so it’s a good time for magic and rituals, as well as a beautiful time of inward growth and reflection. Here are some journaling prompts to help get you started!

Hunter’s Moon Journal Prompts


  • What do you know about your ancestors, your heritage, and family tree? What would you like to learn more about?
  • What lessons do you think your ancestors would want you to have learned?

Success and Goals

  • What were some “seeds” or ideas that you planted this last Spring and Summer?
  • How did you help them to grow over the last few months?
  • What do you see as the rewards of this work? Is there more to do?
  • What could you have done differently?
  • Is there anything you could do better next year?


  • Imagine you’re in the latter stages of your life. What legacy do you hope to have created?
  • Who do you look forward to having around you?
  •  What values do you wish to be shared about how you lived your life?
  • What stories do you hope are told about you when you’re gone?

Full Hunter Moon Intention Setting

The Full moon is a perfect time to set intentions too. Meditate on these and choose 2 or 3 intentions that you wish to take forward into the final quarter of the year.

Examples of Full Moon Intentions

  • I let go of the belief that I’m not good enough.
  • I let go of the story that my business isn’t successful.
  • I release my attachment to X (person or thing).
  • I release my attachment to the idea that my body isn’t perfect or that I’m not beautiful.
  • Being hard on myself no longer serves me.

Once you have finished journaling, read through what you have written, and pick the two or three intentions that stand out to you. Turn to a blank page and write down these intentions and let them go. Your work is done. Sit quietly and thank yourself for showing up for yourself as you celebrate this full moon.