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Holy Super, Blue, Bloody Moon Batman! Meaning of the Moon Tonight

Super Moon Meaning

Hold onto your hats folks, we’re in for a wild ride. This full moon (January 30-31, 2018) is gonna be a humdinger!

I’m not here to talk about the astronomical techy details about this super, blood, blue, eclipsing moon.  I’m more interested in the symbolic implications of tonight’s moon.

The moon is a symbol of subtle power. It represents mystery, magic and extraordinary potential.  Compare the moon to a special secret. I mean, a BIG special secret.  The information is there, but it’s hidden.

When we have a full moon that secret is like letting the cat out of the bag.  The power of the moon is exposed, and BAM! The truth is exposed, and the magic of the full-moon moment is revealed.

A blue moon signifies a double-whammy of mystery. It’s symbolic of information that is super rare to come by. So, a super full blue moon will reveal big wisdom rolling towards us like a cannon ball of insight.

Blood Moon Meaning
Blood Moon Meaning

A blood moon holds a unique symbolic spin. The blood moon typically shows up around harvest time (autumn).  This is a time of committing to hard work in order to reap big rewards. Yet this crimson moon is bloodletting in the dead of winter. What’s up with that? It means we need to do some sacrificing in order to get what we want. This means that it’s time to reap the harvest,  even if the timing doesn’t seem logically correct at this time.

Eclipse? It means that everything I just said about the super moon, blue moon, blood moon is all up for grabs. It means the meaning of this moon is teasing us. It means this whole lunar event is a transforming, unpredictable cliffhanger in terms of symbolic meaning.

All this sounds so eerie and bizarre.  But don’t freak out! I’ve got a few suggestions on how to handle this wild lunar trip.

♦  Forget the Peach Schnapps:  If you ever watched Seinfield, you’ll know about Elaine and her ‘vault.’  Sure, she could keep a secret in her solid fortress, but all those secrets are unlocked once you get a little peach schnapps in her. Same with this full moon.  With this lunar moon, expect secrets to be revealed. Anticipate hidden stuff to magically appear. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Not all secrets are nefarious. Sometimes hidden things come to us as lovely epiphanies that help us grow and move forward.

♦  You Better Believe it Baby:  You can do magic, you can have anything that you desire. If that sounds familiar, then you know I’m quoting the pop song by the band America. This blue moon is all about dreams and wishes coming true.  This is the time to claim what you want. Set your intentions for your most intense dreams. A blue moon has a powerful magical force backing it, and it’s the perfect type of moon to make some major movements in changing your luck according to your intentions.

Super Moon Meaning
Super Moon Meaning

♦  Skin in the Game:  If you’ve got investments, be prepared to experience some shifts.  A blood moon is about sacrifice and harvest. If you’ve got skin in the game, be prepared to win the game, or lose your shirt. This moon and all its wonky weirdness means the coin can either be heads or tails when it comes to reaping what you’ve sown.

♦  Beware the Way of Henny Penny!:  You know the story. Henny Penny claimed the sky was falling and got everybody to believe her. Spoiler alert: Henny and all her followers get eaten alive by a sly fox.  What’s my point?  This eclipsing moon is going to present some funky feelings that might make you think the sky is falling. Don’t panic. The combination of the blood, blue, super and eclipse is all about fluctuation and shifting.  Stuff is going to feel topsy turvy. That’s okay. Stay the course. Hang onto your bearings and beliefs. Hold true to that which anchors you.

Yes, this moon is rare and rocking on the lunatic fringe.  Bottom line is this: Change is going to happen.

These changes are going to be potentially odd and unexpected. But the thing to remember is whatever the changes, there will be other transitions to follow that lock the puzzle pieces together. Just hang in there, you’ll be surprised at how much positive can come from this unique lunar phenomenon.

In a nutshell, there’s nothing to panic over. No need to activate the bat signal.

This is a time to embrace your power, set your intentions, expect the unexpected and appreciate this very special moment.

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Symbols for Divine, Divinity Symbols

An interesting request from one of my readers…she wanted a symbol for divine, or divinity symbols to which I respond: 

Dear Symbol Seeker,

The Divine is a broad subject, but below are a few symbols that represent Divine, or Divinity.

In Alchemy – the human body is considered a symbol of the divine

In Native American symbology (specifically plains tribes) a large, equilateral triangle pointing downard represents trust in divine guidance. It is a symbol of our ability to join with the divine and have a divine perspective.  Further in this genre, an equilateral triangle pointing heavenwards represents the divine point, the highest point of knowledge (cosmic awareness or higher spirit if you will).

In most cultures, a crown is a symbol of not only royalty and nobility – but also divinity.  For example deities and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt wore double crowns to signify their divine stature as well as mark their endowment of divine power.  In some religions, including Christianity, the crown represents divine glory and crowns were placed on the heads of newly deceased as a sign of their union with God upon their passing.  In Eastern religions the crown worn is a sign of spiritual evolution – one step closer to divinity.

In the animal kingdom we find more symbols of the divine…

In Christian traditions, the dove is a symbol of divinity as it is the representation of the Christ.

Further, the starfish is considered a representation of the Virgin Mary in Christian iconography and as such is a symbol of the keeper of divine wisdom.

The dolphin is considered a divine messenger of the sea by some Native American cultures.

In the Orient as well as Celt, Norse and Greco-Roman mythologies the horse is thought of as a divine messenger too – a carrier of high divine insight for the Gods & Goddesses it serves.

In various cultural & mythological realms (Christian, Greco-Roman, Native American, Byzantine) the Eagle is considered a divine creature of the air and held firm as a symbol of the divine.

In other areas of nature such as the plant world, we find more symbols of divinity.

The peach has long been symbolic of divinity as well as longevity, good fortune and paradise to the Chinese and Japanese.

The pine cone is a symbol of immortality and the divine in earth-based religions (i.e. paganism) as it is an evergreen.

Another earth-based symbol of the divine long honored by the ancient Celts and Norse is the acornDruids swallowed the acorns whole in order to touch the divine mind.   They were sacred to the god Thor, and in Norse mythology the Tree of Life was an oak (from which the acorn springs forth).

The number ten is symbolic of spiritual achievement and return to unity.  Consequently, many systems of thought treat this numeral as a symbol of the divine. Specifically, the sephirotic Tree of Life of the Kabbalah is made of ten sephira – as such it represents unity, spiritual attainment, and divine accomplishment.

The Tarot holds infinite symbols for divinity.  The Hierophant is a symbol of uniformed or contained divinity where the human may pour out the prescribed nature of divine to the public.  Also in the Tarot, the Moon is a symbol for the divine.

As you can see, symbols of the divine are numerous.  Even in our day-to-day lives we can find symbols that vibrate with the divine.  Even candles long thought of as carriers of divine light in places of worship and occasion of ritual.

In considering symbols for the divine, I would encourage you to find elements in your life that focus upon your own unique perspective of what is divine for you.  Meditate upon divinity itself, and your own special symbols will come to you from your effort.