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Full Confession:

I was in a huge fight with my husband when I picked up SoS to escape from life temporarily. In the game, I met Raeger, and he reminded me very much of my husband. They were both gentle, sweet, and had a fairly normal life; my husband was also influenced by his grandparents to cook, and he owns his own cafe. Needless to say, I chose to marry Raeger in-game, and that made me realize that no matter how angry I am with my husband and regardless of the fact that we fight over many things, I’m always seeking for him in some form or another. It helped me to reconcile with him. To many people, the characters in SoS are flat and uninteresting, but Raeger saved my marriage, and because of that, this game will always be special to me.

Harvest the Source: Kash Phia!

You know what, I’m really excited to see what Natsume has to offer with the New Harvest Moon game that’s going to be on the Switch! I can’t wait to see it.

This game is going to be our first major console title for a long while, and I think they deserve it. Anything farming? I’m sold!!

I just wish I was at E3 to go along their booth - but I would spend all my money on Harvest Moon merch haha. (That isn’t a bad thing lol…)

Moon Mgaick

Each full Moon of the month has its own name and its own qualities. You will probably see different names assigned to different months. Below are the common names for each month as well as what type of magick is best for that month.

January: Wolf Moon

  • The Wolf Moon, also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon
  • is a time of protection and strength.
  • the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. This is the time to start to consider what you want 
  • You can do magick so that as the spring approaches your magickal goal will grow close and closer to fruition.

February: Storm Moon

  • The Storm Moon is also known as the Death or Quickening Moon
  • this is a time to do magick for fertility and strength.
  • This is a good time to do magick to help you face life’s challenges.
  • You could do a spell to help you with a particularly challenging work.
  • Your spell could focus on helping you to accept the challenge, perservere, and make it through
  • This is also a time of cleansing both internally and externally

March: Chaste Moon

  • Also known as the Seed or Worm Moon
  • the Chaste Moon is a time to plant mental seeds
  • This is also a time of purity and newness.
  • It’s the time to bless the magickal herbs and plants in your garden
  • It’s also the time to mentally prepare yourself for new experieces, a new job, pregnancy, taking a trip, or bringing a new animal into your home.

April: Seed Moon

  • The Seed Moon signals a time of fertility, growth, and wisdom.
  • This Moon is also known as the Egg, Grass, or Wind Moon.
  • This is the time to move from the planning phase into action.
  • If you want to get pregnant, this is a great time to go for it. Fertility is in the air.

May: Hare Moon

  • The Hare Moon, also known as the Flower or Planting Moon
  • this is a time of health, love, romance, and wisdom. . It’s also a great time to rekindle the romantic spark and passion in a relationship.
  • If you’ve been working magick to help your career, now will probably be the time to decide which of your job offers to accept

June: Lover’s Moon

  • Also known as the Strawberry, Honey, or Rose Moon
  • the Lover’s Moon brings with it energy for love, marriage, and success
  • This is a time to nurture.
  • If you have taken that new job, now is the time to make sure you have everything running smoothly. 

July: Mead Moon

  • The Mead Moon, also known as the Blessings, Lightning, or Thunder Moon
  • this is a time of enchantment, health, rebirth, success, and strength.
  • This is the time of the first harvests, when you begin to enjoy the fruits of your labors.
  • This is also a time of celebration and magick. 

August: Wyrt Moon

  • The Wyrt Moon, also known as the Wort, Barley, Corn, or Red Moon
  • this is a time of abundance, agriculture, and marriage.
  • This is the time to collect your magickal herbs and store them for the winter or share them with others.
  • If you have become pregnant, this is the time to concentrate your energies on having a healthy pregnancy.

September: Harvest Moon

  • Also known as the Barley or Hunter’s Moon
  • the Harvest Moon is a time of protection, prosperity, and abundance
  • The energy of the Harvest Moon will help along any magick that is geared to bring you or someone else abundance.

October: Blood Moon

  • The Blood Moon is sometimes called the Falling Leaf or Hunter’s Moon
  • It is a Moon of new goals, potection, resolution, and spirituality
  • The night of the Blood Moon is a great time for divination of any kind.
  • This is the time to refect on what you did during the year and to evaluate your accomplishments.You also want to check to see how you will survive the coming months
  • Because the holidays are fast approaching, you also might want to do some work to remove stress and negative energy from your surroundings.

Novemeber: Snow Moon

  • The Snow Moon is also known as the Beaver, Mourning, or Tree Moon.
  • This is a good time to work with abundance, properity, and the bonds of family and friendship.
  • This is also an excellent time to use divination to get an idea of what is up ahead.
  • Remind yourself that although winter is coming, it will not last forever.
  • So, know who is really there for you, and count your blessings.

December: Oak Moon

  • Also known as the Cold or Long Night Moon
  • the Oak Moon is a time for hope and healing
  • This time of year the Moon has reign over the Earth, because there are more hours of night than day.
  • Our thoughts turn to the rebirth of the light and the longer days that are promised after the winter solstice
  • Women who have become pregnant in the spring are about to give birth and will probably want to focus their energies on delivering a healthy baby.
  • Working with children in a nurturing way can be very rewarding and healing.

Full Confession:

2013 was a bad year for me, I had depression and serious anxiety that came along with panic attacks. Then one day I found Harvest Moon, and since it was close to Christmas, that was what I wanted as my gift. But I eventually got so sad I thought getting the game I wanted would be a good idea. So I got Sunshine Islands. I had no idea what I was doing but I became happier and happier while playing, everyone felt like my friend and I actually screamed when I found out I had Vaughn at a red heart. Vaughn actually made me realize I should come out of my shell more or else people can just brush me off. I don’t play SI much anymore, but it holds a special place in my heart for making me happy. 

Full Confession:

Maybe it’s just me, but after marrying Candace in Animal Parade, I found just how much I could relate to her. The things she says, post-marriage, seem a little on the cheesy side, like, “You don’t regret marrying me, do you?”, and other things, along those lines. However, I didn’t find it weird or ridiculous that she says stuff like this - I feel pretty much the same as her, in terms of insecurity, and having to constantly second-guess myself. I’m in a relationship right now (which is going well, all things considered), and, while I don’t really voice it, I feel (essentially) the same, from time to time. Considering that I courted Candace on a deductive-basis (I mean, I chose her out of a few other singled-out bachelorettes), I ended up absolutely loving her character, and don’t regret marrying her at all. It’s not really weird to feel like the weaker or less-important one, I think - I think it’s just a matter of getting along with your spouse/partner and working together to help each other.

I’m currently making my own world of Harvest Moon. I’d love to actually turn it into a real game one day. I try to add in things that the fandom might like, such as the character customization from AnB and SoS, awesome characters, etc. I’m still working on the town and the characters, but it’s coming along quite nicely. The only problem is that getting ideas from other Harvest Moon fans is tough. There aren’t a lot of us, so I don’t hear a lot. I wish this fandom was bigger so that other people would also make their own games so I could study those.