The 'Beaver' Full Moon Circle
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About The Event
With the changing of the seasons, November’s Full Moon, known as the “Beaver Moon” in the Native Tradition, represents the beaver as being very active, working hard on dam construction and a good time to start harvesting their fur. Many Native American tribes, including the Cree, Arapaho, and Abenaki tribes called November’s full moon the “Moon When Rivers Start to Freeze”. This name drives home the importance of November’s full moon as a signal for these Native American tribes to begin trapping beavers before it was too late, as well as to complete their preparations for the darkest depths of winter.
In the Pagan Tradition, this Full Moon, is known as the "Mourning Moon". For the Pagans, the final stage of their winter preparations involve the very important process of “mourning” - which is why they call the last moon before the winter solstice the Mourning Moon. After a full year of accumulating possessions, both physically and otherwise, the Mourning Moon is the perfect time to let go of old, unnecessary things, while giving yourself permission to mourn their passing.